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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) - Courses, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus

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The Full Form of BASW is the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. BASW is also called as BSW in Nepal. Bachelor of Social work (BSW) is four year undergraduate level programs offered by the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, and Purbanchal University.

BSW program runs under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, and Purbanchal University respectively.

BSW course helps to provide skilled manpower for social work in the context of Nepal. It helps to understand the current social problems such as Child abuse, Unemployment, Domestic violence that arise in society.

Why Study BSW or Benefits of studying BSW in Nepal?

  • It helps to understand the behavior of human beings and the impact of human beings in society.
  • High Possibilities of Job placement in Government and Non-Government bodies.

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Eligibility Criteria for Admission into BSW Course in Nepal

  • Students must have a minimum 'D' grade in all the subjects of 11 and 12 or passed PCL from recognized institutions with a minimum of 45 percent.

Scope of BSW in Nepal

BSW graduates get job opportunities in different service sectors as social workers.

  • Government and non-government organizations
  • Bank, or Corporate Sectors
  • Education Sectors
  • Media Sectors
  • Research Institutions and consultancies

Read Also: Best BBA Colleges in Nepal

BSW Course Fees Structure in Nepal

The average cost of the BSW course is RS. 100,000 per year. The amount is based on the prestige, faculty, infrastructure, and placement history of the college as well as government and management quotas.

BSW Syllabus And Subjects in Nepal

BSW Syllabus can be downloaded from the above quick links, or you can download the BSW Syllabus from here. Below list show the subjects under BSW Syllabus:

  • First Year
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Basic Sociology for Social Work
  • Second Year
    • Basic Psychology for Social Work
    • Social Case Work Practice
    • Social Work Practice with Groups
  • Third Year
    • Social Issues and Leadership Development
    • Social Issues and Leadership Development
  • Fourth Year
    • Theoretical Ideologies of Social Work
    • Social Problem, Identifications and Interventions

Read Also: Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) - Courses, Eligibility, Syllabus

List of BSW Colleges in Kathmandu

S.N  Colleges Name  


1.   Active Academy College

  Basundhara, Kathmandu

2.   Adharsheela College

  Balaju, Kathmandu

3.   Ambition College

  Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu

4  Bajra International College

  Jorpati, Kathmandu

5.   Brooklyn College

  Sukedhara, Kathmandu

6.   Cambridge International College

  Kalanki, Kathmandu

7.   Canvas international college

  Basundhara, Kathmandu

8.   Classic College International

  Sinamangal, Kathmandu

9.   Columbus College

  New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

10.   Ganeshman Singh Multiple Campus

  Kalanki, Kathmandu

11.   Golden Gate International College

   Battisputali, Kathmandu

12.   GP Koirala Memorial College

 Chabahil, Kathmandu

13.   Greenfield National College

  Bafal, Kathmandu

14.   Herald International College

  Basundhara, Kathmandu

15.   Himalaya College

  Koteshwor, Kathmandu

16.   Jaya Multiple Campus

  Jorpati, Kathmandu

17.   K and K International College

  New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

18.   Kadambari Memorial College

  Shankhamul, Kathmandu

19.   Kamana International College

  Banasthali, Kathmandu

20.   Kathmandu Bernhardt College

  Bafal, Kathmandu

21.   Kutumba College

  Jorpati, Kathmandu

22.   Lincoln College

  Samakhushi, Kathmandu

23.   Liverpool International College

  New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

24.   Milton International College

  New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

25.   NASA International College

  Tinkune, Kathmandu

26.   Nepal Mega College

  Babar Mahal, Kathmandu

27.   Newton International College

  Jorpati, Kathmandu

28.   Orchid International College

  Gaushala, Kathmandu

29.   Orient College

  Basundhara, Kathmandu

30.   Pentagon International College

  Tinkune, Kathmandu

31.   Premier College

  New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

32.   Reliance International Academy

  Kapan, Kathmandu

33.   Sagarmatha College for Higher Studies

  Dillibazar, Kathmandu

34.   Sarovar College

  Kalanki, Kathmandu

35.   Supreme College

  Samakhushi, Kathmandu

36.   St. Lawrence College

  Chabahil, Kathmandu

37.   St. Xavier College

  Maitighar, Kathmandu

38.   Texas International College

  Chabahil, Kathmandu

39.   Thames International College

  Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu

40.   The Times International College

  Dillibazar, Kathmandu

41.   Trinity International College

  Dillibazar, Kathmandu

42.   Triton International College

  Tinkune, Kathmandu

43.   Vinayak Siddha College

  Chabahil, Kathmandu

44.   Xavier International College

  Kalopul, Kathmandu

Top BSW Colleges in Kathmandu

1. Canvas international college 

Canvas is one of my best BSW colleges in Kathmandu. It is established in 2053 BS located at Basundhara, Kathmandu. BSW program is the affiliations of Tribhuvan University. The pass percentage of students is almost 100% each year.

It also offers BBS and BSc Programs at the Bachelor level.

2. Trinity International College 

Trinity College is situated at Dillibazar Height, Kathmandu. It is the best college that offers the BSW Course under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University (TU).

BBS, BBM, BCA, B.Sc.CSIT is another popular course offered at the Bachelor level by Trinity College.

3. Orchid International College: 

Orchid College was established in 2010 AD. It is situated at Gaushala, Kathmandu. It provides the best learning atmosphere under the affiliations of Tribhuvan University. The pass percentage of students is almost 100% each year. It conducts time to time fieldwork program within the city.

Orchid also offers BIM, BBM, BBS, BSc.CSIT program under the same University in the Bachelor level.

4. Xavier International College

Xavier College, established in 2000 under the affiliations of Tribhuvan University. It is located at Kalopul, Kathmandu. It is one of the best colleges which provides a BSW course in Nepal. It runs BCA, BBS, BBM program at the undergraduate level.

5. Thames International College

Thames College is the leading institution for BSW studies in Nepal. It was established in 2001 AD. It is located in Old Baneshwor Kathmandu. It provides the BSW program recognized by Tribhuvan University.

BBA, BIM, BBM, and BCA are the program runs in the Bachelor level.


BSW is the best academic course for you if you want to be a social worker. However, to be a social worker, it is not compulsory to get an academic degree. We have mentioned a list of BSW colleges in Kathmandu with the top 5 BSW colleges in Kathmandu. After completion BSW, the student can apply for a graduate degree like Master in Social Work, Master of psychology