DYUTI- (Development Yearnings for a United and Transformed India)
’Rajagiri with its vision of ‘becoming a center of excellence in learning for enriching and fulfilling LIFE’, has been regularly providing an annual forum for deliberation on vital issues of development from a rights perspective. This series of annual conference is conducted nationally and internationally on alternative years since 1998, and it is named as DYUTI meaning ‘spark of life’.
The International Summer University in Social Work (ISUSW) is a ten day academic program that aims at enriching the professional experiences, knowledge and skills of participants from all over the world. Organized by a consortium of University Partners who signed a Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the ISUSW, each edition of this program addresses a specific theme in the field of social work, proposed by the host university and validated by the Steering Committee of the ISUSW. The 10th edition of ISUSW (International Summer University in Social Work) is hosted by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and it is commencing on 2nd July and would come to an end on 12th July 2019. The theme of ISUSW 2019 is “Social Care and Well-being of vulnerable populations” at Rajagiri Hill Campus, Kalamassery. It aims at ensuring the continuity of a short-term program – the ‘International Summer University in Social Work (ISUSW)’ – in order to promote scientific, social and cultural exchanges between participants from all over the world and to engage critically with global issues concerning social work theories and practices.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a programme called Unnat Bharat Abhiyan with an aim to connect institutions of higher education, with local communities to address the development challenges through appropriate technologies. The Department of Social Work of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences ((Id: C-11691) is a participating instiution under this mission and has adopted five villages Chottanikkara, Edathala, Keezhmad, Vazhakulam and Vengola. The activities undertaken by the department in these villages has been in line with the Baseline Survey conducted in the locality.
Kunjattakkilikal is an annual programme organized by the graduate students of Social Work Department of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, for the children of 49 anganwadis under Edapally Additional ICDS Project of Kalamassery Municipality.
Minnaminnikootam is an annual cultural programme organized by the post-graduate students of Social Work Department of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, for the school children of Eloor Municipality.
Certificate Courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy is designed for individuals who are in helping or person centered roles. This course carters to the members of the academic profession, voluntary organizations, support services, personnel engagements, youth workers and who are engaged in providing guidance and advice to various age groups of people. It is intended to enable the participants to gain better understanding on the process of helping profession and make their people engaging roles more professional and effective. This would be a foundation for the participants who want to pursue a professional career in counseling and therapeutic support.
SPLENDORE is an annual national fest organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences since 2016. This theme-based inter-school and collegiate fest organized in two days in the month of October. The first day is for students from Higher Secondary schools and the second day for Graduate students. The main objective is to showcase the talents and creativity of school and college students and facilitate interaction among them. SPLENDORE is co-ordinated by the Graduate Departments of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Social work, Commerce, Business Administration and Psychology). Prior to the SPLENDORE, flashmobs, shows and basketball matches (Fr. Moses Trophy) are held as an off start. Events of SPLENDORE include Treasure Hunt, Mock Press, Theme Dance/Synchro Dance, Spell Bee, Jam, Quiz etc., besides games and exhibits. The participants get the unique opportunity to foster their sportsman spirit and showcase their skills and win cash prizes.