Department of Social Work was established in the year 2006 and is catering to the needs of academic field in the region. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the course, admission is open to the graduate students of all disciplines and is based on performance in the entrance exam besides the marks secured in qualifying examination. The intake of students has increased from 18 to 60 compared to the previous years. The department has completed 6 successful years in imparting knowledge to the students’ community in three different specialized areas such as Human Resource Management, Community Development and Medical & Psychiatric social work. At present, the Department is one of the main streamed entities of Davangere University. The students of the Department are oriented in both theory and practice of Social work through regular classes and concurrent field work activities.


The department will strive to generate a multi-disciplinary social work cadre embedded with constructivism and activism to meet the challenges and opportunities in development and service sectors of the country to achieve social justice, inclusive society, equity & human rights.


To empower and develop social work competence of the students to act as agents of social change, action researchers, governance facilitators, human rights activists, policy framers, program planners, networker of resource linkages and social advocates to ensure justice, equity, human rights and inclusion of the marginalized, disadvantaged, vulnerable and weaker sections of society.

Name of Faculty Qualification Designation
Mr. Pradeep B.S M.S.W., M.Phil., Assistant Professor and Chairman
Number of NET qualified Guest Faculty : 5


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