Bachelor of Social Work is a professional undergraduate degree course which aims at providing quality education in the area of social work. It is a three-year course consisting of six semesters in most universities.
What is Bachelor of Social Work about?
It is a three-year undergraduate course particularly beneficial to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs and social and developmental agencies in both government and private sector. It is available both in English and Hindi across the country. It is useful to candidates who may like to work in social welfare sectors as it helps them acquire professional skills and knowledge to help the clients to deal with their emotional and psychological problems.
The Bachelor’s Degree Program in BSW has three major components:
Field Work (Practicum)
The curriculum provides social work education and training based on indigenous knowledge. It helps the learner to develop required attitudes in understanding people’s problem-solving interventions.
Bachelor in Social Work offered in universities like Annamalai University is similar to this one. One can either enroll in a regular college or opt for Correspondence/Distance Learning.
Eligibility for Bachelor of Social Work
The candidate applying for the course must complete 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board. A few universities like Osmania University, the candidate must have secured at least 40% marks in aggregate. For SC&ST, a pass is enough.
Admission process for Bachelor of Social Work
The admission is based on the cut-off lists issued by the university or college. The admission process is entirely merit-based. Some universities like Osmania University also conduct an Aptitude Test.
Direct admission through management quota is also available in universities such as Amity University. Government colleges do not have a management quota so direct admission is not available.
The candidates can get admission into the second and third year of BSW through lateral entry in colleges like Delhi Institute of Professional Studies. The criteria differ across the college.
Universities like IGNOU and Annamalai University offer a distance learning course for this course. Age is no bar. Examinations are held online or at the examination centers provided by the institute.