Academics/ Courses Conducted
M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work:
The department conducts 2 year M.Phil. (Psychiatric Social Work) Course. Not more than 18 to 21 candidates per year may be admitted for the course. Of these, 3 seats are for foreign nationals / Deputed candidates from State Government / Government of India.
Ph.D in Psychiatric Social Work:
Ph.D. guidance facilities are also available in the department. A candidate who has obtained MSW and/or M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work degree from any recognized University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto by NIMHANS securing not less than 55% marks can register for Ph.D. examination after one year from the date of provisional registration. The candidate would be trained in research methodology, theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum on Ph.D for a duration of 3 – 5 years.
One year fellowship in psychosocial support in disaster management:
Started in the year 2012-13, it has 8 seats, with four seats for deputed candidates focuses on building the capacity of the trainees in integrating psychosocial support services in disaster management programs.
Training for Social Workers / Fellows from different countries:
The department has also been involved in the training of social workers from several counties like Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka, USA, UK, Canada, Tanzania, Yemen and Burma including WHO Fellows.
Block Placement Training for Social Work Students:
The department also trains the Post Graduate students undergoing M.A. / MSW programmes from other Universities in Karnataka and other States for period ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. Not less than 400-600 students get exposure to Psychiatric Social Work activities every year.