From the Desk of the Director

Dr. Usha Varkey Verghese Director

Bharati Vidyapeeth is one of the leading organizations in India, established on 10th May 1964 at Pune by Hon’ble Dr. Patangrao Kadam. Bharati Vidyapeeth is imparting education right from pre-primary to post-graduation.

The Government of India (Ministry of HRD) on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has accorded the status of a Deemed to be University to Bharati Vidyapeeth on April 26th 1996 including Social Sciences Centre, Pune.

The Social Sciences Centre of Bharati Vidyapeeth was established in June, 1981 as a Post-Graduate (MSW) training and research Institute to conduct, organize and undertake specialized studies in the field of Social Sciences. The Social Sciences Centre has been accorded Grant-in-Aid status and is recognized by the Commissionarate of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra. The University recognized the college as a Doctoral research centre and enabled students to enroll for Ph.D. program in social work from 1996.

Continuing with the rich legacy of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Social Sciences Centre offers some of the most contemporary and socially relevant, globally acknowledged study programs in social sciences.

Social Sciences Centre is one of the finest in terms of promoting excellence in teaching, research, field/ internship- based learning, and social innovation and field action projects. Led by its vision of equity and social justice our centre promotes and protects social diversity on campus and takes great pride in its pan-India student and faculty composition.

As an academic institution our goal is to build a cadre of professional social workers, irrespective of caste, creed and sex, equipped with a keen intellectual ability to analyse the complex social reality and to effectively intervene as catalysts of social change at multiple levels in society.  

The focus of the programmes provides a structural perspective of issues affecting the slum, rural and tribal communities and also searches for various approaches of problem solving processes. There is a commitment to address the problems of health, education and employment of marginalized and disadvantaged groups while adopting rights based and a humane approach of social and development services for all, irrespective of caste, creed, language and sex.

We are confident that we will continue to forge ahead and break new patterns while addressing the various concerns of our contemporary society.

Welcome once again to a journey through Social Sciences Centre.