IGNOU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – Online Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – Online Admission

About BSW Programme : It offered in both January & July cycle of admissions. This programme comes under School of Social Work (SOSW). The full form of BSW is Bachelor of Social Work. It is an undergraduate level degree that is awarded to individuals who complete their 3 years in the field of social work. The Bachelor Degree Programme in Social Work (BSW) is meant for people 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. This programme is best opportunity to people employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs. It gives opportunities to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and social welfare sectors. It is available both in English and Hindi medium across the country. To know more about Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) programme :

  • Name of Programme : BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
  • Medium : Available in both Hindi and English medium
  • Eligibility Criteria : All candidates who wants to take admission in BSW course, must have 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Duration : It can be completed in 3 Years(Minimum) and 6 Years(Maximum). If this programme not completed on time, students need to take re-admission and submit fees again. It is Offered in both admission cycle i.e January and July.
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 12,000/- which is to be paid year wise @Rs 4000/- per year. As per notifications, fees vary from year to year. So, We advise you to contact Study Centre/Regional Centre.
  • Programme Coordinator : Dr. Sayantani Guin, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571697

IGNOU BSW Courses & Syllabus : The total credits is 96 which needs to be complete the Bachelor Degree in Social Work. After completing this, students can go for higher studies. The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in BSW has three major components: Foundation Courses(24 Credits), Elective Courses(48 Credits) and Field Work (Practicum): 24 Credits. Below are details of course code, course name and their credits.


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
BSWE-1Introduction to social Work8
BSWL-1*Social Work Practicum-I8
BSHF-101Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences8
FEG-1Foundation Course in English-14
Modern Indian Language (Choose any one)
FEG-2Foundation Course in English-24
FAS-1Foundation Course in Assamese4
FBG-1Foundation Course in Bengali4
FTG-1Foundation Course in Gujarati4
BHDF-101Foundation Course in Hindi4
FKD-1Foundation Course in Kannada4
FML-1Foundation Course in Malayalam4
FMT-1Foundation Course in Marathi4
FOR-1Foundation Course in Oriya4
FPB-1Foundation Course in Punjabi8
FTM-1Foundation Course in Tamil4
FTG-1Foundation Course in Telugu4
FUD-1Foundation Course in Urdu4


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
BSWE-002Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Groups (Theory)8
BSWL-002*Social Work Practicum-II (Practical)8
BSWE-004Introduction to Family Education8
FST-1Foundation Course in Science and Technology8


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BSWE-003Social Work Intervention with communities and Institutions8
BSWL-003*Social Work Practicum-III (Practical)8
BSWE-005Introduction to HIV/AIDS8
BSWE-006Substance Abuse and Counselling8
Total Credits96

Note** : These courses are practical for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of BSW respectively. Successful completion of practical’s in first year is a necessary condition for taking up practical for the second year. Similarly successful completion of practical in 2nd year is a necessary condition for taking up practical for the third year.

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  1. I want to take admission for BSW. I want to know that can i take admission for the secession of July 2016 now. If it is possible so please suggest me procedure for admission.

  2. I am work with an NGO. may I admission these course. these course for great oppartunity ?

  3. I want to take admission bsw,

    1. IGNOU Admission Jan 2018 are open now. You can check official website http://www.ignou.ac.in

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