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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Colleges in Nepal

April 06, 2020
Last updated July 15, 2021
KMC Lalitpur

Do you have a desire to work for people and offer your help and kindness to vulnerable, marginalized, and discriminated groups? Do you think you could make differences in peoples' lives? If yes, then you might consider social work as your profession.

The demand for social workers is increasing and it is also believed that the field has been evolving and new practices and theories have been introduced to solve the problems of society. 

Bachelor of Social Work is four years academic program that aims to prepare and train social work practitioners that promote social change and problem-solving from micro, mezzo, and macro levels. 

Being a multidisciplinary subject, social work students will be equipped with the theoretical knowledge and skills to fight against discrimination such as poverty, discrimination, mental, health, disability, addiction, and many more. 

After the completion of the course, the graduate will be able to gain interpersonal and communication skills. Social work course is easy to enroll as it is an accessible and affordable degree offered in Nepal. 

Career Opportunity/Job Prospects:

Social Work graduates have scope in various fields from government, private organizations, NGOs and INGOs. Following are the list with career opportunity they might opt for: 

  • Degree under Social Sciences 
  • Career as Social Worker 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Work Institutions
  • Social Work Lecturers 
  • Government Offices, NGOs and INGOs

The BSW program was introduced in Nepal by Kathmandu University. Now, various colleges offer Bachelor in Social Work in affiliation with Tribhuvan University, Purbanchal University, and Kathmandu University. 


Students seeking admission in Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) must have secured at least D+ in all subjects in 10+2 or equivalent examination.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) - Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is a four-year academic program under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tribhuvan University. The major aim of this program is to produce generalist social workers to fulfill the need of contemporary Nepal as well as the world. To achieve this goal, it offers altogether 8 papers including compulsory fieldwork, research work, academic writing, and report writing courses in different semesters. 

Presently, more than 60 colleges in Nepal offer BSW/BASW program in Nepal under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University.

Here is the list of constituent/public campuses of Tribhuvan University that offer BSW program:

The private colleges that offer BSW program with the affiliation from Tribhuvan University are:

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Bachelor in Arts-Social Work- Kathmandu University

Bachelor in Arts - Social Work (BSW) program of Kathmandu University is a four year degree.  

The curriculum of Social Work has been designed in such a way that the students are provided the broader area of knowledge related to human nature and society provided that courses regarding administration are not ignored. 

Currently, St. Xavier's College is the only college that offers Bachelor of Social Work Course with the affiliation to Kathmandu University. 

St. Xavier's College

St. Xavier's College, located at Maitighar, Kathmandu is an educational institution of higher learning established in 1988 A.D. Since its very inception the College has been offering quality education and has contributed to the development of the nation through the production of highly qualified human resources.

St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu is managed by the Nepal Jesuit Society. Jesuits began their educational work in Nepal in 1951 with the opening of St. Xavier's School, the Godavari, followed by St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel and St. Xavier's School, Deonia. Other schools run by Nepal Jesuit Society are Moran Memorial School, Maheshpur and St.Xavier's, Sadakbari.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)- Purbanchal University

Bachelor of Social work (BSW) course of Purbanchal University is four years, an 8-semester program. The course further opens up the range of experiential, personal, and professional learning spaces through three social camps called social work labs to observe, learn, relate and act appropriately as social workers in different contexts of society, communities, and countries. 

At present, two colleges offer Bachelor of Social work (BSW) with affiliation from Purbanchal University.

Kadambari Memorial College

In Nepal, the history of social work education in University degree has started in 1996 with the BSW program offered by Kathmandu University. KMCSM has become the second college of social work in Nepal and the first college of Purbanchal University to offer a Bachelor of Social Work program.

Janata Adarsha Multiple Campus

Janata Adarsha Multiple Campus is offering Bachelor in Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), Master of Science in Population, and Rural Development. It conducts wide area-covered research programs and training as per its available funds.

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