We believe that humanity is the best attribute of all of us. How much the word develops towards economy and technology, if it leaves the aspects of promoting and protecting dignity and worth of a person, the prosperity is not complete. The achievement is incomplete. That’s why, with a goal to enable students to embrace the social and political challenges of the modern world, we established Kadambari Memorial College, an only BSW-based institute, in 2005.
BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) is specially designed to train students to apply their knowledge of social work in real life and establish the foundation for a successful future. BSW plays a very important role in social development. We have been working towards developing the graduates with their vision to build equitable and societies for more than 15 years.
Kadambari Memorial College is equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work along with social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge. Principles of social justice, human rights and collective responsibilities are our central work. We scaled up the competencies of students to solve the problem in different social and political sectors.
How It All Started?
In 2005 A. D, Nepal was coming toward the end of its 10 years long moist conflict. This decade long armed struggle between the Maoists and the former government of Nepal impacted the lives of people living in all the different tiers of Nepal’s social structure. More than 14000 people were killed, 1700 were listed as missing.
Single-parent families, orphans, abandoned elders, and traumatized families were the immediate issues to be addressed by Nepalese society and Nepal Government. However, the compounding political instability and transition to peace process lead thousands of men and women from both rural and urban Nepal to migrate for labor work in different countries posing another issue of family separation.
Realizing the need of professional workers to solve the problems of different individuals, groups and communities, a group of young and enthusiastic scholars came together to form Kadambari Memorial College to nurture young students with university-level Social Work programs and make them ready to be professional social workers.
Dr. Bala Raju Nikku, Dr. Pranita Bhushan Udas, Ms Pradipta Kadambari, Mr. Sanjay Kadambari, Late Ms Komal Magarati, Mr. Joyson Josh and Prof Mahendra Narayan Mishra were the first founding team of the college. A great support and collaboration was extended by then principal of Saint Xavier College, Father P. T Augustine.
The group presented a proposal to Purbanchal University to develop Social Work program for bachelor and master level programs. The team prepared the curriculum of BSW and MSW for Purbanchal University and started the BSW program in 2005 with the goal to prepare professional social workers to provide quality service to the oppressed and marginalized sectors of society and improve their socio-economic conditions in contributing to sustainable social development.
Believing in building a strong institution, the founding members established a mother organization, Sutra Centre for Development Education and Research. The vision of the center was to contribute to the equitable social development of Nepal through professional education and research.
Kadambari Memorial College came to existence as its university-level, nonprofit, educational initiative. During its 15 years educational journey, Kadambari has been thriving as a vibrant and proactive Social Work college in Nepal. Shaped by its own program, the college is now focused on delivering and also developing a quality Social Work educational program.
We aspire to establish as a national institute of excellence in Social Work in Nepal. A dedicated and motivated team of young faculty members and management is a working team of Kadambari at present who with their passion and professionalism is driving the college toward its vision.