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Dr. A.V. Baliga

Dr. A. V. Baliga Institute of Social Sciences and Rural Management

Dr. A. V. Baliga Institute of Social Sciences and Rural Management was established in the academic year 2007-08 under the aegis of Dr. A. V. Baliga Charities, Mumbai. The institution is located in a 23-acre campus at Haradi, Brahmavara. A Rural Medical Centre and a Home for Senior Citizens are also located in the same campus. This is an ideal atmosphere for students to develop an interest in Social Work and Community Development. The institution is also supported by Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Hospital (located just 14 kms away) through a Psychiatry Centre, De-addiction Centre, Family Counseling Centre, Child Guidance Clinic, Memory Clinic, Occupational Therapy and OCD Clinic. The main aim of establishing the institution has been to create a "like minded work force to provide counseling services and community oriented development programmes to the society". 

Courses Offered:

The institute is affiliated to Mangalore University and offers B.S.W and B.A (Psychology, Rural Development and Journalism) courses under Credit Based Semester Scheme.

B.S.W (Bachelor of Social Work):

The course is aimed at students wanting to take up Social Work as a profession. It's a career choice that aims to help people, communities and societies to develop to their full potential. Social workers help people with their personal and social problems; they aid in access to community resources and work towards developing community support networks.

B.A (Bachelor of Arts):

B.A (Psychology, Rural Development and Journalism) was introduced in the academic year 2009-10. There are many avenues and opportunities in these disciplines, not only in India but also outside India.

Admission Details:


All candidates who have passed Pre-University Examination conducted by the Pre-University Examination Board or any other examination considered equivalent by Mangalore University.


No capitation and no donation; only nominal fee.

Infrastructure and Facilities:

  • Experienced Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff
  • Good Library
  • Canteen Facility
  • Indoor Games Facility
  • Computer Lab
  • Hostel Facility (Boys and Girls)
  • Playground
  • Psychology Lab
  • Free Medical Facility
  • NSS Unit
  • Food & Nutrition Lab
  • Transportation
  • Sports and Cultural Forums
  • Audio-Visual Centre
  • Campus Selection
  • Free Spoken English Classes

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