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:

Foundation Courses

Elective Courses

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 admissions

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.

Lateral entry

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.

Distance Learning

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.


Colleges offering Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Acharya Group of Institutions

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Bishop Appasamy College of Arts & Science

About UsThis is an institution which belives in higher standards of education and moral values in youth for producing better citizens for tomorrows society. Located in the heart of the city, Race Course, the college is easily accessible and is situated in a... View More

Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College

About UsMannar Thirumalai Naicker College has found a distinct spot in the educational map of South Tamilnadu. It is a unique Alma Mater to a galaxy of eminent men and women shining in various realms of life in India and abroad. This educational temple was founded due to the... View More

Kodaikanal Christian College

About UsKodaikanal Christian College is a private, self-financing, autonomous college in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. Founded on 12 October 1994, KCC is the first arts and science college to be established at Kodaikanal by the House of Abrahams... View More

Stella Maris College

About UsStella Maris College, a Catholic minority institution of higher education for women, was founded in 1947. Beginning in a small, one-storey building on August 15th of that year with 32 students in Santhome, Mylapore, the College was relocated in 1960 to its present... View More

Madras Christian College

About UsMadras Christian College traces its origin to the General Assembly School founded by the Rev. John Anderson, a Missionary from the Church of Scotland on 3rd April 1837. Anderson was a pioneer in introducing English medium education in South India. He was ably... View More

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

About UsDrawing inspiration from the founder, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a great visionary, reformer and religious leader of the 19th century, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation for men in India, dedicated themselves to... View More

Don Bosco College

About Don Bosco CollegeVisionThe college seeks to help the students to be intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically fit and socially acceptable personsMissionWe aim at moulding the students to take lead in creating... View More

Alva’S Education Foundation

Alva’s College: Alva’s Education Foundation®, a dream child of Dr. M Mohan Alva, a visionary genius with ability to spot talent and youth potential. He firmly believes in the reforming power of education and its potential for social change. The institutions, under... View More

Josco Institutions

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St. Joseph's College Autonomous

The Jesuit Order was founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the 16th century. Formerly a soldier, he took to the cause of serving humanity. When a career in the military under a monarch was shed by him, he took up the more worthy cause of becoming a soldier of Jesus Christ... View More
The occupied stream of Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is Social Work
Basically you would want to choose a course that will lead you to fulfill your ambition and build your future career. you will always want to take courses which will future-proof your existing skillsets to better equip you to excel in your workplace and move your career path to succeed well in life.
The graduation type of Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is UG

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