Vagisha Kaushik|May 18, 2022
IGNOU launches online Bachelor of Social Work programme
The BSW graduates will get to work in areas of healthcare, education, counseling, social defense, women, children, mental health, disability sectors etc.
NEW DELHI: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)’s School of Social Work has launched the online Bachelor in Social Work programme.
Nageshwar Rao (Vice Chancellor, IGNOU), YS Sidde Gowda (Vice Chancellor, Tumkur University,Tumkur), K Sekar, (Retired Senior Professor and former Registrar, NIMHANS, Bangalore), Sanjay Bhatt, (Professor of Department of Social Work, Delhi University) and Rose Nembiakkim (Director, School of Social Work, IGNOU) launched the BSW online programme.
Interested students can enroll in the BSW online programme through the official link - ignouiop.samarth.edu.in. The programme will be offered online and is open to students with 10+2 or equivalent grades.
The BSW graduates would get an opportunity to work in socially relevant areas such as healthcare, community development, education, industry, counseling, family, correctional setting, social defense, women, children, mental health field and disability sectors etc.
This programme will be particularly useful to people employed or looking for employment in NGOs, INGOs, CSR and other advocacy fields. It will also be useful to fresh candidates who may like to work in social and family welfare sectors among others.
Rao spoke on the importance of introducing an online BSW programme for the unreached learners at affordable cost at their door steps and he also highlighted that, current programme was following the country’s new education policy (NEP 2020) guidelines. Other subject experts highlighted the importance of skilled base professional courses such as BSW and appreciated the initiative by IGNOU’s School of Social Work faculty.
The bachelor degree programme in social work (BSW) online is meant for people who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. With the changing global scenario, new concerns and human problems, a lot is left to be addressed. Here, social work can fill-in the gaps and bring about a change in society, said an official statement from IGNOU.
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