Formal Education system is one of the sources for cognitive development in our society. Manavlok had established 37 Balwadi (kindergarten) at 37 villages with total beneficiaries of 1486 children and handover to state government, Facilitated 960 students at 35 centers through night study program, and provided non-formal education to 175 children of school dropout at 9 villages. Presently, Manavlok is running one Art centre, one Balwadi Centre (pre-school), one MSW (Master of Social Work) College and one Home Science College which are renowned in the region across.
A) Manavlok College Of Social Work
Our source of inspiration Dr. Dwarkadas Shaligram Lohiya was working in the field of social development especially rural development since 1972 in Marathwada. Especially in Beed district which is known for its drought and migrant labour. Dr. D. S. Lohiya felt the need to start professional social work course and to prepare trained social worker from the same district who knows severity of the problems and trained them to handle the problems in the district by the scientific knowledge. Thus MANAVLOK’s College of Social Work established in 1999 as an extension of Manavlok’s educational activities.
Manavlok’s College of Social Work imparts two years full time professional course in Social Work education at Post Graduation level. The intake capacity of the college for MSW first year is 40 and MSW second year 40. Accordingly these students are admitted to their respective classes every year. The college is located in rural area, its primary aim is to provide education to the rural students and prepare them to face the challenges at local and regional levels. Strong field work is one of the identities of the college, apart from regular classroom teaching. The college provides opportunities to the students to apply social work methods at institutional, open community and village level. The exposure of Manavlok’s intervention for upliftment of poor, needy and rural community facilitate social work education to strengthen skill and values of social work to encompass social development and promotions of social welfare and social justice. The college strives for better experience to the students in the various fields which requires the intervention at micro and macro level.
Manavlok’s College of Social Work is permanently affiliated with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad which is recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC). Manavlok’s College of Social Work is also accredited by NAAC - ‘B’ grade in year 2015-16. The college is accredited ‘A’ grade by the Executive Academic Audit Committee of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad in the academic year 2019-2020 respectively.
Vision of the college - Reshaping the Society through Social Work Education Mission of the college - Strengthening the skill and values of social work to encompass social development and promotion of social welfare and social justice.
• To sensitize the student to deal with various social issues.
• To develop comprehensive professional skills in them.
• To promote and co-ordinate social work activities.
• To develop professional values and commitment.
• To offer consultancy, guidance and other assistance relating to and in pursuance of the objectives of Manavlok.
• To conduct and monitor all such activities which would helps to social development.
To imbibe the values and philosophy of the Khadi and Shramdan, wearing Khadi on Monday &Thursday by the staff and students is compulsory and one hour campus cleaning on Thursday is the integral part of our college. The efforts are made by the college to reshape the students as well as society by imbibing the social and professional values among them.
The college is having Research Centre affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University under this centre 10 scholars are perusing Ph.D. Research centre is giving exposure to the students by giving research assignments on various current issues.
Employment Guidance cell
Manavlok’s College of Social Work is started employment guidance cell to guide the students about various job opportunities and arranges campus interviews. Upto 2018-2019, 225 students were benefitted by the campus interviews arranged by the cell. The college also started MPSC coaching classes for the benefit of students and 20 students got benefit from the classes. Various programmes on personality development and other co-curricular activities are also arranged by the college every now and then.
Late Vasantrao Kale Swabhiman Shikshan Yojna
Late Vasantrao Kale Swabhiman Shikshan Yojna which is known as ‘Earn and Learn’ scheme for the economically and socially backward students was started in the academic year 2014-2015 sanction by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Under this scheme 25 students of the college were benefitted by getting Rs. 300 per month as remuneration.
Student, Parents, Teachers & Management meet is organizing by the college after the admissions of the students to introduce the course, rules and regulations of the college.
Alumni Association of the college arranges alumni meet every year.
Committees in the college
The following committees are functioning in the college such as - Anti Ragging Committee, Internal Complaint Committee (ICC), IQAC (internal Quality Assurance Cell), Social Justice and Empowerment Committee, Library Advisory Committee, Admission Committee, Employment Guidance Cell, Discipline committees.
Workshops and seminars
One state level and four national level seminars and 15 workshops on various issues were arranged by the college in last 10 years.
In the college library there are 5725 reference books, 32 periodicals, 11 news papers are available. E-Library facility is also provided. Books exhibition is organized every year by the library staff. Manavlok’s Research Bulletin is published quarterly by the college with having ISSN no. 2349-3984.
It helps the poor rural girls/boys to take the benefits of higher education by providing lodging and boarding at concessional rates. Both Girls and Boys grow and develop their potential in the progressive environment at the hostel which is integrated with other activities of the organization. We separate hostels for boys and girls. Girls’ Hostel is located at MMP Campus and Boys’ Hostel is Located at Manavlok’ Head Office Campus.
C) Training Centre and Auditorium:
We have two training centrs & an auditorium. Our training centre’sare well designed and well-furnished for both residential and non-residential types of trainings, located at Manavlok Campus, Ambajogai. These training centresare one of the sources to build our volunteers to professional social worker and it is a source of income generating through lending to other organization for trainings.
In the past, these training centres& auditoriumhave been used for various trainings conducted by Manavlok for the stakeholders for integrated watershed development like,training for the committee members of watershed programme under integrated watershed management programme sponsored by Vasundhara Watershed development scheme and Introductory Training on preparation of detailed project report, district & state level workshop for Maharashtra governments GalMukt Dharan GalYukt Shivar scheme, state level Paani Parishad, training on participatory rural appraisal,Beed district level conference for Chief Ministers Rural Development Fellows (CMRDF), Akshar-ManavParishad, training on internal resources and livelihood, mass marriage of couples from poor economic & social background, Art of Living session, Jaipur Foot Camp of artificial organ implant for the needy people, Career Guidance workshop for the students appearing for competitive exams etc. Being Manavlok is a District Recourse Organisation (DRO) for integrated watershed management programme; we send the trainings’ reports to Yashada, Pune.
Also these training centresare used by different department of Manavlok like Manavlok’s College of Social Sciences used it for conferences and classes for both students and academicians. For income generating we allowed other organizations/people to use our training centre.
D) Skill Training:
Through Eklavya Training Centre located at our subcentre Salegaon (dist- Osmanabad), 28 girls are getting skill training in tailoring. So far, 222 girls are trained through this training centre.
E) Toy Bank:
With an objective to increase children attendance, reduce dropouts, schooling to increase children attendence, and help them improve their cognitive skills, Manavlok is working with Toybank in four blocks in Beed district. From Parli, Kaij, Ambajogai, and Dharur Taluka, Toy Bank Centersare active in 36schools and 5219students are getting benefit.Also by running successfully this program, till now Manavlok has provided the necessary Toys in 13 pre-primary schoolbenefitting 1012 children. As the condition of ZP schools (Zilla Parishad Schools) is much poor in education as well as in attendance of students, Manavlok thought some modification should be done in these primary as well as secondary schools so as to increase student’s curiosity in education. Behalf of that Manavlok has started a new activity in March-April 2016 titled “Toy bank” in schools from Ambajogai and Kaij blocks. The main objective of Toy Bank was to increase Physical, Mental as well as learning ability of students. activity results in increased interest of students in education and refreshment through this activity creating activeness in the students. Toys are distributed to schools under this. These toys are allocated to the schools of increasingly growing schools of intellectual abilities, increasing the number of developmental skills such as playing games and understanding the mathematical process. For this, the application needs to be submitted to the Sports Demand Application Form, after which it fills up the evaluation / information form.
F) Runzun Playgroup Center:
Children from age group 3 to 5 are given admission to the “Runzun” playgroup center.Its intake capacity is of 40 students.The play group course assists children to continue their exploration.Along with educational activities, students participate in different cultural & sport activities like Ashadhi Ekadashi Dindi, Guru Purnima, Dahihandi, Fancy Dress competition, sport competition, play & annual function etc.
G) Dr Shaila Lohiya Study Centre for Women:
Over 1,350 books have been registered at the Dr. Shaila Lohiya Study Center for women. Everyday 13 various newspapers are made available in the study center. Every day, 15 girls come to study.
H) Subhadratai Narayan Dada Kaldate Women’s Hostel:
This hostel facility was started to make education easier & bearable for girls-women from rural area, who are economically & socially backward. Its intake capacity is 40.