Bachelor of Social Works (BSW) - Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program of Tribhuvan University prepares students for entry-level practice in social work. Social Work is one of the helping professions committed to improving people’s lives. Social workers may assist people in dealing with their relationships, in solving personal and family problems, or in improving the environment in their community. Social workers focus on social problems and the individual difficulties that arise from these social problems. These problems may include domestic violence, child abuse, unemployment, poor or no housing, disability, and serious illness. Most social workers work in organizations or agencies whose missions focus on helping people deal with one of more of these social problems in their lives.

BSW prepare graduates for service in the social work profession and for advanced study in social work and related disciplines. Currently, 62 Colleges of Nepal offers BSW Program. 


Students seeking admission in Social Work must have

secured at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12. 


 passed + 2 or Intermediate or PCL from TU or from any other institution recognized by TU with a minimum of 45% marks.

Job prospectus

There are many areas in which BSW Graduates get employment. They get job opportunities in government and non-government sector, education sector, social sector (NGOS, INGOS), Media sector.

They can work in different designation in:

  • Gov. Org, I/NGOs
  • Bank, Commercial Institutions, Corporate Sectors
  • Academic Institutions
  • Media Sectors, TV, Radio and News Agencies
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Research Institutions and consultancies

For the students who wish and pursue their higher studies abroad they will be eligible to get scholarships available in the reputed Universities. They can also apply to get fellowship from renowned scholarship programs; Fullbright (US, AUSAID, Australia), Erasmus Mundus (Europe), DAAD (Germany), ADB for post-graduate and Doctoral Studies.

Curricular structure

Curricular Structure of Bachelor in Social Work (BSW)

First Year

  1. Compulsory English-1
  2. Compulsory Nepali
  3. Major English-1
  4. Sociology-1
  5. Mass Communication and Journalism-1
  6. Concepts and Principles of Social Work-1 and Field Work

Second Year

  1. Compulsory Nepali-II
  2. Major English-II and III
  3. Sociology II and III
  4. Mass Communication and Journalism II and III
  5. Methods of Social Work –II
  6. Integrated Social Work Practice-III
  7. Field Work
  8. Compulsory Nepali-II

Third Year

  1. Major English- III &IV
  2. Sociology III &IV
  3. Mass Communication and Journalism III &IV
  4. Social Welfare Administration-IV
  5. Research Methods in Social Work-V
  6. Field Work
  7. Functional Papers