In commemoration of the great work done by Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve, Karve Institute of Social Service was established on 9th November 1963. The institute since its inception is striving to provide service to society and impart training to aspiring professionals and a variety of functionaries working with people.
Social work today does not mean only charity or philanthropy. It has been accorded the significance of a profession like the other helping professions and is practiced in a systematic and methodical manner. Social Work as a profession is being increasingly recognised as a core profession in the process of human and social development. The scope of the human and social services continues to be in keeping with the functions of the Modern Welfare State. Professionally trained and qualified social workers are increasingly being sought for holding responsible positions in government and non-government organizations working in the field of individual, family, community and social development.