Ida D Souza K

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade, MSW Programme

VSO Coordinator, PSPH.

Department of Global Health


    Mrs Ida Dsouza is an Assistant Professor - Selection Grade at Prasanna School of Public Health in Social Work Programme, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, mentoring PG social work students. She has a vast experience working for projects in both Government  & NGO. She specialises in Child Protection & Child Rights with special reference to chidren in conflict with law.

    She is an expert in Child Protection & Child Rights including JJ Act 2015, POCSO Act 2012 & RTE Act 2009 & has organised various seminars & workshops. She was trained  for  UNICEF, ICPS Karnataka, Karnataka state police and other stakeholders. She established child line in Mangalore at Roshni Nilaya. She was member BOS for Bachelor's Programmes & PG programmes. She is involved in the curriculum development of the MSW Programme in various universities. 

    Mrs Ida Dsouza is member Juvenile Justice Board ( JJB)  Mangalore, DK  for Karnataka State Government  and founding member of NGO- PADI Valored, Mangalore.  She has taken various projects in field of adolescents  and children related vertical.  She is currently member of child protection review  committee -  DK, GOK. and also VSO cordinator and Cordinator -Nasha Mukth Bhrath Udupi Abiyan for PSPH, MAHE.


Subject Semester / Year
Social Work Profession and Social Science Perspective Year 1 - Block 1
Social Group Work Year 1 - Block 2
Organizational Behaviour Year 1- Block 4
Innovative Approaches with Vulnerable Population Year 1 - Block 4
Social Policy and Social Legislation Year 1 - Block 5
Sustainable Development and Global Perspective Year 1 - Block 5


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD 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 Pursuing
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 Academics & Publications; Field Supervision; Project & Research. 2009 - Present
St Aloysius College, Mangalore HOD & Assistant Professor Established the Social Work Department; Academics & Publications; Field Supervision; Project & Research. 9 years
School of Social Work , Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore Guest Lecturer Academics & Research 2 years
Total Literacy Campaign - DK District, Karnataka Project Cordinator 2 years
Shriek Abhivridhi Sangh, Belgaum Coordinator 2 years


Area of Research

Juvenile Justice, Child rights & Child protection, Right to Education, Adolescent health, Juvenile Correctional Administration, Empowerment of Women - Research, Democracy & Local Governance.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Academic Membership: ( BOS & BOE )

  • Yenepoya University Autonomous, Mangalore
  • Mangalore University
  • St Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • Roshni Nilaya School Of Social Work, Mangalore
  • SDM PG College of Social Work, Ujire

Professional Membership:

  • Judiciary member in Juvenile Justice Board in DK Karnataka( 2020- 2023)
  • Member of Compilation of JJB rule book for GOK
  • Review Committee member for District Child Protection - DK
  • Treasurer - Autism Society Udupi 
  • Trainer on children rights for UNICEF 
  • Consultant for Child protection - Udupi
  • Research consultant for PADI Valored, Mangalore
  • Life member of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.
  • Life member of Indian Society for Professional Social Workers