The Department of Social Work has been growing from strength to strength right from its inception in the year 2005 as part of the then P.G. Centre of Karnatak University, Dharwad. Presently, the Social Work Programmes 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.
To be a Centre of academic excellence in Social Work Education by synthesizing teaching, learning, research, and community engagement initiatives in the emerging areas of Social Work practice 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.