It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.
– Dalai Lama
But how do you know how to act compassionately? Acting compassionately is not exactly – especially since it is a subjective term. One’s act of compassion may be considered as an act of pity by someone else. Of course, you can’t satisfy everybody but you can learn how to show compassion to a large number of people- by studying social work.
This field of study is surprisingly popular in Nepal as we can find many BSW colleges. In these colleges, the main course of study is Social work. There you study how and where to work for society without going broke.
For those who don’t know, doing social work is an expensive job as you will basically be providing goods and services for a large number of people for free. This means you won’t get a single paisa from doing the social works unless you get charity donations.
Is it humanitarian? Sure but at the same time, it is also an expensive deed, despite being a good one. As someone said – it is tough to be good in modern times. But you can learn how to do these humanitarian works as well as not burn a hole through your pocket by taking the course of Social work in Bachelors and joining a good BSW college.
To join BSW, one doesn’t need to be super smart or super creative. Social work is something that anyone can do after all. So to join this curriculum, one just needs to have basic academic eligibility of high school graduate or graduate of similar educational qualifications or to put it more directly
- Graduated High school (+2) with any grade higher than D+
- Passed +2 or intermediate or PCL, TU, or from any other institution recognized by TU with a minimum of 45%
So it is not that hard to join the BSW curriculum. This being said, let’s see what the course for this curriculum is.
What Is The Curriculum Then?
The curriculum of social work revolves around the knowledge of finding out the issues in a specific society, creating long-term solutions for those issues within a limited time, and fixed resources. The curriculum offered by this 3-year educational program of Tribhuvan University is shown in the table below.
|Year||Compulsory Subjects||Optional Subjects|
|1st||C.Eng.401 Reading Writing in English||SW 421 Introduction to Social WorkSW 422 Basic Sociology for Social Work|
|2nd||C.Nep.402 Compulsory NepaliAlt. Eng. 402 Alternative English||SW 423 Basic Psychology for Social WorkSW 424A Social Case Work PracticeSW 424B Social Work Practice with Groups|
|3rd||C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines||SW 425 Social Issues and Leadership DevelopmentSW 410 Social Issues and Leadership Development (Elective)|
So you might have noticed that there are not many compulsory subjects that you need to take. There are not many subjects in general. The best part of following this curriculum is that you don’t have to do much maths.
Don’t get us wrong, you still will have to do some maths but since there is no dedicated subject, the quantity and the severity are surely less.
Now let’s see some intros of a few well-known colleges. An intro to the college can tell a lot about what it is.
Well Known BSW Colleges of Nepal
BSW is a rather popular subject in Nepal. Maybe one of the reasons why this subject is so popular is because you don’t need high grades to study this, curriculum. Maybe it is because there is too much chaos in Nepal and many people are interested in serving in the Chaos but among them, there are a few colleges that are well known.
1. Active Academy College
As per the intro, it is said to have started with 4 students and 9 full-time staff. But now it has over 1600 students and has produced more than 180 masters graduates, 1200 bachelors graduates and 4000 graduates from +2.
Along with this, college is also said to have an average result of 80% in +2 and 70% in bachelors along with 90% in master. This BSW college seems to be proud of its results which it has every right to be.
If you want to know more about this college, you can contact them at:
- Address: Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Phone: 01 4956400, 4981691
- Email: [email protected]
2. K and K International College
As per its about us page, the two initials stand for the initial of two colleges, both of which are reputed. One of the K represents KCBMHS. While this may seem like a random string of words, it stands for Kantipur College of Business, Management, and Humanities Studies. Along with this, the second K stands for Knowledge and Wisdom Acadamy.
When two reputed Colleges combine to combine their best, then the result is naturally something good.
If you want to know more about them, you can contact them at:
- New Baneshwor (Infront of BICC, West Gate-2)
- [email protected], [email protected]
- +977-1-4474557, 4497515
3. Canvas International College
The about us page for this college is quite standard. As per the page, it has a team of highly qualified teachers and staff who give their all with a good track record. Along with this, their graduates are expected to have the bare minimum amount of skill to manage a small Social Service Organization. This is a rather high expectation that they have placed upon their student but considering that this is one of the popular BSW colleges, we can assume that it has produced a number of graduates who can do what this college says.
If you want to know more about them you can contact them at:
4. Premier College
Located in Baneshwor, this college is said to be an ISO 9001:2008 certified college by BM trade. This BSW College also has well-equipped laboratories, Sport, interactive tough boards, etc. Besides BSW Premier College also has other curriculums like BBM and BBS as well so Premier is not just a BSW college but rather a college that provides a BSW curriculum.
You can contact them at:
- P.O.Box 44600, Premier International College Devkota Sadak, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- 01-4107198 or 014790246
- [email protected]
- Official Website
5. Thames International College
The Thames is one of those colleges that everybody knows. As per it’s about is the page they consider themselves as a community rather than a college which rather matches with the reputation. They push you to take responsibility while guiding you at the same time so that experience the difficulties that you will face in real life without the actual risk.
You can contact them at:
- PO Box 1195
- Surya Bikram Gyawali Marg
- Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu
- +977 (1) 4464584, 4465660, 4499324
- [email protected]
- Official Website
6. Xavier International College
Xavier International College is a very well-known college. It is mostly famous for its ability to produce great results and this is what it prides itself in. Along with this, as per its website, Xavier international college is also said to have embraced its pathbreaking programs in various aspects.
If you want to contact them, you can reach them at:
These are just some of the well-known BSW colleges in Nepal but as we have mentioned, there are a lot of BSW colleges in Nepal. The curriculum is straightforward without much distraction as you study BSW to know what humans think in times of distress and learn how to help them in these times with limited resources.
It doesn’t take a genius to be humane and help each other in a time of distress and this is exactly the theme of this curriculum.
And as always, thank you for reading till the end. Hope this was helpful for you and if you have any suggestions for us, do leave them down in the comments below.