BCS Written Syllabus of Social Work/Welfare

Written 200 Marks Syllabus for Social Work or Social Welfare Students 
(General Education Cadre)

Part –  I (One)

  1. Meaning objectives, scope and necessity of social welfare or social work and Welfare State.
  2. Nature of social work in pre and post-industrial society, basic differences of social work between pre and post-industrial society, contributions of traditional social welfare to the development of organized and modern social work.
  3. Industrial Revolution, its meaning and impact on social life, Industrialization and Urbanization, the emergence of social problems due to industrialization and urbanization, social services to combat the problems of industrialization and urbanization.
  4. Relationship of social welfare/social work with other branches of science/social science - Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Philosophy and Public Administration.
  5. Some important concepts related to social welfare: social work, social service, social security, social change and social development.
  6. Historical Foundation of social welfare in Indo-Pak-Bangladesh sub-continent: Ancient, Medieval and British Period, Evolution of social welfare in Bangladesh.
  7. Reform movement and its meaning and importance, some reform movements of the subcontinent- Brahma Samaj, Faraizee Movement, Ram Krishna Mission, Mohammedan Literary Society and Aligarh Movement
  8. Philosophical values of social work, contributions of major religions to the development of modern social work-Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Human Rights and social justice and its relationship with social welfare/social work.
  9. Importance of social legislation in social welfare/social work, some important social legislation in Bangladesh- The Workmen's Compensation Act of 1923, The Maternity Benefits Act of 1939, The Children Act of 1974, The Dowry Prohibition Act of 1980.
  10. Social work as a profession: Definition and characteristics of a profession, the evolution of social work as a profession, the difference between professional non-professional social work. Social work in Developing countries

Part- II (Two)

  1. Basic human needs- food, clothing, shelter, health, education, recreation and their bearing on human life and welfare with special reference to Bangladesh.
  2. Major social evils and social problems in Bangladesh- poverty, unemployment, ill-health, beggary, over-population, illiteracy, drug addiction, crime and delinquency-their causes, effects and remedies.
  3. The constitutional guarantee of social welfare and social security in Bangladesh, Social Welfare in the five-year plans of Bangladesh.
  4. Social Services under Social Service Development: Urban Community Development, Rural Social Service, Child Welfare, Correctional Services, Medical Social Work, Training and Rehabilitation Programmes for the Handicapped.
  5. Social Services outside Social Service Department: BRDB, Family Planning, Youth Welfare, Labour Welfare, Co-operative and Women Welfare.
  6. Social Work Methods, types and importance of social work methods, the interrelatedness of social work methods.
  7. Definition, scope and significance of social Case Work, social group work, community organization and community development.
  8. Social Case Work as a problem-solving process - its elements, steps and methods.
  9. Use of Social Group Work as a problem-solving process in the context of Bangladesh. Scope and importance of Community development in Bangladesh.
  10. Definition and role of Social Administration in promoting social welfare in Bangladesh. Social Action as a method of social change.


  1. Exam ki bangla naki English version a?

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