NEWS AND NOTES THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF SOCIAL WORK IN INDIA In May...
NEWS AND NOTES
THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF SOCIAL WORK IN INDIA
In May 1962, the Association held a Development, Labour Welfare, and Family
Seminar in Mysore on the Methods of and Child Welfare.
Teaching Social Sciences for members of the
The subject chosen for the next annual
schools of social work. About 40 participants seminar is Case Materials for Social Work
representing 13 schools attended the Seminar Teaching and Dr. (Mrs.) A. M. Mazumdar,
which was inaugurated by the Vice-
Dean, Faculty of Social Work, M.S.
Chancellor of the University of Mysore and University of Baroda, has been appointed
presided over by Professor A. R. Wadia, M.P., Director of the Seminar.
President of the Association. Dr. M. S. Gore,
The General Body of the Association
Director of the Seminar, conducted its placed on record its appreciation of the
proceedings which included working papers valuable services rendered by Professor
on teaching methods in social work and in A. R. Wadia as President of the Association
field courses such as Correctional Administra-
and elected the following Office-bearers for
tion, Medical Social Work, Rural and Urban the two-year term 1962-64:
Dr. M. S. Gore — President
Dr. (Mrs.) A. M. Mazumdar — Vice-President
Mr. N. F. Kaikobad — Treasurer
Mr. K. N. George — Secretary
Mr. Sushil Chandra
Mrs. Tara Shastree — Members
Professor Raja Ram Shastri
THE INDIAN CONFERENCE OF SOCIAL WORK
The Indian Conference of Social Work
Smt. A. Wahabuddin Ahmed
celebrated the Social Welfare Day on
Shri N. F. Kaikobad
20th February 1962 throughout the country
Smt. Anees H. Ahmed
and the main theme of the Day was
'Contribution of Social Workers in National
Smt. Manzoor Ahmed Hashimi
Integration.' The Regional meeting of the
The eleventh International Conference of
International Conference of Social Work was Social Work was held in August 1962 in
held in Karachi in March 1962 on the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the following
subject of 'Rural and Urban Community delegates from India attended the session: —
Development'. The following delegates from
India attended this meeting: —
Shri B. S. Murthy, Deputy Minister for
Prof. A. R. Wadia—Leader of the
Community Development, Panchayati Raj
and Cooperation, Government of India.
N E W S AND NOTES
Shri M. C. Nanavatty, Director, Social
Smt. Ashoka Gupta, Member, Central
Education, Ministry of Community Social Welfare Board, Calcutta.
Development, Panchayati Raj and Co-
Shri N. F. Kaikobad, Honorary Associate
operation, Government of India.
Secretaiy, Indian Conference of Social
FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK—THE M.S. UNIVERSITY OF BARODA,
In 1961, the Faculty arranged a seminar Faculty-Agency seminar representing different
to share the field experience of its alumni agencies in Baroda. The seminar which was
with the members of the faculty staff. It attended by about 40 delegates focussed the
has now become an annual feature of the discussions on how the school and the agency
Faculty's programme for self-study and could accept students' training as their
evaluation and accordingly two such seminars mutual responsibility and work in partnership.
have been arranged and the third is in the
Realising the need for having an in-service
process of planning to be held at the training programme for the members of the
beginning of 1963.
staff, the Faculty conducts programmes of
To accomplish greater involvement of field staff development aimed at promoting
work agencies in the students' training maturity, professional competence and team
programme, the Faculty also organised a spirit.
P.S.G. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, COIMBATORE
The P.S.G. School of Social Work has
2. Community Development (Rural and
during the current academic year secured its
affiliation to the University of Madras
3. Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.
through the P.S.P. Arts College to offer
Family and Child Welfare which was
instruction leading to the M.A. Degree in offered as a field of specialisation has since
Social Work, recently instituted by the been discontinued.
University of Madras.
The Department admits 20 students each
The Department of Social Work year to its courses.
provides for the following three fields of
A socio-economic survey of the Tribes of
the Nilgiris District which was entrusted to
the School by the District Collector of
1. Labour Welfare and Industrial Nilgiris was completed and a report on the
Survey has been submitted to the Collector.
NEWS AND NOTES
BOMBAY LABOUR INSTITUTE, BOMBAY
The Bombay Labour Institute which is diploma course (D.L.W.), the Government
recognised by the University of Bombay as of Maharashtra has started a one-year full-
a postgraduate institution of specialised time Diploma course in Trade Unionism at
studies imparts professional education in the Institute.
theory and practice of Labour Welfare and
Industrial Relations. The Workers' Educa-
The Institute observed the Teachers' Day
tion Scheme is also in progress at this and the National Integration Week with a
Institute. In addition to the Postgraduate series of lectures by eminent personalities.
INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SERVICE, NIRMALA NIKETAN, BOMBAY
The School this year had 26 students in women to play their role in removing
the First Year Class selected from different darkness and prejudice pervading many
parts of the country.
The School Library has been enrolled as
Miss Maria Paiva Couceiro, President of
a member of the Bombay Library Association the Institute, declared open in September
and of the United States Book Exchange a one-day exhibition at the Community
Welfare Centre, Kumbharwada. The exhibi-
Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit delivered the tion displayed the different welfare activities
Convocation address and His Eminence conducted at the Centre, with the help of the
Valerian Cardinal Gracias gave away the School and the Local Committee.
diplomas and certificates to the successful
candidates. These included 15 students from
The School organised a six-week evening
the School of Social Work. Delivering the lecture series (twice weekly) on supervision
address, Mrs. Pandit called upon the young in social work education for its own alumni.
THE MADRAS SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK. MADRAS
The Madras School of Social Work having He complimented the School for the four
completed ten years of useful service in the surveys it had conducted and the excellent
field of social work education, celebrated its training given to the students, thus contribu-
Decennial anniversary in August 1962 under ting its share towards making India a
the presidentship of Mr. D. C. Kothari, Welfare State.
Chairman of the Board of Management.
As a part of the Decennial Celebrations,
The celebrations were inaugurated by the the Entertainment Committee organised
Governor of Madras, Shri Bishnuram Medhi, an International Fashion Panorama in
who praised the work of the School and September 1962 in aid of the Building Fund
paid a tribute to its organisers and founders. of the School.
NEWS AND NOTES
TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, BOMBAY
The new academic session of the Tata
The Head of the Department of Family
Institute of Social Sciences commenced on and Child Welfare, Mrs. M. M. Desai, is
28th July, 1962. Dr. M. S. Gore, formerly on a special U.N. assignment at the Institute
Principal of Delhi School of Social Work, of Social Work, Colombo, Ceylon, and the
assumed the Directorship of the Institute, Department of Social Services, Government
Professor A. R. Wadia, M.P. having retired of Ceylon, for a period of one year from
as Director of the Institute on 31st May, August, 1962.
During the summer vacation, Mr. J. J.
Mr. A. Subramanian was appointed
Panakal, Head, Department of Criminology, Registrar of the Institute in May 1962
Juvenile Delinquency and Correctional consequent upon Mr. L. S. Kudchedkar's
Administration, was invited by the UNESCO transfer to the Faculty.
to attend a five-day meeting of twelve experts
in Paris, from 4th to 8th June, 1962, to
During the term, the Department of
consider the problems of adolescence with Social Research organised a weekend seminar
special reference to social inadaptation. After on social work research which was attended
the Paris meetings, Mr. Panakal proceeded by representatives of social welfare agencies
to Great Britain on a programme of visits and schools of social work. The seminar
arranged by the British Council. In discussed the role and responsibilities of
September 1962, Mr. Panakal was invited schools of social work and social work
to participate in teaching the 12th Inter-
agencies in conducting social work research,
national Course in Criminology organised the areas of cooperation between them and
by the International Society of Criminology priorities of research problems.
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Israel, on the subject of Crime Causation
A special short-term course was organised
and Prevention in Developing Countries.
in Trade Unionism for 11 office-bearers and
Mr. N. F. Kaikobad, Head, Departments representatives of trade unions from different
of Urban Community Development and industrial organisations from 1st August to
Rural Welfare, attended the 11th Inter-
30th November 1962.
national Congress of Schools of Social Work
and the 11th International Conference of
In view of the national emergency, the
Social Work held in Brazil, South America, Annual Institute Day festivities were
in August 1962. He represented at these cancelled and the subscriptions of the staff
meetings the Indian Conference of Social and students were sent to the National
Work, the Indian Association of Schools of Defence Fund. The Institute Day was how-
Social Work and the Tata Institute of ever observed on Saturday 10th November,
Social Sciences. Mr. Kaikobad's deputation 1962, when Prof. G. D. Parikh, Rector,
was financed by the Asia Foundation, University of Bombay, addressed a meeting
of the staff and students of the Institute.
N E W S AND NOTES
PROFESSOR A. R. WADIA
Professor A. R. Wadia, M.P., former the University Grants Commission for a six-
Director of the Tata Institute of Social year term.
Sciences, has been reappointed member of
MRS. JOHN MATTHAI
Mrs. John Matthai, eminent social worker, Social Welfare Board, Delhi. Mrs. Matthai
a former Chairman of the Bombay State has succeeded Mrs. Durgabai Deshmukh,
Welfare Advisory Board, and a former whose tenure of the post expired in August,
member of the Central Social Welfare Board 1962.
has been appointed Chairman of the Central