OUR EXTENSION CENTRE

Along the years, the growing student population of the College as well as the need to provide students with an opportunity to put into practice the theoretical frameworks provided to them prompted the College to seek out options to expand horizontally. Towards this end it set up its Extension Centre at Goregaon in the year 1992. The Extension Centre initially housed the office of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) training centre. Along with the ICDS programmes, the paraprofessional training in social work unit, as well as the Anubhav Mumbai project working with the suburban colleges started functioning from here. Over the years other field action projects of the College also moved its base to the Extension Centre.

The Extension Centre has remained a hub of activity throughout the year. Currently the Extension Centre is actively involved in organizing various training programmes such as the Para Professional training course, the Senior Citizens course and sensitization programmes for the suburban college youth through its project Anubahv Mumbai. The Centre also houses the Distance Education Unit of the College.


OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR THE STUDENTS

  • Library Access
  • Access to computer centre
  • Access to photocopy/printout
  • Placement cell service

CONTACT SESSIONS

Contact sessions will be conducted on alternate Sundays for full day at Goregaon Centre.


PROGRAM & FEE STRUCTURE

PARA PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

In the course of its work the College realized that it was necessary to provide inputs similar to that provided to its regular students to many more people in the community. There was a definite need to train local leaders and volunteers to assume the responsibilities for the development of their own communities / milieu, to be aware of and protect their own human rights and those of others who are more vulnerable.

The College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan started the short term training programme in Social Work, since 1996. It comprises of a Six Month Weekend Course at the end of which successful candidates will be awarded a “Certificate in Para Professional Social Work” from the College.


 

OBJECTIVES

·       To give an orientation to the social problems prevalent in our society.

·       To develop in the trainees, a consciousness of social justice/sensitivity to the problems of the poorest and willingness to be involved in bringing social change.

·       To provide an orientation to professional social work methods and intervention strategies and skill training in these areas.

·To understand the importance of working in co-ordination with other professionals to promote social development.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Theory
Classes
The students will be given theoretical inputs and will   have an opportunity to learn from the experiences of faculty members of the   College of Social Work as well as from other experienced and knowledgeable   social work practitioners on different subject matters.
Skills
Laboratory
Laboratory sessions would include demonstrations, games,   songs, simulation exercises and experiments. Senior Citizens will be taught   necessary skills such as “Communication”, “Leadership”, “Fact Finding”,   “Counselling” and other skills required to work with people.
Assignments The students will be expected to present and submit in   writing one individual assignment in the course of the programme.
Exposure
visits
Visit will be organized to the Ward Office, Police   Station, Hospital and Social Work organizations to understand the work of   these organizations, their role and contribution to society.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM

Sr. No. Subject
1. Social Work Methods,   Strategies and Skills
2. Issues in Social Work
3. Special Groups
4. Understanding Society
Assessment Attendance, class   participation and assignment will all be graded. There will be a written and   oral exam at the end of the course. Candidates who successful pass all course   requirements will be awarded a “Certificate in Social Work” by the College of   Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.
 
Medium of instruction Medium of instruction   will be Hindi. Students can submit assignments and examination answer papers   in Hindi, English or Marathi.
Eligibility Persons between the ages   of 18 to 35 years who have passed their 9th standard examination are eligible   for the course.
Course Fee Rs.4,000/-

            

TRAINING IN SOCIAL WORK FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

After the College of Social Work started the 6-month ‘Weekend Training Course in Social Work for Grass root Workers’, the need for a similar training programme was expressed by Senior Citizens, the College of Social Work has accordingly initiated a short-term 3 months training course in Social Work since January 2003. This course is also open to those students who do not fulfill the university criteria of being above the age of 50 and have passed their 12th standard examination. However, they will receive a Certificate from the College of Social Work and not the University of Mumbai.

OBJECTIVES

·To orient Senior Citizens to the social problems prevalent in our society.

·To develop in Senior Citizen a consciousness of social justice/sensitivity to the problems of the poorest and a willingness to be involved in social change.

·To provide Senior Citizens with an orientation to professional social work methods and intervention strategies.

·To provide capacity building opportunities to Senior Citizens to function as Volunteers with existing Social Work organizations

COURSE OUTLINE

Theory
Classes
Senior   Citizens will be given theoretical inputs on different subjects and will have   an opportunity to learn from the experiences of faculty members of the   College of Social Work as well as from other experienced and knowledgeable   social work practitioners.
Skills Laboratory Laboratory   sessions would include demonstrations, games, songs, simulation exercises and   experiments. Senior Citizens will be taught necessary skills such as   “Communication”, “Leadership”, “Fact Finding”, “Counselling” and other skills   required to work with people.
Assignments Senior   citizens will be expected to present and submit in writing one individual   assignment in the course of the program.
    Exposure 
    visits
Visits   will be organized to the Family Court, Police Station, Government Hospital   and Social Work organization to understand the work of these organizations,   their role and contribution to society.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Sr. No. Subject
1. Social   Work Methods, Strategies and Skills
2. Issues   in Social Work
3. Special   Groups
4. Understanding   Society
Assessment Attendance,   class participation and assignment will all be graded. There will be a   written and oral exam at the end of the course. Candidates who successful   pass all course requirements will be awarded a “Certificate in Social Work”   by the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan.
Medium   of instruction Medium   of instruction will be Hindi. Students can submit assignments and examination   answer papers in Hindi, English or Marathi
Eligibility University   Certificate: Persons above the age of 50 who have passed their 12th standard   examination. College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan Certificate: Persons who   have passed their 10th standard examination.
Course   Fee Rs.4,500/-

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FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS

LIBRARY

The Nirmala Niketan Extension Centre is in the process of further developing its library to cater to the needs of the students. It remains open on all days of the week except on certain public holidays between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students may also avail of the well stocked library at the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan at the main campus at Churchgate for reference and reading.

 

 

 

COMPUTER ACCESS

The Extension Centre also provides the students with access to computers and the internet on all weekdays between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm except on certain public holidays.

 

PLACEMENT CELL SERVICES

The students of the distance learning programmes may also approach the placement cell of the College of Social Work for assistance in obtaining suitable employment options.

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Extension Centre Courses 
 
Ms. Nilima Rodriques   Coordinator 
College of Social Work –Ext. Centre, Nirmala Niketan 
St. Pius College   Campus, Aarey Road, 
Goregaon East, Mumbai   – 400 063 
Tel. No. : 022 29270981
Email: nnextension.centre@gmail.com 
Distance Education Courses 
 
Ms. Nilima Rodriques Coordinator 
For Distance Education Unit and IGNOU
College of Social   Work, Ext. Centre, Nirmala Niketan
St. Pius College   Campus, Aarey Road, 
Goregaon East, Mumbai   – 400 063 
Tel. No. : 022 29271433 
Email:   nnvirtuallearning@gmail.com

 


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