Bachelor of Social Work | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor in Social Work which is also known as Bachelor of Social Work is a 3 year annual program of Tribhuvan University. BSW was first initiated by St. Xavier’s in Nepal in academic fraternity. Social work education is a holistic approach of providing knowledge base required for practice through theoretical approach, skills development and learning through simultaneous field work. It helps to embed important ethical values through exposure, supervision and continuous self-reflection. BSW education also helps to change the individual’s personality and can be beneficial to develop positive attitude towards the work. It is mainly concerned with changing the lives of people. Social workers can be agent of change for the people who are strongly in the need of protection, care and guidance.  They can assist people in solving their day to day problem and also actively work for the rights of children, women, youth, etc. This is one of the growing fields in Nepal and anyone willing to choose careers in this field will be benefitted.

Fee structure:

By looking at the fee structure of different campuses in Kathmandu, it can be estimated that the cost of studying BSW ranges from NRs. 4 to 6 lakhs. However, for the authentic knowledge of fees the aspirants are advised to visit the official website of the campus or visit campus itself.

List of Bachelor of Social Work Colleges

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

Objectives of Bachelor of Social Work

The social work education for Bachelor level is designed in such a way that the learners can be well accustomed to the following:

  • Bachelor in Social work provides broader knowledge related to human nature and society.
  • Demonstrate necessary knowledge and ideas related to understanding of the social policy and develop necessary skills needed to analyze, formulate and change existing social policy.
  • Demonstrate the value base of profession guided by certain ethics and moral standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the field visit experiences that covers wide range of opportunities like applying knowledge, skills, and values vital for social work practice; using supervision and consultant appropriate for work, etc.
  • Bachelor in Social Work graduates gain expertise in the six field of social work like advocacy, broker, change agent, counselor, mediator and researcher.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Social Work

Eligibility Requirement:

The candidates interested in applying for Bachelor in Social work are required to fulfill following criteria:

  • +2 (intermediate) or equivalent level of education from any board/ institutions/ universities recognized by TU.   
  • Students from any stream can apply for this. But he/ she should have scored at least 45% in the intermediate level.

Entrance Exam:

The entrance examination is taken by academic institutions themselves to evaluate the students. The Humanities faculty of TU have not designed any specific entrance exam like the Management faculty.

Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus


Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus.

1st Year

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus.

2nd Year

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • SW 425: Social Issues and Leadership Development
  • SW 410: Social Issues and Leadership Development

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Social Work Syllabus.

4th Year

  • SW 426: Theoretical Ideologies of Social Work
  • SW 427: Social Problem, Identifications and 100 Required Interventions

Scope and Career Prospects

If we see the number of INGO and NGO in Nepal than one can easily presume the scope of BSW. It is one of the most multi-dimensional subjects which incorporate service to the needy and handsome salary simultaneously. The BSW graduates can work in different positions in:

  • NGO/ INGO
  • Government Jobs
  • Banks and corporate house
  • Academic Sector
  • Media Sector
  • Consultancies and institutes
  • Research and field work

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