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Karve Institute Of Social Service

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Karve Institute Of Social Service is situated at in Pune.

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MSW Programme
  • 2 Years
  • Master in Social Work-M.S.W.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
  • 2 Years
  • Master of Phillosophy-M. Phil.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Languages / Arts / Literature

Karve Institute Of Social Service - KISS

In commemoration of the great work done by Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve, Karve Institute of Social Service was established on 9th November 1963. The institute since its inception is striving to provide service to society and impart training to aspiring professionals and a variety of functionaries working with people. Social work today does not mean only charity or philanthropy. It has been accorded the significance of a profession like the other helping professions and is practiced in a systematic and methodical manner. Social Work as a profession is being increasingly recognised as a core profession in the process of human and social development. The scope of the human and social services continues to be in keeping with the functions of the Modern Welfare State. Professionally trained and qualified social workers are increasingly being sought for holding responsible positions in government and non-government organizations working in the field of individual, family, community and social development.   Vision" Karve Institute of Social Service envisage a society which ensures peace, harmony, dignity, justice and equal opportunities for development of individuals and communities through planned social work interventions by a committed cadre of professionals".Mission" is to strive for excellence in social work education training and research by upholding social work values and the nobility of the profession".

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Why join Karve Institute of Social Service


The college has excellent state of the art infrastructure facilities



4 Type Courses Available

  • 3 PG Courses
  • 1 phd Courses

Karve Institute Of Social Service Placements

The Job Placement Cell is one of the important activities of the Institute. Every year the Placement Cell receives correspondence for vacancies from various organisation from all over India. The Campus Interviews are organised in the 4th term every year. The Cell also takes in the registration of students from other social work colleges and informs them accordingly. In the last academic year we received 50-60 vacancies and all our students are currently employed in various NGOs, Hospitals, Communities and Industries.


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Welcome to the Karve Institute of Social Service Library. The library was originally founded by Late Shri. B.D.Karve, founder of Karve Institute of Social Service in 1963. The library specialises in Family & Child Welfare , Human Resource Management ,Medical Psychiatric Social Work , Urban Rural Community Development, , and is considered to be one of the foremost specialised libraries in the field of social work in Maharashtra. The KINSS Library serves as the Information System in social work education. The Library, as one of the important central facilities of the Institute, supports the study, teaching, research and development programmes of the Institute. It is housed in a separate building having two floors. The information resources have been strengthened by adding a good number of journals and latest books in social work and allied subjects. The library has a collection of 16500+ volumes which includes Text Books, Reference Books and Bound volumes of Journals. The Library subscribes to about 70+ current Journals and National Library and Information Services infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST) programme online database, the UGC- Consortium from the Inflibnet for the year 2011 by providing the online IP based institutional e-resources access. N-LIST online database consist more than 7000+ journals and 97000+ e-books with online access to students, researchers and faculties. During the period from 8th March 2014 to 5th April 2014 Karve Institute of Social Service ranked in India’s top ten colleges N-LIST users. Library operations have been automated with the help of an integrated library software package, AutoLib. The book database is accessible through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Circulation Services are executed through Barcode System. It is an open access library and remains open from 9 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on weekdays and extended from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the examination period. The Library has introduced Internet and Wi-Fi facility to facilitate free-flow of information to the users. Special reading room facility is offered for M.S.W., M.Phil, Ph.D.,PGDGMN and PGD-CSR students. Library has a well-equipped xerox, printing and scanning facility. The library has institutional membership with Jaykar library, University of Pune to avail their services. 


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