he Department of Social Work at St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom is started in the year 2005 with a vision of creating an academic community that is continuously concerned with the major areas of human learning relevant to the broad field of social welfare and social work as a profession and also to establish equality, healthy, wealthy, peaceful and prosperous society by strengthening human relations and promoting social justice through planned social work interventions. The department offers a four semester(2 years) Post Graduate Program in Social Work (MSW) with three specializations: Medical and Psychiatry(M&P),Community Development(CD)and Family and Child Welfare(FCW).

Addtional Courses :

The Department also offers add on course in Counselor’s Training.

Departmental Activities

  • ARMS
  • (Social Work Student’s Association)

  • Training Programs
  • For Youth Children and Adolescents

  • IS FIT
  • Mental Health Day Awareness programme

  • Swanthanam
  • Seminar in Human Right issues of Person with Disabilities

  • Day Observations
  • Conduct awareness programme like street play, poster presentation and quiz competitions for the public on Aids Day, Human Rights Day, Diabetes Day, Anti-Narcotics Day and Women’s Day.


Extension Activities:

  • Campus
  • Community Partnership Development Initiatives in different Panchayats of Idukki district

  • Tribal Education Programmes
  • Objective of the programme is to know the tribal settlements and provide awareness on education, health and human rights to the tribal people. (Edamalakkudy – the first tribal panchayath in India, Chinnaoarakudy and Kunchiparakudy)

  • School Mental Health Programmes .
  • Organise mental health awareness programmes and counseling in schools.

  • Partnership Development Programmes
  • Department collaborates with the agencies involved in social service and organize programmes for the needy and disadvantaged.

  • Surveys
  • Every year Department conducts survey among the general public on various current issues.