The PhD Programme in the social work will enable candidates from across the county, and particularly from far-flung areas and states/union territories, where there are no schools of social work, to pursue their research work leading to a doctoral degree.
Currently, the school has admitted three Research and Teaching Assistantship (RTAs) in 2009 for its doctoral programme in social work.
The Doctoral Programme in Social Work aims at training professionals (both teachers and practitioners) in the skills and competence related to the systematic investigation of various issues and problems in the area of Social Work. At this level, the study is expected to provide new and original insights into the problem or the area under investigation. The PhD Programme of IGNOU can be pursued by those who possess an MSW./MA (Social Work) degree.
IGNOU had introduced a unique scheme of IGNOU-DEC Research and Teaching Assistantships (RTA), which is designed to meet the high-quality human resource requirements in teaching and research in the area of the highly technology intensive open and distance learning-ICT, web, satellite based and online learning in various disciplines of higher education, including Social Work.
The scheme is open to post-graduate holders in Social Work with consistently top academic record and who would like to do teaching and research in discipline of Social Work.