National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, with its well known acronym ‘NISWASS’ was founded in 1971 by Dr. Radhakant Nayak, Former Secretary to Government of India. The Institute has been registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with the objective of supplementing the efforts of Governments in helping communities that are struggling to come up on their own. It sought to realise the vision of an Institute engaging itself in research, consultancy, training and action programmes in social, economic, educational, and cultural spheres. The difference in the approach of NISWASS is undertaking these in an integrated manner, for the growth and development of the disadvantaged, the poorest of the poor.
The Classroom Facilities Unit is responsible for the physical teaching & learning environment in general purpose classrooms. This includes classroom facilities operation and readiness, including maintenance and upkeep of central classrooms and all furnishings. NISWASS has a growing library. It is small, yet functional and has latest publications in the relevant fields which engage the faculty and students. It offers students, staff, research scholars and visitors, a good selection of books on Social Work and social sciences. Aware of the fact that Social Work is a multi-disciplinary subject and keeping in view the readers’ need, we are trying to widen its reference and issue sections. We have already embarked upon a process of modernization,
NISWASS offers Hostel facilities to its women students coming from parts of the state. Admission in student’s hostels shall be granted to the most meritorious ones across various Faculties, Departments and Centers. A Hostel Welfare Association comprising of residents help the administration in maintaining clean, healthy, vibrant atmosphere on the campus. Residents actively participate in various Cultural activities, games/ sports, seminars, debates and discussion etc.