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Samata Shikshan Sanstha, Pune is a registered Social Service Agency established in 1972 under the leadership of Prof. Vilas Wagh With a very broad Vision to serve the down trodden and weaker Sections of the Society. Since its inception it has been rendering Social Service to the Society through a number of programmes and activities by educational and Social Service agencies such as Ashram Schools, Hostel for poor girls and boys and children homes etc.

The organization functions on a strong conviction that people of humanity can make a difference in the lives of many of those who are less fortunate follow beings of the Society by creating a spirit of good will. Similarly, by looking into the problems of the people and needs of the area an educational institution known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Social Work was started by Samata Shikshan Sanstha in the year 1994-95 at Morane ( Nakane) Tal & Dist Dhule.

The College of Social Work is affliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and financially supported by Department of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra . The College is located on Dhule – Sakari Road at Morane about 7 kms from the district place and situated in the premises having about 2-5 acres of land and the building for the college purpose. It has its own library and reading room with more than 8000 Books, Journals and magazines on the subjects related to social Work.

The College imparts training in social Work both at undergraduate as well as post- graduate levels, leading to three year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Two Years Masters of Social Work (MSW) courses respectively. Both the Courses are generic in nature but likely to have one or two more Specializations so as to prepare the students to accept the challenges and take up the responsibilities of working with people having different problems and areas having their own needs with holistic and participative approach.

The whole process of Social Work education and training followed by the College of Social Work includes class- room teaching of theory subjects, field work practice and practical research in respective areas and fields. The Social Work training also emphasizes on exposure of students to the field realities and socio-economic conditions of the people living in rural, tribal and urban areas. Students are also involved in regular well scheduled individual conferences, group discussion, paper presentation, seminars, workshops, rural camps and study tours etc.

The Social Work faculty comprises of well qualified and experienced teachers in their respective fields of specialization. Both, teaching and non-teaching staff of the College work as a team having close and personal touch with the students and day today functioning of the College. Efforts are made to keep the students and staff always busy with various academic, practical and extracurricular activities of the College.