We are happy to share the first newsletter of the DSSW Alumni Association with you. This is our small effort to strengthen our ties with the Department. We hope to engage more meaningfully with the students and the faculty in future. In addition we would also like to share about the work of our alumni.
Look forward to your feedback on the same. More importantly, we invite you to be part of the Alumni Association. It is also important that we network among ourselves and work collectively..
The Delhi School of Social Work (DSSW) and the Alumni Association are jointly organising a webinar on *August 14 from 5:00 pm-6.30 pm*.
The event will include release of a document that includes more than 30 case studies of alumni working to address challenges arising out of COVID-19.
The webinar will also have a lecture by *Ms. Kiran Bhatia* (founder of Sanjeevani) who has worked on gender issues during covid.
*August 14: 5:00 pm -6:30 pm*
The webinar is open for all the students of DSSW and alumni. It’ll be great if you can join and be a part of our endeavor to acknowledge the efforts of our alumni and connect with the Department.
Lecture series with DSSW students : The Alumni Association of Department of Social Work has launched a lecture series for the students in 2019.
The first in this series was given by Dr Niraj Seth on September 27, which was attended by about 50 students from both previous and final year, faculty members and alumni. The topic of the lecture was ‘Experiential journey – From DSSW to making a difference to lives of people’. Niraj Seth is from the 1980-82 batch and has work experience of over 35 years across various institutions. While interacting with the students, she focused on her role in four areas – as a school social worker, a project manager, advocacy and corporate social responsibility. She shared anecdotes from each of these areas and her evolution as a professional social worker.
Letter from DSSW Alumni Association
The DSSW Alumni Working Committee would like to thank Prof Neera Agnimitra for playing a pivotal role in setting up of the Alumni Association. She completes her tenure as Head of the Department. It has been a pleasure for all of us to work with her in taking the initial steps. We began by organising an alumni meet, creating a website and initiating lecture series by the alumni. Unfortunately have been forced to slow down because of the current situation. But the spirits are high, and we will make our best efforts to join the Department in taking it to even higher levels
The success of Alumni Association depends on the involvement of the alumni as well as the Department. We are very happy that Prof. Pamela Singhla is stepping into this new role of Head of the Department. We welcome her as the Patron of the Association and look forward to working with her. At the same time, we would also urge all the alumni to join hands and share in what way they can contribute to strengthening the Association. More importantly, how we can support the Department and ultimately the students.
We are in the process of documenting the work being done by the alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic and share their learnings.
The Alumni of Class of 1994 on the silver jubilee of the batch in 2019 came together from across the globe and different parts of India to create a fund of Rs.3,00,000/- for air conditioning of auditorium at DSSW – as a tribute to their alma mater.
List of Alumni Working Committee Members
|1||Patron||Dr. Neera Agimitra|
|2||President||Dr. Niraj Seth|
|3||Vice President||Mr. Yogesh Chandra|
|4||Secretary||Mr. Premoday Khakha|
|5||Joint Secretary||Dr. Neena Pandey|
|6||Treasurer||Mr. Shubham Pahwa|
|7||Member||Dr. Sushma Batra|
|8||Member||Mr. Anubhav Kumar|
|9||Member||Ms. Sonia Singla|
|10||Member||Dr. Vinay Kumar|
The Associate and Student members will however not have any voting rights.