RAJAGIRI COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (AUTONOMOUS) Abstract Submission Date - 1 October 2016 Early Bird Registration Date- 14 November 2016 Registration

Older people form an age group in which the increase in number is maximum when compared to younger age groups. By 2050, two billion people — or nearly one out of every four people — will be older than 60 years. 80% of the world's older people will be living in less developed countries, which have consequently less time than developed countries to build the infrastructure to deal with this major social transition. Currently 55 million Indians are aged over 60, projected to rise to 146 million by 2025. India seems ill-equipped to deal with this change. Very few elderly persons are entitled to pension. Most do not have access to health and social care services. Family care for older people is more and more difficult as intergenerational relationships are in transition in the context of rapid social and economic change.


  • Promotion and prevention of mental health in micro, messo and macro levels
  • Identify cost effective, full cover strategies for screening the population
  • Gather evidences of practice with the elderly through systematic analysis of experiences of the GOs and NGOs
  • Consolidate evidences of physical, psychological and social interventions through systematic analysis of scientific researches in the area of mental health of the elderly
  • Identify suitable statutory positions within the system in comparison with other countries to ensure protection of the rights of the elderly persons by Professional social workers



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 Science was accredited with 'A' Grade (3.70 out of 4) in 2013 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. The college has been conferred with Autonomous status by University Grants Commission in 2014.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.The Social Work academic programs range from Bachelors to Doctoral programme. The presence of live labs in the campus add quality to education through experience