National Service Scheme provides diversified opportunities to students in colleges and Universities to develop their personality through community services. Community services rendered by university level students have covered several aspects like adoption of villages for intensive development work, mass tree plantation, technology transfer programmes, technologies for rural development, various technical training programmes for self-help groups and rural youth etc., considering the benefits, the Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi has made NSS compulsory for the students of CUK, Kalaburagai under the guidance of Dr. Channaveer, Head, Dept. of Social Work, CUK.
With the motto of NSS, the Department of Social Work has adopted Kadaganchi, Pattan and Suntanur, the three Grama Panchayats of Aland Taluka; and Tarafile and Hanuman Tanda, the urban communities of Kalaburagi city. Community intervention initiatives are taken up on social issues through the students. The theme is 'social innovation and entrepreneurship for social change'. MSW Sem.- I & II students continuously visit the villages and urban communities on every Friday and at times on Saturdays to work with the individuals, families, groups and organizations in the communities.
The Department has introduced community intervention initiatives from the academic year 2013, as parts of that social issue are identified and social work response through intervention strategies are introduced in the communities. The social issues taken up are –
- Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
- Skill development of Self Help Groups
- Health interventions for elderly persons
- Enhancing Self-esteem of school children
- Improving study habits of school children
- Skill development of adolescent Groups
- Sanitation campaign
- Women empowerment