The Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi is a dynamic academic discipline to prepare professionals for enhancing human dignity, rights and social justice in Bangladesh.
The department was initially started as a College of Social Work under the affiliation of University of Rajshahi in 1964. From the beginning the Department of Social Work has been dedicated to achieve academic excellence in professional social work education both and undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All academic programs of the department are student-centered and committed to enhance active community engagement in the pursuit of social and economic justice. Therefore, the central mission of the department is to prepare competent social work professionals for serving with vulnerable individuals, families, groups, and communities in Bangladesh.
Social work is an inter-disciplinary field that includes the study of the lives and experiences of socially vulnerable people. We also study the causes and consequences of social problems, which are investigated at the micro, meso and macro levels. Students generally receive a professional social work education that is characterized by a commitment to human dignity, rights and social justice. Dedicated instructors, who draw from a strong contemporary curriculum and their own practical experiences, afford students the opportunity to acquire their social work competencies.
We promote civil rights and pursue social justice for oppressed and marginalized people regardless of their gender, ethnicity and religious orientations. We strive to improve the lives of citizens through our pedagogy, field instruction, community-based research, and through the leadership of our students, alumni, and faculty.
I welcome you to the Department of Social Work for your academic career and also to provide us your valuable suggestions/criticisms for further improvement and coordination of the academic activities of the department.