ADMISSION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

  • Application for admission must be made in the prescribed form available in the office of the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, 38, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey Marg, Mumbai 400 020. The application form is available generally from the 15th of March onwards.
  • The application must be completed with relevant papers attached (as indicated in the application from) and submitted to the College office on or before the 31st of May or the date given by the College. The application form will not be considered for admission unless all information sought is provided therein, including attested copies of documents mentioned in the application form.
  • The application form can be downloaded from the College website and the same posted together with the prescribed fee and enclosures. Prospectus, in this case, will be posted on receipt of the form and the fee.
  • For M.S.W. candidates who have passed their qualifying examinations from any University other than the University of Mumbai and B.S.W. candidates (other than those who have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination of the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education, Pune, or its equivalent), will require to obtain a ‘Provisional Eligibility Certificate’ prior to admission after submitting the original copies of the passing certificate and mark sheets of the qualifying examination.
  • Application forms of candidates who have appeared for their graduation examination from Universities other than the University of Mumbai, will be accepted pending result, provided that their results will be declared before the admission procedure is completed and the admission confirmed. The candidates who are unable to produce the result related documents prior to the completion of admission procedures will not be considered for admission to the course.
  • At the time of taking admission to the course by paying fees, the students will have to submit to the College the required number of attested copies of Mark Sheets / Degree certificates, together with the original documents. The College will then apply to the University of Mumbai for Provisional Eligibility Certificate and get the documents verified from the Board / University from which the students have completed the qualifying examination. These documents should be accompanied by the required fees, which will be informed at the time of paying the fees.
  • If the student does not already have a ‘Migration Certificate’ and a Passing or Degree Certificate from his / her previous University, an application should be made for the same in the proforma prescribed by the University from which the candidate graduated.
  • After obtaining the Provisional Eligibility, Migration and Passing or Degree Certificates, the College will then follow up the process of obtaining ‘Permanent Eligibility’ for candidates. All the original documents will be returned in due course of time to the students by the College. Prior to applying for the Provisional Eligibility Certificate, the College will verify the certificate of the students.
  • Admissions are based on a series of admission tests, a group discussion and a panel interview which takes into consideration the candidate’s past academic performance, proficiency in the English language, general knowledge, background in social work experience, interest and aptitude for the profession.
  • Candidates applying for the B.S.W. and M.S.W. programmes should have the following minimum percentage of marks in all subjects (aggregate) of the qualifying examination.
    B.S.W. M.S.W.
    Minority and General Categories 45% 50%
    Reserved Categories (SC/ST/DT/NT) 40% 45%
  • For students who are awaiting their final year results, the aggregate of the F.Y. and S.Y. marks will be considered as the basis of the selection. However, if on the declaration of the final year results, the aggregate score falls below the required percentage of marks then the admission will stand cancelled.
  • At the completion of the admission procedure the list of selected candidates will be put up on the notice board prior to the beginning of the classes. The College begins its academic year according to the instructions from the University of Mumbai. Attendance in the College from the first day of the term is compulsory. Failure in attendance on the first day will result in the cancellation of the admission
  • The reservation of seats is maintained as per rules relating to Minority Institutions. However, a higher quality of performance at the selection procedure is expected from the students in order to be admitted to the course.


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