The Department of Social Work at Sanjo College (SCMAS) started in 2020 with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programme. The department aspires to become a centre of excellence in developing social work professionals to promote justice and empowerment. With a judicious mix of theory and practice, the department has geared itself to be strong in teaching, research, and learning.

This course aims:

  • To facilitate the learners to develop professional knowledge, attitude and values required to function as effective social workers.
  • To enable the learners for scientific assessment, planning and intervention towards bringing about change in the social functioning of human beings in their respective fields of practice.
  • To help the learners to develop their professional selves through integral transformative practices.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a three-year undergraduate degree that offers knowledge and skills to aspirants to prepare them to become competent professionals in the field of social work. The course has 6 semesters in total. The course enables aspirants to become social catalysts who will enable people in need to stand up for themselves and hence create social change.

No of Seats : 40
Duration : 3 Year


The minimum qualification for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) course is a pass in +2 or Higher Secondary Examination from a recognized board or university.

Students with a background in sociology, psychology, social work, social science or any other related field will get preference over others.

Program Structure

The duration of BSW program is three academic years with six semesters. Total number of courses for the whole BSW program is 30 which including Field Education in each semester and Research Project.

  • Common course: 2
  • Core courses :16
  • Complementary courses: 10
  • Open Course: 1
  • Elective course: 1

Fee Structure

Category Amount
Year I Year II & III
Tuition fee 18750 (one semester) 18750 (one semester)
Library 750 750
Exam fee 1250 1250
PTA, Annual, Sports 500 500
Other fee 750 750

Jop Opportunities

  • Government Community Agencies
  • Counselling Centres
  • Education Sector
  • Correction Cells, Prisons
  • Health Industry - Hospitals, Clinics, Mental Hospitals
  • Human Rights Agencies
  • Disaster Management Department
  • Old Age Homes
  • Natural Resources Management Companies
  • Gender Issues Associations or Groups
  • ICDS officer Job
  • NGO Related Job

Further Study

Social workers are trained professionals, typically holding a specific degree for social workers, such as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Pursuing various higher studies after BSW enables one to attain great heights in the field. It will have a positive impact on the remuneration offered as well. Below is the list of higher study options available for BSW pass outs.

  • Master of Arts in Extensive Education and Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Gandhian Studies
  • Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies
  • Master of Arts in Labour and Development
  • Master of Arts in Social Work
  • Master of Philosophy in Social Work
  • Master of Philosophy in Tribal Studies
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Social Work
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Women’s Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work and Rural Development.

After three years of the establishment of the Department of Social Work at Sanjo College and on the threshold of the passing out of the first undergraduate batch (BSW) in 2023, the Master of Social Work (MSW) was introduced with specializations in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work, Community Development, and Family & Child Welfare. The MSW is a professional training programme that leads to the professional qualification of a Social Worker. The course work of the programme aims to provide students with a solid conceptual framework and a theoretical foundation for social work practice. To develop social work knowledge and skills and to help students cultivate a positive identification with social work values and the ethics of the social work profession are the aims of this programme. In addition to the academic content, students are required to undertake supervised practice in different social service agencies/communities. This programme equips students with advanced training in knowledge and skills to reflect on and resolve conflicts within themselves and to help disadvantaged groups. Through these academic and training engagements, students are prepared for a career in professional social work.