Admission Notice - The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai - EDU

Admission Notice - The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai : Admission to Master’s Degree Programmes 2013-2015

Important Dates            Last date of submission of Online Application        :     17.11.2012
Date of written test                                                :     13.01.2013

Applications for admission to the following Master’s Degree Programmes are invited from candidates possessing the qualifications specified against each Programme.

Courses Offered:

1. Social Work( SW)
2. Social Work in Disability Studies & Action ( DA)
3. Development Studies( DS)
4. Education (Elementary) (EE)
5. Counselling( CL)
6. Women’s Studies (WS)
7. Human Resources Management & Labour Relations (HR)
8. Social Entrepreneurship (SE)
9. Globalisation & Labour(GL)
10. Health Administration (HE)
11. Hospital Administration( HO)
12. Public Health in Health Policy, Economic and Finance (PHHP)
13. Public Health in Social Epidemiology (PHSE)
14. Habitat Policy and Practice (HP)
15. Disaster Management (DM)
16. Media & Cultural Studies (MC)
17. Social Work in Rural Development (Tuljapur Campus in Osmanabad Dist.)

Eligibility Criteria

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 recognised University, in any discipline.

Note: Candidates pursuing and completing their final year degree exams by June 9, 2013 {except M.A. in Education (Elementary)} are also eligible to apply, provided they have no backlog in the previous year’s exams at the time of submission of application. For M.A. in Education (Elementary) the date for completion of the requirements their final year degree exams is May 11, 2013.

Test Centres: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati,
Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi and Varanasi. The Institute reserves the right to change or cancel any test centre at its discretion. The Institute has the right to assign a particular centre to candidates applying for multiple programmes.

(a) Group Discussion (GD): Group Discussions and Personal Interviews will be held in Mumbai for all programmes except M.A. Social Work in Rural Development, which will be held in the TISS Tuljapur Campus. The GD aims at the assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English and/or in Hindi in a group situation. The time allotted is 20 minutes for the M.A. Social Work programme and 25 minutes for other programmes (Counselling and Human Resources Management and Labour Relations). For M.A. Counselling, the GD activity will have behavioural games, and observation thereof to help determine aspects of interpersonal interactions and relations, and communication skills.
(b) Personal Interview (PI): The candidate is also expected to be acquainted with the programme for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the topic during the PI. The M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action candidates will be assessed for knowledge and sensitivity towards persons with
disability and issues related to the field.

Admission Procedure :
Candidates can apply for not more than THREE programmes. To get Application Form and Information
Candidates applying through the online mode should pay Rs. 920/- (if applying for one programme), Rs. 1840/- (if applying for two programmes) and Rs. 2,760/- (if applying for three programmes) by submitting a prescribed challan to any branch of the State Bank of India (this challan can be downloaded from the TISS website). The portion of the prescribed challan marked for TISS should be sent along with the application and the portion marked for candidate should be preserved till the GD/PI gets over. The candidate will be able to download the challan once they fill up the complete details of the application form and before taking out a print of the filled-in application. Please note that the SBI will charge Rs. 50/- as their processing fee, which cannot be adjusted against the application fee.

Candidates from remote places where no Internet and telecommunication facilities are available can get printed-copy-based application form from the Institute. The Institute has the right to not send the printed-copy-based application form to candidates who are not from remote areas. Please note that the money will not be refunded.

For candidates applying online, payment has to be made only through the SBI, and the payment challan has to be submitted to the Institute along with the Application Form. If payment is made via demand draft, pay order or any other mode, the application will be rejected and no communication to this effect will be sent to such candidates.

The filled-in application (either OMR-based application or printed form of E-application) should be sent to "The Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088" along with the documents.

For additional information, please refer Prospectus on the Institute’s website.

More Details can be available from the institute website.

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