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Department of Social Work

Dr. Anil John

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph D

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Dr. Anil John completed his post-graduation in Social Work with specialization in Clinical Social Work from Christ University, Bangalore. He holds Ph.D in Social Work from Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam, and his doctoral thesis was on developing family intervention for the well-being of children with cancer. He was awarded as one of the best NSS programme Officers in MG University in the year 2015-2016. His areas of interest are Disaster Management, Human Recourse Management, Oncology Social Work, Geriatric Care and migrants and refugees. He is also a research fellow in UGC-DAAD project on Culturally Competent Practice with Refugees and Migrants in India and Germany. He was an invited speaker at Maryland University, USA on Oncology Social Work: An Indian Perspective.

  • 2019 - Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, M. G. University, Kottayam
  • 2011 - UGC-NET
  • 2012 - MSW (Clinical Social Work), Christ University, Bangalore
  • 2008 - B. A Sociology, University of Calicut, Calicut
  • 2008 - B. Philosophy, Don Bosco College, Aluva


  • 2012 Onwards – Working as Asst. Professor in the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
  • 2008 – 2010 - Worked as an instructor in Social Studies at Don Bosco Royal I.T.I, K.G.F (Kolar Gold Fields).


  • Research Assistant in “Evaluation study of the ‘Ujjawala Scheme’ for the Prevention of trafficking, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victim of Trafficking in Karnataka State, at Christ University, Bangalore.


  • Volunteer in the street children project of Don Bosco Snehabhavan, Kochi


  • Disaster Management
  • Oncology Social Work
  • Children and youth
  • Migrants and refugees


  • Administration of Social welfare agencies
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Social Work
  • Geriatric Social Work
  • Human Resource Management
  • Oncology Social Work
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Social work Education
  • Sociology
  • Tribal Welfare
  • UGC – DAAD sponsored Project based Personal Exchange Porgramme (PPP) sanctioned for 2018 – 2020, entitled “Culturally Competent Practice with Refugees and Migrants in India and Germany: Implications for Social Work Education”.
  • Family Intervention for the Well-being of Children with Cancer
  • Perceived Social Support and Coping Strategies adopted by Parents of Children with Cancer. (UGC Minor Research Grant for the period 2016 - 2018)
  • Team Animator for the Youth Camps organized by IYDC (Integrated Youth Development Centre) at Don Bosco, Vaduthala, Kochi for the catholic youth of Varapoli Diocese in 2006.


  • Contributed a book Chapter titled "Migrant Inclusive Development in India: Social Work Perspectives" in an edited book titled "Social Work with Migrants and Refugees" published by University of Ostrava, ERIS European Research Institute for Social Work and Center for Flight and Migration Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in May 2019. (ISBN: 978-80-7599-077-8)
  • Contributed a chapter titled Ageing and Spirituality in the Book Pathways to Healthy Ageing: A Social Work Perspectives in January 2017.
  • Published a paper titled "Elder Self Help Groups and the Well - Being of the Aged" in the International Scientific E-Congress on European and Global Contexts of Social Changes in Society organized by Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, November 18 - 26, 2015. (ISBN 978-1-911406-18-1)

Journal Articles

  • Published a paper titled “Life Situation of Parents of Children with Cancer in Kerala”, in Rajagiri Journal of Social Development in June 2018.
  • Published a book review of Society and Social Justice: A Nexus in Review. Brij Mohan, 2012, Bloomington, iUniverse. ISBN:978-1-4759—0796-4(sc)pp.xx+102, Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, June 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled “Obstacle of the handloom weavers” inZOHART20–National Conference on Women, Children and Sustainable Development Goals on February 2020.
  • Presented a paper titled “Comparative Study on Social Adaptive Functioning of only Child and Sibling Children” in SAMANWAYA–International Conference on Child Abuse: A Revisit to Family Problematique and Intervention onJanuary2020.
  • Presented a paper titled “Working with Migrants and Refugees: An intercultural Competence Model for Social Work Education” inDYUTI2020–National Conference on Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work PracticeonJanuary2020.
  • Participated in 2-day Yung Innovator’s programme–Facilitators Workshop on “Design for Kerala” conducted by ICT Academy of Kerala in 2019.
  • Yoga training organized by Centre for Yoga and Naturopathy and National Service Scheme of M. G. University, Kottayam on May 2016.
  • National Seminar on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Scaling force for Social Change held at DIST Angamaly, on November 2015.
  • Orientation course for the Programme officers of the National Service Scheme on November 2014.
  • UGC Sponsored two days Seminar on Recent Trends in Professional Social Work – Service, Training and Research on September 2014.
  • Seminar on Successful Autonomous Colleges in India on June 2014.
  • UGC-Sponsored National Workshop on Research Methodology for Academic Research on February 2014.
  • Effective Teaching Skills for College Teachers, Christ University Nodal Office, Trivandrum, January 2014.
  • NGO Administration- Department of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore – 2012.
  • General systems and Family Therapy; Theory and Practice - Department of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore, 2012.
  • Human Resource Management - Department of Management Studies, Christ University, Bangalore, 2011.
  • Personal Effectiveness Learning Laboratory and Train the Trainees - Nettur Technical Training Foundation, Bangalore, 2009.
  • Dewey Decimal Library Classification System, Don Bosco College, Alwaye, 2008.
  • Basic course for Scout Masters - The Kerala State Bharath Scouts and Guides, Palode 2007.
  • Life Member of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK)
  • Life Member of Kerala Association of Professional Social workers (KAPS)