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Bachelor in Social Work(BASW )

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIALWORK

General Information

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function as well as they can with their environments. B.S.W. graduates are entry-level generalist social work professionals who provide services to individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Of particular importance is concern for and willingness to work with oppressed and underserved populations. The BASW level practitioner is seen as a generalist with certain areas of special expertise. The curriculum focuses on such roles as advocacy, referral, casework and problem solving functions. In addition, a major thrust and identity of the program is to prepare graduates for case management/community intervention positions, a strongly emerging trend in Nepal. Most case management/community intervention models include the basic social work skills which the program currently covers. These are skills which are handled competently and professionally by BASW graduates.

Career Opportunities in the Field

Graduates work in public and private social service agencies that provide such services as medical, psychiatric, and financial assistance. B.S.W. level social workers serve persons of all ages, from infants to elders in society. They help clients who face social problems, including homelessness, drug abuse, chronic mental illness, catastrophic illness (such as AIDS), decreasing resources for the aged population, and racism

BASW Program Goals

The goals of the BASW program are to:

Prepare culturally competent, effective, ethical social work generalist practitioners who understand and respect human diversity, and who are committed to creating a more humane and just society;

Prepare graduates who understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and therefore advocate for social and economic justice;

Prepare graduates who understand and employ the tenets, values and ethics that serve as the foundation for social work practice; and

Prepare graduates who are committed to lifelong enhancement of their personal and professional development through continuing education and as educated consumers of research.

Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Social Work course consists of four years of full-time university level study. It aims to prepare students for effective professional practice as social workers in the social and community services sector.

General Objectives

The general objectives of the curriculum are associated with the liberal arts component of the BASW Course, which in time sequence precedes the professional component of the BASW course. The objectives are:

  • to obtain knowledge from the humanities and social sciences that informs social work;
  • to gain an understanding of the socioeconomic, political, psychological, and cultural forces that impinge upon people's lives;
  • to become aware of how society has developed and is organised; and
  • to obtain knowledge that enables students to broaden their understanding of themselves and the world.

Professional Objectives The objectives of the professional component of the BASW programs are:

  • to prepare students for professional social work practice;
  • to increase students' knowledge and understanding of social welfare in the nepalese context, emphasising origins, ideological bases, development, functions, contradictions, administrative forms, and impacts on oppressed groups including Indigenous people, poor people, women, people of colour and people with disabilities;
  • to expand students' understanding of the historical development of social work and of social work practice, including its scope and limitations, its internal debates, and its interrelationship with other bodies of knowledge;
  • to introduce students to the origins, manifestations, dynamics, causes and consequences of social inequality and oppression;
  • to facilitate students' development of purposeful use of skills within a wide range of social work roles and methods of intervention necessary for the elimination of social inequality and obstacles to social functioning;
  • to enhance students' development, intellectual inquisitiveness, creative problem-solving skills, reflective practices, and proper use of a range of research methods; a facility for critical questioning, and a goal of life-long learning; and
  • to strengthen students' understanding of, and commitment to, social work purposes, values, ideals, beliefs, and identity; particularly to understand it from an anti-oppressive framework.
BASW Field

Field Education is offered concurrently with academic study. Students are assigned to a social service agency and complete an internship placement under the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional social worker called a Field Instructor. This vital interaction is designed to reinforce our students' academic study with real life experience. It permits testing theory in practice settings and provides students with field experience that is vital for academic and professional development. Affiliated social service agencies in several Nepalese communities are utilized for field instruction. These agencies provide students with a wide range of social service settings for Field Education.

Field Instructors are professional social workers who are employed by affiliated social service agencies where the students complete their internship (Field) placements. Field Instructors are School of Social Work volunteers. They complete required certification training prior to hosting student interns at their agencies. Field Instructors are committed to the professional development of new social workers, and devote their time and expertise to our students' professional development. BASW Students are assigned to one field placement for the academic year (two consecutive semesters).

Besides this students need to go for Neighbouhood Camp (in First Year), Rural Camp( in Second Year), Urban Camp( in Third Year).

PREQUISITES:

To be considered for admission into BASW, all prospective candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • The candidates should have a higher secondary or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized board or university with at least second division.
  • Certified copies of all the relevant academic qualification and transcripts are required.
  • All The candidates must be selected through the entrance examination carried out by the college which include:
  • Written test
  • Individual and Group Conference
  • Students and Parent Interview
  • Dully completed application form with 2 color passport size photograph must be submitted.
Why BASW in NASA?
  • It is a multidisciplinary program as par with the demand of time and context: the TU syllabus more specifically pro-Nepali.
  • We provive, extra cousre, on computer trainning which is vital in recent time of Information Technology (IT). It also covers burning field of today as E-commerce and MIS.
  • We have networking with diffrent NGOs and INGOs for the field placement of our students
  • we focus more on grading the students on attendance and class participation along with hisher performance on the internal assessment. This requires student to be more dedicated at hisher study, which can only benefit the student and make him more serious about study. These kind of individual assessments are reflected on the students internal marks.
  • The teaching pedagogy has more focus on class discussion, quizzes, case studies, and other modern methods of teaching as use of OHP (Overhead Projectors) and Power Point Slides.
  • It gives more emphasis on student involvement in creative and experience gaining work as project work preparation, seminar, class note preparation etc.,
  • Preparing project reports under various subjects is the major requirement of BASW program. It is also one of its distinctive features. This enhances teamwork and the students can develop their interpersonal and leadership qualities.
  • Students creativity, analytical skills, interpersonal skills and presentation skills are enhanced by BASW through practical method of teaching and learning.
  • The internship program which involves the students to learn under real work environment focuses on “Learn by Doing” techniques which is also the best technique of teaching. Frequent lectures by management professionals, practitioners further help the students to enhance their knowledge.
  • Above all, NASA is the pioneer college with its own Organization named “JYOTI: Light to Life” working for the promotion of “ Anthro preneruship”. And, the deparment is under the closer scrutiny of such a personality:
  • Professional Social Worker with Gold Medal
  • Syllabus Committee Head, KU, BASW Four Year Program
  • Syllabus Commitee Member, KU, BOSS Program
  • Reserach Head, St.Xavier’s College, BASW Department
  • Chief Role is designing BASW and MASW Syllabus in PU and TU
  • Chief Role in initating BASW Program in diffrent colleges
  • UGC Fellowship under World Bank
  • Adjunct Faculty in KU and St.Xavier’s College

Mr. Prakash Thapa( Chairman)

President (Elect), Rotary Club of Bhadgaun

Director, Thaili Nepal

Mr. Sudhir Kumar Jha (Principal)

Mr. Dasharatha Shrestha (Director)

Ms. Upama Awasthi ( Coordinator)

Ms. Rara Sapkota ( Field Supervisor)

Faculties

  1. MR. Sanjit Kumar Basnet, M.Phil, Development Studies, KU Research Consultant
  2. MS. Srijana Ranabhat, MSW, TU Faculty of Social work, TU Professional Social Worker Assistant Center Chief, Mangala Sahara Long Term Rehabilitation center
  3. MR. Harish Chataut, MA, Rural Development Member, Youth Agriculture Group
  4. Ramesh Awasthi, MA, Sociology, TU
  5. Soni Adhikari, MA, Rural Development, TU

CONTACT US

NASA International College

Tinkune, Gairigaun

Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977-01-4498538

Fax: +977-01-4479850

Email : nasacollege@yahoo.com

info@nasacollege.edu.np

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