Bachelor of Social Work | Purbanchal University

Bachelor of Social Work is introduced to produce knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the social work field. Social work degree provides students with knowledge that help to make a positive impact in the society, sense of purpose and an array of career options. The program covers a large range of theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary to practice social work. The curriculum of this program prepares grads to use a common helping process on various levels, ranging from individuals to communities.

Bachelor of Social Work offered by the Purbanchal University is a three years long academic degree, consisting of six semesters and 90 credit hours. Apart from classroom training, students are provided with field practicum, rural & urban camps, neighborhood camp and block field work. The syllabus covers various issues on human right, gender, child right and juvenile justice etc. in order to complete this program successfully, students should undertake subjects like Social work field practicum and skills lab, Academic English, Human Growth and Behavior, Social Case Work and Group Work, Sociology for Social Work, History and Philosophy of Social work, Introduction to Nepali Society, Psychiatric Social Work, Neighborhood camp, Community Organization, Social Action among others.

Kadambari Memorial College is the only college affiliated with Purbanchal University that is offering Bachelor of Social Work program in Nepal. Established in 2005, the institution is located in Shankhamul, Kathmandu.

List of Bachelor of Social Work Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Social Work program under Purbanchal University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Social Work

  • To provide students with theoretical knowledge required for understanding client's behavior.
  • To make students understand their ethical and professional responsibilities.
  • To enhance students' critical thinking and communication skills.
  • To enable students to function efficiently within diverse organization and agency.
  • To enable students to take leadership roles when required.
  • To produce proficient professionals in the field of social work.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Social Work

Eligibility Criteria:

Students willing to pursue Bachelor of Social work should have completed +2 in any stream from the board/universities recognized by Purbanchal University. They should submit a copy of their academic certificates and accurately filled form while applying for the admission.

Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus

First Semester

  • History and Philosophy of social work
  • Sociology for social work
  • Social Case Work and Group work-1
  • Human Growth and Behavior
  • Academic English
  • Social work field practicum and skills lab

Second Semester

  • Introduction to Nepali Society
  • Social Case work and Group work-II
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Academic English
  • Neighborhood camp
  • Social work field practicum and skill lab

Third Semester

  • Community Organisation
  • Social Policy and welfare Administration
  • Social Action
  • Child right
  • Nepali
  • Social work field practicum and skill lab

Fourth Semester

  • Social Work Research
  • Rural And Urban Community Development
  • Family and Social Work
  • Development communication
  • Rural Camp
  • Social work field practicum and skill lab

Fifth Semester

  • Social Development
  • Management of Voluntary Organisation
  • Law and Social Work
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Urban Camp/Study tour
  • Social work field practicum and skill lab

Sixth Semester

  • Social work in Industry
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Research Dissertation & Seminar
  • Block Field Work
  • Social work field practicum and skill lab

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

The continuous change in the environment directly influences our daily life including kids, families and people of all socioeconomic background, resulting in the rise of demand for skilled professionals in the field of social work. Moreover, it has been predicted that the demand of social worker will rise in the coming days. BSW degree holder can find employment opportunities in family, child and health services, youth, child protection & justice, disability services, mental health, community organizations and prohibition services. In addition to this, grads can find work in:

  • Research institutions and consultancies
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Media sectors, news agencies, radios and TV
  • School/universities
  • Bank commercial institutions corporate sectors
  • Government organization, INGO/NGO

Upon completion of BSW program, an individual can pursue master- level education & research.

Job Prospects:

An individual with this degree can work as:

  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • High intensity therapist
  • Family support worker
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Community development worker
  • Charity officer

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