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 (3.83 out of 4) in 2021 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. As of 2022, RCSS has been ranked in the 27th position in the College Category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). 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. The Social Work Programme of the Department of Social Work is ranked as the second best in Pan India by the leading media houses like India Today and OUTLOOK.