Bachelor of Social Work

Course: Bachelor of Social Work
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: +2 in any stream

The Bachelor of Social Work programme is an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversity are central to social work. In light of this, the students will be taught a variety of skills, techniques, and activities consistent with a holistic focus on persons and their environments. This will involve a training in the areas of counselling, clinical social work; group work, social pedagogical work, family treatment and therapy as well as efforts to help people obtain services and resources in the community.

About the Course


Course Description


1st  year (1st& 2nd Semester)

The course intends to introduce the subjects and provide the basis for various methods of Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

2nd year (3rd & 4th Semester)

To train and enhance students in the application of Social Work methods at the Community level

Application of Social Work methods

3rd Year (5th & 6th Semester)

To understand different issues and rightly intervene for the course

Exploring and Intervening in the field of Research and various settings

Course of study

In line with the New National Educational Policy (2019), liberal arts subjects will also be included in the curriculum apart from the major and minor papers. In addition, with the objective of helping students understand their subject better, field work, internship, research and interventions is made mandatory. 

The course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice ensuring optimum learning by the students

  • Theoretical knowledge


Lectures, demonstration, group discussions, guest lectures, assignments, case studies, article/book reviews, debates, presentations, quiz

  • Practical knowledge

Surveys, role plays, field work, workshops, seminars, project works, Community Camp, study tour, presentations, research dissertation and other experiential activities.

Career prospects

  • Non-profit or public social service agencies
  • Grassroots advocacy and community health organisations
  • Faith based organisations
  • Research and educational institutions
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation centres
  • Governmental agencies
This course is offered in :-

Department of Social Work,
Martin Luther Christian University,
Dongktieh, Block 1, Nongrah, Shillong-793006.