Admission Policy for B.S.W

1. Eligibility

  • Candidates aspiring for BSW programme should have completed Higher Secondary Course/ PUC/ +2 from any of the Approved School Boards in India.
  • The minimum percentage for marks at the Higher Secondary Coursefor eligibility to BSW admission process is 40%.

2. Reservation

Reservations for the BSW programme will be as per the University of Mumbai Guidelines.

Course Information

  1. The College provides a generic course of studies at the B.S.W. level. A choice and credit based semester grading system of three years has been adopted for the B.S.W. course since 2016-2017. The curriculum consists of relevant aspects of both theory and field work to help students enhance their practical understanding of social work practice.
  2. The need to provide individualized field instruction (practice training), demands that a relatively small number of students are admitted to the College.
  3. There is no minimum age for admission provided the student meets all other eligibility and admission criteria required by the University and the College. Admission is open to both men and women students for all programmes.
  4. English is the medium of instruction. Hence, the ability to use English as a language is essential for this course. Fluency in either Hindi or Marathi is required for field work while working with the client system.

B.S.W Course Curriculum

Semester - I Credits
Introduction to Social Work 4
Social Science Foundation for Social Work Sociology 4
Human Growth and Behaviour 4
English – I 2
Marathi/Marathi (Ability enhancement course) 2
Field work 4
Total Credits 20

Semester - II Credits
Work with Individuals and Families 4
Work with Group 4
Social Science Foundation for Social Work – Contemporary Development Problems 4
Environment Studies (Ability enhancement course) 2
English – II 2
Field work 4
Total Credits 20

Semester - III Credits
Gender studies 4
Community Organisation 4
Social Policy 4
Computer application (Skill enhancement course) 4
Field work 4
Total Credits 20

Semester - IV Credits
Research Methods 4
Social work Administration 4
Social work theories and practice 4
Life skills(Skill Enhancement Course) 4
Field work 4
Total Credits 20

Semester - V Credits
Development communication (Skill Enhancement Course) 4
Elective -I (Select any one ) 4
A. Health and Nutrition
B. Child and Youth studies
Elective -II (Select any one ) 4
A. Social Exclusion and Inclusion
B. Global and Indian Social Movements
Elective -III (Select any one ) 4
A. Work With Older Adults
B. Social Entrepreneurship
Field Work 6
Total Credits 22

Semester - VI Credits
Academic Writing (Skill Enhancement Course) 4
Elective -I (Select any one ) 4
A. Human Rights
B. Education and Development
Elective -II (Select any one ) 4
A. Rural and Urban Studies
B. Informal Labour and Informal Sector
Elective -III (Select any one ) 4
A. Disability
B. Basic Counselling Skills
Field Work 6
Total Credits 22

3. Admission Guidelines

  1. Applicants aspiring for BSW admissions need to simultaneously register with the University Pre-Admission Online Registration web portal available at http://mumadmission.digitaluniversity.ac . This site becomes active as soon as results of higher secondary(XII Std ) exams are declared by the Maharashtra Board.
  2. Applicants from states other than Maharashtra, and foreign nationals may also use this facility. However, foreign nationals may have to undergo additional mandatory procedures by contacting the University directly before applying.
  3. The printout of University Pre-Admission Online Registration form should be submitted in the college along with the College BSW Application Form without fail. College Admission Procedure .
  4. Admission forms will be available only in the offline mode, and as hard copies in the college office.
  5. The BSW form submission process first year BSW will commence only after thedeclaration of H.S.C results in the state of Maharashtra .
  6. The BSW admission form will be available to candidates only after payment of fee (Rs 500 for General candidates and Rs 400 for Roman Catholics and SC/ST/NT/DT/ OBC candidates). The fee should be paid in the form of a demand draft in favour of “College of Social Work”, payable at Mumbai, with the candidate’s name, email, and phone number on the rear side of the DD. Please note that the DD has to be prepared from nationalised bank only.
  7. Candidates are requested to carefully fill all the relevant sections in the application form. Also remember that the BSW college application form will not be accepted in the absence of (a) University Enrolment Form Registration; (b) relevant documents; and c) Demand Draft for application form.
  8. Application forms with incorrect DD numbers, and of incomplete nature will not be accepted.

4. Documents Required

a. SSC Mark Sheet and SSC Passing Certificate

b. HSC Mark Sheet and HSC Passing Certificate

c. Migration Certificate (for students other than Maharashtra board)

d. Caste certificate (if applying under reserved category)

e. Income certificate (if applying for scholarship)

f. Baptism Certificate (for Roman Catholic candidates)

g. Gap certificate in case of more than 5 years of gap in education

Applications forms are invited for Under Graduate Programme (BSW) only through OFFLINE mode

Applicants can download the application form from the website. The details on the form can be hand written and sent to Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft in favourof “College of Social Work”. The forms will be accepted as per the University Schedule that will be intimated by the college on the website by the 1st week of June 2018.
The completed application form should be mailed to: Admission Office,
College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, 38, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-20.
On receipt of the application and payment, the application number will be communicated.


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