Bachelor Degree IGNOU Admission

IGNOU BSW Admission, Online, Eligibility, Grade Card, Result, Hall Ticket

IGNOU BSW Admission 2018, IGNOU BSW Online Admission, Course Syllabus, Question Papers:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Social Work (SOSW) has designed and developed the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programme for the students who want to pursue their career in the field of social work. The University offers admission to IGNOU BSW degree course to the students from all over the country. It is a three year degree programme which means the term end examination for IGNOU BSW first year subjects will be held in the month of December for the students who takes admission in January session.

The students who will apply for admission to the programme in July session can appear for examination in June term end examination next year. The students need to complete all the required courses within the minimum duration of three years and maximum duration of six years to obtain the degree. Also read about IGNOU MSW Admission.

Programme Objective:

The main objective of this programme is to provide the admission to students to who want to help other people by doing the social work but if they do only social work for free then it becomes impossible for them to survive in this materialistic world. They still have to earn something for their living along with social cause. So, the IGNOU BSW programme is best career opportunity for such people as they can learn the skills to do the the social work by providing the professional assistance to the people in need.

After pursuing the IGNOU Bachelor of Social Work course, the people can provide their professional assistance in many different socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability, etc and also they can earn with its as well. After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, the students can study further to pursue their master degree MSW at IGNOU or at any other University/Institute. The learners should get entry level job easily in this field after completion of their bachelor degree.

We have mentioned below the various details of Bachelor of Social Work programme such as eligibility criteria, duration, age limit. These are as follows:

  • Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
  • Admission Eligibility : The candidate must be having 12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Course Duration:  The minimum duration is 3 years and maximum duration is 6 years to complete all the courses.
  • Programme Fee: The total fee is Rs.12,000/- which has to be paid @Rs.4000/- per year.

Note : The programme fee may change in future, so please check the latest fee with the IGNOU Regional Centre or see latest prospectus.

Programme Coordinator:

In case of any query, you can contact the coordinator of the discipline at following contact details. Name: Dr. Sayantani Guin, Email-Id: [email protected]Ph: 011-29571697

IGNOU BSW Admission Procedure:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to Bachelor of Social Work course in January and July academic cycle along with many other courses. There are large number of learners in India who want to pursue the higher education via distance mode. So, every year the large number of students apply for admission to bachelor degree programmes. The students can fill up IGNOU BSW admission form in both January and July academic cycles.

The university publishes the advertisement or notification related to the admission in month of November for January session and in the month of May for July session. The students can check the notification for last date of admission.The details about the IGNOU BSW admission form and prospectusetc. can be checked and download from the university official website at There are two ways in which interested candidates can apply for admission to distance learning bachelor degree course. These are as follows :

Online mode: The university has launched its Online Admission portal for the learners from all over the country to fill up IGNOU BSW Online Admission form. We have mentioned below the step you need to follow while applying for IGNOU Online admission.

  • Please open the website url :
  • Visit the “Apply Online” link at the top menu. Under this link, you will find the link “General Instructions” as sub menu. Just click on it and read out all the instructions carefully before filling up the online admission form for Bachelor Degree programme.
  • On the General Instructions page, you will find a link to download the latest “Common Prospectus”.It is advised to read out the prospectus carefully so that you will able to understand the complete details about the IGNOU BSW programme.
  • The applicants need to register themselves on the website to fill up the admission application form.
  • The Application fee can be paid via Bank challan, Debit Card, Credit card or Net Banking.
  • After submitting up the application form and fees, please take the print out of the acknowledgement page for further reference.

Offline Mode: In the offline mode, the students need to visit their nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and obtain the IGNOU BSW Prospectus by paying fee of Rs.200/- in cash at the counters. The students can also obtain the prospectus via post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “REGISTRAR, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068″. The students can also download the prospectus from the university official website.The IGNOU BSW admission application form can be cut from the prospectus itself. The applicant need to submit the filled in application form on a prescribed format, demand draft of required fee and required attested documents in the respected regional centre.

IGNOU BSW Admission / Registration Status:

The students will be able to check the registration status of the Bachelor of Social Work on the university official website after the two weeks from the day of submission of admission form. In case you do not find your admission status, please contact your regional centre  by visiting there or by speaking to them on phone.

IGNOU BSW Study Material:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University provides study material to all the students who take admission to Bachelor of Social Work in the form of study blocks. The university provides the study material at the students communication physical address via Registered post / Speed Post. All these study blocks are printed by university itself. Sometimes, the students do not receive their study material at their address.

But they don’t need to worry as they can collect their study books from their respected study centres. The soft copy of the study blocks are also uploaded by university online for the student’s convenience in case, if they do not receive their study material. You can always download the IGNOU BSW study material in the form of PDF files by visiting the website at

IGNOU BSW Courses & Syllabus:

The students has to pass out total of 96 credits in three years to successfully complete the programme. We have mentioned below the list of courses with the Course name and Course Code:

IGNOU BSW First Year Courses

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
BSWE-1 Introduction to social Work 8
BSWL-1* Social Work Practicum-I 8
BSHF-101 Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences 8
FEG-1 Foundation Course in English-1 4
Modern Indian Language (Choose any one)
FEG-2 Foundation Course in English-2 4
FAS-1 Foundation Course in Assamese 4
FBG-1 Foundation Course in Bengali 4
FTG-1 Foundation Course in Gujarati 4
BHDF-101 Foundation Course in Hindi 4
FKD-1 Foundation Course in Kannada 4
FML-1 Foundation Course in Malayalam 4
FMT-1 Foundation Course in Marathi 4
FOR-1 Foundation Course in Oriya 4
FPB-1 Foundation Course in Punjabi 8
FTM-1 Foundation Course in Tamil 4
FTG-1 Foundation Course in Telugu 4
FUD-1 Foundation Course in Urdu 4

IGNOU BSW Second Year Courses

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
BSWE-002 Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Groups (Theory) 8
BSWL-002* Social Work Practicum-II (Practical) 8
BSWE-004 Introduction to Family Education 8
FST-1 Foundation Course in Science and Technology 8

IGNOU BSW Third Year Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
BSWE-003 Social Work Intervention with communities and Institutions 8
BSWL-003* Social Work Practicum-III (Practical) 8
BSWE-005 Introduction to HIV/AIDS 8
BSWE-006 Substance Abuse and Counselling 8
Total Credits 96

Note** : These courses are practical for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of BSW respectively. Successful completion of practical’s in first year is a necessary condition for taking up practical for the second year. Similarly successful completion of practical in 2nd year is a necessary condition for taking up practical for the third year.

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