Dr. Saju M.D CMI

Ph.D(Social Work )

Rajagiri School of Social Work

saju@rajagiri.edu, sajumadavan@gmail.com

Mobile No: 0091 9895346190 Office: 0091 484 2911321


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous)


  • Administrator, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous)
  • Counsellor for Education and Corporate Manager, Sacred Heart Province, Kochi – Secretary for 16 Schools, 5 Colleges, One Engineering College, One Medical College and Many technical Schools.
  • Director- International Centre for Consortium Researches in Social Care ( ICRS)
  • Principal Investigator, UK - India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), in collaboration with York University, UK, Funded by British council and University Grants Commission- India (UGC)
  • Collaborator- International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, University of York, UK

Educational Qualification

MA (Social Work - Medical and Psychiatric Social Work) from Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai

M. Phil in Social Work from University of Madras (Loyola College, Chennai).

Ph D in Social Work in the area of mental health from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Work Experience (Teaching / Industry / Research)

  1. Lecturer, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  2. Associate Professor, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences ( Autonomous), Rajagiri, Kalamassery, Cochin from 2008
  3. Psychotherapist, Dr. Sarada Menon’s Psychiatric Clinic, Chennai
  4. Collaborator of “International Centre for Mental Health Social research” , York University, UK
  5. Psychotherapist and Mental Health Consultant for Federal Bank – through their mental health program - SMILES

Area of Interest (Teaching / Research)

  • Clinical and developmental research, Psychiatric Social Work practice, Psychotherapy, Administration, Coordination, Training, Consultancy, Research and Publication.
  • Child Mental Health, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Differently abled, Family Development, Family Counselling, Gender Issues

Research Projects / Consultancy / Training / MDP conducted

  1. Research for Kerala Institute of Local Administration funded by Government of Kerala on the topic Social auditing and performance  improvement  in local govt- a Post evaluatiion study in Nedumkandam  Block Panchayat. Report is published by KILA
  2. UGC-Minor Research Project titled on “Organizational Practices of Non Government Organizations in Ernakulam”. Sanction No and Date: MRP (H)-1751/11-12/KLMG054/UGC-SWRO 13th July 2012
  3. Livelihood issues of Urban poor funded by IGSSS
  4. Problems of migrant labours funded by IGSSS
  5. Socio- spiritual life and contributions of Knanya Community funded by Knanaya Diocese Kottayam, Published the report by the society
  6. Evaluation of implementation of PWD Act in the local administration funded by UGC, Delhi.
  7. Regional coordinator of All India Evaluation Study of Indira Awas Yojana funded by Planning Commission, India
  8. Collaborative Research with Roshni Nilaya,  Mangalore, University of Melbourne, Australia, York University UK titled – Living well with Chronic Illness
  9. Family Social Work Intervention for the holistic development of children
  10. Exploratory study on suicide in Kerala in collaboration with Melbourne University
  11. Exploratory study on the problems of children of parents with Mental illness in collaboration with Melbourne University
  12. Exploratory study on the issues of persons with dementia in collaboration with Melbourne University.
  13. Exploratory study on the Health predictors of patients with Gynaecological cancer

Publication ( Book / Article / Case ) / Paper Presentations

  1. Saju M. D ( 2010) All India Evaluation Study of Indira Awas Yojana, Report was published by the Planning Commission, India
  2. Saju. M D., Social Work Education and Macro practice-Trends and Challenges - Conference proceedings, National seminar on Contemporary best practices -Professional Social Work, ISBN 938116413-4,
  3. Saju. M.D ( 2011) Social auditing and performance  improvement  in local govt- a Post evaluatiion study in Nedumkandam  Block Panchayat. Report is published by KILA
  4. Saju M.D ( 2011) Socio- spiritual life and contributions of Knanya Community, Report was Published and circulated by the Kottayam bishops House.
  5. M D SAJU (2013) “Social Work Education and Macro practice-Trends and Challenges”, proceedings of National seminar on Contemporary best practices in professional social work, ISBN 938116413-4
  6. Saju M D (2013) Social Audit report on Puthukavu Watershed Management Project implemented from 2004 to 2009 for AVARD, Chalakkudy
  7. Article Titled Migration: Ethical Dilemmas and Social Work,  Jeevadhara, A journal for socio- religious research, vol. XLVII,  ISSN 0970-1125, No 282
  8. Saju M.D ( 2012) Paper presented in an International Conference on ‘Child Rights’ at Chennai, International conference organized by For You Child and Department of Family and Child Welfare, TN
  9. Saju M.D ( 2012) Paper presented in a National Conference on Social Work Supervision held at Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore
  10. Saju M D ( 2010) Paper presented on Field Work Supervision at academic council of Madras University
  11. Saju M D (2015) Paper presented in Dyuti National Conference held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
  12. Saju M D ( 2009) Book review published in Rajagiri Journal of Social Development
  13. Saju M.D (2012). Chaired the session on Family and Health. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Family Competence and Social Development: Emerging Paradigms in Social Work Practice, 12-14 January 2012, RCSS 
  14. Saju.M.D (2015) Presented paper on Problems of children of patients with mental disorders in an International Conference, held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery
  15. Saju M.D (2016) Presented a paper on “Migration; Issues and challenges” in Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland on 5th June 2016.
  16. Saju MD ( 2015) Edited book titled- Determinants of healthy ageing; eight case studies on life of people living healthy in their older ages, Published by Rajagiri college of social Sciences
  17. Paper presented on “mental health intervention: psychosocial  paradigm an international workshop on case management”, Rajagiri college of social sciences on 19th January 2013
  18. Presented paper on “ Emotional and psychological wellbeing of patients with Gynaecological cancer on 25th August,2017 by Rajagiri centre for behavioural sciences and research
  19. Paper presented on “Social Audit: Setting trend in Social Work Education” in National Seminar organized by Roda Mistry College, Hyderabad on 18 th November 2016.
  20. Presented a paper titled “Social Work Education Crossing the Borders: Field Education programmme for International Internship” at the international Conference, held at De Paul College, Ankamaly, 2013
  21. Presented paper on ‘Psychiatric Social Work in Schools and Colleges’ in National conference on Psychiatric Social Work ,RCSS,2009
  22. Presented paper on Social Audit and MGNREGA in National Conference Dyuti 2009.
  23. Paper presentation in Dyuti 2018 (4th and 5th January) National Conference: Role of Social Work Education in Enhancing Organisational Practices of NGOs
  24. Saju. M.D (2014). National Workshop on Instructional Design. Christ University, Bangalore. 29 September-1 October 2014
  25. Presented paper on DYUTI- Cross cultural outlook into social work practice based on international placement(DYUTI 2018)
  26. Participated workshop on “developing a protocol for a systematic review”(2018)
  27. Participated on intensive course in clinical Neuropsychiatry “Fundamentals of Clinical research” January 2009
  28. Participated on Faculty development program on “Statistical techniques and data analysis using PASW statistics 18”, organised by SPSS south Asia and Marian college on 27th and 28th November 2009
  29. Participated on State level social work students, educators and Practitioners Meet Sangamam-Renmdezvous 2012 organised by vimala college Thrissur, ICSW, ASSK,AKSSA  on September 2012


  1. Session for Transgenders on leadership and team building on 1 st Feb 2017
  2. Research consultant for evaluation study on SSA in Kalamassery conducted by Rajagiri Research Institute, Govt of Kerala
  3. Research consultant for the study conducted on Street Food Vendors ,Cochin Corporation, project proposed by Ministry of Food and Agriculture,2008
  4. Field Investigator, Evaluation of Right to Education , KEPCR, Govt of Kerala,2015
  5. Resource person- leadership training sessions for National service scheme programme officers’ training programme conducted by NSS ETI
  6. Conducted 4 day certification programme on ‘Employee Counselling’ for Federal bank officers , 2014 at Rajagiri Business School, Kakkanad
  7. Consultancy for Comprehensive Tribal Development Project, District administration, Nilamboor Municipality, 2014
  8. Coordinated Mass Social Audit in 7 panchayats in Nedumkandam Block panchayat,2008
  9. Session on practical issues on “Family counselling, trafficking and harassment in public places” at police club as a part of Gender awareness Generation programme under women’s cell of Police Department,2009
  10. Session on “mental health at workplace” at BPCL, Kakkanad ,2009
  11. Half day session on Work Life Balancing and positive mental health for employees of IOC, Irumpanam in 2009
  12. Social Audit of IHSDP in Paravoor Municipality ,2010
  13. Contributed to the MSW Curriculum Review of Kerala University, Loyola College, Thiruvananthapuram. 
  14. Conducted a symposium (International Internship in India and Rajagiri) at Shenzhen University, China on 24th May 2017
  15. 22nd Triennial National Conference of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India-Challenges and prospects in higher education, Thrissur, ,2016
  16. Instructional Design” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  17. “Preparation for Autonomy” conducted by Christ University, Bengaluru, 2014
  18. National conference conducted by AIACHE at Christ University, Bengaluru,2013
  19. XXI Triennial Convention of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India hosted by St.Philomena’s college,Mysore,2013
  20. Organized the Intensive Research Methodology Course for Multi Disciplinary Mental Health Team organized by Rajagiri College in collaboration with York University in 2010
  21. Organized the International Conference on MDGs and Child protection in 2009
  22. Teachers training course at Christ University, Bengaluru,2011
  23. Workshop on “Public private partnership in Agricultural Innovation” sponsored by Planning Commission, Govt of India held in RCSS in 2008
  24. National seminar on “Social Work perspectives in Corporate Social Responsibility” organized by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum in 2008
  25. Resource Person for Counselling Certification Course for Officers of Federal Bank, 2014
  26. Consultation on national curriculum framework for master’s degree in social work on December,2012 in TISS
  27. ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person ,23rd May to 25th May 2013
  28. ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person 29th to 31st July 2013 ( For School Counselors)
  29. ToT Workshops on Life Skills at RCSS and acted as the resource person 12th Dec to 14th Dec 2013


  • Secretary, Indian Council for Social Welfare (ICSW) from 2010 to 2013
  • Finance Officer, Rajagiri Out REACH ( Professional service wing of Rajagiri College) from 2008 till the date
  • Board Member, Board of Studies (Social Work), MG University, Kottayam from 2012 till date
  • Board Member, Rajagiri Hospital, From 2016 till date
  • Councillor for Education, Sacred Heart Province, Kochi
  • Corporate Manager for all the educational institutions of SH province, Kochi
  • Secretary, Rajagiri Educational Agency.
  • Won the UKIERI Partnership Award for 2016


  • Research on Health care and Mental health
  • Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Monitoring and Evaluation

List of Conferences organized

  1. Dyuti 2013- International Conference on global Public health and Social Work at RCSS with the support of NRHM, ICMR and UGC. 
  2. Workshop on Psychiatric social work:Theory and practice 26th and 27th December 2008

International Exposure

  1. Worked as Exchange/Visiting Faculty at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, Vives University, Belgium, Nazareth University, and Rochester – May 2013. Engaged classes for MSW students
  2. Obtained training from York University, York, UK in the following areas
    • Scoping review
    • Proposal writing
    • ethics clearances
    • Qualitative interviewing
  3. Attended and Presented paper at Hong Kong in 2017
  4. Completed three international collaborative researches in Collaboration with Melbourne University, Australia
  5. Study 1: Understanding the needs of the vulnerable and at-risk dependent children of clients/patients receiving mental health service
  6. Study 2: An exploratory study into the psychosocial context of aged clients receiving treatment at Aged Persons Mental Health Service: the development of guidelines for psychosocial intervention
  7. Study 3: Suicide prevention and the management of self-harm
  8. Study 4: Health Services Evaluation Pilot: Promoting an improved patient experience in gynaecological cancer care through supportive care screening and intervention