The Department of Social Work holds the distinction of being one of the oldest departments at Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College (GQMGC). Throughout its history, dedicated professionals like Ms. Talat, Ms. Cheema, Ms. Nahid, and Ms. Irum Haq have contributed significantly to the growth and development of this subject. Presently, Ms. Aasia Rashid is serving as the Head of the department, leading with utmost dedication since 2018. Under her dynamic leadership, the department achieved a significant milestone by launching the BS (4 Year) degree Program in 2022. This initiative reflects the department’s commitment to providing students with enhanced academic opportunities and empowering them to excel in the field of Social Work.


Studying Social Work offers a broad scope of opportunities to make a meaningful impact on individuals and communities. Graduates can work in diverse fields, such as social services, healthcare, education, community development, and mental health. They play crucial roles in advocating for social justice, supporting vulnerable populations, and addressing complex social issues. Social workers can work in government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, and international settings. The profession provides a rewarding career for those passionate about helping others and contributing to positive social change. With the increasing need for social services, studying Social Work opens doors to a fulfilling and impactful journey in the helping professions.

Vision And Mission

The vision of the Social Work department is to create an empowering and inclusive environment where students can discover their potential, develop life skills, and gain self-belief. The mission is to provide comprehensive support through personalized counseling, career assessments, and workshops that align with individual interests. Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that prioritizes human well-being and aims to help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social work differs from other professions because it focuses both on the person and their environment.  Social Work department has been producing active talented students who are serving in the field of social welfare overall in the country.


At the graduate level, teaching social work aims to develop professional competence, critical thinking, and ethical practice. It instills research skills, multicultural awareness, and advocacy for social change. Students gain hands-on experience through supervised field placements, fostering compassionate and competent professionals prepared to address diverse social issues.

Studying BS Social Work offers professional skills, empowerment, and diverse career options. Graduates make impactful change, enhance lives, and contribute to research and policy. They gain personal growth, networking opportunities, and a global perspective, making a meaningful difference in society.


The Department of Social Work
Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College
2- Durand Road, Lahore. Pakistan
Phone No: 042-6317078