Social work is a hands-on profession that strives to help people and families deal with their different problems. Social work is an interdisciplinary field and includes studies of the lives and experiences of socially vulnerable people. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Particularly relevant for social work is the analysis of various interventions designed to prevent or remedy social problems. The field also covers organisational and professional research.
               The Department of Social work was started with BSW in 1985 with a vision to train the young minds with right aptitude to serve humanity. Ours is a pioneering institute offering BSW course in the whole of Tamil Nadu. Yet another milestone of our Department is the introduction of MSW course in the year 1995 with three specializations “Medical &Psychiatric Social work” “Family &Child welfare” “Community Development” and “Human Resource Management”  since 2015 with an objective of producing skilful, effective professional social workers & extend the helping hands to protect our society from social evils. Research is the backbone of any discipline for its advancement in the field. In the year 2005, our department has been upgraded as Research department offering Social Work, it get elevated as full-fledged research department by offering Ph.D. programme from 2011 onwards.
  • BSW – 1985
  • MSW – 1995
  • M.Phil – 2005
  • Ph.D – 2011
             Linnaues Palme International teacher student exchange programme was launched in the year 2004 following the MOU signed between the Department of Social work, Umea University, Sweden and Department of Social Work, Cauvery College for women, Trichy. In an era of globalization the aim of this programme was to provide students with education of high academic value and international experience and enable them to have an understanding of different cultures. The programme was fully sponsored by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency), Sweden, to promote long term cooperation based on mutual benefit between higher education institutions in Sweden and those in developing countries in order to stimulate further global internationalization of higher education.
Purpose Year Teachers from Umea University Visited Cauvery College Year Teachers from Cauvery College Visited Umea University
Planning Trip Nov 2004 Ms.Siv-Inger Bucht
International Coordinator
May 2005 Dr.S.Sankari
Institution Coordinator &Head,
Teachers’ Exchange Sep 2005 Dr. Lennart Sauer & Ms.Inger Ekaman April 2006 Dr.G.Kanaga&Dr.F.X.Lovelina LittleFlower, Lecturers
Feb 2007
Dr. Lars Nordlander & Mrs.Eva Wikstrom April 2007 Dr.D.Nirmala&Dr.G.Mettilda Buvaneswari
Mar 2008
Dr. Lennart Sauer &
Mrs. Gunbritt Sandstrom
May 2008 Dr.S.Sankari&Dr.J.O.Jeryda Gnanajane Eljo, Lecturers, Dept of  Social Work
Jun 2009 Ms.Cristine Isakson & Ms.Ulla Brit Bergstrom April 2009 Dr.G.Kanaga&Mrs.I.Jeyanthi,
Feb 2010 Dr.Kerstin Hamreby & Ms.Veronica Lovgren May 2010 Dr.S.Sankari&Dr.G.Mettilda Buvaneswari
Feb 2011 Ms.Cristine Isakson & Ms.Ulla Brit Bergstrom May 2011 Ms.P.Ramya
Dec 2012 Dr.Kerstin Hamreby May 2012 Dr.G.Kanaga&Dr.G.Mettilda Buvaneswari
Mar 2012 Ms.Ulla Brit Bergstrom
Year Students Visited Cauvery College Year Students Visited Umea University
Jan 2008 Ms.Vivi Camilla Svensson & Ms.Jennie Isakson, Jan 2008 Sr.P.Vijagammal & Ms.V.Deepa
Jan 2009 Ms.Alexandra Backstom & Ms.Maria Dorriam Jan 2009 Ms.R.Mercinah & Mrs.P.L.Rani
- - Jan 2010
Ms.O.Aisha Manju & Ms.Anu Koroth 
Ms.Carlsson Diana Angelica Jan 2011 M.Muthulakshmi & S.Narmadha
- - Jan 2012 Reddy Lakshmi Nandhakumar & M.Saranya
            Counselling Cell was attached with our department. Counselling services are provided since the establishment of the college to the students and faculty members based on their needs.
         An international staff exchange programme was initiated under UKIERI. Dr.G.kanaga and Dr.G.Mettilda Buvaneswari, teachers from department of social work, Cauvery college for women visited Plymouth University, UK during November, 2012  and Ms.Clare Colton and Ms.Penelope Welbourne, teachers from Plymouth University visited department of social work,  Cauvery college for Women during February 2013.
            Nation- wide competition on legal awareness for college students under national commission for women
            The department organizes competition for the students on regular intervals on legal awareness under National Commission for Women
              The vision of our department is to advance the personal, social, intellectual and personality of the students through social work education so as to achieve higher positions in serving the society across local and global community systems.
  • To orient the students acquire knowledge, skills and values of Social Work and develop an attitude of commitment towards social work profession.
  • To train the students in the fields of Social Work by enabling   the practice and application of theory through field work trainings.
  • To inculcate values by means of conducting programmes through various associations attached to the department.
  • To mentor the students through tutor-ward system in the department.
  • To extend wider exposure to students in the field of Social Work through organizing National & International seminars, workshops, symposium etc and enable them to establish contacts with academicians, field experts, high profile personalities in different fields.
Dr. G. Mettilda Buvaneswari
Head, Department of Social Work
Phone Number: 98944 35468


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