Admission Policy


College of Social Work (Autonomous), Nirmala Niketan Institute, Mumbai

1. Eligibility

1.1 Candidates aspiring for the MSW Programme should have completed Graduation (10+2+3) from any of the UGC approved University in India.

1.2 The minimum percentage for marks at the Graduation Course for eligibility to MSW admission process is as follows:

  • 50% for General Category candidates 

  • 45% for the candidates from Catholic Minority, SC, ST, OBC, and PwD

1.3 There is no minimum age for admission provided the student meets all other eligibility and admission criteria required by the University and the College. 

1.4 Admission is open to men, women and other gender students for all programs.

2. Clause on Pending Results

2.1 Mumbai University Candidates

Applications with VIth semester (Arts/ Science/ Commerce Streams) and VIIIth (Medicine/ Para Medical/ Engineering Streams) pending results from only University of Mumbai will be accepted. If the candidate is declared failed by University of Mumbai, the admission of MSW program stands cancelled. The Candidates applying from University other than University of Mumbai have to follow eligibility process subscribed by the University of Mumbai.

2.2 Other Indian University Candidates

Applications with VIth semester (Arts/ Science/ Commerce Streams) and VIIIth (Medicine/ Para Medical/ Engineering Streams) pending results from other university will be allowed for the written exams provided they produce their results or confidential reports of the results from their respective University/ Autonomous Colleges on the day of Group Discussion and failing which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the same.

2.3 Foreign University Candidates 

Candidates from countries other than India are required to contact University of Mumbai for further process.

3. Reservation Norms under Minority HEI Status 

3.1 College of Social Work (Autonomous) Nirmala Niketan Institute is a Catholic Christian Minority institution, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. As per the Judgement dated 12th October 2017 of the Honourable Bombay High Court vide Writ Petition No. 1726 of 2001, Minority Colleges do not need to set aside seats for Backward Classes. This is reiterated by the University of Mumbai Circular (No.Aff./Recog.I/Admission/(2018-19)/10/of 2018), dated 30th May, 2018. This Judgement renders null & void the Directives regarding Reservation of Seats given by the University of Mumbai vide Circular No. Spl. Cell / (68) / 218 / 2005 Dated 3rd June, 2005 [i.e., SC (13%) / ST (7%) / DT(A) (3%) / NT(B) (2.5%) / NT(C) (3.5%) / NT(D) (2%) / OBC (19%) / SBC (2%)]. Thus, 50% of the seats are reserved for Christian Minority students.

3.2. Break-Up of Seats is as follows: 



Total Seats: 60 

Management Quota


Roman Catholic (Christian Minority)




Persons with Disability:


Special Category: 

Wards of Defence staff/ ex-servicemen; transferred central or state government officers; freedom fighters; and winners at the District / State / National Levels in Sports or Cultural Activities



4. Securing Admission (Most important things to be noted)

4.1. Students whose names are declared in the first merit list should secure admission by paying the fees with in the time and date specified. If they do not pay the fees and secure admission as per the first merit list date and time, they will not be considered further.

4.2. Admissions will be considered to be completed only when the full fees for the academic year are paid (against an official receipt) and the name of the applicant appears on the relevant rolls. 

5. Progress in the Consecutive Years

5.1 All UG and PG admissions are valid only for one year and are therefore to be renewed for each subsequent year of study.

5.2 A student will not be re-admitted to the College if he / she has:

  • Had three unsuccessful attempts at the same examination.

  • Been debarred twice within the first four semesters due to lack of attendance.

  • Serious complaints of indiscipline against him / her in that year. 

6.  Application Procedure

6. 1. Online Link

7.1.1 Application forms are invited for MSW program only through ONLINE mode 

7.1.2 Applicant has to login through the ONLINE ADMISSION SYSTEM and register online with e-mail ID, mobile number and date of birth. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered e-mail ID with login credentials to access the form and complete it online. 

6.2 Payment of Application Fee

7.2.1 The application fee shall be paid through the link provided in the form for ONLINE PAYMENT  

Rs. 600/-      :         for General Category & Catholic Minority candidates 

Rs. 500/-      :         for SC, ST, OBC, and PwD candidates 

6.3 Hardcopy of Filled-in Form

6.3.1 Printed copy of completed application form will have to be send through Courier / Post/ or by Hand delivery to the admission secretariat in the first floor of the college. The form along with online payment receipt shall reach the office on or before the last date. 

6.3.2 The application form will not be accepted in the absence of relevant documents. 

7. Documents Required for Filling Online Form

Candidates are required to keep the following documents ready for filling the MSW application form. 

  • Baptism Certificate (for Roman Catholic Candidates)

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

  • Mark sheet of SSC

  • Mark sheet of HSC

  • Mark sheets of all semester/year (Do not put consolidated mark sheets here)

  • Final Consolidated Mark sheet 

  • Grade point converter of your Board/University

  • Degree Certificate/Passing certificate 

  • Transfer Certificate (for all the students of colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai)

  • Migration Certificate (compulsory for all the students from Universities other than University of Mumbai)

  • Verification Report from previous University (compulsory for all the students from universities whose results are pending)

  • Any other additional certificates/ diplomas obtained

  • Passport size Photographs

  •  Marriage certificate (for married candidates)

  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

  • Ex-Serviceman Certificate (if applicable)

  • Online MSW application fee payment receipt/ snapshot 


7.4.2 Kindly upload the scanned copies of following documents in PDF only

7.4.3 Please carefully fill the form. Application forms with incorrect payment or document will not be accepted. 

7.4.4 Please check the status of application in Online Admission System- Dash Board and reply to the queries posted by the administrator if any. 

7.4.5 For details about the MSW Program and the Fee Structure, kindly read the PROSPECTUS available on the website.

8. MSW Entrance Examination Process

    1. Rules of the Examination 


  • Candidates are required to assemble in the college lobby at 10.30 am. They can occupy the examination hall by 10.40 am. The exam will commence by 11.00 am.

  • Candidates shall not be permitted to carry/possess/use any electronic gadgets such as mobile phones other gadgets inside the hall. 

  • Please carry your hall tickets and any Identity Proof (eg: Aadhar card) and produce the same to the invigilator. 

  • Please preserve the Hall Ticket carefully as it needs to be produced if the candidate is shortlisted for the Interview.

  • Candidates must maintain discipline inside the examination hall and follow the instructions given by Invigilator. Failure to comply with the instructions can lead to disqualification from writing the examination. 

  • After the completion of the respective tests at the allocated time slot please submit the papers. 

  • Students must write their names and SEAT NUMBER on all the three answer sheets (English, G.K and AIMS). Candidates found using unfair means will be disqualified from the admission process.

  • No candidate shall leave the hall till all the Question booklets are collected by the invigilator.

  • Students who are differently abled will be writing the tests in the library and an additional half an hour will be assigned to complete their test.

  • The AIMS paper can be written in English, Hindi or Marathi. Rest of the tests are in English only. 

8.2 Marking Pattern 



Max Marks



English Comprehension

(Time: 11 to 11.25 am)


25 min


General Knowledge

(Time: 11.30 to 11.55 am)


25 min


Attitude, Involvement, Motivation and Sensitivity Test

(Time: 12.00 to 1.00 pm)


60 min


Past Academic Record 



Group Discussion