Admission Policy

MSc in Physics (Astrophysics)

Number of seats

20 students per year

Duration of the course

Minimum duration for the course is two years


Maximum fees for the course is Rs. 95000/- per year. This fees includes the cost of Field Trips. In addition to this fees, the applicant has to pay Rs. 1500/- (non refundable) towards admission processing fees.

A scholarship of Rs. 20000/- per year may be provided to a select few students strictly on academic merit. Management decision in this regard is final.


Bachelor’s degree in science with Physics as one of the major subjects at the final year or equivalent from any recognized university.

Documents to be kept ready before filling up the application form

    1. Scanned copy of Aadhar card if Indian citizen (pdf)

    2. Scanned copy of 12th std/ HSc or equivalent mark sheet (pdf)

    3. Scanned copy of FYBSc Semester - 1 marklist (pdf)

    4. Scanned copy of consolidated BSc (6th sem) mark list. If the final semester result is not out, mark lists up to penultimate semester (5th sem) to be submitted (pdf)

    5. Statement Of Purpose* (up to 500 words) (pdf)

    6. Scanned copy of competitive exams: score/rank** (pdf)

    7. List of Co-curricular activities# performed during under-graduation programme Each activity must be substantiated by a suitable certificate. The List of all Co-curricular activities and all certificates supporting co-curricular activities must be scanned and uploaded as a single pdf.

    8. List of Extracurricular activities## performed after class X. The List of all extra-curricular activities and all certificates supporting extra-curricular activities must be scanned and uploaded as a single pdf.

    9. Passport size Photo (jpg)


Application will be considered only if documents 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5 and 9 of the items given above are submitted. Others – whichever is available must be submitted. For any difficulty/enquiry please write to

*Statement of purpose should explain why you want to do MSc Physics (Astrophysics) at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.**NGPE, JAM, IISER, MSc entrance exam or any other national level exam.#Science projects, poster presentations, seminars, conferences, exhibitions etc., original certificates/reports are to be shown at the time of the interview.##Sports or cultural activities, and levels achieved: for e.g. national or state representation etc.

Admission Procedure

    1. Fill up the application form with relevent information and data.

    2. Upload all the documents on the link provided for this purpose.

    3. At the end it will direct you to pay the admission processing fees (Rs1500) on the portal.

    4. No changes in the application form will be allowed after the processing fees have been paid.

    5. On the basis of application form data applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Number of such applicants will be roughly 2 times the total number of seats available.

    6. For local applicants it will be a personal interview. For outstation applicants an interview with the help of a video link can be arranged.

    7. Admissions will be offered on the basis of a consolidated merit list which will include weightages of all the documents and interview.

    8. Once admission is offered applicant will have to pay the fees before a stipulated date failing which offer will be given to next wait listed candidate.

    9. At the time of admission all original documents in support of the above needs to be presented for verification failing which the admission offer will be withdrawn.

Admission Criteria

The admission will be based on the following 4 criteria and their weightage:

    1. BSc Grades 30%

    2. Statement of Purpose & Competitive exams score/rank 20%

    3. Co-curricular & Extracurricular activities 30%

    4. Subject Interview 20%


    1. Management Quota 15% of total number of seats

    2. Christian Minority quota of 50% of remaining seats

    3. Persons with disability quota* 5% of seats after 1 and 2

    4. Special quota** 3% after 1 and 2

If candidates are not available from reserved category then the seats will be offered to general category candidates.

*Special Category refers to Wards of Transferred State / Central Government and Private Sector employees, employees of Defense Department / Ex- Servicemen. Wards of Freedom Fighter Award Winners at District/State/National Level in Sports or Cultural Activities.