Bachelor Of Social Work Programme
Bachelor of Social Work programs prepare students for Generalist social work practice. Students learn to practice social work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Social workers help clients cope with problems such as poverty, abuse, addiction, unemployment, educational problems, disability, trauma and mental illness. Social workers provide individual, family and group counseling, case management services, connecting clients with resources and service providers, and other services to empower clients to meet their own needs. Master of Social Work programs combine classroom learning with field education. Students gain work experience while applying their classroom training to real-world work settings. After successful completion of BSW programme, one can start practicing as a Professional Social Worker.
BSW is three years full time programme. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, coinciding with the two terms as announced by the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The uniqueness of this program is that students are exposed to intensive experimental learning and this gives an edge over other under-graduate programme. The transition from a student to a professional is carefully monitored by a group of qualified and experienced faculty. The main objective of the programme is to impart education and training in professional social work and enhance the understanding of social issues through interdisciplinary perspective.
Eligibility for Admission: There are 50 seats for BSW first year. Candidates for admission to the first year of Degree of Bachelor of Social Work programme shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations (10+2) or equivalent in any stream with 45% aggregate marks. Candidates who are in final year of XII may also apply.
Scope Completing a BSW degree allows for immediate access to employment opportunities. The Bachelor of Social Work programme has been designed to help the students to study and understand the society and social problems at various levels and to learn the Social Work techniques, methodologies and approaches of minimizing them. BSW qualified persons are employed in social welfare agencies and organizations especially in NGO sector. They have the scope for getting admission into MSW programme. For more information, Download Prospectus