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TISS MA Admission 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Nov-2015
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Scholarship provider contact details

Admissions Helpline : 022 - 2552 5252 
(Monday to Saturday - Timing 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

 

Candidates having any queries related to admissions including TECHNICAL PROBLEMS can call the helpline or email on the following email addresses:  

 

Address :

 

TISS Mumbai TISS Tuljapur TISS Hyderabad TISS Guwahati

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
V.N. Purav Marg,
Deonar
Mumbai - 400 088

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
School of Rural Development,
Tuljapur-413 601,
District-Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.

SR Sankaran Block,
AMR–AP Academy of Rural Development,
Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad 500 030.

14-A, Bhuban Road, 
Uzanbazar,
Guwahati 781 001

What is TISS MA Admission 2016?

TISS is a unique institution that brings together high quality scholars and practitioners from Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences to create interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes combined with field action to address the most critical current and emerging issues of the nation. This website provides information on these programmes and information on admission to these programmes.

Computer based National Entrance test (TISS-NET) will be held on January 09, 2016, from 2pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres located in different parts of the country. The computer based test is of objective type and even those with a rudimentary knowledge of working with a computer can take the test.

The objective test will have questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability,  Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

If you have any questions please call the Admissions helpline on 022 - 25525252

Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard.

 

Instructions for Determining Eligibility to Apply:

( i ) ' Pass Class' in the Bachelor's Degree pursued by the applicant will be taken for determining his/her eligibility.

( ii ) Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor's Degree programme, but have not passed in all the courses ( main/major/subsidiary, etc.) of the first and second years ( if the Degree is of 3 years duration) and first, second and third years (if the Degree is of 4 years duration) on the day of applying for the programme are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree programmes offered by the Institute.

( iii ) Candidates who have been declared as failed in the final year examination are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute, unless they pass their Bachelor's Degree examination on the day of applying for any of the programmes.

( iv) Eligibility, once determined on the basis of the information given by the candidates in the Application Form, shall be final for the purpose of test/interview/selection. However, in case it is found that the information furnished by a candidate is incorrect or misleading or ineligibility being detected before or after the test/interview/selection/admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled.

( v ) If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year of his/her Bachelor's Degree Examination and even if he/she has re-evaluation at the university/college, he/she will not be allowed to continue the programme as the offer of provisional admission stands automatically cancelled on his/her failure in the final year examination.

**GENRAL ELIGIBILITY:

a) Candidates having a bachelor's degree with minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education)  from a recognized university are eligible to apply

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester. 

 

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 11, 2016 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2016. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Programme Specific Eligibility:

 

Sr. No.

School/

Centre

Programmes Code PROGRAMMES SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY

TISS MUMBAI

1. SSW Social Work with Children and Families CF **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
2. SSW Social Work in Criminology and Justice CJ **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
3. SSW Social Work in Community Organisation and Development Practice CODP **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
4. SSW Social Work in Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action DTA **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
5. SSW Social Work in Disability Studies and Action DSA ** General Eligibility + Preference will be given to candidates having a graduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, and Disability rehabilitation-related fields. Graduates with at least 2 years experience in the field of social welfare will be preferred.
6. SSW Social Work in Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship LE **General Eligibility + graduation from  any discipline
7. SSW Social Work in Mental Health* MH **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
8. SSW Social Work in Public Health PH **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
9. SSW Social Work in Women Centred Practice WCP **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
10. SM&LS Globalisation and Labour GL **General Eligibility + graduation from  any discipline
11. SM&LS Human Resources Management and Labour Relations HRM **General Eligibility + graduation from  any discipline
12. SM&LS Social Entrepreneurship SE **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
13. SHSS Health Administration HE Candidates should have  (i) Successfully completed three year graduate degree in any discipline, or (ii) four year graduate degree in medicine, paramedical sciences, or other four year programme like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering (iii) Candidates should complete their internship on or before Saturday June 11, 2016.Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree programme are not eligible to apply.
14. SHSS Hospital Administration HO Candidates should have  (i) Successfully completed three year graduate degree in any discipline, or (ii) four graduate degree in medicine, paramedical sciences, or other four year programme like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering.(iii) Candidates should complete their internship on or before Saturday June 11, 2016. Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree programme are not eligible to apply.
15. SHSS Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance PHHP Candidates should have a (i) Master's degree in any discipline, or (ii) Completed Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four year programme like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering.(iii) Candidates should complete their internship on or before Saturday June 11, 2016. Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree programme are not eligible to apply.
16. SHSS Public Health in Social Epidemiology PHSE Candidates should have a (i) Master's degree in any discipline, or (ii) Completed Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four year programme like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering.(iii) Candidates should complete their internship on or before Saturday June 11, 2016. Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree programme are not eligible to apply.
17. SDS Development Studies DS **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
18. SDS Women’s Studies WS **General Eligibility + graduation from  any discipline
19. SE Education (Elementary) EE **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
20. SMCS Media and Cultural Studies MC **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
21. SHS Climate Change and Sustainability Studies CCSS **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
22. SHS Regulatory Governance RG **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
23. SHS Urban Policy and Governance (formerly known Habitat Policy and Practice) UPG ** General Eligibility + graduation in one of the following disciplines Engineering,Architecture,Management, Physical Sciences, Geography, Planning, Law, or Social Sciences, with interest in habitat-related issues/sectors.
24. SHS Water Policy and Governance WPG

**General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline

25. JTCDM Disaster Management DM **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
26. SHE Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counselling Psychology APCP  

**General Eligibility + a) Candidates should have completed (i) B.A. Psychology, (ii) B.A./B.Sc. Home Science with specialisation in child/Human Development; (iii) B.A. in Social Work, or (iv) B.A. General with minimum three papers in Psychology.

b) Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2016, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

27. SHE Applied Psychology with specialisation in Clinical Psychology* APCLP

**General Eligibility + a) Candidates should have completed (i) B.A. Psychology, or (ii) B.A. General, with minimum three papers in Psychology.

b) Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2016, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

28. SDTML Master of Library and Information Science MLIS **General Eligibility + graduation from any discipline
29. SLRCG LL.M in Access To Justice ATJ

LL.B. Degree with 50% marks(45% in case of SC/ST//OBC(NC)/Children of the Employees of Armed Forces/Persons with Disability).

The candidates appearing in final LL.B. Examination in April / May, 2016 can also apply

TISS TULJAPUR

30.   Social Work  in Rural Development RD (T)  **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
31.   Development Policy, Planning and Practice DPPP (T) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
32.   Social Entrepreneurship SE (T) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
33.   Sustainable Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management and Governance SLNRMG (T) **General Eligibility + Graduation in  any discipline
34.  

M.A./M.Sc in Rural Management

RM (T) **General Eligibility + Graduation in  any discipline

TISS HYDERABAD

35.   Rural Development and Governance RDG (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
36.   Education ED (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
37.   Public Policy and Governance PPG (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
38.   Development Studies DS (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in  any discipline
39.   Women's Studies WS (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
40.   Natural Resources & Governance NRG (H) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
41.  

M. A in Human Resources Management

HRM (H)

 

**General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline

TISS GUWAHATI 

42.   Ecology,Environment and Sustainable Development EESD (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
43.   Labour Studies and Social Security LSSS (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
44.  

Peace and Conflict Studies

PCS (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
45.  

M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology

SSA (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
46.   Social Work in Community Organisation and Development Practices SWCODP(G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
47.   Social Work in Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship SWLE (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
 
48.   Social Work in Counselling SWCL (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in any discipline
49.   Social Work in Public Health SWPH (G) **General Eligibility + Graduation in  any discipline
         

*M.A. Social Work in Mental Health, M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology  are offered at MULTIPLE LOCATIONS in addition to TISS Mumbai

The BALM, Chennai M.A. Social Work in Mental Health (THE BANYAN) **General Eligibility + graduation in any discipline
The BALM, Chennai M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counseling Psychology (THE BANYAN) **General Eligibility + graduation in one of the following discipline Candidates have (I)B.A. Psychology or (ii) B.A./B.Sc. Home Science with specialisation in Child/Human Development;or (iii) B.A. Social Work, or (iv) B.A. General with minimum three papers in Psychology.

The BALM, Chennai

 

Applied Psychology with specialisation in Clinical Psychology*

**General Eligibility + a) Candidates should have completed (i) B.A. Psychology, or (ii) B.A. General, with minimum three papers in Psychology.

b) Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2016, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

The BALM, Chennai M.A in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health **General Eligibility + graduation in any discipline
G-SET Ranchi M.A. Social Work in Mental Health (G-SET Ranchi) **General Eligibility + graduation in any discipline
MHAT, Calicat M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology (MHAT) **General Eligibility + a) Candidates should have completed (i) B.A. Psychology, or (ii) B.A. General, with minimum three papers in Psychology.

How can you apply ?

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only, please read through this page before filling in the application form.

Candidates facing technical problems while filling in the application form may call 022-25525252 (Monday to Saturday - Timing 8:00 am to 8:00 pm).

However, candidates from remote places where no Internet and Telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute. Please send request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees to Asisistant Registrar(Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088. Please note that candidates applying through the E-application form should not send the application form by post.

General Instructions about applying:

  1. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other locations.
  2. Candidates are requested to read through the eligibility criteria mentioned here before filling up the form.
  3. Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2014-15 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Rs.250/- as Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However they should upload the necessary certificates.
  4. Candidates have to upload/ attach relevant certificates strictly in the format mentioned here. Please refer to the section 'Certificates/ Documents to be uploaded'below
  5. The application fees is Rs.1030 (if being payed by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being payed through bank by cash). Candidate has to pay this amount for every programme he applies for. For more details refer to the section 'Application fee payment' below.
  6. A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for those programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all his applications will be cancelled.

 

 

Certificates/Documents to be uploaded:

Category Documents
General

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).

SC / ST (Annual income more than Rs.2.5 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Caste / Tribe Certificate.
OBC(NC) (Annual income more than Rs.1 lakh)

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar.

SC / ST (Annual income less than Rs.2.5 lakhs)

Photograph, Signature, Caster / Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate for the financial year 2014-15, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),

OBC (NC) (Annual income less than Rs.1 lakh)

Photograph, Signature, Income Certificate for the financial year 2014-15, Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).

PWD

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

PWD certificate.
KM

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.

Armed Force

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and

Armed Force certificate.

Note 1: Candidates applying through the online application form will have to upload the certificates mentioned above. Those who are submitting a hard copy of the application form should post along with the application form the above mentioned documents attested by any School Headmaster or a Principal of College or a Gazetted Officer. (Ref Reservation Section on the admission website). Requests received without the above Certificates will be rejected and no communication will be sent in this regard.

Note 2: SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income is <=100000 have to upload Income certificate for the Financial Year 2014-2015 issued by Revenue Officer

 

 

Application fee payment:

  Mode of Payment
No. of programmes Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card Online Payment by NetBanking Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan
  General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
Applying for 1 Programme Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges Rs. 250 + Bank Charges
Applying for 2 Programmes Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges Rs. 500 + Bank Charges
Applying for 3 Programmes Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges Rs. 750 + Bank Charges

 

Notes: (i) In case of payment by cash deposit in an SBI branch, please note that the SBI will charge Rs. 50/- as their processing fee for each deposit, which cannot be adjusted against the application fee.

(ii) Payments made via demand draft, pay order or any mode other than the above modes is not acceptable and the application will be rejected. No communication to this effect will be sent to such candidates.

(iii) Candidates applying online will be asked to choose between two modes of payment 'Cash' or 'Pyment Gateway' in the online application form. If the preferred mode of payment is 'Cash', a payment challan has to be downloaded from the 'Download Challan' tab. The payment challan will have 3 copies. Deposit the cash amount mentioned on the challan in any branch of State Bank Of India. The bank will return two copies of the challan (Student Copy and TISS Copy) with the banks seal, signature and journal number on it. Candidates have to scan the 'TISS Copy' of the challan, login back to the online application system and upload it. 

If you have any question or queries you can refer to FAQ or call the Admissions Helpline on 022 - 25525252.

FAQs

Q.1 I am Facing a Document upload issue, what should i do?

A. Candidates are requested to follow the following steps :

Step 1 : Candidates should first check the list of documents to be uploaded in the FAQ and should keep the same ready before they log in.

Step 2 : Candidates are advised to complete the application process in one session to minimize the possibility of document not being uploaded.

Step 3 : If the Candidate closes the application during the process with / without uploading all the required documents - then make sure to check if those documents were successfully uploaded when you log in the next time. 

Step 4 : If Document upload fails once , you are advised to check the size or resolution or the file type of the documents you are uploading (check FAQ for size and format guidelines) and re upload the documents. Even if the size and resolution is correct please try uploading once more.

Step 5 : In case, the Candidate is not able to upload documents even after following the above steps then the documents can be e-mailed. Follow these instructions :

  • Compose a mail to  pgadmission@tiss.edu
  • Send from registered email id as in the online application form
  • Subject : < <APPLICATION NO.> Issue in Document Upload: For e.g.: 6692 > Issue in Document Upload

In email mention :

  • Full Name as mentioned in the online application
  • Mobile number as mentioned in the online application
  • City as mentioned in the online application
  • Registered Email id as mentioned in the online application.
  • Compress all the documents in one .Zip OR .Rar file.
  • Name the Zip File as : <Application No.> Eg : 6692
  • Recheck the contents and send the email to : pgadmission@tiss.edu

 

Q.2 Need Help on Resizing / Cropping Documents for upload?

Q.2.1 How to Resize Your Photo for Upload :

A.Tutorial on How to Resize Your Photo to Require Upload Size:

Step 1 : Go to www.picresize.com
Step 2 : Upload / Browse Your photo .
Step 3 : Click Continue.
Step 4 : After seeing the Preview in Step 1 , Scroll down to Step 2 , "Resize your Picture"
Step 5 : From the drop down list - Make My Picture,  Select "Custom Size"
Step 6 : Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.
Step 7 : Scroll Down to Step 4 : "Save As"
Step 8 : Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and "I'm Done Resizing My Image"to download the output.

Q.2.2 How to Resize Your Signature for Upload :

A.Tutorial on How to Resize Your Signature to Require Upload Size:

Step 1 : Go to www.picresize.com
Step 2 : Upload / Browse Your signature .
Step 3 : Click Continue.
Step 4 : After seeing the Preview in Step 1 , Scroll down to Step 2 , "Resize your Picture"
Step 5 : From the drop down list - Make My Picture,  Select "Custom Size"
Step 6 : Enter 302 Pixels as the Width and 132 Pixels as Height.
Step 7 : Scroll Down to Step 4 : "Save As"
Step 8 : Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and "I'm Done Resizing My Image"to download the output.

Q.2.3 How to Resize Your Remaining Documents for Upload :

PDF Compression :http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx

PDF Compression 
---------------------
Step 1: Check the size of your pdf document.

Step 2 : If the documents are more then the required pdf size(check size mentioned below) you can compress the documents using the following link :http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx
Step 3 : One by one you can compress your documents
Step 4 : After compressing the documents check the file size again. If it is as mentioned below, upload all the documents in one go and complete your application form.
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Income Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb

Caste / Tribe Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb
Armed Forces Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb

PWD Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb

Kashmiri Migrant Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb

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Q 3. A - If I am an unemployed candidate belonging to SC, ST and OBC(NC) category :

A.Candidates are requested to keep the following Documents ready for the application process :

Income Certificate  PDF 512kb
Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)
Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)
Caste Certificate PDF 512kb

 

Q 3. B - If i am an unemployed candidate belonging to general category :

A.Candidates are requested to keep the following Documents ready for the application process :

Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)
Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)

 

Q 3. C - Which candidates have to upload the Income Certificate :

Category

Unemployed candidates with annual Income

for FY2014-2015 of Family and / or Guardian

Income Certificate
General N/A

To be uploaded with application form

(Check : Important dates)

SC/ST

(Not-Eligible)

Greater than Rs. 2,50,000/-

(Rs. Two Lakh Fifty Thousand)

To be uploaded with application form

(Check : Important dates)

OBC(NC)

(Not Eligible)

Greater than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. One Lakh)

To be uploaded with application form

(Check : Important dates)

SC/ST

(Eligible)

Less Than Rs. 2,50,000/- (Rs. Two Lakh

Fifty Thousand)

To be uploaded with application before

29th Nov, 2014

OBC(NC)

(Eligible)

Less Than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. One Lakh) To be uploaded with application before 29th Nov, 2014


NOTE : Employed candidates belonging to any category will not get an exemption from the form fees and have to upload the below mentioned documents :

 

Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)
Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)

Note: For details/help on resizing documents, please refer Q.1

 

Q.4 Information regarding the Income Certificate/Income Tax Returns (ITR)

Q.4.1 I Belong to the SC/ST/OBN(NC) Category , What is the right document for Income Tax Return(ITR) do i have to submit? Whose Income Tax Return(ITR) do i have to submit?


A.CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SC/ST/OBC(NC) CATEGORY:-

Source of Income Certificate to be uploaded

If the Applicant himself And/OR Parent/s And/Or Guardian /

Other Family members employed

Income certificate from the employer / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15 for

all earning members in the family, as the case may be

If the Applicant's Parent/s Retired Pension yearly certificate / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15
If Applicant's Parent is a Farmer

Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development

Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector or the ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15

If the Applicant's Parent has Own business

1. Businesses with ITR filed: ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15

2. Very small businesses / enterprises: Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar,

NaiK Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/ Collector

 

Q.4.2 I Belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do i need to Upload?

A. Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) applicant's whose Parent's Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee  Rs.250/- + bank charges additional for  per programme  selected 

In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Note: Salary Slip, Pension Slip and the certificate issued by Community, etc., WILL NOT be considered.
 

 

1.  Where is Tata Institute of Social Sciences located?

Ans: Tata Institute of Social Sciences is located in Deonar, Opposite Deonar Depot, V. N. Purav marg, Mumbai 400088, Maharashtra.

2.  What is TISS’s mailing address?

Ans: Tata Institute of Social Sciences

(Deemed University)

V.N. Purav Marg,

Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088

Website: www.tiss.edu

3.  What are the programmes TISS offers?

 

Ans: TISS offers 57 Master's Programmes: -

MUMBAI CAMPUS:-

 

M.A. Social Work in Children and Family
M.A. Social Work in Criminology and Justice
M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practice
M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal studies and Action
M.A. Social Work in Public Health
M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work in Women Centred Practice
M.A. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
M.A. Social Entrepreneurship
M.A. Globalisation and Labour
Master of Health Administration
Master of Hospital Administration
Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology
Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance
M.A. Development Studies
M.A. in Womens Studies
M.A. Education (Elementary)
M.A./M.Sc. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
M.A. / M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance
M.A. / M.Sc. in Disaster Management
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies
Master of Library and Information Science
Master of laws in access to justice

 

Online Programmes:

 

Online M.A. Social Work in Child Rights
Online M.A. International Family Studies

 

TULJAPUR CAMPUS

 

M.A. Social Work in Rural Development
M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
M.A./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance
M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
M.A./M.Sc in Rural Management

 

GUWAHATI CAMPUS

 

M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices
M.A. Social Work in Public Health
M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work in Counselling
M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection
M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
M.A. in peace and conflict studies
M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology

 

HYDERABAD CAMPUS

 

M.A. Development Studies
M.A. in Womens Studies
M.A. in Rural Development and Governance
M.A. in Education
M.A. in Public Policy and Governance
M.A. in Natural Resources & Governance
M.A. Human Resource Management

 

THE BANYAN, CHENNAI

M.A. Social Work in Mental Health
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology
MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health

 

MHAT, Calicut

MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology

 

G-SET Ranchi

M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counseling Psychology

 

  1. Is this Institute Affiliated to any University?

Ans: No, this is a “Deemed University” established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.

 

  1. How many seats do you have for a programme?

Ans: The Number of Seats varies from programme to programme. For more details you may refer to our information visit in the website.

  1. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD?

Ans: For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision / blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives.

  1. What are the facilities available for SC / ST / OBC (Non-creamy Layer) / Religious Minority / PWD candidates?

Ans: We conduct post-admission orientation programme, remedial coaching classes and various need based programmes. Besides, scholarship for eligible students as per Goi rules. For more details you may refer to SC/ST cell information booklet in the website (Page No. 8).

  1. Do you have any management / NRI / Ex-Serviceman quota?

Ans: No

  1. Do you offer admission to Deputed / Sponsored Candidates?

Ans: In the case of Government Officers/employees from Departments of Education/SCERTs/DIETs, Teachers and Resources Persons applying for the M.A. Education (Elementary)/all other programmes filled application forms may be sent via the relevant authority nominating the candidates. The selection of such candidates will be through a suitable screening process comprising documentary evidence of interest and motivation of the programme or an interview.

The sponsored candidates will have to write a brief essay of about 500-1000 words as a statement of purpose, explaining their current role in their respective unions, why they would like to join this course and how this course will strengthen their involvement after they complete this course when return to their respective unions. The student should carry a recommendation letter from the trade union he/she belongs to clearly stating that he/she is actively involved in the trade union activities and that he/she will return to his/her trade union activities after completion of the course. The candidates will then go through a telephonic interview. If he/she is selected, their unions will have to pay a fee of 300 Euros (equivalent Indian currency) to the Institute so as to show their commitment to the programme. All candidates sponsored by the trade unions are eligible for a Global Labour University (GLU) scholarship, which pays their fee, health insurance, one return ticket to and from Mumbai, accommodation and pocket allowance for the entire duration of the course.

  1. Do you offer MBA programme?

Ans: We do not offer any MBA programme, but we have an M.A. in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) programme.

  1. How much is the fees for a programme?

Ans: Fees vary from programme to programme, please refer Information Brochure on the Website for more details.

ACCOMMODATION FACILITY

1. Do you provide hostel accommodation?

Ans: Yes, we have limited hostel facilities. Preference is given to candidates coming from outside Mumbai on the basis of income criteria, particularly SC/STs. Besides, we do help the selected candidates finding off-campus paying guest accommodation in the neighborhood closer to our Institute.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. What is the eligibility criteria?

Ans: a) A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university, in any discipline.

b) Candidates who will complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by June 10, 2015 are also eligible to apply to all the programmes, except the programmes offered by the School of Health Systems Studies; and for M.A. in Education (Elementary) candidates, May 12, 2015, provided they have successfully completed their first and second years, if the degree course is of 3 years; and the first, second and third years, if the degree course is of 4 years duration. In such cases, admission to any of the Master’s Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year examination, the offer of provisional admission automatically stands cancelled.

c) Candidates applying for the Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance; and Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology Programmes should have (i) A Master’s Degree in any discipline, or (ii) A Bachelor’s Degree in medicine / para-medical courses.

d) Candidates who are in their final year Bachelor’s Degree Programme are not eligible to apply for admission to any of the Master’s Degree programmes, conducted by School of Health System Studies, i.e., Health Administration; Hospital Administration; Public Health in Social Epidemiology; and Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance.

e) Candidates applying for the Master in Habitat Policy and Practice should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Management, Physical Science, Geography, Planning, Law or Social Sciences, with some inclination towards habitat related issues / sectors.

Note: Medical graduates should complete their internship on or before June 10, 2015. Otherwise, their candidature / admission stands cancelled.

 

  1. Whether I will be eligible to apply for the programme, if I have done my graduation through correspondence

Ans: Yes, provided the Institute / University / College is recognized by UGC / AICTE.

MODE OF APPLICATION

  1. a) How to apply?

Ans: We generally post our advertisement in regard to admissions in national and regional newspapers around last week of September every year. The same information is also made available at our website: www.tiss.edu. All the candidates are requested to apply online, however the facility for offline application is available only for candidates coming from remote areas only where Internet facility are not available like North-East, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand etc

b) If I want to apply for more than one programme, whether I can submit one application form?

Ans: A candidate can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes in two campuses in the same application form.

c) How much is the fees for application form?

Ans : a ) For General candidates :

Rs. 1000/- for One programme

Rs. 1000/- x 2 = Rs.2000/- for Two programmes ( Bank charges additional )

Rs. 1000/- x 3 = Rs. 3000/- for Three programmes ( Bank charges additional )

b ) For SC / ST candidates :

Rs 250 /- For One Programme ( Bank charges additional )

Rs. 250/- x 2 = Rs.500/- for Two programmes ( Bank charges additional )

Rs. 250/- x 3 = Rs. 750/- for Three programmes ( Bank charges additional )

However, you have to pay this amount through prescribed challan to any branch of the State Bank of India. And the portion of the challan marked for TISS should be scan and upload along with the application form while submitting the application form online.

d) Is the Application Form Fee refundable?

Ans: No

e) What are the documents required to submit along with the application form?

Ans: The following documents required: -

  1. Caste Certificate for SC/ST

  2. Non-creamy Layer Certificate for OBC

  3. Certificate of Disability for Person with Disability (PWD)

  4. Income Certificate for SC/ST/OBC(NC) candidates.

  5. One stamp size photograph.

SELECTION PROCEDURE / NATURE OF TEST

  1. a) What is the selection procedure?

Ans: TISS has its own National  Entrance Test i.e. TISS NET  which will be held on Saturday in the month of January 9 , 2016 for the academic year 2016-2018 from 2pm to 3.40 pm. The selection process comprises of 3 steps:

  1. National Entrance Test ( Computer based Exam )

  2. ii) Descriptive type written test

  3. iii) Personal Interview for all programmes.

  4. Please note we do not accept CAT / MAT / CET / GRE / GMAT scores.

b) Do you have any cut-off marks for the selection?

Ans: Yes, minimum qualifying marks for written test is 35% (for SC/ST) and 45% (for others). However, scoring mere qualifying marks in the written test does not guarantee a seat for a programme. Admission is based on Merit List. For more details, please refer to Information Brochure under “Selection Procedure”.

c) What type of preparation do I need to make for the National Written test, group discussion/ written test and interview?

Ans: In the national written test in online format will be held on January 9, 2016, in 39 centres in all parts of the country. The Online test is of objective type and even those with a rudimentary knowledge of working with computer can take the test. The objective test will have questions related to Knowledge on Contemporary issues, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning. Those who clear NET then they will call for PIT/PI ii) Except Mumbai Social Work programmes all other programmes have a written test the format is to write an essay in an descriptive form to a set of questions from given case study focusing mainly on social, socio-economic, socio-political issues at the micro- as well as macro-level. Besides, for some programmes, the written test includes logical analysis and reasoning with figure etc. and simple mathematics.

d) Is there any question bank available in the market or coaching provided to the candidates?

Ans: No, there is no question bank available in the market. However, the last year’s question papers will be uploaded in the website. Though, there is no coaching conducted for the entrance.

e) How many times one can appear for the entrance test?

Ans: You can make attempts as many as you want.

However SC/ST (only Goi) candidates can appear for 2 times without paying application fee but if they wish to appear again, they have to pay the application fees like any other candidate.

  1. Where is the National Written Test conducted?

Ans: We have 35 centres all over India; you can choose any one of these centres refer to the website.

  1. In case, I need to change the test centre later, what is the procedure.

Ans: Only in case of genuine reasons for changing the centre you have to inform the Assistant Registrar (Academic) by E-mail or by Phone.

 

DECLARATION OF RESULT

  1. What is the date of declaration of the result of the National Written Test?

Ans: February 2, 2016.

  1. Month of GD/PI and the declaration of final selection result

Ans: GD/PI will be held in the month of March and the final selection result will be declared in the month of April 23, 2015. For details please refer Information Brochure.

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

  1. What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents?

Ans: Document verification will be done after re -opening of classes between 15 June to 3o June 2015 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.

2. What is Pre-admission Medical check-up?

Ans: All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for the Medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same Day .

 

FEE PAYMENT

 

  1. Mode of fee payment?

Ans: You can pay your fees in any branch of SBI before coming for document verification after downloading the Challan from the Institute’s website.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility for Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/ or Personal Interview (PI)

Short-listing of candidates for the second round of selection (PIT and PI) will be based on the merit list for online test (cut-off marks to be decided later by the Institute). Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (PIT and PI) to be held in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The Pre-Interview Test consists of a Written Test.

Important

Detailed Application Form For all Programmes: Candidates short-listed for PIT and PI will be required to download the Detailed Application Form, which will be available in the third week of February 2016. Candidates are requested to check the admissions website in the third week of February

For all the programmes across TISS Campuses, the PIT will be in the form of a Written Test.

Personal Interview (PI):

The candidate is expected to be acquainted with the programme for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the related topics during the PI.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE DURING PIT and PI at TISS Campuses:

Dining Hall:

Coupons can be purchased from the Cash Counter and the Hostel In-charge, if applicants wish to have tea/lunch in the Dining Hall of the Institute.

Facilities for SC and ST Candidates Eligible for Govt. of India (GoI) Post-Matric Scholarship:

(i) Reimbursement of Travelling Allowance (TA), etc.: If the SC/ST candidates, appearing for the National Entrance Tests of any of the Institute’s Master’s Degree programmes for the first time, are unemployed, and their parent’s/guardian’s income was less than Rs. 2.5 lakh, during the financial year 2014–2015 and have submitted a certificate to this effect, they will be provided to-and-fro travel expenses (Second Class Railway or State Transport Bus fare) immediately after the Online Written Test is over at every centre. The reimbursement of the travel expenses will be subject to their submission of the original onward journey ticket and only on the production of caste/tribe, income certificate, specifying the income level of the candidate. It will be the responsibility of the SC/ST and OBC(NC) candidates to fill in the TA form provided, along with a photocopy of the call letter for the Online Written Test before they appear for it and collect the money as soon as the test gets over.

(ii) Reporting at the Institute for PIT and PI: SC/ST candidates, who are eligible for such facilities, should report at any one or two TISS Campuses only after receiving the call letter/mail for PIT and PI. They will be reimbursed to-and-fro travel expenses (Second Class Railway or State Transport Bus fare) from both the campuses.

(iii) SC/ST candidates, who have already availed of such facilities, but were not selected in a previous attempt and who have been called for the test again will not be reimbursed their travel expenses. The boarding, lodging and travelling expenses incurred by them during the Written Test at the Centre, and the PIT and PI at the Institute will be reimbursed only if they are selected.

(iv) SC/ST candidates, who have received financial assistance to enrol for a Master’s Degree programme of the Institute in one field, will not be eligible for similar facilities if they apply for another Master’s Degree programme of the Institute.

PIT/PI is organised at Mumbai, Hyderabd and Guwahati. Candidates for programmes from Mumbai and Tuljapur campuses will come to Mumbai Campus for the PIT/PI. Candidates selected for prrogrammes at Hyderabad'Guwahati will have go to these campuses for PIT/PI.

Important Dates

I

Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes

November 30, 2015

II Last Date for receipt of application form by post December 01, 2015

III

National Entrance Test – (Computer Based) at Different Centres

January  09, 2016

IV

Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will be sent their score cards on email

February 02, 2016

V

Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at TISS Mumbai for programmes offered at Mumbai, Tuljapur Campuses, MHAT, BANYAN and G-SET Ranchi

March 10- 19, 2016

VI Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Hyderabad  for all Hyderabad Campus Programmes March 30 - April  02, 2016
VII Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview at Guwahati for all Guwahati Campus Programmes Will update soon

VIII

Announcement of Selection on TISS website for all the Programmes

April 15, 2016

IX Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates April 18-28, 2016
X Announcement of First Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes May 03, 2016
XI Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates May 04-14, 2016
XII Announcement of Second Wait List on TISS website for all Programmes May 19, 2016
  Verification of Documents and Payments of fees have be done at the Campus where candidates are selected except eligible SC/ST candidates May 20-31, 2016

XIII

Commencement of the Academic Session, 2016-2018

M.A. Education (Elementary)

All Other Programmes

 

May 09, 2016

June 13, 2016

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