The global community of Social Work educators mourns the demise of a great social work icon from India, Professor Vimla Nadkarni.

  Professor Nadkarni has distinguished herself in the field of Social  work, both in  academia and the practice of social work.  She is recognized for her exemplary leadership in the 

International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) steering the IASSW to become an effective organization in promoting academic excellence.

Professor Nadkarni has visited the University of Nairobi twice, and in her last visit presented a paper at the International Social Work symposium held at the UoN Towers.