Prof. Ashok Antony D’Souza
Chairman Dept. of Education


      The Department of Social Work was started in the year 2005 as part of the then P.G. Centre of Karnataka University, Dharwad. Since then it has been growing from strength to strength. Presently, the Courses offered through its main campus and P.G. Centres in Vijayapura, Bagalkot and Jamakhandi have carved a unique niche for themselves in the higher education scenario in the region through its well-qualified faculty, practice-based curriculum, innovative pedagogy, and socially-responsive extension programs.

Vision/Mission Statement:

To be a centre of academic excellence by synthesizing teaching, learning, research, and community engagement initiatives in the emerging areas of Professional Social Work aimed at promotion of human rights, social justice, inclusive policies and societal wellness.
o To evolve best practices in the relevant areas of Social Work Education;
o To develop cutting-edge, collaborative Social Work Research;
o To undertake need-based, quality publication, extension and extension services; and
o To partner with progressive individuals and institutions to ensure sustainable, just, equitable and humane development.