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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by offering high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The University has made a significant mark in the areas of higher education, community education and continual professional development. Over the years, IGNOU has lived up to the country’s expectations of providing education to the marginalized sections of society. Free of cost education is being provided to all jail inmates across the country. A large number of SC/ST students have been admitted to various programmes of the University.

IGNOU Programme Study Centre 16158P, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Social Work, Morane, Dhule was established in February 2019. The study centre comes under the Regional Centre, Pune.

Staff of IGNOU Programme Study Centre 16158P is as follows:

Staff of PSC 16158P Name & Designation Contact
Dr. Jalindar Adsule
Programe In-Charge
Mob. 9820442889
Prof. Rachna Adsule
Assistant PIC
Mob. 9820436006
Smt. Sunita Deshmukh
Mob. 9960524656
Mr. Vishal Bhadane
Mob. 8668419366
Mr. Ravindra Kadam
Mob. 9763466316

The university runs various programs for the learners. The Programme Study Center 16158P conducts the following two courses

1) BSW (Bachelor’s of Social Work)
Programme Type BACHELOR’s DEGREE
School School of Social Work
Duration 2 Years
Specialization Social Work
Description The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social Work (BSW) is meant for people who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. Persons with professional training/degree in Social Work generally work in socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc. With globalization, market economy and liberalization, new concerns and human problems are emerging which needs to be addressed. This programme will be particularly useful to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs. It will also be useful to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors.
Eligibility 10+2 or Equivalent
2) MSW (Master’s of Social Work)
Programme Type MASTER’s DEGREE
School School of Social Work
Duration 2 Years
Specialization Social Work
Description The MSW programme offers opportunity to learners for higher studies in professional social work. Besides offering the core courses pertaining to social work curriculum across the globe and India, it includes themes in some of the pertinent areas in social work such as globalization; migration, history of social work in India. The practical components have been meticulously prepared to provide the learners, hands on training, which will enable the candidates to find suitable placements within and outside the country. For those seeking admission with effect from July 2018 session, it may be noted that they will be offered the revised version of MSW Programme. Accordingly, a student is expected to successfully complete 72 credits which include compulsory courses, elective courses as well as fieldwork.
Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

According to university regulations, the admission and examination process is conducted twice a year. Admission are held for July Session and January Session and Examinations are held in June and December. The Programme Study Center carries out various activities, such as the induction meeting, which is a welcome function for newly enrolled students, distributing ID cards, conducting theory counseling sessions, field work supervision, submission and evaluation of assignments etc.

Contact us at Email – ignou16158p@gmail.com

For more information

IGNOU website http://www.ignou.ac.in/

IGNOU Regional Center, Pune http://rcpune.ignou.ac.in/

Inauguration function of Programme study center 16158P

Induction Programme

Dr. S. Suanand, Deputy Director, Regional Centre, Pune guides newly admitted students at PSC 16158P

Faculty, Administrative Staff and Students at Induction Programme

Dr. S. Suanand with all PSC staff at Induction Programme

Dr. S. Suanand with Principal Dr. Jalindar Adsule and Prof. Rachna Adsule