International collaborations

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Social Work

         Planned Collaborations
                  (1) Exchange of Scholars (Professors, Lecturers or researchers) and students for lectures, researches, field work and study trips.
                      (2) Collaborative efforts in the Continuing Education Programmes.

 Social Work Department of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is collaborated with the following International Universities:

1.      Bodo University, Norway

2.      Diakonhjemmet Hogskole, Norway

3.      University of Paris-Dauphine, France

4.      Flinders University, Australia

5.      Griffith University, Australia

6.      HAN University, Netherlands

7.      Hist University, Norway

8.      Lund University

The collaborations are in the following programmes:

1. India Gateway Programme

2. Course work

3. Field Work

India Gateway Programme

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University students (Majoring in Social Work) visit CHRIST (Deemed to be University) almost every year. The student groups (ranging from 10 to 15) have come to CHRIST (Deemed to be University) to get India Experience in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Faculty and students come to participate in the India Gateway Program for two weeks. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) MSW students present their placement reports to the Griffith students and have fruitful interactions with them. The MSW faculty is involved in organizing and coordinating field visits to the NGOs and Hospitals. MSW faculty conduct lectures and seminars for the India Gateway program participants.


University of Paris-Dauphine, France

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has signed MOU with University of Paris-Dauphine, France on January 26, 2008 for academic (faculty and student) exchanges.

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has hosted 3 groups from University of Paris, Dauphine (UOPD) in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.Each group consists of almost 20 faculty and students. The faculty and students are in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) for one week. The students enrolled in UOPD for Masters of Sustainable Development Program come to CHRIST (Deemed to be University) under the aegis of India Gateway Program to see the sustainable initiatives undertaken in India. MSW Department provides this experience by arranging field visits to NGOS and Hospitals.  MSW faculty also conducts lectures and seminars for incoming group.

Course work

University of Paris-Dauphine, France

Since 2008 CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is hosting students from University of Paris, Dauphine. The incoming students complete their One Semester in Masters of Social Work Program. Till date MSW Department has hosted 10 students from University of Paris, Dauphine. As the students are in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) for almost 6 months; they bring diversity in the department.

Flinders University, Australia

The Department of Social Work has Credit Transfer programme in Master of Social Work with Flinders University, Australia. The students will be completing two semesters in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and two semesters in Flinders University, Australia. The students will be granted 36 Units (one year) of credit towards the masters of Social Work degree at Flinders University.

Field Work

 CHRIST (Deemed to be University) receives Social Work students from 6 Universities for Field Work Placement. They stay with us for a period of 4 months and they work in the project areas of Centre for Social Action (CSA) and also with other NGOs in Bangalore. Academic Supervision is provided to these students by the Faculty members from Social Work department. The students are also allowed to attend the classes offered by Social Work department. The Universities are:-

1.    Bodo University, Norway

2.    Diakonhjemmet Hogskole, Norway

3.    Griffith University, Australia

4.    HAN University, Netherlands

5.    Hist University, Norway

6.    Lund University

Service learning

HAN University, Netherlands

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) receives students from the minor programme to do their service learning at the project areas of CSA. Academic supervision is done by the faculty members of social work department.

Sustainable development Cooperation Course at HAN University

We send two students from Social Work Department every year to undergo a course on Sustainable development co operation at HAN University.


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