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TISS MA Admission 2016

Deadline: 30-Nov-2015

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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

Description

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.

Eligibility

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 to 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.

More Information

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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