TISS – The Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, a post-graduate school of social work of national stature to meet the emerging need for trained human service professionals. It was accorded the status of a Deemed University in 1964, and has been funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) since then.

Since its inception, the TISS has consistently worked for the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice. It has earned recognition as an institution of repute from different Ministries of the Government of India (GoI); State Governments; international agencies, such as the United Nations; and the non government sector, both national and international. A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and creativity in the Institute facilitating strong linkages between education, research, field action and dissemination. In recognition of its social contribution and academic excellence, it was awarded a 5-Star rating by NAAC in 2002. The process of re-accreditation has been initiated, which will be completed by February 2008.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE The TISS moved to a new academic structure in February 2006. It currently hosts 5 schools, 4 independent centres, and 3 resource centres as indicated below:

Schools

  • School of Social Work with 6 Centres in Community Organisation and Development Practice; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Disability Studies and Action; Equity for Women, Children and Families; Health and Mental Health; and Social Justice and Governance.
  • School of Social Sciences with 6 Centres in Dalit and Tribal Studies; Development Studies; Human Ecology; Socio-legal Studies and Human Rights; Studies in the Sociology of Education; and Women’s Studies.
  • School of Management and Labour Studies with 4 Centres in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations; Labour Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; and Social and Organisational Leadership Development.
  • School of Health Systems Studies with 2 Centres in Health and Social Sciences; and Health Policy Planning and Management.
  • School of Rural Development with 3 Centres in Community Planning and Governance; Rural Livelihoods; and Social Development.

Independent Centres

  • Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Centre for Media and Cultural Studies
  • Centre for Research Methodology
  • Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management

Resource Centres

  • Computer Centre
  • Publications Unit
  • Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library

INTAKE OF STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009 Programme of Study Total Development Studies 30 Disaster Management 25 Education (Elementary) 25 Globalisation and Labour 20 Health Administration 24 Hospital Administration 30 Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 60 Media and Cultural Studies 15 Social Entrepreneurship 20Note: (i) Reservation for SC, ST and PWD Candidates will be as per GoI directives. (ii) Reservation for OBC Candidates and Kashmiri Migrants will also be as per GoI directives.

General Information The information given in this section is for all the Master’s Degree programmes mentioned in this brochure i.e. Development Studies, Disaster Management, Education (Elementary), Globalisation and Labour, Health Administration, Hospital Administration, Human Resources Management & Labour Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and Social Entrepreneurship. Candidates can apply and give the Written Test for a maximum of THREE programmes.

3.1 ELIGIBILITY (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 recognised university, in any discipline.

OR

(b) Candidates who will complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by Saturday, June 21, 2008, are also eligible to apply 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. 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 will be automatically cancelled.

Notes: (i) Candidates who are in their final year Bachelor’s Degree Programme are not eligible to apply for admission to either of the M.H.A. programmes and also for the M.A. in Education (Elementary) programme. (ii) Medical graduates should complete their internship on or before Saturday, June 21, 2008. Otherwise, their candidature/admission will be automatically cancelled.

3.1.1 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) The first, second and third year marks of the Bachelor’s Degree examinations (if the degree is of 3 years duration) or first, second, third and fourth year marks of the Bachelor’s Degree examinations (if the degree is of 4 years duration) of all the subjects taken including major/main, minor/subsidiary and languages, etc., must be shown by the candidates in the Application Form at Item 18. Those marks will be taken into account, while calculating the overall average percentage of marks to determine the marks for Academic Background, as shown in 3.2.1. of the Information Brochure. (iii) In case of dual degree (5 years integrated degree after 12th), only the marks of first 3 years will be considered to determine the percentage. (iv) Rounding of marks for calculating the overall average percentage of marks is not allowed. (v) Candidates, whose marks are in grade or grade points, must convert the grade or grade points into marks and write them in the appropriate columns in the Detailed Application Form, to be provided along with the call letter for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Otherwise, the application will be treated as incomplete and rejected and the candidate will not be allowed to appear for GD/PI. (vi) Eligibility, once determined on the basis of the information given by the candidate in the Application Form, shall be final for the purpose of tests/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 tests/interview/selection/admission, his/her candidature will be cancelled without giving reasons thereof. (vii) If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year of his/her Bachelor’s Degree Examination and even if he/she has applied for 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. (viii) 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 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 Master’s degree programme of the Institute. (ix) Candidates who have been declared as failed in the final year examination are not eligible to apply for any of the Master’s Degree Programme of the Institute, unless they pass their Bachelor’s Degree examination on the day of applying for any of the programmes.

Application Information and Brochure Candidates can apply and give the Written Test for a maximum of three programmes. However, only one Application Form should be used even if applying for more than one programme. The Application Processing Fee is Rs.750/- per programme. Therefore, if you are applying for any two programmes, the Fee is Rs.1,500/- and Rs.2,250/- if applying for any three programmes. The ApplicationForm and Information Brochure can be obtained:

•  By sending a request letter to the Deputy Registrar, along with a DD drawn in favour of the ?Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai’ for a minimum amount of Rs.750/- and self-addressed A4-sized cloth-lined envelope. If applying for more than one programme, the candidate should enclose a DD for the difference amount at the time of submission of the Application Form, or

•  From the Cash Counter at TISS, Mumbai against a minimum cash payment of Rs.750/-. If applying for more than one programme, the candidate should enclose a DD for the difference amount (if submitting through post) or pay by cash at the Cash Counter, TISS, Mumbai, at the time of submission of the Application Form, or

•  By downloading from www.tiss.edu (to be completed and submitted with a DD of requisite amount)

Unemployed SC and ST candidates, whose parents/guardian’s income were Rupees One lakh or below for financial year

2006-2007 can obtain the Application Form free of cost. They can download the form from website: www.tiss.edu and submit it along with a true copy of Caste/Tribe Certificate and the Income Certificate or they can send a request letter along with a true copy of Caste/Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate and self-addressed A4-sized cloth-lined envelope to the Deputy Registrar, TISS.

Reservations: Government of India norms will be applicable for admission of SC, ST, OBC, Persons with Disability (PWD) and International Students. Only a limited number of hostel seats and scholarships are available.

KEY DATES: Last date for receipt of completed forms at the Institute : November 10, 2007 Date of Written Test : January 20, 2008 For any additional information, please refer to website: www.tiss.edu or email: pgadmissions@tiss.edu or call (022) 2556 1548 / 2550 7486.

Brochure | Application form

Note: “The Written test will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2008 commencing with Part I test at 10.00 am. The duration of the Part I test  is ONE hour and Part II test is also for ONE hour. Part II test will be conducted in continuation of Part I test. Therefore, the maximum duration of the Written Test is FOUR hours beginning from 10.00 am to 02.00 pm.” Those who have applied for any one programme, the total duration of the test will be TWO hours. Those who have applied for any two programmes, the total duration of the  test will be THREE hours Those who have applied for a maximum of  three programmes, the total duration of the  test will be FOUR hours

The Information Provided here is selective and partial Please contact the regional office or university office for more information. we will not be held responsible for accuracy of the data provided here.