Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from IGNOU

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from IGNOU – The complete Guide

The Indira Gandhi National Open University invites applications from the learners all over the country for admission to its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programme for January as well as July session every year. It comes under the School of Social Work (SOSW).

The IGNOU BSW admission is provided under Walk-In admission scheme. In this scheme, the learners can apply for admission to this programme in any of the two academic sessions. To become eligible for bachelor degree to be awarded in Social Work, the student should complete all the required courses in first, second and third year of study.

Programme Objective

The IGNOU Bachelor of Social Work programme has been designed for those learners who wants to make their career in the field of Social work. The people who are more interested in helping others in need can choose this course as their professional career.

Once you get the professional degree in Social Work then you will be able to work for socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counseling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc. After completing the bachelor degree, they can take admission to Master Degree in Social Work or Master Degree in Social Work (Counselling).

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IGNOU BSW Programme Details

The other details about the programme such as admission eligibility, fee structure, etc has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

It’s always convenient for the learners if they are provided with an option to choose the medium of instruction for their studies.Therefore, the university has been offering this BSW programme in both English & Hindi medium. Learners can choose any one as per their choice while applying for admission.They have to write exams and assignments in the same medium which they will choose.

Eligibility Criteria

Applying for admission in Ignou BSW programme requires that the candidate should be having 10+2 or its equivalent qualification or BPP from IGNOU.

Fee Structure

The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs. 14,400/- for the complete discipline which has to be paid @Rs 4800/- per year during the admission and re-registration process.

Duration of Programme

The university provides the minimum duration of 3 years to the students to clear all the Bachelor of Social Work courses during the study. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of 6 years.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

IGNOU BSW Prospectus

The learners can obtain the hard copy of the “Student Handbook and Prospectus” for BSW programme from their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers or Study Centres of the university by submitting the fee of Rs.200/- at the Cash Counters.

The common prospectus contains the complete detail about the BSW discipline and it also includes various forms which would be required for the completion of studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

The students can also order IGNOU BSW prospectus via post as well by sending Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi,110068”. The prospectus will be sent to students only after the receiving of Demand Draft by the university.

IGNOU BSW Online Admission 2019

The learners from all over the country can apply for admission to this programme via only single mode of admission i.e. Online. In the Online mode of admission, the students has to open up the IGNOU online admission portal i.e.

They need to register themselves at the portal and follow the general instructions to enroll them for BSW programme. The students have to upload the required documents while filling up the IGNOU BSW online admission form. Also, they can pay the admission fee  for this programme online via using their Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

Last Date of IGNOU BSW Admission 2019

The last date to apply for IGNOU BSW admission online can be checked from the latest admission notification available on the university official website. The last date for admission to this Bachelor Degree programme in Social Work will be different for January and July academic sessions.

The students can find the latest admission notification for January as well as July academic sessions on the university website at following path :> Student Support > Student Zone> Admission Announcement. The university also publishes the latest admission notifications in the local daily newspapers.

Note: The candidates seeking admission to IGNOU BSW has been advised to check the university official website for latest admission notification, last date, etc.

IGNOU BSW Solved Assignments

The students who take admission in this programme have to complete the tutor marked assignments and submit it to the study centre concerned. The assignments constitute 30% marks and term end theory exam constitutes the remaining 70% marks.

So, to score good percentage of marks in results, you need to make good Ignou BSW solved assignments and submit it to the study centre. The students need to submit the solved assignment for each theory course for which the assignment question papers can be downloadable from the university official website.

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IGNOU BSW Syllabus & Courses

It consists of a total of 13 courses with a total number of credits equal to 96 where 1 credit is equivalent to 30 study hours. The students who are pursuing this programme need to register themselves for the 1st and second-year courses respectively, irrespective of their results whether they pass or fail.

The Students can check the IGNOU BSW syllabus from university website or in prospectus also. We have mentioned below the detail about the Course Code, Name, and Credits:

IGNOU BSW 1st Year Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
BSWE-1 Introduction to social Work 8
BSWL-1* Social Work Practicum-I 8
BSHF 101 Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences 8
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1 4
Modern Indian Language (Choose any one)
 FEG 2  Foundation Course in English-2 4
 FAS 1  Foundation Course in Assamese 4
 FBG 1  Foundation Course in Bengali 4
 FTG 1  Foundation Course in Gujarati 4
 BHDF 101  Foundation Course in Hindi 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 8
 FTM 1  Foundation Course in Tamil 4
 FTG 1  Foundation Course in Telugu 4
 FUD 1  Foundation Course in Urdu 4

IGNOU BSW 2nd year Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 BSWE-002  Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Groups (Theory) 8
 BSWL-002*  Social Work Practicum-II (Practical) 8
 BSWE-004  Introduction to Family Education 8
 FST-1  Foundation Course in Science and Technology 8

IGNOU BSW 3rd year Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 BSWE-003  Social Work Intervention with communities and Institutions 8
 BSWL-003*  Social Work Practicum-III (Practical) 8
 BSWE-005  Introduction to HIV/AIDS 8
 BSWE-006  Substance Abuse and Counselling 8
Total Credits 96

* These are the practical courses which students need to complete to obtain the bachelor degree in social work. The learners need to successfully complete the first year practical courses to take up practical for the second year. Same is applicable for second year to third year.

Updated: November 15, 2018 — 10:38 am

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