TISS ANNOUNCES Admission to the 2019-21 batch


Tata Institute of Social Service announces Admission to the 2019-21 batch for it's Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations.  All campuses have unified campus placement policy and placement process.

 M.A Admission Timeline for Academic year 2019-21

Sr.no. Event Mumbai Tuljapur Hyderabad Guwahati
I Announcement of Admissions October 26, 2018 (Friday)
II Last Date for Online form APPLICATION / REGISTRATION for All Master's programmes December 10, 2018 (Monday)
III Last Date for receipt of application form by post December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
IV Issue of TISS-NET Hall Ticket (Online ) December  26-27, 2018 (Wednesday-Thursday)
V Pre-admission orentation Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Minority and PWD candidates will be held at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad and Guwahati Campuses  December 23, 2018 ( Sunday)
VI TISS National Entrance Test (TISS_NET) (Computer Based) at Different Centres Sunday, January 13, 2019  ( Time: 2.00 pm to 3.40 pm )


General Eligibility: ( Applicable to all programmes except School of Health System Studies programmes)

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

General Instructions about applying:

  1. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other Centre locations. They are advised to make their choice of programmes carefully after reading the programme descriptions. Change of programmes will not be allowed once admission is completed.
  2. Candidates are requested to carefully read through the eligibility criteria mentioned here before filling up the form.
  3. The application fee for each study programme 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). Candidates are required to pay this amount for every programme she/he applies for. For SC/ST/OBC(NC) candidates, the application fee is Rs. 250/- per programme + bank charges. 
  4. A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for each of those programmes in ONE online form. Candidates SHOULD NOT fill more than one form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all her/his applications will be cancelled.
  5. Candidates have to upload / attach relevant certificates strictly in the format mentioned. Please refer to the website for ‘Certificates / Documents to be uploaded'. The Institute also takes steps to have the Caste/Tribe/Non-creamy layer/ Income certificates verified by the competent authorities post-admission and those found to have submitted manipulated certificates at any stage of their study, will be asked to leave the programme.

Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISSNET). Based on the performance in the TISSNET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview.(PIT/PI)

Marks for Different Components of Assessment

National Common Written Test*

100 marks

Pre-Interview Test/GD

50 marks

Personal Interview

75 marks


225 marks

The weightage for NET, PIT and PI is as follows for the for the preparation of final merit lists for General as well as for Reserved Category candidates. NET – 40% ; PIT – 30% ; PI – 30%.

The merit list will be prepared on the basis of merit and the preferences indicated by the candidates at the time of filling up the online application form (Kindly Indicate your preferences carefully as it has implications for the merit list) 

National Entrance Test (TISS-NET)  is computer based. It will be held on January 13, 2019 from 2 pm to 3.40 pm in 39 Cities (below mentioned) in different parts of the country.



Northern Region

Chandigarh, Dehradun,New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Jammu, Srinagar

Eastern Region

Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar

Western Region

Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane

Southern Region

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

The organising institute can change one or more mentioned cities for conducting TISSNET.

For any assistance call Helpline: 022-25525252

Please note that http://www.tiss.eduhttp://admissions.tiss.edu and http://campus.tiss.edu are the official websites of TISS for candidates seeking information about the M.A admissions for the year 2019 - 2021 

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