Ida D Souza K

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade

Department of Global Health


    She is an Assistant Professor - Selection Grade in the Prasanna School of Public Health.


    • Teaches MSW students
    • Guides  PG research thesis  with relevant topics selection and writing proposals, collecting data finally writing reports
    •  Is Member of BOS, MSW, MAHE, upgrading  syllabus as per the societal needs
    • Prepares students for conference and seminar presentation
    • Is involved in Identification  & networking  with Industries, NGOs and Hospital for the field practice of  specialization students   & providing facilitation in practice
    • Is involved in Identification & networking with  Local NGOs and Government Departments for generic field practice  and providing  guidance
    • Is involved in Students mentoring
    • Is involved in Collaboration for research &  Practice  with Governmental & Non governmental organizations 
    • Is Alumni Relations coordinator
    • Organizes workshops & seminars for  students and stakeholders  by networking with Governmental Organizations  & NGOs  on  current relevance
    • Is Pursuing PhD : Determining the best practices  in functioning of Juvenile Justice system in effective reformation of children in conflict  with law  in Karnataka
    • Is involved in Teaching, Lesson Planning and Syllabus revision.
    • Guides Students for research Dissertation. 
    • Supervises for Students Internship. 
    • Guides students for Field work practicum. 
    • Conducts industrial exposure visit to various organizations.






Subject Subject code Semester
Social Work Profession: History and Ideologies MSW-601 Year I
Social Science Perspectives for Social Work MSW-605 Year I
Community Organisation and Social Action MSW-604 Year I
Social Welfare Administration and Legislation MSW-608 Year I
Social Work Practicum, Practical MSW-609, MSW-610 Year I
Research Project MSW-627 Year II
Project Planning, Management and Evaluation MSW-622 Year II
Urban Community & Development MSW 626.03 Year I
Research Project MSW 628 Year II
Field Work Practicum Year I, Year II


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Pursuing) Research Title : Determining the best practices in functioning of Juvenile Justice system in effective reformation of children in conflict with law in Karnataka Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
MPhil Sociology Annamalai University 2011
MSW Community Development School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore University 1989
BA Rural Development, Criminology, Kannada Literature School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore University 1984


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal Assistant Professor - Selection Grade Played a key role in initiating the MSW Program 2009- till Present (10 Years)
St Aloysius College, Mangalore HOD & Lecturer Established the Social Work Department from the initiation, Responsible for setting up the department with library, field placements, conferences, seminars, Chief Editor of college journal, BOS /BOE Member, consultancy to local NGOs network 9 years
School of Social Work , Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore Guest Lecturer Teaching, Field work Guidance 2 years
Working in NGO Practice Established child line in Mangalore at Roshni Nilaya (2000) , Founder Member of NGO PAD Valored in 1993 (3 years)-at present Consultant to PADI Valored, worked among Siddi Tribals at Karwar District (1 year), Total Literacy Campaign at DK District (1 year), Worked as Coordinator Shriek Abhivridhi Sangh, Belgaum Karnataka (2 years) 10 years

Research Project : Mapping child friendly police station concepts in police stations in DK district as per the guidelines of JJ Act 2015 and POCSO Act 2012

Association with District police department DK 2019

Research Project : Teachers and students perspective on school home work pattern in Dakshina Kannanda District Karnataka

Association with PADI, Makkala Mantapa Sullia, & mysore

Research Project : “Health Status of the community in the selected villages in Udupi Taluk, District Udupi”

With the permission of District administration Udupi District 2018

Research Project : A Study on problems experienced by adolescents in Udupi district

APSA(NGO) Karnataka State commission for protection of child rights ( KSCPCR) Bangalore 2015

Research Project : A study on the situational analysis of children and Preparation of district Child Protection action plan for Udupi

Women and Child Development Department, Karnataka State Government 2015

Research Project : Compilation of secondary data on Status of children in Udupi District funded by Valored, NGO

Valored Padi 2012

Research Project : Research on Developing Social Auditing Skills on MGNREGS 2010 in Udupi District

Udupi Zilla Panchayath

Research Project : Research on Developing Social Auditing skills on MGNREGS 2010 in Udupi District.

Udupi Zilla Panchayath

Research Project : Research on Performance Evaluation of Solar Home Lighting Systems provided to Kundapur, Udupi 2010

Bharathiya Vikasa Trust Perampalli, Manipal 2010

Research Project: A Study on Socio Economic Conditions of Parisheners in Milagris Church, Mangalore Karnataka


Area of Interest

Juvenile Justice & Retroactive Justice, Child Rights & Protection, Right to education, Gender Sensitization, Women Empowerment, Local Self Governance, Social Work Education, Community Development, Research methodology, Project writing & project management, Human empowerment

Area of Expertise

Child protection system , women empowerment, social work education, research skills

Area of Research

Juvenile Justice, Child rights & Child protection, Right to education, Adolescent health, Local governance, Human resource development, Life skills development

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Membership :

Member of BOE For Paper Setting :

  • Mangalore University,  Mangala Gangothri , Department of Social Work  since  2003
  • Yenepoya University (Deemed), Department of Social Work  Mangalore, since  2018
  • St Aloysius College  ( Autonomous) , MSW Department  since 2013
  • St Aloysius College BSW Department ( Autonomous) since 2015
  • School Of Social Work Roshni Nilaya ( Autonomous), MSW Department since 2015
  • School Of Social Work Roshni Nilaya ( Autonomous) BSW Department since 2016
  • SDM PG Department of  Social Work ( Autonomous) , Ujire, Dharmasthala  since  2012

Other professional membership:

  • 3  panel member Juvenile Justice Board ( JJB)  Mangalore, DK  for Karnataka State Government  from 2020 to 2023
  • Udupi District Child Protection Committee Member 2018 Onwards
  • Research consultant for Valored, Mangalore  Since  2015  
  • Master Trainer for  UNICEF on Child Protection & Child rights
  • State level Consultant for Syllabus formulation   for NIMHANS in Child protection  2019
  • State level consultant for Syllabus preparation ICPS  Karnataka state 2017



  • Life member of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.
  • Life member of Indian Society for Professional Social Workers



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