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The Governing Council is the apex body in the organizational structure of the National Institute of Social Development. The administration, management and control of the affairs of the Institute are vested in the Council. The Academic Affairs Board functions under the Council as an advisory body on all academic matters. The regular operational functions of the Institute are carried out by four integrated divisions.

They are;


The first three divisions are engaged in academic matters. At present the Sri Lanka School of Social Work conducts the three main academic programmes of the institute. They are; the two year Diploma programme in Social Work, the four year Bachelor’s degree programme in Social Work and the two year Master of Social Work degree programme. The training division conducts the Diploma programme in Counselling an eighteen month programme and several sponsored in-service and out-reach training programmes. The research division is engaged in conducting and collaborating research activities pertaining to aspects of social work education and practice, social welfare and social development. The administrative and financial division is in charge of all administrative and financial matters of the Institute. The Director-General is the principal executive officer of the Institute.


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