Admissions 2024 Integrated Programmes

Department of Social Work

Workshop & Conferences


08-10 January, 2025

Innovations in Social Work and Social Development: Uniting Communities across the Globe for Sustainable Change

Venue:  Rajagiri Business School, Kakkanad

Organised by:Rajagiri School of Social Work

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin, Kerala, India

In association with

International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)

24th ICSD Biennial Conference

Development has been a focus of humankind since ancient times. It involves creating social conditions that sustainably and equitably foster individual and collective well-being. However, the path to development has undergone various debates and changes across different periods, involving shifts in concepts, theories, and practical approaches. The idea of social development emerged when it was felt that true development could not be achieved solely through economic advancement. Its proponents advocated a holistic and multi-level approach, instead. Social development is a broad concept that involves significant changes in politics, economics, and culture, all aimed at transforming society through deliberate efforts, characterised by increased capacity within the social system, social structure, institutions, services, and policies to effectively utilise resources and generate positive changes in the standard of living.

The world is constantly facing challenges in ensuring peace and stability that enable people to live in harmony. War, conflict, poverty, political instability, human rights violations, forced displacement, climate change etc. call for a united effort if we are to advance the UN’s sustainable development goals. Social workers and social development professionals play a vital role in addressing the many challenges faced by individuals, communities, and societies. It is essential to view ‘development’ as a process as well as an outcome, realizing that achieving such an aim requires engagement with multiple stakeholders to find inclusive pathways, especially for the most marginalized and vulnerable communities. As a concept in social work, social work practices at the micro, meso, and macro levels have a considerable role in social development. As the world moves swiftly towards the post-modern era, innovations in areas such as new approaches to service delivery, technology integration, policy changes and community organising strategies, are necessary to achieve the desired end.

The ICSD 24th Biennial International Conference aims to provide an opportunity to critically reflect on the multiple ways in which social work and social development professionals have advanced innovative solutions to unite and improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities, locally and globally. The conference will also celebrate ICSD’s golden jubilee; showcasing its commendable contribution to the field of social work and social development across the world.

Call for Papers/Proposals

We are calling for papers (for oral and poster presentations) that bring together novel solutions to development issues through social work and social development practices. All kinds of innovations will be considered, whether methodological, theoretical, social, technological, policy, practice-based or organisational and are of local relevance and/or have the potential for large-scale replication. Lessons learned from implementing evidence-based solutions, interdisciplinary approaches, and critiques of current solutions are also welcome. Interested participants can submit proposals for a workshop (90 minutes) or a panel discussion (4 panellists maximum on a theme excluding the chair,10 minutes each) on the related topics.

NB: Posters/workshop/panel discussion proposals should be submitted to the conference secretariate (email: Abstract Should be submitted to CMT through conference website (


Interested presenters will be invited to submit their full paper for peer-reviewed publication consideration in the following journals / book series:

  • Social Development Issues (SDI)
  • International Journal of Community and Social Development (IJCSD) (Scopus Q1)
  • Rajagiri Journal of Social Development (RJSD)
  • Edited book chapter in Springer series on Social Development

Important Days

  • Call for abstracts - 20th March - 15th July, 2024
  • Notification on Approval of abstracts - 31st August, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration - 1st May - 30th September, 2024
  • Regular Registration - 1st October - 31st October, 2024


Conference Secretariate​ - ICSD 2025

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous)

Rajagiri P. O, Cochin - 683104, Kerala, India


Mob: +91 – 7356472239


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The SDGs were formulated in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which sought to create a future global development framework and to be achieved by 2030. There are cross cutting areas and synergies between different goals. It is therefore imperative that discussion and action in multidisciplinary domains needs to be initiated. The COVID-19 pandemic had serious negative impacts on all 17 SDGs. Multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research across economic, socio-political, and environmental dimensions from the perspectives of academia and industry needs to be carried out to identify best models and practices which could be adopted. This conference is a platform for academicians and industry experts to share and reflect on the experiences in advancing SDGs and collaborate with organisations working in similar domains. This conference explores the possibility of global networks in domain specific areas of SDGs who can learn from each other and initiate best models in their practice.

This conference is also an opportunity for Rajagiri to acknowledge and appreciate the Global partners who has been a strong pillar of support for the last 25 years of association through faculty mobility, student mobility, joint projects and collaborative research activities.

Major Sub themes of the Conference

  • Social Work (Dyuti 2024)
  • General Management
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • analytics and  Informatics
  • Finance and Economics (RCEF'24)
  • Operations (RCOM'24)
  • Marketing (ICIM'240
  • Human Resource

More about conference:

Abstract submission link


Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Kerala and Little Flower Degree & Pg College, Uppal, Hyderabad are jointly organizing a comprehensive 3-day National workshop “Advanced Machine Learning Techniques” on Dec 22nd, 23rd and 27th. The workshop aims to provide a deep insight into the latest advancements in the field and equip participants with practical skills to leverage advanced machine learning algorithms.

The expert speakers for the workshop are:

Day 1

Prof. V. V. Haragopal, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Retd. Prof., Osmaina University, Hyderabad, Telangana

Topic: Multivariate Analysis

Day 2

Dr. A. Rajini

Asst. Professor, Bhavan's Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce,

Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Telangana

Topic: Python-Based Machine learning: Regression and Classification Techniques

Day 3

Dr. Bindu Krishnan

Senior Statistician, Data & Al

IBM India Software Labs, Kochi, Kerala

Topic: Neural Networks

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We cordially invite you all to the One-Day Workshop on Alignment Framework for Practice Education organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery.

Date: 24th November 2023

Venu: Rajagiri Hill Campus


Registraion fee: Rs.300/-

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Rajagiri College of Social Sciences as an initiative of IQAC is organizing a Workshop on 'Dimensions and Directions: Changing Dimensions of Higher Education' on 12th September 2023 at 3:30 to 4:30pm, Carmel Hall, Hill Campus. The Resource person for the Workshop is Dr. Shafeeque V, Research officer on Special Duty Kerala State Higher Education  Reforms Implementation Cell.

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous)  is organizing a workshop on  Significance of Role of Indexing and Citation Databases in Scholarly Publication World. Resource person:  Mr. Vishav Sharma (Regional Solutions Consultant). The workshop is scheduled on 10th August 2023 at 3.30 pm. Venue is RBS Conference Hall,Valley Campus, Kakkanad.



DYUTI 2023

DYUTI 2023 is a three-day International conference aimed at bringing together scholars, academicians and practitioners for deliberations on Health Promotion in the light of global perspective. The theme of the 23rd edition of DYUTI is “Health Promotion: Global Perspectives and Practices”. This year’s international conference aims to bring together scholars, academicians, and practitioners for discussions on the current developments and models in the field of Health Promotion. DYUTI 2023 aims to explore the pathways to strengthen the skills and capabilities of individuals to take action and the capacity of groups or communities to collaborate in exerting control over the determinants of health and achieve positive change.

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Rajagiri Centre for Professional Studies, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous) is organising a 1-Day workshop on "The Power of Voice and its career prospects" on October 15th 2022 from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM

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Greetings to you from the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous). Kochi, Kerala.  


Rajagiri School of Social Work started in the year 1955 was one of the pioneering institutions in south India, establishing programmes and setting standards in the field of social work education. The college has been ranked with the highest ratings in all the cycles by NAAC, and is accredited with the highest score in the country in the fourth cycle. The college has been conferred with Autonomous status by University Grants Commission in 2014.

Rajagiri, with its vision of becoming a center of excellence in learning, has been regularly providing an annual forum for deliberations on vital issues of development from a ‘rights perspective’. This series of deliberations which started in 1998 Is named DYUTI, meaning ‘spark of life’. A total of 22 DYUTI national and international conferences have been organized so far. This 23rd edition of DYUTI is on ‘Equitable and Inclusive Education: Policy Perspectives and Social Work Responses’ based on the SDG Goal 4 in the background of the New Education Policy.

The National Conference will be held online on March 10-11, 2022. This is an opportunity for social work academicians, practitioners, organizations, researchers, and students to deliberate on the . The selected papers will be published with ISBN and DOI.  The last date for submitting the abstract is 25 February 2022 and the final paper by 3rd March 2022.

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Online National Conference on Changing Practices and Emerging Paradigms in the

Field Education of Undergraduate Social Work Programmes

Date & Time - June 4-5, 2021 (2-5 PM)

About the Conference

Social work education is witnessing a rapid transformation as it countenances uncertainty and volatility unlike in the past. Field education, an integral part of social work education, encounters unprecedented challenges since face-to-face contact itself is at stake, including helping professionals. Several social work schools and agencies have experimented with education, training, field intervention models, and adopted online platforms for reaching to people and ensuring sustainability in practices. This conference aims to bring together social work students, educators, and field practitioners at the undergraduate level to deliberate their experiences, models of intervention, and emerging practices to strengthen the field education assuring the quality of learning and supervision underpinned by effective and evidence-based practices amidst challenging situations.

Objectives of the Conference

  1. To discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges in the field education scenario.
  2. To bring together the model/emerging interventions/practices in field education.
  3. To voice the student experiences and learning in field education amidst challenges.

Sub Themes for Presentations

  • Field education models/practices
  • Field Learning and Reflections
  • Online Field Practicum
  • Research and Supervision in Field education
  • Partnerships in Field education and Training

Important Dates

  • 20th May 2021 – Last date to receive the abstracts
  • 31st May 2021 – Last date to receive Full papers/Videos/Posters/Experience sharing of accepted abstracts.


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The department of social work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences is organising the e-conference as a part of the ICSSR IMPRESS project titled “Access to health and wellbeing of migrant workers in Kerala: An inquiry into policy implications for achieving the 2030 agenda of SDGs”. Migrants are one of the most vulnerable populations in all the discussions related to health and wellbeing. As human mobility is increasing day by day, it has become necessary to address the health issues and health care access of migrant populations.

This conference is organised to deliberate on the specific health needs and health challenges faced by the migrant population worldwide and to unravel region-specific strategies to address the same in the light of SDG 3: Good Health and wellbeing. 


  1. To discuss the different perspectives on the health and wellbeing of the migrant population.
  2. To understand the 2030 agenda of SDG 3 in the context of migration and the possible policy implications for the benefits of the migrant community and the host community.
  3. To identify the health status and health needs of interstate migrant workers in India.
  4. To discuss the reproductive health issues faced by migrants.                         
  5. To know the impact of COVID 19 on the general health and mental health of migrants.
  6. To understand the accessibility, availability and affordability of health care services for the migrant population in the host state.
  7. To understand the scope of social work practice with migrant workers concerning health.


Academicians, practitioners, Research scholars and Students of social work, law and allied disciplines who are interested in presenting papers are invited to submit an abstract contouring the focus and content of their paper along with a short biographical description. Papers should inscript the broad focus of the conference and the presenter may choose to consider one of the themes or related areas.


  • Perspectives on Health & Wellbeing of Migrants and Diaspora
  • Migration, Health and 2030 Agenda of SDG 3
  • COVID 19 and Migration
  • Mental Health and Migration
  • Access to Healthcare, Migrant/Diaspora and Human Rights
  • International and National Policies on Migration and Health
  • Reproductive health of Migrants
  • Health status and Health needs of Interstate migrant workers in India
  • Government and Non-government organizations – Role in the field of migration
  • Social work and Migration
  • Urban governments & Local governments -their role in the health of migrants- Pre-COVID &post-COVID.
  • Health of children of migrants.


  • Author’s details with Designation, Name of the institution affiliated to, Email ID and Contact number.
  • Abstract with 250-300 words including Title and Keywords.
  • Abstract text should be arranged in the format: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
  • Abstracts should be submitted online to the link


All the selected full papers will be published as a book with ISBN by a reputed publisher. Please follow APA 7 style for the preparation of the manuscript. You shall refer for obtaining further information. All the authors of accepted abstracts shall receive detailed guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript.


Abstract Submission: 5th April 2021

Notification for acceptance of abstract: 10th April 2021

Full paper submission: 17th April 2021

Conference: 19th and 20th April 2021


Register using the following link

There is no registration fee for attending and presenting paper in the conference.

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Dr Binoy Joseph (Principal)

Dr Fr Saju MD (Associate Director and Vice Principal

Dr Fr Joseph M.K. (Head of the Department)

Dr Lizy PJ, Dean (Academics)


Dr Anish KR, Convener

Ms Ayswarya James

Ms Ginu P

Ms Siny Maria

Ms Sreemol S

For any queries:


Ms Ayswarya James: 8547348128

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We are delighted to announce that Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Rajagiri Business School in association with Turnitin is organizing an International Webinar titled “Improving Research Ethics and Academic Integrity using Turnitin Software” on Friday,9th April 2021 at 2:00 -3.30 p.m.

Webinar focus:

• How is Turnitin addressing academic integrity for the institutions across the world.

• Rising trend of contract cheating and how Authorship (Originality) empowers institutions to curb it.

• How students are using Turnitin software to curb similarity issues in time.

• Introduction to Gradescope and the problems it solves.

Resource Persons:

• Chaitali Moitra, Regional Director of Turnitin, South Asia

• Mohammed Shahrukh, Customer Growth Manager, South Asia


Registration Link –

No registration fee

Webinar Platform: Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

E-certificate will be provided to those who register and participate in the webinar after submitting the feedback.


Who can participate?

Faculty members, Research scholars and LIS professionals.

Participants limited to 500

DYUTI 2021

DYUTI 2021 is a two-day national conference aimed at bringing together scholars, academicians and practitioners for deliberations on issues related to migration and social inclusion in the light of human rights perspective. The theme of the 21st edition of DYUTI is “Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Work Engagements & Challenges.


Developmental Yearnings for a United and Transformed India

Rajagiri, with its vision of becoming a center of excellence in learning, has been regularly providing an annual forum for deliberations on vital issues of development from a ‘rights perspective’. This series of deliberations which started in1998 Is named DYUTI, meaning ‘spark of life’. A total of 20DYUTI national and international conferences have been organised so far. This 21 edition of DYUTI is on ‘Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Work Engagements and challenges’.


1. The date for Abstract submission: 20th January 2021

2. The date for Final  paper submission: 01st February 2021

*Selected papers will be published with ISBN and DOI

1. Social Work practice during Covid-19
2. Field engagement initiatives and programmes
3. Social Work academia during the pandemic
4. Responses of NGOs and other stakeholders
5. Social Workers in the health care setting
6. Psychosocial responses by the social workers
7. Volunteerism among social workers/ students during covid-19
8. Social Work Research responses during COVID- 19
9. COVID-19 crisis and beyond: challenges for sustainable public policies

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About the course

The certificate course (30 hours, 2 credits) would provide researchers with the understanding, skills and knowledge to conduct research which is inclusive and equitable. The course will support participants in the development of research competencies enabling them to conduct independent small-scale research studies using appropriate methodologies and tools of analysis within an ethical framework. The course is divided into 10 sessions dealing with critical aspects of qualitative research and contains advice on readings and additional support materials.

Session Schedule

Day 1

Module 1 & 2: Understanding Research Paradigm & Formulating Research Questions

The purpose of this workshop is to enable researchers to reflect on the philosophical worldview
assumptions that they bring to the study, the research design that is related to this worldview, and the specific methods or procedures of research that translate the approach into practice. The workshop will also discuss how a thesis should be structured.

Date: January 15, 16, 17, 2020
Time: 10.00 am-4.00 pm

Venue: Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery

No Registration Fee

Number of seats: 25 (First Come First Serve)

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DYUTI 2020

DYUTI 2020 is a two-day national conference aimed at bringing together scholars, academicians and practitioners for deliberations on issues related to migration and social inclusion in the light of human rights perspective. The theme of the 20th edition of DYUTI is on “Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work Practice”

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