Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

BSW Course Introduction

The entry level course to Social Work is designed to harness graduates with knowledge and competences of social work in local and global sector.  The course curriculum is based on a framework of Foundation, Core, Applied and Practice. Each theoretical subject is valued against 100 marks.  The marks are divided into 70:30 grading system. Students write the term end examination conducted by the University for 70 Marks. The remaining 30 marks are awarded on the basis of internal monitoring systems which depend on the subjects.  Each semester worth s15 credits and 1 credit consists of 16 lectures of 50 minutes. That means 3 credits subject will have 3×16 equivalents to 48 lectures with 1/3 of the classes allocated for tutorial classes.

KMC aspires to build reflective and analytical scholarship of the students from 70% class room learning and 30% tutorials, assignment and practices.  It allocates 1/3rd of credit hours to individual conference, checking assignment, meeting students including the absentees and so forth to ensure quality education in the college.

The practice course allows students to  apply theoretical knowledge in practical field from Social Work field practicum in different organization two days a week for 12 (130 hrs) weeks in the 1st ,2nd , 3rd and 4th semesters and 4-6 weeks  (200- 250 hrs) continuous  block placement in the 5th , 6th and 7th semesters. The block placement starts only after finishing the theoretical classes in the college. The course further opens up range of experiential personal and professional learning spaces through three social camps called social work labs to observe, learn, relate and act appropriately as social workers in different context of society, communities and countries.

 In the eight semester, students conduct independent research in the area of their interest with close supervision of a faculty research guide. This students’ dissertation carries 8 credits weights of the 120 credits in total.

Course Content

Bachelor in Social Work , BSW
Credit 120, 4 years
Purbanchal University 

Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV
  •  History and Philosophy of Social Work 
  •  Sociology for Social Work
  •  Human Growth and Behavior
  • Academic English 
  • Social Case work and Group Work- I 
  • Social Work  Field Practicum/Skill Lab
  • Introduction to Nepali Society,  
  • Social Case Work and Group Work- II,  
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Academic English –II
  •  Social Work Field Practicum/ Skill Lab 
  • Neighbor hood Study Lab/ Camp
  • Community Organization
  • Social Action 
  • Communication for Development
  • Nepali language and literature or Conversational Nepali (International Students) 
  • Social Work Field Practicum
  • Social Policy and Welfare Administration
  • Development Perspectives in Social Work
  • Mental Health and Social Work
  • Human Rights and Social Work
  • Social Work Field Practicum
Semester V Semester VI Semester VII Semester VIII
  • International Social Work
  • Law and Social Work
  • Social Work Research
  • Social Work Field Practicum (block) 
  • Rural Study Lab/ Camp
  • Organizational   Behavior and Leadership
  • Family Social Work
  • Social Work in School
  • Social Work Research Seminar
  • Social work Field Practicum ( Block)- International
  • Program Design Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Advanced Social Work Research
  • Social work in Disaster Management
  • Social Work Field Practicum (Block)
  • Social Work Dissertation
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Urban Study Lab/ Tour

Course Practice

The practice component in BSW is embedded in the curriculum as  Field Work Practicum and Social Work study Labs.

Kadambari Social Work Field Work Practicum

Field experience is an integral component of social work education, where students begin to connect and integrate theory and practice. Field experiences reinforce students’ identification with the purpose, values and ethics of the social work profession and assist students to link classroom knowledge with experiential learning. The success of our fieldwork program is determined by positive working partnerships with Field Educators, Kadambari  and Social Work trainee.  

The social work field work practicum follows the framework of 10 core social work competency and nurtures students with curriculum related learning plan. This offers students the opportunity to interface experience and explore the placement in several areas of knowledge, practice, and skills of social work higher education. The first and second years introduce students to facilitate professional development and understanding of core social work values, skills and code of ethics. The placements aim to build and expand the student’s professional identity and confidence. The third and fourth year placements provide space for students to build on their learning from the previous field experiences and work independently in their placement.  The students are encouraged to proactively seek feedback on their performance and be responsible for their development and learning. The field work practicum in four years course period is manifested with intermittent agency placement and block placement. Social work placements are not only the opportunities for engagement but is the space to demonstrate  performance.

Objective of Fieldwork Practicum and Block Placement

Fieldwork Practicum:

  • To enhance practical knowledge on the basis of the core competence.

Block Field Placement:

  • To acquire knowledge about administrative and policy level in the organization.
  • To provide opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills as independent practitioner.

At Kadambari, Field Work Practicum is a process of experiential learning. Kadambari Field Work Placement is our strength and opportunity to quality education. A well established system is followed by the field work department to optimize the students’ knowledge, interest and experiences this practice course.  More than 50 active field work partners including NGOs, INGOs, CBOs, governmental organization and schools are working together with us from last 15 years to contribute to the practice learning components of BSW program. It begins with a briefing session with students to provide knowledge on the field work practicum as professional practice course and also as personal development course. Following a briefing, students attend an orientation session. The session provides students an opportunity to prepare for placement. The process comprises of a system of placement as application submission, placement interview, agency matching, placement, individual and group conferences mid placement evaluation and supervisors visits. A skill lab class goes side ways to support students in their placement. On completion of their placement, students attend a session that consolidates their learning and social work practice skills. All the components of the placement are mandatory to students. In semester 6 or 7, kadambari students go to international practicum placement in countries like India, Australia and Bangkok.

Field Work Hours

  • Social Work Field Practicum I :  150 hrs
  • Social Work Field Practicum II, III, IV : 200- 250 hrs each
  • Block Field Placement V,VI, VII :  200-250 hrs  each

Bachelors of Social Work Course Pedagogy

The pedagogy in KMC is designed to impart knowledge and working competency of micro, mezzo, macro social and meta level work to enable graduates to apply critical thinking in their engagement, assessment and intervention. The pedagogy is designed in a way to enable students to respond to the changing context, shaping their practices with research based information and the application of scientific tools and techniques, guided by the principle and ethics of Social Work to advance human rights,  social and economic justice in all societies.

All the classrooms, field and outreach activities are developed on the basis of the framework of Kadambari Learning Framework.

Classroom Learning:  The BSW course is graded as  70 % University Board Examination and  30% as internal  assessments.  The curriculum further provide space of students engaged learning with  2/3rd hours of lectures while 1/3 is allocated for tutorial. Kadambari has developed its learning pedagogy with lecture, workshop, group work, students’ presentations and written  assignments to instill the participatory learning culture in its entire course. Community Café, Gallery walk, panel discussions, storytelling etc are used in classrooms to enrich the learning with students’ participation, reflection and analysis.  Teachers at Kadambari are facilitators than lecturers.

Action learning:  In each course, students carry out research and present their topic. They also carry out case studies or assignments engaging with the real life situation. They act as researchers and also as learners in interfacing the real life situation. The students also bring their experiential learning from different activities they engage in co curricular activities and field placement and link them  to the present situation. The teachers here act as mentor to the students.

Reflective Learning: Students are encouraged to look at the things they learn, read, act and observe  to make meaning and link to self, individual, society and to their course learning.  Learning diary, debriefing, consolidation, metaphoric cards, arts, photography, writing, individual conference, group conferences are some of the examples that Kadambari uses as tools of reflective learning.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK COURSE ADMISSION

Duration of the Course: 8 Semesters (4 Years)

Academic Eligibility:

Candidates who have passed plus two or equivalent examination recognized by Nepal Government are eligible to apply.

Mode of Selection:

Admission to BSW program of Kadambari Memorial College is based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Additional weightage for students opted Social Work will be for the volunteer works and social service engagements. Applicants will be called for a personal interview after the qualifying examination as the procedures of final selection.

Admission  Fee: write to http://info@kadambari.edu.np  or call 9851004578

Guideline for Sucessfull Students

Applicants of the BSW Program can either apply online at the college website www.Kadambari.edu.np or collect the application form from the college office. The application fee is Rs 500/-.which will be paid to Kadambari administration office or pay online  to Kadambari Memorial College,  Account Number :  012-2032940 ,  Nepal Investment Bank Ltd, Putali Sadak  , Swift Code  NIBLNPKT

For further information, please send an email to info@kadambari.edu.np or call: 009 77 1 4785051 , 9851004578

Contact

  • Shram Marg, Kathmandu 44600
  • 01-4795051
  • info@kadambari.edu.np

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