Bachelor of Arts - Social Work [BSW]

The Department of Social Work is a pioneering institute in Social Work Education in the state of Goa, imparting professional training since 2008. The curriculum offers students hands on learning experience. It gives them an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the situations and problems, their causative factors and possible strategies of intervention.
Activities planned enables them to evolve as skilled and proficient social work professionals with varied exposure that integrate knowledge, skills, competencies and core values of social work.

Features & Highlights Admission Process Prerequisites & Eligibility Syllabus

FY Application Fee ₹ 1000

FY Academic Fee ₹ 23309

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  • Besides the theory classes, the program comprises of field work practicum for 15 hours in a week. It emphasizes the importance of learning by doing.
  • The students are placed in Governmental as well as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for practical experience and application of social work methods.
  • Exploring social topics with flexibility within the classroom.
  • Promoting active learning through bi-weekly field work practice.
  • Delivering hands-on education through practice-based research.
  • Providing local to global social exposure through National and International study tours.
  • Tribal and rural exposure through a 10 day residential camp.
  • Applicants must register for the program by filling up the online application and providing necessary information in the form of data, documents and photographs.
  • On successful verification of the online application a video/telephonic/physical interview will be scheduled and conducted subject to Govt notifications.
  • Based on the interview & HSSC result the applicant will be short listed and intimated of the same.
  • A physical verification of documents will be carried out for which guidelines will be communicated to the applicant accordingly.
  • Student candidacy will be confirmed on full payment of Academic Fee.
  • Applicants successfully completing their HSSC or +2 equivalent certificate recognized by Goa University with over 40% marks are eligible for the program.
Semester I
Course Credits
Communicative English I4
Environmental Education I2
Sociology for Social work I2
Introduction to Social Work4
Social Policy & Development2
Health Education4
Social Work Practicum4
Semester II
Course Credits
Communicative English II4
Environmental Education II2
Social Psychology2
Life Skill Education2
Contemporary Social Concerns in India4
Social Work Practicum4
Rural Camp4
Semester III
Course Credits
Social Defense & Social Problems2
Integrated Social Work Practice4
Work with Communities/Community Development–I4
Human Growth & Development–I4
Work with Groups4
Social Work Practicum4
Semester IV
Course Credits
Work with Communities/Community Development II4
Social Action & Social Movements4
Human Growth & Development II4
Work with Individuals & Family4
Human Rights & Social Work2
Social Work Practicum4
Semester V
Course Marks
Marginalised Groups100
Social Work Research100
Law & Social Work100
Management of Developmental & Welfare Services –I100
Social Work Practicum200
Semester VI
Course Marks
Mental Health100
Social Work Research Project Work100
Social work with abused children100
Communication 100
Management of Developmental & Welfare Services II100
Social Work Practicum200
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