• Certificate Course in Child Rights and Child Protection
  • Certificate courses in Computer Applications, English, Kannada and French



This course introduces the basic principles and techniques of Human Resource Management, a field of learning highly in demand for persons who work with the corporate sector and engage in administrative functions in non-government organization. Prospective employees who are beginning their career as well as those who are already employed and seek better placement or enhancement of skills will benefit from this diploma programme which is held in the evenings at School of Social Work . Emphasis is on developing updated knowledge and skills in management.  Knowledge in basic labour laws related to establishment, welfare, security, wage and employment and interpersonal skills to work with employees will be focused.

Objectives to enable trainees to:

  •     Understand the importance and relevance of HRMD to manage people in organization.
  •     Acquire knowledge and skills in Human resources management and development
  •     Perform better and enable the organization to achieve the best results.
  •     Visualize career path and achieve the career growth to face the challenges of globalization
  •     Acquire knowledge of basic labour laws related to establishment, welfare,security, wage and employment.
  •     Acquire and develop analytical and interpersonal skills to work with employees
  •     Develop ability to motivate and facilitate conflicts / resolution for Organizational Development.

Eligibility for Admission :

Candidates should have passed any three year degree examination or its equivalent courses approved by the Mangalore University with a minimum of 45% marks in the aggregate. Persons employed in related fields shall have preference.

Duration of the Program: From July till March of the following year.

Time: 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Days: Monday to Thursday (4 days in a week)



This course is an introduction to and an exploration of the basic principles and techniques of counselling. It is intended for students who are beginning their career in the helping profession. Major theoretical paradigms and practice models in counselling will be explored. Emphasis is on developing a personal eclectic model of bringing about change in a variety of clients in a variety of settings. Basic ethics of counselling and ethical dilemmas will be discussed. Need for research and practice evaluation shall be addressed.
Objectives: To enable trainees to:

  •     Demonstrate clear knowledge of the nature, scope, significance and need for counselling.
  •     Utilize basic helping skills necessary in forming a therapeutic relationship.
  •     Demonstrate the fundamental listening and attending skills of counselling.
  •     Provide an overview of theories and models which are foundational to counselling.
  •     Understand the role of assessment, goal setting, intervention and evaluation in the helping process.
  •     Develop necessary skills for working with a diverse group of clients in a variety of settings.
  •     Demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge into one’s own personal growth.

Eligibility for Admission:

Candidates should have passed any three year degree examination or its equivalent courses approved by the Mangalore University with a minimum of 45% marks in the aggregate; persons employed in related fields shall have preference.

Duration of the Program: From July till March of the following year.

Time: 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Days: Monday to Thursday (4 days in a week)



Human Rights are the fundament of a peaceful co existence of a society. But only when women and men know about their Human Rights, they can claim them for themselves and in solidarity for others.

According to the United Nations, Human Rights Education can be defined as Education, Training and Information aiming at building a universal culture of Human Rights through the sharing of Knowledge, Imparting of skills and moulding of attitudes.

The issue of Human Rights Education is one which has required a long term strategy and the involvement of all possible players, both Governmental and Nongovernmental. Since its inception in October 1993, the NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION has become an expression of India’s concern for the promotion of Human Rights Education. 

This Diploma course is designed within the framework of guidelines described by the NHRC.

The goals of this Diploma course reflect educational learning competencies such as, a) Attitude changes, b) Value clarification c) cognitive skills d) the development of solidarity attitudes and e) participatory education for empowerment.

 Advanced Diploma Course in Human Rights Education.

Duration: One year

This is a very unique Diploma course which offers advanced studies in Human Rights Education.

This course aims to qualify the participants for a role as a trainer and multiplier of Human Rights Education for their specific context.

This course offers participants an opportunity to learn to use specific methods, materials and instruments of HRE. They will achieve in dialogue with the faculty of the course, specific additional competencies in HRE, to be able to be a Trainer and a multiplier of HRE in their individual context (formal and non-formal) and to consult others within their professional context in the field of HRE.

Work load of 150 hours which include presence units, e-learning units, conference modules, study visits, preparations, post processing, private study and final thesis.

This unique course is designed in such a way that, the participants can take it up as an extra occupational course, and attend for all the presence units which take place in compact blocks respectively in block weeks. The reading on the online student platform will enable them the opportunity of networking with various professionals around the world through this blended learning program. The online lessons will contain complete lessons, glossary, extra resources, pop-up definitions, self assessments and many other interactive elements.

All the presence units require compulsory attendance, during which, various methodology of active participation will be used to teach Human Rights. Study visits, Guest Lectures and Seminars will be organized for the presence Units.

The final thesis will be based on the training received as an observer and a participant and also will be based on the Professional context of the participant as a trainer.

This Train the trainers module opens up ample opportunities for students and participants throughout India and abroad especially from developing countries. The course can be modified according to the various needs of the International participants.

Alumni of this Advanced Post Graduate Diploma course will be able to fulfil pedagogical functions in different professional context.

School context: (Formal HRE)

-          Teachers at all levels. (Example-with a co coordinating role for cross-curricular topics).

-          Professors/Lecturers of Universities.

Non –School context :( Non formal HRE)

-          Employees of State and Civil Society institutions and organizations.

-          Those employed in corporate HR management.

In the formal context, the participant will be responsible for this transverse topic.

In the non formal context, the participant can be responsible in State and nongovernmental organizations and corporations for HRE, enhancing the mainstreaming of HR, the awareness building of HR challenges and for the potential of empowerment.



 An Imbalanced increase among the elderly population worldwide raises a serious concern for professionals to prepare and deal with the varying requirements to address their needs.

Services, client and family counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and assistance in Geriatric mental health is a branch of social work concerned with the welfare of elderly persons.  Geriatric mental health is a process which tries to improve the quality of life by aging alleviating the negative aspects of gaining. A course a Geriatric mental health includes enhancing professional skills on geriatric care, case management long term care. 

By understanding the issue of global aging and its increasing impact on all facets of society, shows the urgent priority for geriatric professionals. To provide holistic approach to the elderly persons. The present course is conducted by training graduates with a social science background, health professionals, nurses, geriatric care takers, hospital social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, primary care physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, geriatric psychiatrists.

The present diploma course enhances the inter-professional team approach to aging care.  The scope of the course involves working in hospitals, community, institutions and setting up a counselling unit.


5.Certificate Course in Child Rights and Child Protection


 India houses world’s largest child population. More than one third of the county’s population, around 440 million is below 18 years of which around 40% are vulnerable to or experiencing difficult circumstances even after 25 years of UNCRC. The CRC enshrines the rights of every child to health, safety, well being and holistic development. Ratification obligates member nations to develop legislation, policies, and practices that lead to the fulfillment of these rights. To this end, various stakeholders have evolved initiatives in child protection, education, health, and water and sanitation that aim to safeguard children and support families. With the introduction of ICDS, SSA, ICPS and other related programmes by the Government, large number of professional social workers and others have extended their service to children. It is found that these service providers lack adequate knowledge, skill and attitudes required to fulfill their roles and responsibility according to the specific needs of children; because India yet does not have an established, uniform system of social services designed to support vulnerable children and families.

School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya in collaboration with UNICEF and Shanthi Sandesha Resource and Development Centre on Child Rights is introduce Certificate Course in “Child Rights and Protection” for people working in the field or want to work in the field. This course will enable the students to gain skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work with children at various levels. Accordingly the syllabus is formulated.

Objectives of the Course:

1)              To provide opportunity for continuing education in the area of child rights and protection with both theory and practices.

2)              To enable the students to gain attitudes, knowledge and skills required to work with children at various levels.   

3)              To provide an understanding of Issues related to children and protection of children.  

4)              To ensure that people working with children the knowledge base and the confidence to competently meet their professional and legal obligations.

5)              To Build the capacity of social workers and explore opportunities for additional professional development in the area of child protection.

6)              To promote standard Operating Procedures and strategies to work with children and encourage leadership among practitioners.


Duration of the Course: Certificate Course in Child Rights and Protection will be of 4 month duration covering 120 hours of teaching. The students will be provided with study material and contact programme of 8 days class room teaching. Field Practice and assignments will be part of the course.

 Eligibility: The following groups are eligible for the admission to the course

1)      People involved in promoting Child Rights and Child Protection, with minimum Graduation degree

2)      The Post graduation students of Social work

3)      The Graduation (BSW) 3rd year students.

4)      Child protection (fulltime employees) officers of the DCPUs / CWC/JJB members/ NGO staff with equivalent educational qualification.

Time Frame: The course will be start in the month of February and end with May 2015.

Exam and Certification: At the end of the course the students will be assessed through written papers in each subjects and viva voce. 40% in individual papers and 40% in all papers is considered for successful completion of the course.

Course Fee: The cumulative course fee is Rs.6,000/-

 Admission: The eligible candidates who submit the prescribed admission form along with necessary documents related to eligibility will be admitted to the course. Maximum intake for a batch is only 30 candidates. The last date for submission of the admission form is 5th of February 2015.


6.Short Term Certificate Courses:

  •     Certificate Course in French
  •     Certificate Course in Computer Basics
  •     Post Metric Diploma in Computer Applications: Ms-Office & Internet Basics
  •     Web Designing
  •     Tally
  •      Kannada for Non-Kannadiga
  •     Communicative English Course






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