The School of Social Work at Marian was started in 2002 and within a short span of time, has emerged as one of the leading schools of social work in India. The School of Social Work has academic tie-ups with research universities like University of Utah, USA and University of Texas, Arlington, USA. The PhD program was started in the year 2009. The Syndicate of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam recognized the School Of Social Work, Marian College Kuttikanam as its Research Centre in Social Work with the intake capacity of 15 students.

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (Social Work) is designed primarily for those preparing for leadership positions in teaching, research, administration and planning, policy analysis, and clinical practice in the social work field. The scholars can take up either full time or part time PhD.

Social Work PhD Scholars Details
Sl. No. Name Enrolled Date Topic Supervisor
1 Ajesh P. Joseph 15-07-2013 Land Alienation and Displacement of Tribes in Western Ghats Dr Cherian P. Kurien
2 Princy T. Sebastian 15-07-2013 Marital Quality and Family Functioning among young Couples in Idukki: Implications for Social Work Intervention Dr Cherian P. Kurien
3 Anju Kunjunju 20-12-2013 To the Challenges of Families of Migrant Labourers in Ernakulam District Dr Cherian P. Kurien
4 Alex J. Vellappally 20-12-2013 Determinants of Sobriety and Quality of Life: A critical reading in to the life stories of persons recovered from alcohol use disorder Dr Cherian P. Kurien
5 Rashmi Nair 20-12-2013 Social Work Practice in Working Against Child Abuse Dr Cherian P. Kurien
6 Renjini Jose 28-11-2014 Women Construction Workers and Rights Dr Cherian P. Kurien
7 Sobha Jose 03-12-2015 Coastal regulatory Zone (CRZ) Act and its Impact on the Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities of Kerala Dr Cherian P. Kurien
8 Mayamol T.R 15-06-2011 Social Etiology, Manifestations, Consequences And Management Of Emerging Infectious Diseases(A Study With Reference To North Kerala) Dr Jose Antony
9 Seena Abraham 15-06-2011 Social work intervention for Quality of Life ? A Pre- Post Analysis with Psoriasis Patients in Central Kerala Dr Jose Antony