Keeping in mind the vision and mission statements of the institution, learning is made experiential, out borne and value based.
College promotes institution – neighborhood network in which students acquire training for sustained community development.
Being a College of social work, it has promoted service oriented relationship with the community and institutions working in the area.
Faculty and students work with:
- Local NGOs, institutions such as old age home, schools for differently abled, panchayats, hospitals, de-addiction centers.
- Health care institutions such as primary health centers and their sub centers, schools, self help groups/Sthree shakti programme, industries, NGOs.
- NSS/NCC is part of the college activity and organise programmes in villages/urban slums and shramadhan.
- Students of rural development, criminology and social work visit and interact with government officials, public, police and officials of correctional and reformatory institutions. Interactive sessions with them are arranged in the college and in the field practicum agencies.
Students are involved in programmes ensuring justice and empowerment to the underprivileged:
- Programmes at Souterpet Community and Madhyapadavu tribal community where students are placed for field practicum.
- Work with Self Help Groups (SHGs)
- NSS adopted village in Attavar
- Organising women vegetable growers and vendors
- Gramina Makkala Mela – programme for rural children
- Training and promoting child friendly grama panchayath
- Jatha and public meetings of women domestic workers
- Programme for women’s groups on ‘Women and Law’
- Programme for wives of NMPT Dock workers on family life
The college is a nodal centre for CHILDLINE 1098 and has good network with government and non governmental organizations working for children.
A list of service programmes undertaken by the students:
- In the recent floods which affected many parts of Karnataka (2009), a batch of students accompanied by faculty went to Bagalkot district to help in relief efforts. The group included two American students who were placed in the college.
- Staff and Students of B.S.W. responded to Tsunami (2006) at Cuddalore along with the members of the management of School ofSocial Work in assessing the relevant issues to be addressed to meet the needs of people affected directly or indirectly.
- A survey was conducted by the PG students of Social Work to develop a viable programmes for rehabilitating the families of those affected by Tsunami. The Roshni Extension Project is currently managed by the Institute of Social Service .
- Filaria awareness and Filaria testing camp.
- Preparation of paper bags by women of self help groups.
- Waste management and Vermi- compost methods.
- Beach Cleaning Programme.
- Environmental Education and cloth bag distribution.
- Waste Disposal pit and waste Water Drainage.
- Cleaning of Pilikula Nisarga Dama premises, Mangala Stadium and Primary School, Attavar.
- Inter Religious Dialogue.
- Confidence building techniques for women
- Nutrition education to mothers of Anganawadi at Babugudda, Attavar.
- Street play on HIV/AIDs at various places including District Prison