Admission Policy

Admission Policy 2020-21

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. 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 (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 within 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

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

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 

7. Documents Required for Filling Online Form

7.1 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 
  • Final Consolidated Mark sheet 
  • Grade point converter of your Board/University
  • Degree Certificate/Passing certificate 
  • Transfer Certificate (for students of colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai)
  • Migration Certificate (compulsory for all the students from Universities other than University of Mumbai)
  • Passport size Photographs
  • Marriage certificate (for married candidates)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Ex-Serviceman Certificate (if applicable)
  • Online MSW application fee payment receipt/ snapshot 

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

7.3 Please carefully fill the form. 

7.4 Please reply to the email queries posted by the administrator from  

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

8. MSW Admission Process

8.1. Based on the basic eligibility and past academic record, candidates shall be shortlisted

8.2. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for an online/ offline personal interview

8.3. Results of the online/ offline personal interview shall be intimated to final selected candidates

8.4 Marking Pattern 


Past Academic Record 




Personal Interview