on 06 November, 2012

TISS Admissions - Notification for M.A. Admissions into Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

TISS Entrance test for admissions in 2013-2015 batch
6th November, 2012

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announces admission to the 2013-15 batch for the Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) Offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses. Online applications have started and students can complete application forms, pay the application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) and submit it. Last date for filling the form online: 30th November 2012.

Candidates having trouble completing Online application form or lack access to internet services can write to Mumbai campus for printed application form. Complete the application form and submit before last date of submission.


As per Government of India norms, Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati Campuses provide 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation to Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) for each of the programmes. In addition, Persons With Disabilities (PWD) are eligible to 3% of the supernumerary seats.

As per agreement with Ministry of Development of North-East Region, Government of India, Guwahati Campus allots 66% of the seats to candidates from eight North Eastern States. And the 34% of the seats are for candidates from other parts of the country. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) are eligible to 3% of the supernumerary seats.

Campus Preference:

TISS offers 39 Master's Degree programmes from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses for the 2013-2015 batch. Candidates can apply for a minimum of one and a maximum of five programmes across the four tiss campuses. However, they can opt for only a maximum of three programmes at tiss mumbai.

In case the candidate is selected for more than one programme after National Common Entrance Test, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview, admission will be offered to the programme higher in the order of preference.

Written Test:

Written test in ONLINE format will be held on 13th January 2013 in more than 25 centres in all parts of the country. The ONLINE test is of Multiple choice objective type and thus even those with rudimentary knowledge of working with computers or cell phones can do the test. In case any candidate desires to do the test on paper, this must be indicated in the application form.

Candidates with visual impairment will be given an option to have a Reader/Writer and a paper-pen test be conducted at designated centres, which will be announced closer to the test dates.

Orientation to admission process:

Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PWD and minority communities are invited to attend three day orientation programme 14-16th December 2012 in different regions of the country. Candidates from these categories must indicatethe place they would like to attend the orientation programme, and an invitation letter from the Office of Dean, Social Protection will reach them 2 weeks prior to the date of orientation programme.

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