Department Of Social Work

PROGRAMME 1 : Bachelor Of Social Work (3 Years)

PROGRAMME 2 : Master Of Social Work (2 Years)

The Department of Social Work came in to being on14-08-2014. National College is the pioneering institution to open the portals social work education at under graduate level, by getting the approval from the University of Kerala to start regular BSW course for the first time within the jurisdiction of the University and known as the best BSW college in Trivandrum.


Course Details:


Under Graduate Programmes

Social work is a practice-based profession which empowers people to deal with social issues and work for their well-being. Known as the best BSW college in Trivandrum, National college focus on human rights, social justice and human relationships are of paramount importance while providing various services. Three types of interventions, at individual (Micro), small group (Mezzo) and community (Macro) levels, are made in social work.



  • Scheme: CBCS System – 2 (b)
  • Total number of credits – 120 
  • Total number courses – 37
  • Total number of hours per week – 150

Course summary:


No of courses

Language (English)


Open course


Core courses comprise 19 theory courses and 6 components of field work.

Field work components:

Semester I – Exposure visits (5 Agencies) – Total 45 hours

Semester II – Residential Rural camp (1 Week) Total – 121 hours

Semester III – Field work (Community) – 186 hours

Semester IV – Field work (Community) – Total 186 hours

Semester V – Concurrent field work (Agency based) – Total 186 hours

Semester VI – Block placement (One month) – Total 276 hours

25 (19 + 6) 

Complementary course


Elective courses


Project (Group)





Our Vision 

The Department of Social Work, National College envisions premier education and training for students to help them work for the empowerment and self-sustenance of individuals, groups and community while upholding social justice and human rights.

Our Mission

The mission is to mould social work professionals capable of working with any type of client system so as to convince them that all sections of population do matter in social work practice


Career Opportunities of the course

Social work is multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and field work oriented. The major domains of activities are counselling, social advocacy, liaising, rehabilitation, reformation, organizing awareness campaigns, welfare activities, organizing training programmes for growth and development, community work etc. Potential job placement available in our country are Counsellor, Rehabilitator, Liaison Officer, Welfare Officer, Social Worker, Teacher, Trainer, Therapist, Researcher, Community Worker etc.


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