Ignou Bachelor of Social Work Admission (BSW), Eligibility, Fee

Ignou BSW Admission
Written by Sumit Sharma

Ignou Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a three-year bachelor degree programme offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) via distance learning mode of education. It has been introduced with an objective to provide education to students in the field of Social Work.

BSW is is a three year degree programme. The university has adopted the 3-tier system approach for it. In order to complete the Bachelor degree in Social Work, the students need to complete a total of 96 credits.The university offers this programme in both English and Hindi medium at all regional centres.

To know more about it, learners can visit the following website URL:


Programme Objective: Ignou Bachelor of Social Work is a very innovative bachelor degree discipline in the field of Social Work. It has been designed and developed by School of Social Work (SOSW).

It also helps in preparing students for productive careers in the field of teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline.

The BSW programme offers a good opportunity for learners to go for higher studies in professional social work. It is very important and useful programme for the people who are employed at middle and lower levels with NGOs.

The fresh candidates also have very good opportunity to work in social and social welfare sectors.

Eligibility and Other requirements:

  • Admission Eligibility: The candidate seeking admission in Bachelor of Social Work programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University should have completed 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Course Duration: The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 3 years and maximum duration of 6 years.
  • Programme Fee: Candidate seeking admission to it are required to submit the fee of Rs.12,000/- for the full programme which is to be paid year wise @Rs. 4,000/- per year. (Note: Please confirm the latest fees as it may change during the course of time.)
  • Age Limit: There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

IGNOU BSW Admission Procedure:

 It is one of the most demanding programme at graduate degree level in the field of Social Work in which students want to take admission. The persons with professional training/degree in Social Work generally work in socially relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counselling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc.

The admission to this discipline has been offered by the university in both January and July sessions.The BSW term end examinations are conducted by university twice in a year i.e June and December.

The examinations for the students who take admission in January has been conducted in the month of June whereas the term end exams (TEE) for students who take admission in  July session take place in December month.

The Ignou BSW admission related advertisement is published by the university in the local dailies and also on the official website of the university at in the months of April-May and September-October.

To get admission to this programme, the candidates need to visit their nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and buy prospectus from there.The enrollment Identity card, admission form and other required forms are provided in the prospectus itself.

The Ignou Prospectus can also be downloaded from the official website which is available in the form of common prospectus. The university also offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme for both January and July cycle.The Ignou BSW admission form can also be filled online from the university official website.

Admission Status: Once you get admission in BSW programme, you can check your registration status on the university official website.In case you find any discrepancy, you can immediately contact your concerned regional centre to make any correction. To check Ignou admission status by name, students can visit the university official website.

Assignments: Students also need to submit the solved assignments for each BSW course before submitting the term end exam form and the last date of submission.These assignments will be assessed by a counsellor at the concerned study centre.

These assignment marks constitute the 30% of total marks in final exam results.So, the students have to take this assignment task very seriously.It is very important to attain good assignment marks by writing good answers which will help in achieving a good percentage.

To download Bachelor of Social Work assignment question papers, you can visit the university official website at following URL:


Previous Year Question Papers: The university conducts the Bachelor of Social Work examination twice in a year. The exams are conducted in the month of December for January Session and in the month of June for July Session.

To prepare for these term end examination, the Ignou BSW previous year question papers are very helpful. Students can get fair enough idea about the respective programme exam pattern and the important questions they should prepare for the examination.

The university provides the previous five-year question papers of this programme on its official website for the student’s convenience.To download last five Year question papers, You can visit the university website at following URL:


Hall Ticket: Ten days before the commencement of examination in the months of June or December, the university provides the link on its official website to download hall ticket / admit card.

Without the admit card or hall ticket, students are not allowed to sit in the exam hall. The Ignou BSW Hall Ticket consists of students name, enrollment number, course code with exam dates mentioned on it.To download Hall ticket, You can visit here:


IGNOU BSW Courses: The programme has a total of 99 credits.These are named with course code and course name as follows:

IGNOU BSW First Year Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 FGT 1  Foundation Course in Gujarati  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  4
 FTM-1  Foundation Course in Tamil  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FUD-1  Foundation Course in Urdu  4
 FAS-01  Foundation Course in Assamese  8
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1  4
 FHD-2  Foundation Course in Hindi-2  4
 FEG-2  Foundation Course in English-2  4
 FHD-1  Foundation Course in Hindi-1  4
 FHS-1  Foundation Course IN Humanities AND Social Sciences  4
 BSWE-001  Introduction to social Work  8
 BSWL-001  Social Work Practicum-I  0
 FBG-1  Foundation Course in Bengali  4

IGNOU BSW Second Year Courses

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 FST-1  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 BSWE-002  Social Work Intervention with Individuals and Groups  8
 BSWE-004  Introduction to Family Education  8
 BSWL-002  Social Work Practicum-II  0

IGNOU BSW Third Year Courses

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 BSWE-003  Social Work Intervention with communities and Institutions  8
 BSWE-005  Introduction to HIV/AIDS  8
 BSWE-006  Substance Abuse and Counselling  8
 BSWL 3*  Social Work Practicum-III  8
 Total  96

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About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.

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