Admissions 2023

Department of Social Work

Dr. Mini K.P.

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : minikp@rajagiri.edu

Dr. Mini K.P is a Guest Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences since November 2021. She has more than 12 years of experience as social work educator. With keen research and practice interest in community social work and social entrepreneurship, she renders voluntary service for entrepreneurship development and women empowerment through NGO activities since 2012. Her doctoral thesis was on Community Social Work: Education and Practice in Kerala.

  • Ph.D. in Social Work (2016 -2021), Madras School of Social Work affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • UGC- NET JRF in December 2013
  • UGC-NET Lectureship in December 2008
  • MSW (Rural and Urban Community Development) (2006-2008),  Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala
  • B.A. English Language and Literature (2003-2006), University of Calicut, Thenjipalam, Kerala

Teaching Experience: More than 12 years’ experience as social work educator

  • Teaching Assistant in the Department of Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 04.03.2016 to 30.12.2020
  • Assistant Professor on Contract in the Department of Social Work in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala from 29.09.2009 to 29.02.2016.
  • Lecturer in the Department of Social Work of Yeldo Mar Baselios College, Kothamangalam, Kerala from 11.08.2008 to 25.09.2009.

Practice Experience: More than nine years’ experience in NGO sector

  • Voluntary involvement in the activities of the NGO AKHA (Abode for Knowledge Hunters and Activists),Thrissur since its inception in August 2012
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2021). Perceiving community social work: An exploration of community practice of professional social workers in Kerala. Science, Technology and Development Journal, 10(2), 440-447.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi K. (2019). Programmes for intergenerational bonding: A community social work perspective. In Sathyamurthi K. (Ed.). Elderly wellbeing and intergenerational bonding. Today Publication. Pp.94-110.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi K. (2018). Community social work with elderly. In Sathyamurthi K. (Ed.). Elderly in India: Problems and prospects. Today Publishers. Pp.265-273
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2017). Community social work: A sustainable development perspective. Journal of the Madras School of Social Work, 11(1&2), 23-42.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2017). Community social work: A theoretical perspective. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 7(10), 223-231.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2017). The community in community social work. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 22(9), 58-64.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2017). Community social work: An evolutionary perspective. International Journal of Research in Economics and Social Sciences, 7(8), 110-118.
  • Mini Pradeep, K.P. & Sathyamurthi, K. (2016). Deciphering the concept of community social work. Journal of Social Work Education, Research and Action, 2(3), 52-71.
  • Mini, K.P and Sathyamurthi, K. (2019). Programmes for Intergenerational Bonding: A Community Social Work Perspective. UGC and NISD Sponsored Two Days National Conference on Elderly Wellbeing & Intergenerational Bonding, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • Mini, K.P and Sathyamurthi, K. (2018). Community Social Work with Elderly: A Case Study. National Institute of Social Defense (NISD) Sponsored National Conference on ‘Emerging Challenges of Elderly: Implementation of Programmes and Policy Making’. Madras School of Social Work, Chennai    
  • Mini, K.P and Sathyamurthi, K. (2017). Deciphering the Concept of Community Social Work: A Theoretical Perspective. Fourth Indian Social Work Congress at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi.
  • Mini K.P. and Pradeep P.N. (2017). Catalysing Visionaries from the Margins: A Social Entrepreneurial Setting for Social Work Practice in Kerala. Fourth Indian Social Work Congress at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi.
  • Mini K.P. and Pradeep P.N. (2012). A Partnership Model for Water Conservation: A Case Study on “Mazhapolima” Implemented in Trissur District. One-day National Seminar on ‘Partnership and Participation: Contemporary Practices’ at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Tirur, Kerala.
  • Mini K.P (2011). Status of Indian Women in Vedic Period: A Gender Perspective. Three days UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Gender and Development’ at School of Gandhian Studies, Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  • Organizing committee member of the All Kerala Social Work Students Meet conducted in connection with the observation of World Social Work Day by the Department of Social Work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Tirur on 15th and 16th March 2014.
  • Organizing committee member of one-day UGC Grant-in-aid Seminar on “Right Based Approach in Development Practice” conducted by the Department of Social Work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Regional Centre, Tirur on 6th January 2012. 
  • Online Professional Development Programme on Scholarly Publication (9th to 13th June 2020) organised by Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • Three Days Workshop on Advanced Quantitative Tools and Techniques for Research (1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2019) organised by the Department of Research (MPhil and PhD) in Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • UGC Sponsored Three Days Workshop on ‘Advanced Quantitative Tools and Techniques for Research’ (9th, 10th and 11th February 2018) organised by the Department of Research (MPhil and PhD) in Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • UGC Sponsored One-Day National Workshop on ‘Scholarly Writing: Road Map for Proposal Writing and Publishing’ (8th February 2018) organised by the Library and Learning Resource Centre of Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  • Workshop on Advanced Research Methodology in Social Sciences (24th and 25th March 2017) organized by the Department of Research (Mphil and PhD) in Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, Egmore, Chennai
  • Discussion on ‘Getting Published in International Journals’ (8th January 2017) held at Salesian Provincial House, Citadel, Chennai and organized by Research Department of Social Work, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur and Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia, New Delhi
  • Twelve days Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop (From 6th to 17th June 2016) organised by and held at National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), ICMR, Ayappakkam, Chennai
  • Two days Youth Leadership and Personality Development Programme organized by LISS India, Kothamangalam under Nehru Yuva Kendra regular programme-‘Capacity Building of Youth Club Members and Office Bearers’(2009)
  • Three days Training cum Practical Workshop in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) organized by Kottappuram Integrated Development Society (KIDS), Kodungallur under Community Based Disaster Preparedness Programme (2007)
  • Three days Training Programme on ‘Social Legislations’ held at Jananeethi Institute, Thrissur (2007)
  • Two day Workshop on ‘Transactional Analysis, Neuro – Linguistic Programming and Therapeutic Approaches’ facilitated by Sr. Annie Maria CMC, TSTA (2007)
  • Life Member, National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI)
  • Life member, Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS)