The Faculty of Social Work, Baroda owes its origin to the progressive outlook and vision of the first Vice Chancellor of M. S. University, Smt. Hansa Mehta. Though, chronologically it was the third institution imparting social work education in India, it happens to be the very first institute to have gained a faculty status. Established on March 15, 1950, the Faculty made a modest beginning as the Baroda School of Social Work (in 1951, elevated to the faculty status) in the White Pavilion building in Sayajibaug. Following which, it was moved to the seminar building of the Baroda College to occupy its present premises in 1960. The faculty was privileged to have Dr. Perin Vakharia as the founder dean and faculty members of national and international repute who joined together to build a strong foundation.

Year of establishment 1949-50
Also known as Baroda School of Social Work
Nationally and internationally reputed institute with a pioneering role in social work education.
Interactions with other departments/inter departmental support:
Management, Education & Psychology, Home Science, Medicine,
Arts, Science and Commerce.
Total Number of students during the AY 2003-2004: 283

To emerge as a leading institute in quality and excellence in Social Work and Human
Resource Management.
The Faculty address the new challenges and work demands of the changing scenario with
unique diagnostic, interceptive and managerial skills to reach the vulnerable groups of
The Faculty endorses its sustainable initiative with thrust areas of human resource
management, poverty alleviation and social development with emphasis on target groups viz
women, SC, ST, girl child, elderly, childcare.
The Faculty commits itself towards establishing strategic networks for University-Industry-
Community Interface for better exposure and meaningful education.
The Faculty demonstrates keen insight into developing visibility of social work profession
through unique models of social work and human resource labs housed in the faculty
The Faculty provides leadership and guidance in social work and human resource
management through collaboration with federation of social work and social service
agencies and centre for industrial relations and social development through technical
expertise in research advocacy and consultancy services.

To emerge as a leading institute in quality and excellence in social work and human
resource management by imparting professional body of knowledge, code of
conduct and ethics, attitude and skills in social work and human resource management.
Providing multi-faceted learning opportunities to equip the professionals through sound
research and extension projects.
Providing students with knowledge, competencies and tool set par excellence to meet the
expectations of the socio-economic environment.
To enhance academic and research contribution at micro and macro level through policy
initiatives, interventions and breakthroughs in social services and human resource
To build strategic alliances with the government, NGOs, corporate etc. for continuous
improvement and organizational learning contributed through field experimentation,
theory building and research expertise.
To consistently pursue initiatives through research, training and consultancy for
advancement of the profession.
To align social work and human resource objectives with national priorities and
fundamental problems in a developmental context.

To provide facilities for theory, practice and research training to students in social work
and human resource management and other allied courses offered in the faculty.
To provide opportunities for individual growth and development, to equip the students to
assume leadership in civic life and evolve into socially aware and responsible citizens
To equip students to take up challenging jobs in various fields of social work and human
resource management and other respective fields.
To help students acquire necessary knowledge and skills for
To create a federation of social work and social service agencies.

The institute focuses equally on theory ,Action Research and fieldwork. It is one of the few institutes, which has a strong blend of theory and concurrent extensive fieldwork to groom professionals to befit themselves in dynamic socio-economic milieus and social environment.


  • Dr. Jagdish D Solanki
    Social Work

    Designation: Professor & Dean

    Qualification: B.Com. M.S.W. LL.B D.L.P. Ph.D.
    Phone Nos: 919824174901
    Email: solanki.jagdish-sw@msubaroda.ac.in
    Experience: Teaching: 29 yrs
    Areas of Interest: HR Training Social Action NGOs Dalit Issues Industrial Relations Labour Welfare