Rajagiri Journal of Social Development


Rajagiri Journal of Social Development (ISSN 0973-3086) as a peer reviewed bi-annual journal was launched at the time of the golden jubilee celebration of the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2005. The purpose of the journal is to disseminate field-based and field-related knowledge in the area of social development. The journal will benefit both academicians and practitioners who are interested and involved in programmes and activities of social development.

 The journal has the following specific objectives:

(i)  Contributing to professionalism in social development through publication of indigenous theoretical and empirical material on relevant issues and action programmes  concerning social development.,

(ii)  Providing a forum for professionals and practitioners  to engage  with debates and issues on social development activities and  documentation of their field experiences, and

(iii)  Encouraging educators and academics to produce field-related publications to strengthen their linkage and interaction with the field level workers.

The Journal has the following regular features

·         Research Articles 

·         Development Practice

·         From the Field

·         Book Reviews

The journal welcomes contributions from academicians and practitioners  on theoretical themes, field experiences, programmes/projects of agencies engaged in social development. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development is published in English every June and December.The Journal is registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India: No. KERENG/2009/33545. It  is also  included in the ProQuest electronic publishing programs.


Jose Alex C.M.I. (Chief Editor)


Rajagiri Group of Institutions,

Rajagiri P.O.


Kochi, Kerala, India.


Tel: 9846039213

M.K.George S J (Editor)

Christ Hall

Malaparamba, Kozhikode 673009


0495 2370 574 ( Direct)  

Mobile: 9447175879



Dr.R. Sooryamoorthy (Editor)
Professor of Sociology,

School of Social Sciences

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Durban, South Africa


Dr.M.K. Joseph (Assistant Editor)

Associate Professor of Social Work

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,

Rajagiri P.O.


Kochi,Kerala, India

Mobile : 9447155565



Dr.Joseph Injodey

Dr.Binoy Joseph

Dr.Varghese K. Varghese

Dr.Mary Venus Joseph

Dr.V. J. Kochuthresia

Dr.Prasant Palakkappillil 

Dr.Celine Sunny

M. P. Antoni

Jacob Aikkara