Diploma in Social Work

Diploma in Social Work

3 years

This course is based on the tasks required to be performed by general social worker in variety of agencies and community settings and with diverse populations, including vulnerable groups in the country and elsewhere in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on social works. The Diploma in social work program extends over three years. Each year is divided into two semesters. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first year course includes both foundational and disciplinary subjects; the second year course focuses on basic disciplinary subjects of social work. Similarly, the third year comprises of the disciplinary subjects and application of learned skills and knowledge in field practicum and comprehensive block placement setting. Most of the semesters include skill labs and social work field practicum. 

The graduates of the program will be able:

  • To apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice to intervene with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • To apply critical thinking skills, with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • To practice values and ethics of the social work profession.
  • To understand the nature and dynamics of oppression and discrimination of vulnerable populations.
  • To understand strategies and technique of social change that advance social and economic justice.
  • To demonstrate foundation knowledge of history of social work and social welfare, and an overview of current social welfare policies and service delivery system
  • To demonstrate foundation knowledge and skills in research methods, to evaluate relevant research studies its implications of the findings for social work practice.
  • To demonstrate knowledge about human development and behavior, to assess the biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors, those affect client system.
  • To understand organizational structure and function, and to be able to utilize this knowledge in social welfare and community arena. 

Salient Features

Duration: The total duration of this curricular program is three years. Each year consists of two semesters of six months each. Moreover, one semester consist of 19.5 academic weeks including evaluation period. Actual teaching learning hours will be not less than 15 weeks in each semester. 

Target group:

The target group for this program will be all the interested individuals who have passed SEE or equivalent.

Group size:

The group size will be maximum of 40 (Forty) in a batch.

Target location: The target location will be all over Nepal. 

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance: Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.


The applicants for entry qualification for diploma in social work program will be of SEE pass or equivalent or Pre-Diploma in related subject.

Admission Criteria

  • Should submit certificate of SLC pass or equivalent
  • Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT
  • Applicants fulfilling the minimum requirements will be selected for admission on the basis of merit
  • Individuals of ethnic minorities, dalits, and lower economic status preferred

Note: Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on the basis of merit.

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as social worker or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal. The graduate will be eligible for registration with the related licensing organization of the country (if any).