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DYUTI 2024

DYUTI 2024 is a two-day International Conference from January 10th - 11th, 2024, aimed at bringing together scholars, academicians and practitioners to deliberate on Global Perspectives and Practices based on health promotion.This Health Promotion Conference would provide a platform to discuss the current developments and models in the field of Health Promotion. Health promotion is a comprehensive process directed towards enabling people to take action and it is done by, with and for people either as individuals or as groups. The conference would explore the avenues to strengthen the skills and capabilities of individuals to take action and the capacity of groups or communities to act collectively to exert control over the determinants of health and achieve positive change.

DYUTIDevelopmental Yearnings for a United and Transformed India
Rajagiri with its vision of ‘becoming a centre of excellence in learning for enriching and fulfilling LIFE’ has been regularly providing an annual forum for deliberations on vital issues of development from a Rights perspective. This annual series of deliberation (started in 1998) is named DYUTI meaning ‘Spark of Life’. DYUTI 2024 is the 24th in its series.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underscore the pivotal role of the social work profession in fostering collaboration with diverse professions and partners, thereby enriching a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and multisectoral approach to service delivery. With a steadfast commitment to enhancing both social and economic well-being at various strata of society, the SDGs seamlessly align with the profession’s mission to advance the welfare of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Social work professionals actively engage with specific focus groups specified within the SDGs, including women, children, youth, individuals with disabilities, older adults, indigenous communities, internally displaced populations, migrants, and refugees. The global mandate of the SDGs presents social work professionals with a unique opportunity to redefine their role, championing human rights and social justice for these target populations, and contributing significantly to the global pursuit of these vital objectives.


Inclusive Societies

Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Habitats

Enhancing Healthy Lives and Promoting Well-Being

Reducing Inequalities Among Specific Groups

Partnership Models in SDG Initiatives


Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI Congregation. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has been placed 27th in the country in the 'Colleges' category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022, MHRD, Govt of India. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences was selected and granted with "College with Potential for Excellence" (CPE) status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India in 2016. The institution was reaccredited in the fourth cycle with an A++ grade and a CGPA of 3.83 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Rajagiri School of Social Work, started in the year 1955 was one of the pioneering institutions in south India, establishing programmes and setting standards in the field of social work education. According to the India Today - MDRA and OUTLOOK - ICARE Survey of Best Social Work Colleges 2023 ranking, the Social Work Programme of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences rated as the second-best in Pan India. The presence of live labs (extension departments) in the campus adds quality to education through experience.

25 years of Internationalisation @ Rajagiri

'Internationalisation' has been a catchword for Rajagiri since its inception and we have completed 25 years of official International collaborations. Currently, Rajagiri has official agreements with 60+ International Universities across 30 countries. Establishing vibrant academic tie-ups with leading universities all over the world has not only helped the students to get international exposure, but also facilitated in sharing of resources for faculty training, curriculum development, research, and consultancy. Our students from PG and UG programmes regularly do short-term study programmes in our Partner Universities with a duration ranging from 1 month to 6 months. We host International students in our regular programmes as full-time students which is also supported by the Study in India (SII) Programme from the Govt of India. The various programmes offered by Rajagiri also have twinning, dual degree arrangements with world-class International Universities across the globe.


The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Knowledge Partners

The University of Edinburgh is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded by the town council under the authority of a royal charter of King James VI in 1582 and officially opened in 1583, it is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest university in continuous operation in the English-speaking world. In academic rankings, Edinburgh is positioned among the top universities in the United Kingdom and the world. It has the third-largest endowment in the UK, behind only Cambridge and Oxford. Edinburgh is the seventh-largest university in the UK by enrolment and receives over 75,000 undergraduate applications per year, making it the second-most popular university in the UK by volume of applications.

Ludwigsburg Protestant University of Applied Science, Germany

Knowledge Partners

The Evangelical University of Ludwigsburg is a state-recognized university run by the church. By training social workers, social educators, religious educators, deacons, nursing staff and childhood educators, the Ludwigsburg Evangelical University takes on the social educational mission with a particular focus on the scientific development and professional design of the social community. Studying at the Evangelical University of Ludwigsburg means living and learning with an international focus in the areas of social affairs, social welfare, pedagogy, nursing and religion. The Ludwigsburg campus offers the best study conditions for around 1,300 students. The Reutlingen campus with 140 students in the Social Work (BA) course complements the offering. A total of twelve bachelor's and six master's degree programs are offered. Over 40 professorships and over 85 lecturers guarantee an excellent range of courses in a personal atmosphere and small learning groups at both locations.


Kerala Institute of Local Administration

Knowledge Partners

Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) is an autonomous institution functioning for the Local governments in Kerala. It was registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955. KILA has the mandate of facilitating and accelerating the socio-economic development of the State through strengthening the Local Self Government Institutions (LSGIs).The Central university of Kerala has recognised it as a Research centre attached to the Department of International Relations w.e.f 14 July 2014. The Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) plays a vital role in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through various activities and initiatives including training, action-research, publications, seminars and workshops, consultancy, documentation, handholding and information services,partnership and networking. 


Dyuti'24 and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) are honoured to have these organisations on board as our international partners.

Knowledge Partners