Admission Open for 2018: MA (Social Work, Rural Management and Gandhian Studies, Social Communication and Buddhist Studies), and BA (Social Work)

Welcome to National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences

The National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS) was born in the Year 1971. NISWASS is an evolution in itself and has brought a sea change in all aspects of its operations from communication to research; from projection to implementation. NISWASS operates its own communication branch that strengthens understanding and improves goodwill between service providers and target population. It will be seen thus far that each Department has a need-based, step-by-step evolution. Measured growth and steady progress have made NISWASS a Trust in itself.

Vision : Establishment of a humane, just, equal, inclusive and ideal social order.

Mission : Focus on the liberation of the oppressed and transformation of the society guided by humanism and compassion through pragmatic voluntarism.

Values : NISWASS postulates six basic values in keeping with its vision and mission.

  • To develop the self along nobler principles of life and lore.

  • To possess clear conviction and firm faith in the dignity, worth and creative power of the individual of any caste, colour, religion or belief system.

  • To surrender to the basic tenets of universal truth and social norms of mutuality, amity and understanding.

  • To cultivate high standards of personal ethics and morals, greater regard and respect for those who are in need or otherwise ignored or neglected in the family or the society.

  • To observe strictly the lessons of humility and amiability, and persevere in practising virtues of self-knowledge, self-control and tolerence of differences and dissimilarities.

  • To promote peace, happiness and joy in work with a positive disposition and helpful attitude towards one and all.




The Main Campus is located at Khurda, Bhubaneswar close to convenient communication facilities via Road.The Main Campus has been subjected to a recent upgradation involving Renovation of the Old Building, Development of Lawn, improvement of the roads and the pathways inside the main campus and provision of Quarters for the Class IV Employees.

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The campus is located in the Kandhamal District, which is a part of the Western Odisha Development Area and also adjoins the KBK district. Students are recruited from the same locality and belonging to the SCs, STs and other marginalized sections of the locality.

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The Tribal area campus of NISWASS known as Gangpur College of Social Work (GCSW), Bihabandh is situated in the tribal area of Sundargarh district in the Western part of Odisha. Students mostly are recruited from the same locality and belonging tothe tribal community.

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NISWASS has started its southern area campus at Khambariguda, Rayagada district. It offers B.A in Social Work degree. The campus has its own land and infrastructure is being developed. Students are recruited from the same locality and mostly from the tribal communities.The Southern area campus also provides Hostel accomodation for boys.

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