IGNOU COURSES

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Updated on 20 Mar, 2018


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 12,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Note: The University will keep changing the fee from time to time and one will have to find out the details from the Study Centre/Regional Centre

Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi

Course Fess :

Rs. 3,500/- -First Year
Rs. 3,400/-- Second Year
Rs. 3,400/- Third Year

The Bachelor Degree programme is Social Work (BSW) is meant for candidates who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. Persons with professional training/ degree in Social Work generally work in socially-relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc.

With globalisation, market economy and liberalisation, new concerns and human problems are emerging which needs to be addressed. This programme will be particularly useful to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs and social and developmental agencies both in government and private sector.

The BSW programme is available both in English and Hindi across the country. It will also be useful to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors.

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in BSW has three major components:
  1. Foundation Courses: 24 Credits
  2. Elective Courses: 48 Credits
  3. Field Work (Practicum): 24 Credits
Total 96 Credits
 
For Querries mail to : [email protected]
 

First Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FGT 1  Foundation Course in Gujarati  4
 FKD-1  Foundation Course in Kannada  4
 FML-1  Foundation Course in Malayalam  4
 FMT-1  Foundation Course in Marathi  4
 FOR-1  Foundation Course in Oriya  4
 FPB-1  Foundation Course in Punjabi  4
 FTM-1  Foundation Course in Tamil  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FUD-1  Foundation Course in Urdu  4
 FAS-01  Foundation Course in Assamese  8
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1  4
 FHD-2  Foundation Course in Hindi-2  4
 FEG-2  Foundation Course in English-2  4
 FHD-1  Foundation Course in Hindi-1  4
 FHS-1  Foundation Course IN Humanities AND Social Sciences  4
 BSWE-001  Introduction to social Work  8
 BSWL-001  Social Work Practicum-I  0
 FBG-1  Foundation Course in Bengali  4

Second Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FST-1  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 BSWE-002  Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Groups  8
 BSWE-004  Introduction to Family Education  8
 BSWL-002  Social Work Practicum-II  0

Third Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 BSWE-003  Social Work Intervention with communities and Institutions  8
 BSWE-005  Introduction to HIV/AIDS  8
 BSWE-006  Substance Abuse and Counselling  8
 BSWL-003  Social Work Practicum-III  0

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks.

The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies).

The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.

In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.

Regional Centres: