Department of Social Work

Dr. Kiran Thampi

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : kiran@rajagiri.edu

Has done his PhD and Government funded research in Organizational practices of Non-Government Organisations. Research and publication interests include Social Audit, Participatory project planning and management, Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques, Mental Health of professionals and youth, Development communication experiments and International Social Work models. He was appointed as an adjunct faculty in the School of Health and Human Services, Nazareth College, USA for the summer A Semester in 2015 in which, he developed and offered a full credit course. He has also visited several International Universities for offering workshops and has authored several articles in peer reviewed journals. He is a consultant for various Non-Government Organisations and corporates. He has done his teacher training in Yoga and conducts training sessions for various organisations. He was awarded as one of the best NSS programme Officers in MG University in the year 2009-2010.

  • PhD (Social Work), M G University, Kottayam
  • M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work), Bharatidasan University
  • MSW (Medical & Psychiatric Social Work), M.G University, Kottayam
  • 4 Years teaching in UG programme, School of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kalamassery
  • 1 year as Lecturer cum Community Organizer in National Service Scheme, Training and Orientation Centre, Rajagiri College
  • 9 Years teaching in PG Programme, School of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kalamassery

Teaching

  • Management concepts for social work practice
  • Administration of Social welfare agencies
  • Development communication for social work practice
  • Financial management of NPOs
  • Project planning and management
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Legislation

Research

  • NGO management
  • Social Audit
  • Development communicationv
  • Participatory planning Methods
  • Project Director, UGC- UKIERI (2017-20)
  • Field Investigator, Evaluation of Right to Education , KEPCR, Govt of Kerala,2015
  • UGC-Minor Research Project titled “Organizational Practices of Non Government Organizations in Ernakulam”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  • Evaluation officer, Dheen Dayal Scheme, Govt of India
  • Social Audit of IHSDP in Paravoor Municipality ,2010
  • Research on ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center in 2008
  • Action Research on Effective methodologies of substance abuse prevention in Gothuruthu (Chendamangalam Grama Panchayat-2006)
  • Research consultant for Deen Dayal Scheme Evaluation study, Govt of India,2009-2010.
  • Research consultant for evaluation study on SSA in Kalamassery conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute, Govt of Kerala
  • Field Investigator for the research on effectiveness of RSBY,CHIYAK conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute,2010
  • Research consultant for the study conducted on Street Food Vendors ,Cochin Corporation, project proposed by Ministry of Food and Agriculture,2008
  • Study conducted for Kerala builders forum, Clean Kochi movement at Thrikkakara Municipality on Waste Management Practices,2007
  • Research member in Socio-economic study for town & country planning department, Cochin Corporation,2009
  • Coordinator, Mass Social Audit , Nedumkandam Block, 2008
  • Training given on Psychological First aid (PFA) for Rajagiri students for Sparsham 2018 programme for flood affected families in Kottapuram
  • Participated in the tool construction consultancy workshop organised by KAPS on 15th Sep 2018- UNICEF Project in association with KAPS and KeSCPCR- Voices of children after floods
  • PRA workshop on 21st Sep, 2018-UNICEF Project in association with KAPS and KeSCPCR - Voices of children after floods
  • Session for Directors, coordinators and team members of Childline partners on Stress Management in State level Midterm review of Child protection during recovery and rehabilitation of Kerala Flood-28th Nov 2018
  • Conducted PRA Workshop for Social Work students in KE College, Mannanam from 31st January to 2nd February 2019
  • Took a session on “NGO Management” for the care providers of Geriatric Homes organised by Social Justice Dept, Govt of Kerala on 26th Feb 2019
  • Conducted PRA Workshop for Mar Athanatious College, Ramapuram, Pala on 22nd and 24th March 2019.
  • PRA Workshop for BCM College in Aymanam Grampanchayat in 2016 & Kumarakom Panchayat in 2018
  • PRA Workshop  at Vijayapuram Social Service Society for the facilitators and staff members of Community Action Project, Kottayam-July 2017
  • Resource person for Refresher course for the District Coordinators of National Health Mission on 15th and 16th Dec 2017
  • Session for Transgenders on leadership and team building , Feb 2017
  • Conducted session on " Human Resource, identifying partners, working with statutory private agencies; team work, family time, management etc" for the caretakers of old age homes organized by NISD and Rajagiri OutREACH. 2017
  • Conducted session on ‘Social Mobilization’ for the field officers in Rubber training institute (Rubber Board, Govt of India), Kottayam , March 2017.
  • Development Communication experiments on various socially relevant issues in association with different NGOs including Audio-video productions on relevant issues like Child Abuse ,domestic violence, palliative care, environment issues etc
  • Session on Yoga and holistic wellness for Vives University, Belgium visiting group, 2016
  • Session on Participatory research and PRA for ICSSR Sponsored Research Methodology workshop ,Feb 2016 organized by Research Institute, Rajagiri
  • Resource person -‘Yoga and retirement’ for Employees of Federal bank as a part of Corporate training project undertaken by Rajagiri since 2016.
  • Resource person- stress management training sessions for refresher batches of Anganwadi ICDS Supervisors conducted by Middle level training programme
  • Resource person- leadership training sessions for National service scheme programme officers’ training programme conducted by NSS ETI
  • Workshop on Project Preparation-CPM and PERT-Shantigiri college, 2016
  • PRA Workshop for MBA Students specializing in Rural Management at Fisheries College, Panangad, 2014
  • PRA Workshop for Social Work Department, BCM College Kottayam in Vechoor Gramapanchayat , 2014
  • Conducted 4 day certification programme on ‘Employee Counselling’ for Federal bank officers , 2014 at Rajagiri Buisiness School, Kakkanad
  • Consultancy for Comprehensive Tribal Development Project, District administration, Nilamboor Municipality, 2014
  • PRA Camp for Social work students at Devagiri College, Calicut , 2011 ‘Knanaya youth camps’ at state level.
  • Served as subject expert for selecting candidates for Ageevika skill development programme, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Govt of Kerala, 2014
  • Workshop on Project Planning and management for MSW studentsof Shathigiri College, Vazhithala, 2014
  • Workshop on “Development communication” for International Delegates from Universities in US,2010
  • Coordinator for international palliative care pre conference at RCSS,2008
  • Session on practical issues on “Family counselling, trafficking and harassment in public places” at police club as a part of Gender awareness Generation programme under women’s cell of Police Department,2009
  • Session on “mental health at workplace” at BPCL, Kakkanad ,2009
  • Workshop on PRA for the MSW students of St.Thomas College, Thrissur , 2009
  • Session on Work Life Balancing and positive mental health for employees of IOC, Irumpanam in 2009
  • Member, Academic Committee, Rajagiri outreach Community College,2009
  • Life skill education consultant for PCSJ-UNICEF in Tsunami Rehabilitation project

Book

  • Book Publication: Kuriakose, Saiju & Thampi, Kiran. (2008). ‘Prevention of substance abuse among adults and role of continuing education centers in Kerala’ for State resource center, Kerala

Article

  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran . (2017). Social work education crossing the borders: a field education programme for international internship, Journal of Social Work Education, Routledge, DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1291606
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran., & Venus, Mary. (2016).The organizational practices of Non-Governmental Organisations in India-A prerequisite for enhancing the quality of Service delivery in the voluntary sector. In Zilova, Anna., Novotna, Aleena., & Venus, Mary (Eds.), Research reflections on the current Problems in society in the context of social work III (pp.186-199).Dublin, Ireland: Original Writing Ltd
  • Publication: Rajeev, S.P & Thampi, Kiran .(2016). ‘Twenty20 vision of CSR in Kizhakkambalam’, International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies- Vol. 5. (ISSN: 2278-3172)-Impact Factor-3.83
  • Edited Book : Zilova, Anna., Novotna, Aleena., & Thampi, Kiran.(Eds.).(2015).Research reflections on the current problems in Society in the context of Social work II. Dublin, Ireland: Original Writing Ltd
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran., Roy, Rinku. (2015)."Burden of Primary Caregivers of terminally ill Cancer patients in Palliative care"- published in proceedings of International symposium on Evidence in Global Mental Health
  • Published a book review –NGOs and participatory development in India in Rajagiri Journal of social development, Vol 7, Number 2, December 2015
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran & M. D,Saju. (2013). “Social Work Education and Macro practice-Trends and Challenges”, proceedings of National seminar on Contemporary best practices in professional social work ,ISBN 938116413-4
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran. (2013). Social Audit report on Puthukavu Watershed Management Project implemented from 2004 to 2009 for AVARD, Chalakkudy
  • Publication: Thampi, Kiran. (2010). ‘Development of Theory of mind and Mental state language in Children’, Review in Rajagiri Journal of social development
  • Joint paper on “Anxiety and stress of women affected by landslides during Kerala Flood 2018” with special reference to Idukki Taluk, Kerala in Dyuti 2019, Global Social Work Conference on “Multi sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to Health and Wellbeing” held from 9th to 11th January 2019 at RCSS
  • Joint paper on “Psychosocial issues of mothers having children with Intellectual disabilities” in Dyuti 2019, Global Social Work Conference on “Multi sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to Health and Wellbeing” held from 9th to 11th January 2019 at RCSS
  • Joint paper on “Food habits and quality of life of sedentary workers” in Dyuti 2019, Global Social Work Conference on “Multi sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to Health and Wellbeing” held from 9th to 11th January 2019 at RCSS
  • Paper presentation in Dyuti 2018 (4th and 5th January) National Conference: Role of Social Work Education in Enhancing Organisational Practices of NGOs
  • Paper presented on “Social Audit: Setting trend in Social Work Education” in National Seminar organized by Roda Mistry College, Hyderabad on 18 th November 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled “Organizational practices of NGOs” in a National seminar conducted by Bharath Matha Institute of Management, Ernakulam, 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled “Social Work Education Crossing the Borders: Field Education programmme for International Internship” at the international Conference, held at De Paul College, Ankamaly, 2013
  • Presented theme paper on Social Work Education and macro practice-trends and challenges in National seminar conducted by St.Joseph’sCollege,Kovoor,Chennai,2013
  • Presented a paper on Communication for Health Education in International Conference held at RCSS,2013
  • Presented paper on ‘Psychiatric Social Work in Schools and Colleges’ in National conference on Psychiatric Social Work ,RCSS,2009
  • Presented paper on ‘Social work intervention in Pain and Palliative care’ in an International conference-‘Kochipallcon’, Cochin, 2008.
  • Presented paper on “Inclusive education” in a national seminar organized by Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai-2008.
  • Presented paper on ‘Social work intervention in Pain and Palliative care’ in an International conference-‘Kochipallcon’, Cochin, 2008.
  • Presented paper on Child Mental Health in schools in a conference on Psychiatric Social Work , RCSS, 2009.
  • Presented paper on Social Audit and MGNREGA in National Conference Dyuti 2009.
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Refresher course on “Human Rights” conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from 8th Oct to 29th Oct 2018.
  • Participated in International Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods held from 1st April to 3rd April 2019 at RCSS conducted by UKIERI
  • Participated in International Colloquium on learning and practice of Psychology in India and Australia conducted by University of South Australia at RCSS, April 2019
  • Chaired a session during Dyuti 2019, Global Social Work Conference on “Multi sectoral and Interdisciplinary responses to Health and Wellbeing” held from 9th to 11th January 2019 at RCSS
  • Participated in consultative workshop on International Students exchanges at De Paul Institute of Science and Technology for the ‘Going Places Project’ in association with James Cook University on 26th Nov 2016
  • 22nd Triennial National Conference of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India-Challenges and prospects in higher education, Thrissur, ,2016
  • Instructional Design” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  • “Preparation for Autonomy” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  • National conference conducted by AIACHE at Christ University, Bengaluru,2013
  • XXI Triennial Convention of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India hosted by St.Philomena’s college,Mysore,2013
  • Regional meet of Xavier Board of Higher Education on 28th September 2013 held at St.Paul’s College Kalamassery
  • TOT on Psychosocial Care organised by KSDMA and UNDP-2012
  • International Workshop on ‘Critical Thinking: Tools and Steps for Instruction’ organized by SH College, Thevara in 2011
  • National Seminar on ‘Best practices in Research and Consultancy’ organized by St.Theresa’s college, Ernakulam in 2011
  • Workshop on Effective classroom communication and Teaching skill organized by Christ University, Bengaluru in 2011
  • National Seminar on Electoral and Political Reforms organized by IIT,Chennai,2011
  • Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Kusumagiri Mental Health Center, Kakkanad in 2010
  • International Conference on MDGs and Child protection in 2009
  • Intensive Clinical Research methodology Course in Kusumagiri Mental Health Center in 2010
  • National Conference on ‘Election and political reforms’ organized by National Election watch, ADR held at IIT, Chennai,2011
  • Teachers training course at Christ University, Bengaluru,2011
  • Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Kusumagiri Mental Health Center, Kakkanad in 2010
  • Workshop on “Public private partnership in Agricultural Innovation” sponsored byPlanning Commission, Govt of India held in RCSS in 2008
  • One day seminar organized by Sree Sankara University, Kalady on “Intellectual Property Rights and Social Development” in 2009
  • National seminar on “Social Work perspectives in Corporate Social Responsibility” organized by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum in 2008
  • National Seminar on Environment organized by Swadeshi Science Movement in 2008
  • National seminar on HIV/AIDS organized by NAPSWI (Oct 2006,New Delhi)
  • National workshop on photo documentation organized by Karl Kubel Institute,Coimbatore,2005
  • Life member of NAPSWI
  • Member, ASSK
  • Life member of ICSW