Bachelor of Arts (Honors) [B.A.(Hons.)] (Social Work)

Programme Overview

Duration: 3 Years | Programme Code: 090214

The mission of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Social Work programme is to educate and turn bachelor level social workers to highly competent, compassionate, committed and ethical professionals who are known by their ability to empower others as well as themselves. The motto taught to the students here is ‘Be prepared to get involved’.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Recognize the effects of their own personal values, ethics, and beliefs upon their practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the social justice goals of furthering equality in our society.
  • Apply conceptual frameworks to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Foster change and development at the individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels.
  • Evaluate individual practices.

Programme Outcome

Upon successful completion of the programme the graduate would be able to:
  • Be responsive to the continuity of social work knowledge and skills in the continuum from the undergraduate social work curriculum to the graduate concentrations.
  • Sustain a culture of professional development and faculty-student relations characterized by accessibility of faculty members, joint involvement in projects and mentorships.
  • Promote the development and dissemination of new knowledge and skills for the social work profession.
  • Foster racial, ethnic, and other types of diversity within the school.
  • Sustain the school’s commitment to working students by the provision of flexible scheduling and extended-study options.
  • Assist both the voluntary and public sectors of the community in the development of effective, comprehensive, and equitable social welfare services.

Programme Highlights

Teaching and learning methods shall comprise of lectures, demonstration of techniques, group discussions, interactions with domain experts, work with NGOs, studio assignments, presentations, reviews, critiques and feedbacks. It is encouraged that students will come up with their individual ideas to work in society.

The evaluation criteria runs parallel to the course seeking a continuous comprehensive evaluation of all the competencies required in the area. This incorporates weightage given to theoretical concepts, class participation, projects, internships/industrial visits etc.

Some of the major areas that will be covered

Beginning of Social Work, Fundamentals of Social Work, Sociology for Social work, Basic concepts in Psychology, Contemporary Social Concerns, Social Psychology, Working with Individuals, Working with Groups, Social Deviance and Social Problems, NGO Management, Social Welfare & Administration, Social Policy and Social Development, Social Legislation and Human Rights, Social Action & Movements, Community Organization, Communication and Development.

Career Avenues

B.A (Hons.) in Social Work is a step closer to obtaining a Master’s degree, which enables one to provide clinical services such as psychotherapies. However, many bachelor’s level social workers decide to work in entry level in direct care positions, providing services and assistance to people in need. They can work in different areas ranging from child and family to substance abuse counsellors.

Entry Requirements

10+2 from CBSE or equivalent examination. In addition, candidates will also have to successfully complete Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) and appear for a personal interview.