Social Work

About the department

The syllabus as specified by Mizoram University includes the following areas of learning: 

Core Areas of Learning:

  • Introduction to Social Work, Psychology for Social Workers, Sociology for Social Workers, Field Work Practicum 
  • Working with Individuals, Working with groups, Economics and Politics for Social Workers, Field Work Practicum 
  • Social Problems in India, Working with communities, Fields of Social Work–I(Family and Child Welfare)
  • Social Work Research, Working with Social Welfare Organizations, Fields of Social Work–II (Community Development) 
  • Social Policy and Planning, Human Rights and Social Work, Fields of Social Work–III(Disability and Social Work), Fields of Social Work–IV(Health and mental Health) 
  • Social Legislation, Fields of Social Work –V (Social Defense), Environmental Studies (Comp), Substance Abuse; HIV/AIDS and Social Work  

Other Compulsory Papers:

  • General English   
  • Environmental Studies 

Methods of Teaching/Departmental Initiatives:

  • Lecture Mode
  • Power Point Presentations 
  • Group Discussions/Work 
  • Library Work 
  • Seminars 
  • Field Works 
  • Observation Visits 
  • Individual/Group Conferences 
  • Rural Camps &Charity Work 
  • Block Placement
  • Organises Etiquette
  • Drives – for entire HATIM Community 

2020

Students as on 2020

Sl.no

Class

Boys

Girls

Total

1

II Semester

10

12

22

2

IV Semester

06

13

19

3

VI Semester

10

09

19

 

             Grand Total

26

34

60

 

 

 

Departmental Activities:

I. Orientation: The department usually makes use of the first two/three days as orientation programme. The orientation is more than mere introduction it was designed to orient our students to get acquainted for the upcoming academic new session. For this orientation programme the department has assigned the teacher in-charge to each semester with specific topics where students were given an overview of curriculum and co-curriculum activities as well as rules and regulation related to filed work practicum.  

II. Rural Camp:         Rural Camp for the 3rd Semester in this year was held from 9th Sept to 16thSeptember, 2019 at Zotuitlang village. Zotuitlang is located towards the northern part of Lunglei district; it is about 30 kms away from Lunglei. Students learnt to work with community leaders to understand the socio-economic and political administration of the community.  

III. Observation Visit: Observation visit is mandatory for the fresh students to get acquainted with practical setting before the start of academic session. Students have to go at least three days visit to different setting within the town area. For this session, Sub- Head Quarters YMA, MHIP, Grace Society, BCM main Office, BCO and Wadha Centre were selected for the purpose of observation visit. 

IV. Block Placement: Mandatorily it is organized for every 5th semester student as part of field practicum and expose themselves to the agency of their choice in outside of Lunglei District. This time, it was organized during 28th January to 14th February 2020. Total number of 20 students were placed in various settings in different districts such as  District Child Protection Unit Champhai, CodNerc Aizawl, Blind School Kolasib, District Child Protection Unit Siaha, LiFCoDe Aizawl, Dept. of Psychiatry Civil Hospital Serchhip and District Child Protection Unit Lawngtlai. 

V. Semester Wise Practical Fieldwork: Field Work is an integral part of our subject and this year too our students were sent to various practical settings such as Agency, Community, Government agency and block placement. As per syllabus student of BSW has to complete 11 visits in each semester. First semester students are placed in NGO’s setting, second semester are assigned to conduct Case-Study III Semester students are sent to Government offices while fourth semester happened to be conduct field work practical in the community, the fifth and six semester students therefore, required to conduct mini-research on the topic of their choice and Block placement respectively. 

 

2021

     Students: (As on March, 2021)

S/N

Class

Boys

Girls

Total

1

II Semester

16

11

27

2

IV Semester

10

12

22

3

VI Semester

06

13

19

 

Total

32

36

68

Activities: The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic compelled us to minimize our existing departmental activities, only the major and unavoidable activities are highlighted below:

1.    Webinar: The department tried its level best to optimum use of the advantages brought by Covid-19 pandemic by organizing numbers of webinars. The list below is webinars organized by the Department of Social Work during the academic session of 2020-2021.

S/N

Date

Theme/Topic

1

25th September, 2020

State Level Seminar on Basics of SPSS

2

9th October, 2020

State Level Webinar on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

3

16th October, 2020

International Webinar on Issues and Challenges among Children: Prospects and Intervention.

4

10th October, 2021

Webinar on Mental Health in an unequal World

 

2.    Parent-Teacher Meeting: It is a college usual practice to organize Parent-Teacher meeting in every academic session. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the college has arranged to conduct online (Virtual) Parent-Teacher meeting in department wise, 6th September, 2021 was scheduled for our department. Although it was an online mode, we still had more than 60% of parent’s participation rate in the meeting. However, it was a grand success as teachers and parents had a quality time of interaction where the Principal and the admin staffs were also present with us to clarify the queries of the parents. 

 

3.    MoU with Department of Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs Govt. of Mizoram: Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of Mizoram and department of Social Work, HATIM signed on Memorandum of Understanding on 24th march, 2021 to collaborate in their endeavor to profile senior citizens for Covid-19 Care package within Lunglei District. For this task, the department assigned all the 5th semester students and under the guidance of sir. R. Lallianzela students successfully profile the beneficiary list of underprivileged senior citizens and delivered the care package on time. The package consist of eleven items i.e hand wash, hand sanitizer, masks, soap bars, toned milk, sorazo, nutrela, dal, paracetamol, multi-vitamins and biscuits.      

4.    World Mental Health Day: The 10th of October, 2021 was World Mental Health Day, the department of Social Work organized Webinar in commemoration of World Mental Health day on the theme of ‘Mental Health in an unequal world’. The event was divided into two sessions where Dr. Grace L. Sailo Asst. Professor Dept. of Social Work Mizoram University and Miss. Julia Vanlalruati Pachuau Guest Faculty Dept. of Clinical Psychology Mizoram University were the resource persons respectively.

5.    Field Work Practicum:

(i). Rural Camp: Rural camp is mandatory and important component in Bachelor of Social Work. In this academic session, the rural camp was held in Putlungasih Village from 24thFebruary to 1st March, 2021. It is located in the Eastern part in Lunglei district with the total population of 1785, major population is Bru. Putlungasih was established in 1920 and was named after Pasaltha Pu Zatlunga. The department assigned two teachers miss. Rebecca and sir. C. Lalhlimpuia as Supervisor, students were divided into five sub-committees such as transportations, mess, sports, discipline, finance and PRA. The campers carried our several activities which include PRA, survey, hiking, games and sports. These activities had helped them in understanding the village and also helped in building rapport with the village people.

(ii). Virtual Observation Visits: Amidst the pandemic, observation visit was organized during 19th July to 23rd July, 2020 for the fresh students in online mode in the beginning of the academic session. The main aim is to expose the students to the setting and system of the Government and Non-governmental organizations offices and agencies. In this session, department arranged with five agencies within Lunglei town to accept our students to conduct observation in online mode such as Full Life Access Trust (FLAT), Project Sunshine, District Child Protection Office, Baptist Church Orphanage and Relief & Development BCM.

(iii). Block Placement: Mandatorily it is organized for every 5th semester student in order to accomplish field practicum. Students were divided into six groups each group were assigned with one faculty member as supervisor and students carried out block placement under the guidance of their respective supervisors. This time, it was organized during 15th February to 26thFebruary 2021 in the selected nine (9) agencies namely Chhawmdawlna In, ICDS Zotlang, TNT Centre Lunglei, ICDS Hnahthial, DCPU Lawngtlai, Hermon Childrens Home Aizawl, Gam Sabha Zonuam Aizawl, NYK Lawngtlai and, Mizoram Home Guard HQ Aizawl.

 

Students: (As on March, 2022)

S/N

Class

Boys

Girls

Total

1

BSW II Semester

12

11

23

2

BSW IV Semester

16

11

27

3

BSW VI Semester

11

11

22

  Grand Total

72

 

 

Departments’ ActivitiesThis academic session is a very hard session due to pandemic and owing to Covid-19 pandemic all events were conducted in online mode.

 

1.    Department Faculty Meeting: Faculty meeting in our department is as important as making action plan for the upcoming session and also chalks out the solutions to certain obstacles in and outside the academic activities. Faculty meeting is held regularly to ensure all the academic activities are running smoothly, in this academic session we have 12 times faculty meeting so far in virtual platform, the meeting is usually chair by the head of department and keep the record of meeting minutes.

2.    Orientation: For a professional course conducting orientation programme is indispensable in every semester. It is designed especially for the newly admitted students where the fresh students learnt general rules, overview of syllabus, co-curricular activities etc. In this academic year too, to mark the beginning of the new academic session amid the covid-19 pandemic, the department conducted online orientation programme on the first two days of the beginning of the year. 

3.    Class Meeting & Mentoring: Class meeting and mentoring is one of the integral parts of the department where the senior most students (V semester) conducted the meeting at the beginning of the academic year. The significant of this meeting is that the senior most students act as mentor to their juniors in the academic realm.  

4.    One-Day orientation of PPTCT & EMTCT: The department in collaboration with AHANA Project, Mizoram organized one day awareness programme on 21st January, 2022. It was organized in online (virtual) Mode and there were more than 80 participants. The main purpose of this orientation is to sensitize the audience how to response the emerging various issues on AIDS/HIV. Mr. Lalneihkima Zofa was the resource person and Miss Zonunmawii Programme Officer Ahana project host the meeting.

5.    World Social Work Day: Webinar in commemoration of World Social Work Day organized by the Department of Social Work, HATIM, in collaboration with Department of Social Work, ICFAI University, Mizoram and Department of Social Work, Devine Mercy College, Aizawl on 15th of March, 2022 on the theme of “Co-Building  a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind”. It was successfullly held by using Google Meet with 172 participants. Mr R Lallianzela, Asst Professor, presided over the meeting. The Principal of HATIM, Mr Vuansanga Vanchhawng, gave the welcoming remarks. Mrs. C. Lalremtluangi, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, offered a key remark in keeping with the theme. 

Miss Rebek Lalruatdiki Khiangte, Co-founder Director, Full Life Access Trust/ Ka Thiante In, Lunglei was the resource person. Miss Rebek, being a resource person delivered a message based on the theme by motivating the Social Worker aspirants. To conclude the programme, Dr. Zothankimi Ralte, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Social Work, ICFAI University, Mizoram, proposed a vote of thank.

6.    Faculty Exchange Programme: The Department of Social Work HATIM and Department of Social Work Divine Mercy College, Aizawl signed Memorandum of understanding for the inter-college Faculty exchange programme on 28th March, 2022. The programme was scheduled between 28th March to 5th April 2022 and was held in the virtual platform.

7.    Virtual Observation Visit: Observation Visit is compulsory for every first semester student as per University regulations. In this academic year, the department arranged virtual observation visit on 4th & 5th of October, 2021 for our newly admitted students in different settings such as Baptist Church Orphanage, FLAT (Ka Thiante In), National Helpline for Senior Citizens, Lunglei and BCM Relief & Development, Ramzotlang Serkawn. 

8.    Block Placement: Block placement is the field work component of the 6th semester students, the department had made the arrangement to conduct block placement in the month of March 2022 (i.e 15th-30th). Students were divided into six groups and went to different settings of their choice outside of Lunglei town such as Social Guidance Agency Aizawl, Calvary Healing Centre Tripura, DCPO Champhai, Shalom Aizawl, SHADE Lawngtlai, Aizawl Observation Home, Motherless Baby Home Aizawl, Remedy Health Care Aizawl and DCPO Siaha. Students were given guidance and had to submit daily report through WhatsApp/email to their respective guides 

9.    Project Work/ Research: Although conducting Mini-research is one of the practical components for the 5th semester, the department re-arranged to conduct individual research work in their 6 semester due to lockdown imposed by the Government. Students simultaneously carried out research work during their block placement.

 

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C. Lalremtluangi
C. Lalremtluangi

Assistant Professor

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Rosangliana Khiangte
Rosangliana Khiangte

Assistant Professor & HOD

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R. Lallianzela
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Rebecca LP. Lalnunhlui
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C.Lalhlimpuia
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