Admissions 2020

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.

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


  • 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.


  • Worked as an instructor in Social Studies at Don Bosco Royal I.T.I, K.G.F (Kolar Gold Fields) for the academic year 2008-2010 Industry
  • 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
  • Perceived Social Support and Coping Strategies adopted by Parents of Children with Cancer. (UGC Minor Research Grant for the period 2016 - 2018)
  • Family Intervention for the Well-being of Children with Cancer
  • 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”.
  • 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 “Re-socialization and Quality of Life among Elderly” in DYUTI 2017 – International Conference on Healthy Ageing and mental Health on January 2017.
  • Presented a paper titled “Contribution of Senior Citizens to Elder Self Help Groups and their Well-being in DYUTI 2015 – International Symposium on Evidences in Global Mental Health held in January 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “A Comparative Study on Knowledge and Stigma about Electro-Convulsive Therapy among Caregivers of Mentally ill Patients and Community” at the International Conference on Social Work Practice in Mental Health held at DIST, Angamaly on December 2014.
  • Presented and published a paper titled “Perception of Community about Janamaithri Suraksha Project with special reference to Thevara Police Station Limit” in the National Conference, DYUTI-2014 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in January 2014.
  • Presented and published a paper titled “Occupational problems in the Toddy Tapping industry in Kerala” in the National Conference, DYUTI-2014 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in January 2014.
  • Presented and published a paper titled “The Life Situation and Family Burden of Parents of Children with Malignant Neoplasm in Bangalore in the International Conference, DYUTI-2013 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in January 2013. (ISBN: 978-93-82338-40-6)
  • Presented and published a paper titled “The Role of Scouts and Guides in Disaster Management” in the UGC sponsored National Conference held at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur in February 2012. (ISBN- 978-81-921601-2-2).
  • Awarded best interdisciplinary research paper for the presentation done in Annual Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Realities; Empirical Evidences of Challenges and Opportunities of People in Bangalore, held at Christ University in February 2012.
  • Paper presentation on Contemporary Philosophy and Ideologies and published this article in the College Magazine of Don Bosco College, Aluva in 2008.
  • Conducted a Workshop on the theme "Social Care and Well-being of Children" in the 10th International Summer University in Social Work held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery from July 2 - 12, 2019.
  • Personal Growth and creativity workshop OMNI Cultural Society, Kavalangad, 1998.
  • Basic course for Scout Masters - The Kerala State Bharath Scouts and Guides, Palode 2007.
  • Dewey Decimal Library Classification System, Don Bosco College, Alwaye, 2008.
  • Personal Effectiveness Learning Laboratory and Train the Trainees - Nettur Technical Training Foundation, Bangalore, 2009.
  • Human Resource Management - Department of Management Studies, Christ University, Bangalore, 2011.
  • General systems and Family Therapy; Theory and Practice - Department of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore, 2012.
  • NGO Administration- Department of Social Work, Christ University, Bangalore – 2012.
  • Effective Teaching Skills for College Teachers, Christ University Nodal Office, Trivandrum, January 2014.
  • UGC-Sponsored National Workshop on Research Methodology for Academic Research on February 2014.
  • Seminar on Successful Autonomous Colleges in India on June 2014.
  • UGC Sponsored two days Seminar on Recent Trends in Professional Social Work – Service, Training and Research on September 2014.
  • Orientation course for the Programme officers of the National Service Scheme on November 2014.
  • National Seminar on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Scaling force for Social Change held at DIST Angamaly, on November 2015.
  • Yoga training organized by Centre for Yoga and Naturopathy and National Service Scheme of M. G. University, Kottayam on May 2016.
  • Life Member of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK)
  • Life Member of Kerala Association of Professional Social workers (KAPS)