Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

  • Years 3 Years
  • Type Course Under Graduate
  • stream Arts
  • Delivery Mode

About Course

The BA Social Work or Bachelor Social Work (BSW) is a course in social work. The study of social work is therefore practice-oriented and includes an understanding of the various theories of social work. Social work broadly refers to various services aimed at helping the poor, needy and elderly and increasing well-being. consists of three years with six semesters. It also conveys the values ??of social work and consciously puts them into practice. The Social Work BA program benefits individuals employed in NGOs and social development agencies in the private and government sectors in lower and middle positions. The course is offered in English and Hindi.

Course Highlights

Particulars Values
Course Name Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Course Level Post Graduate (PG)
Course Duration 3 Years
Examination Type Semester Based
Eligibility Criteria 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent exam
Admission Process Merit Based/ Entrance Based
Specialization Social Work
Internship Yes
Entrance Exams DUET, JNUEE, APRCET, CUCET
Course Fee INR 4,00,000 to INR 5,00,000
Average Annual Salary INR 2 LPA
Top Recruiting Companies Hospitals, Clinics, Counselling Centres, Hospitals, Old Age Homes, etc.
Job Profiles Social Worker, Teacher, Researcher, Probation Officer, Human Rights Activist, Counsellor, Criminology Specialist, Social Security Officer, Labour Welfare Specialist, etc.

Why Study BSW?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved BSW programs to be conducted in India within the framework of Humanities. Applicants can enroll in BSW courses upon completion of the Class 12 study level. Students taking a BSW course have access to opportunities not available through other channels. Plenty of money and diversification opportunities are available. Salaries are reasonable and there is less competition in this area. Most Indian universities have tuition fees under 1 lakh INR which makes it reasonable for most people to study BSW there. In addition, candidates wishing to take a BSW course must demonstrate empathy and good communication skills. They must also be aware of the social issues of the region they work in and have good communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria

The admission requirements for the BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) course are listed below:

Applicants must have a 10+2 qualification from a recognized board on any stream

Applicants must achieve at least 50% to 60% of the points in the relevant proficiency tests

SC/ST candidates are eligible to apply for a combined 40% proficiency test score

Applicants must not be younger than 17 at the time of application

Admission Process

The admission process for the BSW degree program in India takes place directly at the campuses or online. The admission process for the degree is strictly based on the results of the secondary and higher education criteria. The BSW admission procedure is completely performance-oriented. Applicants wishing to study BSW can apply for an online or offline course. Applicants can request course details by downloading the application form available at the university or the college website.

Skills Required for BSW

BSW candidates must have critical and analytical skills and subject matter expertise, empathy, effective communication, etc. Also, they must be confident, committed, and committed to their aspirations. Skills that will make you a graduate:

Problem-Solving Skills

Analytical Skills

Strong Work Ethics

Management Skills

Goal-Oriented

Inquisitive

Fee Structure

BSW fee structure ranges from INR 7,000 to 30,000 LPA. The fees for the BSW courses may vary depending on the facilities and equipment of the university and the level of education offered.

Name of College Average Annual Fees
Patna University, Patna INR 7000 PA
Magadh Mahila College, Patna INR 8000 PA
RKDF University, Bhopal INR 20,000 PA
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune INR 35,000 PA
Amity University, Lucknow INR 66,000 PA

Top Colleges Providing BSW 

Name of College Average Annual Fee (INR) Location
Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences INR 19,453 Kerala
SNDT Women's University INR 30,000 Maharashtra
St. Philomena's College INR 33,500 Karnataka
St. Joseph College INR 55,500 Bangalore

Jobs and Placements in BSW

The range of BSW jobs in India and abroad is in high demand and offers plenty of choices for postgraduates. Graduates of BSW courses can pursue various opportunities in the field of social work among applicants seeking various colleges across India. The BSW curriculum and subjects guide and train students to work as professors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, lecturers, etc.

Private Jobs

Many graduates of social care are employed in public service positions in the BSW job offers for the private sector. WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, hospitals, nursing homes, private social services, corporate foundations, and others are some of the best private companies to hire BSW candidates:

Top Recruiters Job Profiles Salary
Deva Foundation Welfare Officer INR 4 LPA
Smile Foundation Social Worker INR 3 LPA
Bal Asha Child Development Centre  Social Worker INR 3 LPA

Government Jobs

BSW holds a high professional priority and respect in almost every government sector organization. The range of BSW Jobs in India in the Government Sector for Graduates is wide and highly rewarding for postgraduates. Here are some of the best BSW government deals:

Top Government Companies Job Profiles Salary per month
 National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities  Psychologist Consultant INR 4 LPA
District Rural Development Agency, North Garo Hills  Planning and Training Manager  INR 3 LPA
Christian Medical College Vellore Assistant Social Worker INR 2 LPA

Abroad Jobs

Top International Recruiting Companies who hire BSW graduates are:

WHO

HelpAge International

UN

UNESCO

UNICEF

OxFam

Job Profiles

Some of the famous expert avenues open to successful graduates of the BSW degree are indexed underneath with the corresponding salaries provided for the respective positions.

Job Profiles Job Description Average Salary in INR
Social Worker Social workers provide counseling, support, and resources to individuals and families to help them resolve their problems. INR 1,19,000
Probation Officer A probation officer is a professional who advises and monitors the movements of criminal offenders. INR 7,00,000
Human Rights Activist Human rights activists lobby extensively to change the human rights policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions. INR 4,30,000
Criminology Specialists A criminologist works to reduce criminal activity by studying crime patterns and developing solutions to prevent the factors that can lead to crime. INR 3,50,000

Scope for BSW

Social work graduates have many employment opportunities in areas such as community development, education, industry, counseling, family, rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, health, women, children, disability, social defense, disadvantaged groups, etc. There is a great demand for BSW specialists as India still is a developing country and half of the country's population lives below the poverty line.

BSW: Career Prospects

After completing the BSW degree, candidates can complete a university degree in the field of social work. In addition to the undergraduate degree, candidates can also work in the field of social work after completing their BSW degree. There are several postgraduate job opportunities in India and abroad for BSW graduates and the demand for these positions is high. Graduates of the BSW program have a variety of career opportunities in social work to choose from among seeking students from universities across India.

 

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