Applying for a Masters in Mumbai is no walk in the park.
There are only 2 Universities that offer you full-time courses for a Masters in Psychology in Mumbai. They are none other than Mumbai University at Kalina and S.N.D.T. (Their main branch at Churchagte and at their affiliated colleges Maniben Nanavati & L.J.N.J. in Vile Parle).
There are few things I have come across while applying
- The heads of the departments either love you, hate you or are indifferent to you if you’ve studied in another university. Maniben loves international students while S.N.D.T Churchgate does not seem to fancy them too much. Mumbai University and L.J.N.J are indifferent.
- The Psychology Department very rarely knows the admission procedure. It’s best if you go to the admission department from where you collect the application forms to understand the procedure.
- Every university sells the application form from anywhere between Rs. 50 to Rs 100
- Along with the application form you will need at least:
- Academic Transcripts (1 to 3 copies will need to be submitted depending on the university)
- Leaving Certificate (1 to 3 copies will need to be submitted depending on the university)
- Eligibility Certificate (if you’re coming from another university)
- Passport Size Photograph
Note: Make a few extra copies of your academic transcripts and leaving certificate because some teachers within the department like to keep them (Why? I don’t know!).
- Getting an eligibility certificate
- The university you are applying to Mumbai or S.N.D.T. have an in-house department that gives it to you
- However in order to give you the Eligibility Certificate you may require a Certificate of Equivalence that is issued by AIU (Association of Indian Universities – New Delhi)
- Academic Transcripts of your Bachelors (at least)
- Leaving Certificate
- Grade 12 Transcript
- Demand Draft of Rs. 9000 (only after they approve of your papers then only make the demand draft)
Note: My experience with AIU was a long one. It’s better to get this done ASAP!
- Submit all your paper work and wait for the lists to come out a week after Mumbai Universities declares the T.Y.B.A. results.
Note: They say, the sooner you apply the more likely you are to get admission in the university.