The Department of Social Work was established in the year 2017. The subject is still in infancy stage in the state of J&K and has been introduced quite recently in the various colleges of the state. Otherwise, a full fledged Bachelors Degree (B.S.W. or Bachelors in Social Work) is offered nationwide.
Social work is a personally rewarding career for those who ahve an interest in working with people, and in addressing social and community issues and problems.
The social work profession has its own body of knowledge, code of ethics, practice standards, credentials, and nationwide system of accredited education programs. A person with a degree in social work is called a social worker. A social worker is required in variuous sectors such s hospitals or healthcare, community agencies, social welfare organizations, mental health institutions, etc.
There are numerous books on various themes and diverse issues from the subject present in the library of G.D.C. Sumbal.
B.A. with social work as one of the subjects with different papers for different semesters, like History and Philosophy of Social Work:
- Social work with individuals
- Social group work
- Community organization and social action
- Social work research
- Counseling: Theory and practice
- Social policies and planning
- Rural/ Urban community development
- Social security, etc