Authentic exposure and experience of the students is ensured through going beyond the curriculum, and reinforcing the learning process with active participation in extension activities. Contacts with Business Organisations, NGOs and GOs have been a great source of learning and inspiration for the students. Guest Lectures by leading entrepreneurs, activities and awareness programs conducted by deferent NGOs serve to develop social responsibility and sensitivity amongst students. Our major extension programmes are:
Social Outreach Enabling Unit (SOEU)
With a view to sensitising students to our social problems and encouraging them to make a meaningful contribution through volunteer service, the college has a functional Social Outreach Enabling Unit (SOEU) for all faculties. Each faculty of the college takes up one project for the marginalized or neglected members of our community, in which students are free to participate in areas such as AIDS awareness, health and sanitation, cleanliness, literacy, childcare, computer education etc. All participants are awarded certificates for their volunteer work.
The College has been the nodal agency for Childline, a Government of India project since 2000. This was the first such project in MP, and is now functioning in 66 cities in India. The BSSS works closely with several NGOs in the city and aims to build up a strong network among the strong departments and non-government organizations to fight for the children who are in need of care and protection.
Social Awareness Programmes
As active volunteers working towards speedy accomplishment of the goals of the NGOs, several students take part in Educational Projects that are oriented towards the adult population and also non-formal education for children through programmes like Balwadis and Aanganwadies. The college also participates in drives to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and other health and hygiene related awareness programmes. Successful efforts in this direction have been made by students through street plays and home visits in slum areas.
In collaboration with NGOs of Bhopal, the students of Social Work have helped from self help groups targeted at savings, internal loaning and other social activities. Constant efforts are made by the college to create awareness about various burning social issues in the college and beyond. Rigorous field work, Industrial visits, Study tours and rural camps are a regular part of the co-curricular activities of the college and reflect the ideology of making knowledge practically relevant.
Professional Social Work Students Association
To provide a platform for the personal and professional development, the Department of Social Work initiated the formation of a professional association of social work students in the college. Under the banner members organise blood donation camp, street plays, NGO meet, seminars, exposure visits and other outreach activities which can lead to sustainable development of the locality.
Field Action Projects
The Department of Social Work provides training opportunities to the students for balancing the theoretical orientation of conceiving and implementing a project and a platform to experience the need of actual clientele through Field Action Projects. The students are appointed as student coordinators and volunteers. At present the focus is on Child Rights, Education and Positive Mental Health through FAPs-Jagrati, Umeed and Disha, M-Mitra a project with ARMAN has widened the horizon of the students to work as student coordinator on a part-time basis.
In the quest for excellence BSSS has initiated three nobel ventures under the Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) activities. They are BSSS-Jeevan Shaala, BSSS-VIKAS and BSSS-PAHAL. BSSS-Jeevan Shaala works with the neighborhood community to enhance the quality of education of children and to impart life skill education with the help of experts. BSSS-VIKAS has opened a new life path for the inmates of prison by educating them in Basics of Computers and Communicative English. BSSS-PAHAL is focused towards the capacity building of trainee warders.