Master in Social Work (Purbanchal University)
Purbanchal University offers a masters degree in the Master in Social Work program which falls under the faculty of Humanities and social science. It is a 2 years course.
Master in social work program is a professional and academic discipline related to the concern of social welfare and social change. The course helps the individual to enhance the research skill to improve the quality of life and development of the personal, group, family, community, country and world.
The student requires 80% attendance in the class to be eligible to appear in the final semester examination. The student must have performed all the assigned project works and field works as well.
The college will conduct a periodic written assignment, research projects, seminars and presentation during the program session. Field work is the essential part of the program so, students are meant to spend at least 15 hours weekly on the field work.
Purbanchal University affiliated colleges that are offering the course of the master in social work are as follows:
- St. Xavier's College, Maitighar, Kathmandu
- Kadambari Memorial College, Shankhamul, Kathmandu
This course of social work aims to:
- Provide awareness about socialism, professionalism and enthusiasm in social work
- Comprehension of social issues and expression of thoughts in a logical manner.
The applicant must have completed his Bachelors Degree of a minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized institution in any faculty with minimum of second division score.
The students are admitted for this course based on their aptitude, competence and motivation for social work. Previous academic records, written tests, group discussions and personal interview can also help the individuals for their admission for MSW.
A merit list is always prepared on the basis of the following division of marks:
- 40% of graduation marks,
- 30% to written tests
- 10% to Group Discussion and
- 20% to the Interview
The decision of Admission Committee in the matter of selection of candidates will be the final decision.
Course of Study
Scope and Career Prospects
Students, who are interested in social welfare and in contributing to the country, opt to this course. The graduates of this course will have many opportunities in Social Work and can have job opportunities at NGOs and INGOs, at MSWs as consultants, at various schools for teaching social related subjects. They can act as experts and conduct research in areas like social policy, human psycho social development, program evaluation, public administration, and international as well as community development.