M.A. admissions, 2013-2015
Hi all,
TISS - finally TISS Notification for 2013-2015 is out!

Established in 1936, Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a Government of India funded Deemed University that contributes to the creation of ecologically sustainable, equitable and just society. TISS through its 9 schools and 3 independent centers at the Mumbai Campus, along with vibrant campuses in Tuljapur (Maharashtra), Guwahati and Hyderabad offers 39 highly competitive, socially relevant M.A. / M.Sc. / M.P.H./ M.H.A. Programmes in inter and trans-disciplinary areas of social work, health, management, development, habitat and climate sciences. The Institute has over 160 full-time highly accomplished faculty members involved in teaching, research, policy influencing and institution building activities. Currently, the Mumbai campus has over 1600 Masters and 380 Doctoral students. In 2009 TISS was reaccredited by NAAC and was awarded Grade “A” with a score of 3.88 out of 4.

Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses have independent high quality faculty engaged in teaching, research, policy and outreach activities; and are networked with Mumbai campus to access library, online books and journals and classes. All campuses have unified campus placement programme.
TISS ANNOUNCES Admission to the 2013-15 batch for the following 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

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.

Application Submission:
ONLINE application is available along with this announcement. Complete ONLINE application form, pay the application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) and submit it.
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.
Last date for filling the form online: 17th November 2012.

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 proramme 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.\

Last Date for Applications : 17th November 2012
Entrance Test : 13th Jan 2012


Sr. No. School of Social Work (M. A. Social Work in) Intake
1 Children & Family 26
2 Criminology & Justice 26
3 Community Organisation & Development Practice 30
4 Disability Studies & Action 26
5 Dalit & Tribal Studies & Action 25
6 Mental Health * 20
7 Public Health 20
8 Livelihoods & Entrepreneurship 20
9 Women-Centred Practice 15
One year full time Master’s Degree programme for candidates with
Master’s degree and work experience:
10 Management of Voluntary – Non-Profit Organisations 30
11 Mental Health ** 15
School of Management and Labour Studies (M.A. in)
12 Human Resource Management & Labour Relations 61
13 Social Entrepreneurship 30
14 Globalisation and Labour *** 20
School of Health Systems Studies
15 Master of Health Administration (MHA) 35
16 Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) 46
17 Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social Epidemiology 25
18 Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance**** 20
School of Development Studies (M.A. in)
19 Development Studies 46
20 Women's Studies 26
School of Education (M.A. in)
21 Education (Elementary) 41
School of Habitat Studies (M.A. / M. Sc. in)
22 Climate Change and Sustainability Studies 15
23 Disaster Management 40
24 Urban Policy and Practice 20
25 Regulatory Governance 20
26 Water Policy and Governance 15
Centre for Human Ecology
27 MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counseling Psychology 25
28 MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology 20
School for Media and Cultural Studies (M.A. in)
29 Media and Cultural Studies 25
Centre for Digital Library and Information Sciences
30 Master of Library and Information Science 15

Tuljapur Campus
31 M. A. Social Work in Rural Development 40

Hyderabad Campus
32 M. A. in Rural Development and Governance 40
33 M. A. in Education 30

Guwahati Campus
M. A. Social Work in
34 Community Organisation & Development Practices 20
35 Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship 20
36 Counseling 15
37 Public Health 15
38 Labour Studies and Social Security 15
39 Environment, Ecology, and Sustainable Development 20

* In order to meet acute shortage of Mental Health care professionals in the country, TISS offers the M. A. Social Work in Mental Health in multiple locations
  1. TISS Mumbai Campus;;
  2. Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Tiruvarur;
  3. THE BANYAN, Chennai and
  4. MHAT, Calicut.
The intake of students in each of these locations will be 20.
** Developed in collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. KULEUVEN and Brothers of Charity, Belgium are partners in providing field work exposure to addressing mental health issues in Belgium where the student spend part of the time.
*** Part of International Labour Organisation (ILO) facilitated Global Labour University. University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany; University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa; and The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Institute of Economics, Brazil are other partners of the GLU.
**** Developed in collaboration with LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.
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