Dr. Ambedkar College of Social Work a prestigious Social Work College, affiliated to Rashtra Sant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, is one of the first colleges of Social Work in the district of Wardha. Inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar, the college was established as Buddhist educational institution in August 1993 by the Subhedar Ramji Ambedkar Educational Society which in turn was founded by honorable Dinesh Baliram Sawai, a frontline leader of Dalit and Buddhist movement, a prominent Ambedkarite and an educationalist.
Subhedar Ramji Ambedkar Education Society is one of the most reputed and well known educational societies in Vidarbha region which has spread over its work in Wardha, Deoli, Hinganghat towns of Wardha and Yeotmal districts. Under the visionary leadership of honorable Dinesh Baliram Sawai, the Founder President of Subhedar Ramji Ambedkar Education Society, the society realizes the importance of education and also that traditional and formal education courses will not bring about constructive social and economical changes. The availability of professional education and training courses is must.
This vision was realized with the foundation of Dr. Ambedkar College of Social Work in Wardha. As the college provides professional social work education through imparting 3 year Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) and 2 year Masters in Social work (MSW) programs, it has specialized salient features and objectives to provide opportunities to the students of Social Work to all the classes and categories. These are as follows:
- To make self reliable, self dependent and enlighten competent youth who will be ready to accept social civic responsibilities
- To promote social equality through overall personality development and professional opportunities
- To prepare trained professional social worker who have clear understanding of social system and its issues, challenges and problems so that they are able to bring about desired changes
- To create social sensitivity and sense of responsibility by providing value based atmosphere by networking with various committed organizations and institutions.
Situated in Sawangi Mege (Wardha grampanchayat) on Wardha – Yeotmal road, Dr Ambedkar College of Social Work due to its rigorous academic environment, competent faculty and high moral vision has benefited thousands of students since its inception by imparting them training and education in the sphere of social work and provided them an opportunity to not only better their careers but also contribute to the benefit of the larger society.
The college, true to its focus on imparting education among those who had no earlier access, has provided much needed space especially for the students from the rural agricultural background. Among its students the large numbers come from the first generation literate and poor families. The majority of these students are young women from SC/ST/NT/DNT/OBC background which makes it a very unique educational institution in the region of Vidarbha.
The college is based in a large premise with huge infrastructure and all round facilities for the students along with highly qualified staff with doctoral degrees. The competence of our faculty has been the most honored asset of this college. There are number of department basically set up for the overall development of students. Bridge courses, media department, carrier guidance and counseling centre are main attraction of the college.
The students have also provided tremendous response to the opportunities provided by the college and many have achieved high academic excellence under the guidance of its faculty. This is proved by achieving high distinctions in the annual exams held at University level where the students of our college have continuously found place in Nagpur University Merit List.