• Admission

    The Institute conducts its own admission entrance exam, including written test, group discussion and personal interview. Field experts/alumni are invited as panel members for the interview. Marks of the qualifying exam are also considered to decide merit.

    The following is the break-up of marks

  • Objective-type multiple choice general knowledge questions 50 marks
    Aptitude test 25 marks
    Proficiency in English 25 marks
    Group discussions 50 marks
    Qualifying examination 30 marks
    Personal interview 70 marks
    Total 250 marks

    Pre-entrance training is organized for students belonging to the reserved category. No recommendation is accepted for admission. The minimum percentage of marks for admission at the entry level for each programme is 45 per cent.


    YCSSW strictly adheres to instructions and guidelines of the state government, Shivaji University, Kolhapur and the Social Justice and Empowerment Department. The approved seats per year are 50 for BSW and 60 for MSW.

    As per Shivaji University guidelines, seats reserved for various categories of students are as follows:


    Six seats (or 10 per cent) out of the total 60 are filled under management quota. Students seeking admission in this quota must submit filled applications directly to the college office. Students will be considered if they have appeared for the entrance test so that their aptitude for the course can be ensured.


    *The counselling desk provides students all help to complete the admission procedure. One faculty member is available throughout the day for counselling students and parents.

    *Female students are encouraged to take admission if they have interest and the required aptitude.

    *The medium of instruction is English and working knowledge of Marathi or Hindi is desirable.

    *Application for admission must be made in the prescribed form. The application must be completed with relevant papers attached (as indicated in the application form) and submitted to the College office.The application form is not be considered for admission unless all information sought is provided therein, including attested copies of documents mentioned in the application form.

    *Candidates should send only photocopies of their certificates along with their applications (including caste certificate and other necessary testimonials).

    * Candidates can also download the form from website, www.ycssw.edu.in, and the same should be posted together with the prescribed fee and enclosures on or before the date given by the College.

    *MSW candidates who have passed their qualifying examinations from any University other than Shivaji University, Kolhapur, and BSW 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 need to get 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 Shivaji University, Kolhapur will be accepted pending results, provided their results are declared before the admission procedure is completed and the admission confirmed. Candidates who are unable to produce results and related documents prior to the completion of admission procedures will not be considered for admission to the programme.

    *At the time of taking admission to the programme by paying fees, 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 Shivaji University 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 submitted along with the required 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 pro-forma prescribed by the University from which the candidate graduated.

    *After obtaining the Provisional Eligibility, Migration and Passing or Degree Certificates, the College will follow up the process of obtaining ‘Permanent Eligibility’ for candidates. All the original documents will be returned in due 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 admission test, group discussion and panel interview, which take into consideration the candidate’s past academic performance, general knowledge, and background in Social Work experience, interest and aptitude for the profession.

    *Evidence such as paid or voluntary experience in human service organizations, awareness of contemporary social issues and Social Work values, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and motivation for a career in professional Social Work is assessed in the applicant’s entrance test.

    *If any statement furnished by the applicant is found to be incorrect at any time, he/she will be liable to be debarred from the programme.

  • Student Enrolment Profile

    Category-wise Enrolment of Students for BSW and MSW (2011 to 2014):