The Institute of Social Welfare and Research (ISWR) is one of the prominent teaching and research institutes in the University of Dhaka. The main focus of this institute is to provide higher education (BSS Honours, Masters, MPhil and PhD) on social welfare with a number of specialized areas, and conduct research on different aspects on social sciences. This discipline conceives major aspects in social sciences. Due to its wide application in different fields in social sciences, this is called the applied social sciences that does not only attempt to assess the socio-economic and psychological conditions of the lives and livelihoods of human being rather it has a number of theories, approaches, models, and strategies that are directly applied to solve those problems. This is true that the social welfare concept took a new direction in the nineteenth century, through certain processes and not by an accident. This was an era of social and technological change with intellectual adventure. The traditional concept of social service or charity with immediate assistance did not stand in the test of the changing time. It melted away before the challenge of emerging psycho-social and economic problems hatched by speedy growth of population, rapid industrialization and urbanization. The modern concept is one where in belief in the dignity and potentiality of human, respect for his/her personality came in the fore. And ultimately the “Lady Bountiful” was replaced by the professional social worker to give solace and relief to the suffering humanity. With the ever-increasing socio-economic problems, coupled with the wide acceptance of the concept of welfare state, the scope of social work as a profession has widened and got a momentum. Moreover, as the history attests, substantial progress made by this profession in the shortest possible time, in the developed as well as the developing countries, has given it a firm footing and an assurance of smooth go-ahead.