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Rajagiri Journal of Social Development

Rajagiri Journal of Social Development (ISSN 0973-3086 E-ISSN -2583-7087) as a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal was launched at the time of the golden jubilee celebration of the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2005. The purpose of the journal is to disseminate field-based and field-related knowledge in the area of social development. The journal will benefit both academicians and practitioners who are interested and involved in programmes and activities of social development.

 The journal has the following specific objectives:

(i)  Contributing to professionalism in social development through publication of indigenous theoretical and empirical material on relevant issues and action programmes  concerning social development.,

(ii)  Providing a forum for professionals and practitioners  to engage  with debates and issues on social development activities and  documentation of their field experiences, and

(iii)  Encouraging educators and academics to produce field-related publications to strengthen their linkage and interaction with the field level workers.

The Journal has the following regular features

  •        Research Articles 
  •        Development Practice
  •        From the Field
  •        Book Reviews

Editorial Board-Rajagiri Journal of Social Development


  • Joseph. M.K, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, India

Associate Editors

  • Saju M.D, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, India
  • Kiran Thampi, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, India

Editorial Advisors:

  • Albert Kuruvila, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Anna Zilova, Catholic university in Ruzomberok, Slovakia
  • Caroline Long, University of Maryland, USA
  • George Palattiyil, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jed Wilson Metzger, Nazareth College, USA
  • Binoy Joseph, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, India
  • Jennifer Harrison, Western Michigan University School of Social Work, USA
  • Kalpana Goel, University of South Australia
  • Laure Lienard, Institut Social de Lille, France
  • Sophie Tapparel, Dicastère Enseignement Responsible de la filière, Switzerland
  • Tina Wu, Trinity Western University, Canada

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The journal welcomes contributions from academicians and practitioners on theoretical themes, field experiences, programmes/projects of agencies engaged in social development. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development is published in English every June and December. Editorial correspondence is to be addressed to the Editor, Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Kochi – 683104 (India). Email:

Rajagiri Journal of Social Development is registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India (No. KERENG/2009/33545). The journal is indexed in the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). The journal is also indexed by EBSCO-Sociology Source Ultimate Database and ProQuest database products of Indian Journals, Proquest central student, ProQuest Central, and ProQuest SciTech Premium ProQuest Social Science and Social Science Premium Collection and ProQuest Sociology Collection.