Admissions 2020

Department of Social Work

Dr. Giji George

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph D

Email-ID : gijigeorge@rajagiri.edu

She is a postgraduate in Social Work from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (1993-95 ) ,worked as Counsellor at Adoption Co-ordinating Agency, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery (1996-2004).She has a P.G. Diploma in HRM from IGNOU(1998).Social Work Educator for the past fourteen years. Her doctoral work was with Institutionalised Unwed Mothers in Kerala, and was awarded Ph.D in 2012 from M.G. University, Kottayam. She is a recipient of the  UGC Minor Research Project  titled “Sexual Health Knowledge and Self Esteem of Adolescent Girls” (2014-16). Dr. Giji  is a consultant to various organizations such as  Youth Red Cross (District Co-ordinator) ,ICDS State Level Monitoring Committee (Member), External Member, Internal Grievance Committee Idea-Cellular, and GTN Textiles, Perumbavoor Ltd. She received the Best YRC Programme Officer Award , Ernakulam District (May 2015). Her interest areas are Adoption Counselling, Child Care Management , Adolescent Sexuality, Environment and Waste Management.

  • Ph.D awarded from M.G.University in 2012 on the topic “Unwed mothers residing in the Licensed Homes in Kerala”.
  • PGDHRM from IGNOU in 1998
  • UGC-NET Qualified in 1998
  • MSW(Family & Child Welfare Specialization) in1995 from RCSS, Kalamassery.
  • Worked as Counsellor at Adoption Co-ordinating Agency(ACA),RCSS, Kalamassery (1996-’04)
  • Joined the Social Work Dept.,RCSS, Kalamassery in 2004 (still continuing)
  • Adoption Counselling
  • Child Care Management
  • Adolescent Sexuality
  • Waste Management and Environment Protection
  • Strength based Parenting
  • Health
  • Ongoing Minor Research Project on “Wellbeing of Cancer Patients –Role of Hope and Social Support” (Funded by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences ,November 2019-October 2020)
  • Completed UGC Minor Research Project on Self esteem and Sexual Health Knowledge among Adolescent Girls (2014-16)
  • Need Assessment Study for Hindalco Ltd. Eloor (October 2017-January 2019)
  • Unnath Bharath Abhiyan Survey in 5 selected Panchayaths in Ernakulam District (2019)
  • Research on Unwed Mothers residing in the Licensed homes in Kerala as part of Ph.d.(2007-2012)
  • External Member, Internal Complaints Committee ,Idea-Cellular, Kerala (2014-16)
  • External Member, Internal Complaints Committee, GTN Textiles Perumbavoor (2014-16)
  • Consultant, ICDS State Level Monitoring and Supervision (2014-16)
  • Programme Officer, Youth Red Cross Unit Rajagiri College, Kalamassery (2012 onwards)
  • Programme Officer, NSS Unit, Rajagiri College, Kalamassery (2020 onwards)
  • Nominated to the Youth Red Cross, Ernakulam District Committee (2014 onwards)
  • Chairperson/Examiner /Question Paper Setter/ in various Universities from (2009 onwards)
  • Published an article “Social exclusion of Unwed mothers-Scope for   Social work intervention” in the   International Scientific e-Congress on European and Global Contexts of Social Changes in Society in the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia Volume 11, Nov.2015,pages 31-40
  • Published a book (2016 ) on “ Quality of Life and Psychosocial concerns of Paraplegic: A Study” by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany , ISBN: 978-3-659-93123-9
  • Published an article “Empowerment of Institutionalised Unwed Mothers through Life Skills Education” in the Indian Journal of Life Skills Education, Jan 2012
  • “Sex and Sexuality Knowledge among the Unwed mothers -A Study from Licensed Homes in Kerala” published in Rajagiri Journal of Social Development(December 2013)
  • “Elder life satisfaction in day care centre- A study on the effectiveness of community mobilization” published in the Proceedings of the National Conference on Community Mobilisation and Empowerment, (9-10 January 2014) organised by Department Of Social Work, RCSS
  • Book Review ”COMMUNITISATION” to be published in Rajagiri Journal of Social Development ,December 2010
  • Presented the Paper, International Student Internships in Community Practices: Model of Sustainable Outcomes in scaling up Decentralised Waste Management Practices in an Urban locality in Kerala in the webinar onPractice Research in Social Work Education: Research in Action organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, on 23th July 2020.
  • Co-presented ,”Social Integration of Tamil Migrants with special reference to Ernakulam District” in the National Conference on Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work Practice, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-10, 2020.
  • Co-presented,” Wellbeing of Adolescent Children of Non-Resident Indians” in the International Conference (17th SAMANVAYA) held at BCM College, Kottayam, Kerala on 24th and 25th  January 2020.
  • Co-presented,” Perceived Social support, Parental Stress and Life Satisfaction among Parents of Children with ASD” in the International Conference (17th SAMANVAYA) held at BCM College, Kottayam, Kerala on 24th and 25th  January 2020.
  • Co-presented ,”Study on Ockhi Victims and their Disaster Preparedness” in the National Conference on Social Work Approach to Disaster Management organized by Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikkadavu on 1st and 2nd February 2019.
  • Co-presented, “Wellbeing of Middle Aged Cardiac Patients in Urban Area”  in the Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-11, 2019.
  • Co-presented, “Health Facilities in Colleges: An add on Facility or a Crying Necessity?”  in the Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-11, 2019.
  • Co-presented, “Living with Cancer: Role of Hope and Social Support”  in the Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-11, 2019.
  • Co-presented, “Impact of Household Health on the Mental and Physical Wellbeing of Mothers”  in the Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-11, 2019.
  • Co-presented “A Comparative Study of the Impact of Physical activity on the Wellbeing of Adolescents”  in the Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi on January 9-11, 2019. 
  • Co-presented, “Attachment and Emotional Intelligence of Adolescents” in the National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Children, organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, January 7-8, 2016.
  • Co-presented, “Social Network Security Awareness among Adolescents” in the National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Children, organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, January 7-8, 2016.
  • Presented a paper on the “Psycho-Social Problems of Institutionalised Unwed Mothers” in the International Conference on Evidence in Global Mental Health organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, January 7-9, 2015.
  • Presented a paper on “Social exclusion of Unwed Mothers –Scope for Social Work Intervention” at the International scientific e-Congress on European and Global Contexts of Social Changes in Society organized by Catholic University in Ruzemberok, Slovakia, November 18 – 26, 2015.
  • Presented a paper on “Subjective well being of Unwed Mothers :Effectiveness of Social Work Intervention” in the International Conference on Mental Health organized by DePaul Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, December 10-12, 2014.
  • Co-presented, “Elder life satisfaction in day care centre- A study on the effectiveness of community mobilization” at the National Conference on Community Mobilisation and Empowerment ,DYUTI 2014 (Jan8-10,2014)
  • Co-presented, ” A study on the impact of price hike of basic commodities on BPL Families in Mulavukad Panchayath” at the National Conference on Community Mobilisation and Empowerment (Dyuti,Jan 8-10,2013)
  • Co-presented, “Sanitation Facilities In Government Schools And Associated Health Problems In Adolescent Girl Students” at the International Conference on “Global Public Health and Social Work,” January 3th-5th 2013.
  • Presented a paper on Life Skills for Inclusive Education at the International Conference on Life Skills Education from 8th -10 th December, 2010 organized by School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur.
  • Presented a paper on “Situational Analysis on Child Friendly Panchayats based on MDG’s with special reference to Kunnathunadu Grama Panchayat “ at SAMANWAYA 2010:Social Work Students’ Meet For Child Protection (20-21 September 2010) organized by Dept. Of Social Work, BCM College, Kottayam.
  • Organizing committee member of International Conference on Millennium Development Goals and Child Protection (2009), National Conference on Right to Life (2010), International Conference on Social Work and Environmental Justice (2011),National Conference on Family Competence and Social Development (2012), International Conference on “Global Public Health and Social Work,” (2013), National Conference on Community Mobilisation and Empowerment (2014), International Symposium on Global Mental Health (2015), National Conference on CSR and Children (2016), International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Mental Health (2017) National Conference on ‘Reimaging Social Work Education in  the Outcome Based Perspectives and Practices( 2018), Global Social Work Conference on Multi-Sectoral and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Wellbeing (2019), 10th International Summer University in Social Work (ISUSW)July 2-12th 2019  , by Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi .
  • Two Day Workshop on "Aligning Yourself to the Publishing Process" at Elsevier, on July 23-24, 2020
  • Research webinar on 'Publishing Research when English is your second Language' conducted by John Wiley and Sons on August 12, 2020.
  • Attended National Webinar on “Opportunities and Challenges of Post  Covid 19 World” organized by PRDS College of Arts and Science, Amara ,Changanacherry.(August 3)
  • Participated in the International Webinar on “Mindfulness as an Intervention in Social Work and Helping Professions  jointly organized by Indian Institute for Spirituality for Social Work and Helping Professions, Bangaluru &P.G. and Research  Department of Social Work, Thirupathur TamilNadu on 27th July 2020.
  • Webinar on “Open Research Publishing” by Taylor &Francis Group on August 11th 2020.
  • Participated in the Webinar on “Practice Research in Social Work Education: Research in Action” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, (Autonomous) held on 23 July, 2020
  • Participated in the International  Webinar Series “BHARATHION 2020 –Application of Social Work Methods on Pandemic Crisis held on 1st,3rd ,5th and 8th July 2020 organised by Bharata Mata College, Kerala.
  • International Workshop on Social Work Education in the UK-Professional Frameworks and Student Experiences held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, on 6th June 2019.
  • Workshop on Teaching Through Games, May 2018
  • Certificate Course in Multivariate Analysis, Scale Development and Structural Equation Modelling, April 2017
  • Certificate Course in Foundations of Statistical Analysis using SPSS, April 2017
  • Attended National Seminar “Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship-A Scaling force for Social Change” organized by DePaul School of Social Work, Angamaly, Kerala on November 6&7th 2015.
  • Workshop on Retrieval of Information through E-Resources, 2011
  • Attended SAMANWAYA 2010:Social Work Students’ Meet For Child Protection (20-21 September 2010) organized by Department of Social Work, BCM College ,Kottayam.
  • Attended the State Level Convention on National Policy for Children organized by Rajagiri out REACH ON 8TH September and supported by UNICEF-Chennai.
  • Attended a National Workshop on Tools and Techniques of Social Science Research organized by Bharat Matha Institute of Management from October 11-13th 2010.
  • Attended the Regional Meet(Kerala North Region) of Xavier Board Of Higher Education on Ecotheology in Higher Education, at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam on 16th 0ctober2010.
  • Attended the International Conference on “Environmental Justice and Social Work,” January 6th-9th 2011 held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • Attended one day conference on Strength based Social Work Practice by Venkat  Pulla, Brisbain University, Australia organized by  IGNOU, Kaloor on 9th November 2011.
  • Attended a National Seminar on Farmers’ Rights-Current and Emerging Trends” organized by NUALS, Kalamassery from 12-13th March 2012.
  • Participated in the Regional level Orientation of Xavier Board Of Higher Education held at Morning Star Home Science College , Angamaly on 17th March 2012 .
  • Attended the International Conference on “Global Public Health and Social Work,” January 3th-5th 2013 held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • Attended the UGC sponsored “National Seminar on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgetting” held at St. Theresas College Ernakulam from 4-6th December 2013.
  • Attended the four day Training Programme on Human Values Development Programme organized by AIACHE at Santhigiri  Ashramam, Aluva from 13 to 16 th October 2014.
  • Attended SAMANWAYA 2010: Social Work Students’ Meet For Child Protection (20-21 September 2010) organized by Department of Social Work, BCM College, Kottayam.
  • Attended the International Conference on Life Skills Education from 8th -10 th December,2010 organized by School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur.
  • Delivered a Lecture in the 10th International Summer University in Social Work (ISUSW) on the Theme “Social Care and Well being of Vulnerable Populations,July 2nd-12th July 2019.
  • Session on ” Volunteerism” for JRC Cadets during Vacation Camp ((May 2015)
  • Counselling and Class for 150 Adolescent girls from the Anganwadis of Eloor Panchayat, on 15 th October,2011 at Kunnumpuram Govnt. School,Puthiyaroad,Eloor organized jointly by CDC, Thiruvanathapuram, Social Welfare Department and Eloor Panchayat in connection with the Comprehensive Programme on Adolescence Care and Development as part of the 100 days programme of the Congress Government.
  • Took class on Effective Parenting for 150 Mothers of KJM Public School, NAD on 17 th September,2011
  • Training Programme for Social Workers/ Funtionaries on Institutionalised Unwed Mothers, organized in connection with the Doctoral Programme on 26th &27th Februrary 2009.
  • Member,Women Power Connect ,New Delhi
  • Life Member – Indian Council for Social Welfare
  • Member, Women Power Connect ,New Delhi
  • Life Member – Indian Council for Social Welfare
  • Best YRC Programme Officer Ernakulam District (May 2015)
  • Best YRC Unit in the State and District (May 2015)
  • Successfully Completed the Faculty Exchange Programme with Vives University ,Belgium and Lille University, France (February ,2015)
  • Participated and delivered a lecture on 'Social Care and Wellbeing of Vulnerable Populations' in the 10th International Summer University in Social Work held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, held on July2-12 2019