About BSW course in Nepal. Lot. I want to know more.Posted by One Direction on August 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm
Nowadays I see lots of advertisements about BSW course. What is that that exactly, I mean I know it is Bachelors in Social works but what is the course all about and why so many colleges interested in this course nowadays? is there good future od this BSW in Nepal? I am currently studying BBS in TU but (1st year). i just wanted to know. Also, will there be any hamper for me if I left BBS and join new course like BSW. for example: any fines, penalties etc from TU?
MemberSeptember 10, 2015 at 5:31 am
Hi One direction, As a student of BSW, let me provide you some information about BSW course in general and the scope of BSW in Nepal.
Overview of Curriculum and Requirements
The purpose of undergraduate social work education at the School of Social Work is to provide a comprehensive educational experience for students that is grounded in a liberal arts tradition and prepares graduates for excellence in the areas of social work practice, policy, social engagement and leadership.
Upon degree completion, graduates will be prepared for entry into generalist social work practice, advanced standing in graduate social work education, and a multitude of career opportunities. These can include careers in communications, corrections, education, government, health care, human resources, law, non-profit organizations, religious studies, and public service. Obtaining an undergraduate degree in Social Work gives students the opportunity to pursue a License of Social Work (LSW). A BSW degree also makes students eligible to pursue Advanced Standing status in many masters of Social Work (MSW) programs. The advanced standing status enables BSW graduates to receive a MSW in only one year.
The focus of undergraduate curriculum delivery is through a student-centered strengths-based educational model that fosters student understanding by providing a challenging, yet supportive environment of high expectations that encourage the development of well-informed and engaged citizens.
Scope of BSW course:
Through field experience and coursework in psychology, sociology, social work practice and research methods, BSW graduates gain the skills needed to work as child, family and school social workers; mental health and substance abuse social workers; and healthcare social workers.
Job and Career options for BSW
Employment opportunities are available for social workers within firms of the private as well as public sectors. Some job areas that social workers can choose comprise of counselors in:
Disaster Management Department
Gender Issues Associations or Groups
HR Department of Industries
Human Rights Agencies
Natural Resources Management Companies
Old Age Homes
Labor Welfare Specialists
Social Security Officer
Remuneration after BSW
It can be said that the salaries of people who are involved in social service are traditionally low. This is because of the aim to make it beneficial for the society and not to get profit. Conversely the remuneration has been on the rise due to the corporate – social incorporation initiatives between firms that benefit both the corporate and communities together. The minimum salary of a social worker will be as much as Rs. 8.000/- to Rs. 80000/-. This will vary on the base of the firm that takes in individuals in addition to the sector they are involved.
Please do ask if you need any other information regarding the course. Also you can send me private message.
MemberSeptember 12, 2015 at 2:16 am
BSW 303 Integrated Social Work Practice
Understanding and appreciating the holistic and integrated practice of social work and selective use of methods.
Understanding the utilization of the tools of social analysis at micro and macro levels in relation to a specific target group facing a problem/issue.
Develop ability to plan out concrete tasks in relation to the strategies of intervention identified.
Develop the concept of values of justice and commitment to the development, welfare and empowerment of the marginal groups in Nepali society.
Theoretical Part: (60 marks) (100hrs)
Changing trends in social work practice: Indigenous practices in Nepal and induced models, welfare, development, radical practice for empowerment. (15hrs)
Frame of reference for social work practice. (10hrs)
Understanding systematic marginalization of vulnerable groups (sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, classism, casteism, ageism, etc.) (10hrs)
Basic tools of analysis of different systems. (10hrs)
Integrated social work practice-micro, mezzo, macro (20hrs)
Perspectives for problem solving: different approaches existing in the field, efforts of government and voluntary groups/organizations-national/international (policies, legislation, international treaties, etc.) (12hrs)
Concept of Crisis Intervention and management. (10hrs)
Use of ‘Self’ in social work practice. (3hrs)
Concept of designing social work intervention strategies. (10hrs)
Practical part: (40 marks) (250hrs)
One of the problem areas of work can be identified by the students to work on at the end of academic year. Besides the classroom input the students are required to do personal reading to prepare a Comprehensive seminar paper on the problem identified for work. This paper along with the bibliography/reference is presented towards the end of the semester in a seminar form.
304 Social Welfare Administration Practice
Understanding welfare administration and policies at local, district, zonal and national level in Nepal.
Recognizing the linkages between developmental issues and social policies, plans and programs.
Understanding concept and the management of voluntary, welfare and development organization.
Develop understanding of the administration process of an organization in the context of social work practice.
Learning procedures in establishing and managing a social work organization.
Acquire skills in administrative processes for the effective management of services.
Develop appropriate attitudes to be part of the team in an organization.
Theoretical Part: (60 marks)
Social welfare administration: concept, evolution, philosophy, principles and values (10hrs)
Nepal as a social welfare state; state and district administrative structures; ministry of social welfare, Social Welfare Council, role of NGOs and civil society in planned development of the nation (12 hrs)
Agency administration: Constitution, by laws, registration of the agency (10hrs)
Philosophy and ideology of social work organizations; sociological understanding of an organization. (12hrs)
– Program management: needs assessment, program planning and developing proposal writing, organization, conflict and stress management, implementation and evaluation(20hrs)
– Financial management: concept of accounting, budgeting, auditing (8hrs)
– Human resource management: concept of staff policies, performance appraisal, recruitment, training, promotion, incentives, reward and punishment. (8hrs)
Project Management Cycle (8hrs)
Concepts of organization development and capacity building (12hrs)
Practical Part: (40marks) (250hrs)
The students will be placed in different Human Service Organizations for practical exposure. They are expected to give at least ten hours of fieldwork per week. The students are expected to identify and work with different practice systems. They are expected to practice the techniques of problem solving.
305 Research Methods in Social Work
Develop ability to recognize and utilize research as a problem solving process in social work practice.
Develop ability to carry out qualitative and quantitative research projects independently.
Develop ability to function as an effective team member in designing, data collection and analysis of the research.
Develop ability to critically analyse research reports and draw recommendations for practice.
Theoretical Part: (60 marks) (100 hrs)
Concept and practice of research in social sciences (10hrs)
Social Work research-concept and characteristics (5 hrs)
Similarities and differences with social science research (5hrs)
Types of research: Barefoot research, Baseline survey, Participatory action research, Evaluation research, Anthropological/Ethnographic research, Feminist research, social emersion and culture shock (10hrs)
Understanding the concepts of methodology, methods, tools and techniques in research practice (10hrs)
Research perspectives and approaches: Diachronic, Synchronic approaches; Etic and Emic perspectives, overt and covert perspectives; phenomenal, ideational observation (3hrs)
Qualitative and Quantitative in research social science (5hrs)
Research Proposal and its components (2hrs)
Research process – Identification of research problem, formulation of objectives, research design and conceptual, identification of variables, formation of hypothesis/research questions, sampling design, tools and methods of data collection, data collection (individual based, group based, observation based, document based), data processing, data analysis, report writing and presentation (30hrs)
Use of simple statistical method in social research: measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, correlation, chi-square test. (20hrs)
Practical Part: Research Project (40marks) (250hrs)
The students are expected to carry independent research project in the areas of their interest under the close supervision of research guide and present at the end of the year.
MemberMarch 28, 2016 at 11:56 am
Thank you for helping me. Can you suggest best college in Kathmandu to study BSW?
MemberMarch 30, 2016 at 11:22 am
In Nepal, BSW Colleges are found with many different affiliations like Pokhara University, Tribhuvan University, Purbanchal University etc.
Some BSW college of Nepal affiliated by Tribhuvan University (TU) inside valley are in list below:
1. K & K International College
2. The Times International College
3. Classic College International
4. Gurukul National College
5. St. Xavier’s College
6. Kathmandu Model College
7. Triton International College etc..
Hope these college list may help you in any case.
MemberJuly 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm
Thank You Meena Jee. Are you a BSW student too? Can I know which college do you study BSW if you don’t mind. And which college in Kathmandu among the you listed is best for BSW studies except your college 🙂
MemberAugust 27, 2016 at 4:35 am
Can anyone tell me about the fee structure and admission available
MemberJuly 7, 2017 at 6:05 am
What about Bachelor in Social Science .can anyone help me with its career .income ?
MemberSeptember 8, 2017 at 6:55 am
BSW facilities is available in biratnagr or not. And any suggestion for the vaccanciey for those students from civil cast