From Principal’s Desk
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Social Work was started in the year 1995 at Morane (Nakane) in Dhule Taluka and District, which is one of the most backward and under-developed districts of Maharashtra. This College was established by Samata Shikshan Sanstha, Pune. It is an outcome of strong social commitment towards the marginalized sections of society. This is the only social work college in Dhule district. The college is affiliated to the North Maharashtra University.
The vision of the college is inspired by the ideology of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar; it believes that the youth belonging to the marginalized groups of society can be only empowered and developed through education. Right since its inception, the college has been striving hard towards its mission which is to impart quality social work education and training to students for equipping them with the required skills and abilities to accept the social challenges and professional social work tasks in society.
. Majority of the students come from rural areas and belong to socially and economically marginalized sections. They come with very little exposure to the outside world as well as modern technology. Some of them have to travel 10 to 12 kilometers every day to attend college. Many of them have to work as agricultural labourers to support their education. We are committed to our mission and we are determined to keep striving towards imparting quality education and making a difference in the lives of these youth.
Education is not just providing academic support; it goes much beyond classroom teaching. It involves developing character, inculcating the right values and providing life skills training. As the head of the institution, I have taken up this challenge and I am trying to maintain a balance and provide everything to the students that is necessary, both for their overall development as well as for equipping them with skills, attitudes and knowledge to excel in the field of professional social work.
The college has the entire necessary infrastructure – the library has a stock of over 7000 books, there is a well equipped hall, a playground and a Research Center. In addition, we also have hostel facilities for both boys and girls. We have 14 faculty members of which 5 are Ph.D. holders and all the others have completed their NET/SET; we also have a team of 15 well qualified administrative staff. The college has seen considerable growth in the past few years with the introduction of new courses, new projects and new initiatives. We are sure that we would make a mark at the national level in the years to come.