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    About TISS Mumbai

    Established in 1936, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences was known as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai). TISS Mumbai is deemed to be a university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai is host to twelve schools namely School of Social Work, School of Development Studies, School of Management and Labour Studies, School of Health Systems Studies, School for Media and Cultural Studies, School of law, Rights and Constitutional Governance. TISS Mumbai has six independent centres: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research, Centre for Excellence on Adolescents and Youth, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies and Centre for Library and Information Management & SDTM Library. Tata Institute of Social Sciences is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of ‘A’ and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). In NIRF 2021 Ranking, TISS Mumbai has been ranked 70th in the overall category. Considering various graduation outcomes, teaching, learning, and resources, perception, outreach and inclusivity, research and professional practice, the varsity has been ranked 37 in the NIRF 2021 ranking in the university category.

    What is the full form of TISS Mumbai?

    The full form of TISS Mumbai is Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, situated at Deonar, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The institute offers admissions to students at the diploma, PG and doctoral levels.

    TISS Mumbai Location 

    The institute is located at V.N. Purav Marg, Eden Gardens, Deonar, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The nearest railway station is Govandi Railway Station located at a distance of 2 km and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport located around 14 km away from TISS Mumbai. Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai is easily accessible through both private and public transport. Students can take a taxi or a bus to reach the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai.

    Also See: M.A. Universities in Maharashtra 2021

    TISS Mumbai Accreditation

    • The institute is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of ‘A’.

    TISS Mumbai Collaborations

    • Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

    • The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

    • Yeshiva University, USA

    • The University of Nebraska for establishing a Global Consortium for Education in Family Studies

    • Roskilde University, Denmark

    • Institut d"Etudes Politiques de Lille, Lille, France

    • London School of Economics, London

    • Management Centre Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

    • Tampere University, Finland

    • Muenster University, Germany

    • University of Hertfordshire, UK

    • University of Leuven, Belgium - Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany

    • The University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, and Griffith University- On 'Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India'

    • Charles Sturt University, Australia

    • Victoria University, Australia

    • York University, Canada

    • The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC)

    • University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

    • James Madison University, Virginia, USA

    • The University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

    • George Warren Brown School of School Work, St. Louis, USA

    • The New School, New York, USA

    • Wells College, Aurora, New York, USA

    • University of Delaware, Delaware, USA

    • Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

    • The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

    TISS Mumbai Rankings

    • TISS Mumbai has been ranked 70th position in NIRF 2021 rankings in the overall category.
    •  The varsity has been ranked 37 in the NIRF 2021 ranking in the university category.

    TISS Mumbai Infrastructure and Facilities

    The institute offers facilities such as separate hostels for boys and girls, medical facilities, gymkhana etc. The institute has two medical centres to cater to the medical needs of students and faculty members. In case of any illness, students must report to any of the medical centres. TISS Mumbai has a counselling centre that offers individual counselling services and development group activities for students and staff. Students can avail TISS Mumbai counselling centre services from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm. TISS Mumbai has a dining hall that offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The dining hall is managed by TISS Mumbai on no profit no loss basis. Furthermore, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai facilities includes an auditorium, gym, classrooms, laboratories, guest house and library. 

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    TISS Mumbai Courses

    The institute offers courses at diploma, postgraduate and doctorate levels. TISS Mumbai courses are M.A., M.P.H., M.Lib.Sc., L.L.M., M.Phil, Ph.D. etc. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai courses are offered in streams like hospitality and tourism, management and business administration, medicine and allied sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. The institute offers one diploma programme- Diploma in Gerontology (DG). Students are required to meet the eligibility criteria as laid down by the institute to be eligible for admissions at TISS Mumbai.

    Know More About: TISS Mumbai Courses and Fees

    TISS Mumbai Courses and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    Diploma in Gerontology (DG)

    Students must have passed class 10+2 from a recognised board and must be of 25 years and above. 


    Preference will be given to those students who are working in social work organisations and have two years of work experience. 


    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development and Change

    Students must possess a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university and must have a minimum of three years of work experience after completing graduation. 

    M.A.

    Students must hold a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent from a recognised university.

    L.L.M Access to Justice 

    Candidates should have an L.L.B degree with 50% marks from a recognised university. Candidates appearing in the final year examination are also eligible to apply.

    M.P.H. Social Epidemiology

    Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university

    Or

    Successfully completed four years bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical and other four year programmes like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering and law.


    Candidates in their final year examination must successfully complete all internships and examinations.

    M.P.H Health Administration

    M.Phil

    Students must have a second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. 

    Ph.D.

    Students must hold a second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. 


    A minimum of 5 years of work experience is mandatory.

    TISS Mumbai Admissions

    Admissions at TISS Mumbai are offered at diploma, PG and doctoral levels. TISS Mumbai PG and doctoral courses admissions are entrance based, whereas, for diploma and postgraduate diploma programmes, admissions are offered based on the candidate’s performance in interview conducted by the Selection Committee. Admission to M.A. programmes is offered to students who qualify the TISS Mumbai selection process: TISSNET and TISS Online Assessment (OA). For M.Phil and Ph.D. admissions at TISS Mumbai, candidates need to appear for TISS RAT- Tata Institute of Social Sciences Research Aptitude Test.

    TISS Mumbai PG Admission Process

    • Fulfil the eligibility criteria as laid down by the institution.

    • Fill the TISS Mumbai application form.

    • Appear for TISS NET which is a computer-based screening test, carrying 100 marks.

    • TISS releases TISS NET results on the official website.

    • Candidates must meet the TISS NET cutoff for further rounds of the TISS Mumbai admission process.

    • Shortlisted students must appear for TISS Online Assessment (OA) 

    • TISS releases the final merit for selected candidates in two rounds: first, open merit list is released for all the candidates (not considering any reservation criteria) and then after considering candidates in OML, TISS releases a separate category list.

    • Participate in counselling.

    • Verify the documents and remit the semester fees.

    Read More: TISS Mumbai Admission Process 

    TISS Mumbai Scholarships

    TISS Mumbai students can apply for various national and state scholarships to finance their studies at the institute. Some of the scholarships students can apply for are the PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child, the National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students, Eklavya Scholarship. Students who will meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the concerned scholarship provider can only apply and avail TISS Mumbai scholarships. 

    TISS Mumbai Cutoff

    Students have to appear for TISS NET to get admission in M.A. programmes at TISS Mumbai. Students can check the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai cutoff on the official website along with the scorecard. Students who will qualify for TISS NET only be eligible for further rounds of the TISS Mumbai admission process. TISS Mumbai cutoff is influenced by various factors such as difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants etc. 

    TISS Mumbai Cutoff 2019- TISSNET 

    TISS Mumbai Placements

    To ease out TISS placements, the institute has a Centralised Placement Cell. This cell takes care of placement across all TISS campuses. The cell organises various seminars, workshops, guest lectures, industrial visits for the students to help them get acquainted with the world of work. Various companies participate in TISS Mumbai placements some of which are the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, Infollion Information Services Pvt Ltd etc.

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    TISS Mumbai Highlights

    ParameterParameter Description
    Established1936
    Courses151 Courses, 17 Degrees
    AccreditationsNAAC
    ApprovalsUGC
    GenderCo-ed
    Student count1670
    Faculty count268
    Campus size321 acres
    Gender percentageMale 41% and Female 59%

    TISS Mumbai Rankings / Accreditations

    Ranking Publisher NIRF

    200 colleges were ranked for evaluation purpose.
    Parametric Score Universities
    TLR - Teaching,Learning ang Resources.
    RPC - Research and Professional Practice.
    GO - Graduational Outcomes.
    OI - Outreach and Inclusivity.
    PERCEPTION - Peer Perception.

    Overall Yearly Trend Graph

    47.16
    56.66
    10.45
    78.36
    75.42
    38.23

    Key takeaways from TISS Mumbai's Ranking Statistics

    • TISS Mumbai ranks higher than 18 Public/Government colleges which were ranked for evaluation purpose.
    • TISS Mumbai jumped by 10 position in 2022 from previous year.
    200 colleges were ranked for evaluation purpose.
    Parametric Score Overall
    TLR - Teaching,Learning ang Resources.
    RPC - Research and Professional Practice.
    GO - Graduational Outcomes.
    OI - Outreach and Inclusivity.
    PERCEPTION - Peer Perception.

    Overall Yearly Trend Graph

    44.52
    56.66
    10.45
    78.36
    75.42
    11.75

    Key takeaways from TISS Mumbai's Ranking Statistics

    • TISS Mumbai ranks higher than 18 Public/Government colleges which were ranked for evaluation purpose.
    • TISS Mumbai jumped by 10 position in 2022 from previous year.

    Accreditations
    Accreditation is a process by which the quality of all the programmes is examined and certified normally by an external body of academics in a college. It validates and certifies the academic processes practiced within an institute are robust and relevant.

    Other Accreditations NAAC
    Approvals
    In India, a degree can only be delivered by an approved institution and awarded by an institution authorized to do so by an act of parliament or legislature. Approval of institutions can be in the form of affiliation, autonomy, constituent or even approved institution status accorded by a university
    UGC

    TISS Mumbai Placements

    Tata Institute of Social Science has a centralized placement process for all its campuses. The Centralised Placement Cell was established in 2014, in order to bring placement in one platform. The Centralised Placement Cell (CPC) takes care of TISS Mumbai placement of its all schools excluding HR and Public Health. The cell provides pre-placement training and campus corporate training to the students. The main objective of the cell is to establish and enhance with both the profit and not-for-profit sectors to develop an ongoing interface mechanism. Various placement activities are conducted by the cell such as seminars, conferences, workshops etc that give a student platform to interact with teachers and experienced industry professionals. 

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai placement process includes sending invites to the recruiting companies, registration for participating in the campus placement drive, shortlisting the candidates based on their resumes and criteria provided by the companies, pre-placement talk which is a two-way communication where students get an insight about the company and can interact with the employers, written tests in order to judge the verbal ability, logical aptitude, reasoning and technical knowledge, HR and Technical round and last, offer letters to be provided to the selected candidates. Every year, various companies participate in TISS Mumbai placements some of which are Andhra Pradesh Urban Finance Infrastructure Development Corporation, Aditya Birla Group, Accenture, Aajeevika Bureau etc.  

    TISS Mumbai Major Recruiters

    Infollion Information Services Pvt Ltd

    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    International Center for Research on Women

    Janalaxmi Financial Services, Bangalore

    All India Disaster Mitigation Institute

    Jharkhand State Rural Livelihoods Mission 

    Aditya Jyot Foundation

    Aditya Birla Group

    Domain

    Medicine and Allied Sciences

    Year

    2 Years

    Statistics for Academic Year 2023

    ParticularsStatistics
    First year total students intake 1.3 K
    Total students admitted 1.4 K
    Total Graduated Students 1.4 K
    Total Placed Students 524
    Total student gone for higher studies 44
    Median Salary 4.8 L
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    Student Diversification at TISS Mumbai

    Data Source: NIRF 2020

    Courses offered by TISS Mumbai

    The institute offers admissions at diploma, postgraduate and doctoral levels. TISS Mumbai admissions are offered in the following branches: disaster management, law, hospital administration, development studies, library and information science, health care management, environmental studies, psychology, social work, human resource management, arts etc. Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai courses offered for admissions are M.A., M.P.H., M.Lib.I.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. etc. Admission to postgraduate and doctoral courses at TISS Mumbai is entirely entrance based while, for diploma courses, admissions are based on candidates performance in the interview. Admissions to postgraduate courses- M.A. comprises two stages: Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test (TISSNET) and TISS Online Assessment (OA). It is to be noted that the TISS PAT/MAT exam has been cancelled for admission 2021 due to the surge of covid cases in the country. The institute also offers admission to diploma programmes at UG and PG levels. One diploma course offered at the undergraduate level at TISS Mumbai is Diploma in Gerontology (DG). Some of the postgraduate diploma programmes offered at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai are Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, P.G.D. Digital Library and Information Management, etc. 

    TISSNET is a computer-based common entrance test conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to offer admission to M.A. programmes across its all campuses. Students will get shortlisted for stage 2 based on their performance in TISSNET. Stage 1 is the shortlisting round, no reservation rules are applied at this stage. TISS Online Assessment (OA) is the 2nd stage in the TISS Mumbai selection process for PG admissions. The main aim of stage 2 (OA) is to assess the interest and suitability of a candidate for the programme selected. TISS Online Assessment (OA) comprises two parts: extempore reflection on a given topic and online personal interview (OPI). The aggregate final score is calculated based on stage 1 and stage 2 of the TISS Mumbai selection process. Marks for different components are as follows: stage 1 - TISS NET (objective type test): 100 marks, stage 2- TISS Online Assessment (1. extempore reflection on a given topic (100 marks) 2. online personal interview (100 marks) ). TISS declares the result on the official website and the same can be checked by students by entering their login credentials. After the declaration of the result, TISS releases the final merit list, first OML (open merit list) is released for candidates from all categories. After considering candidates in OML, TISS releases a separate category wise merit list.

    Students wanting to take admission in M.Phil and Ph.D. at TISS Mumbai must appear for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Research Aptitude Test (TISS RAT). Research Aptitude Test assesses research and analytical abilities and the personal interview assess students research aptitude, competence, subject knowledge and suitability to join the research stream. The duration of TISS RAT is 2 hours and the maximum number of marks a student can get is 100 marks. Shortlisted students will be notified for an interview, carrying 100 marks. 

    TISS Mumbai Application Process

    • Step 1- Candidates must visit the official website of TISS. Before filling the application form, candidates must note that they can apply for a maximum of three courses across any twoTISS campuses. 

    • Step 2- Eligible candidates should fill the registration form by providing a valid email ID and mobile number.

    • Step 3- Once students have registered themselves, they will receive a confirmation along with a password on their registered email address and mobile number. The same password will be used for accessing the TISS Mumbai application form.

    • Step 4- Candidates must log in by using the credentials received on the registered email address and phone number.

    • Step 5- Enter the details asked in the TISS Mumbai application form.

    • Step 6- Once the application form is filled, candidates must upload all the required documents and pay the application fee. 

    Note: Candidates belonging to areas where no internet and telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the TISS Mumbai application form from the institute. 

    TISS Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for P.G.D. and Diploma Programmes

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    Diploma in Gerontology (DG)

    Candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognised board and must be 25 years and above. 


    Preference will be given to those students who are working in social work organisations and have two years of work experience. 


    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management 

    Candidates must have completed graduation from a recognised university with 3 years of work experience in the managerial or supervisory category, preferably in the personnel/administration department.

    P.G.D. Digital Library and Information Management 

    Candidates must hold B.Lib.I.Sc. or M.Lib.I.Sc. from any recognised university with minimum qualifying marks.

    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development and Change

    A bachelor’s degree from a university recognised by UGC and a minimum of three years of work experience is mandatory. 

    TISS Mumbai Admission Process for Diploma and P.G.D. Programmes

    • Students have to fulfil the eligibility conditions for the TISS Mumbai diploma and P.G.D. admissions.

    • After meeting the eligibility criteria, students must fill the application form.

    • For Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, candidates have to appear for written test and personal interview.

    • Those satisfying the eligibility criteria for diploma and postgraduate diploma programmes will be interviewed (in person or telephonic) depending on the programme by the Selection Committee.

    • The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board of respective departments of the institute and the same shall be communicated to the selected candidates through an email only.

    • TISS Mumbai takes no responsibility for informing the selected candidates by post.

    TISS Mumbai PG Admissions

    At the postgraduate level, TISS Mumbai offers 46 courses out of which M.A., M.P.H, L.L.M are some of the PG courses offered for TISS Mumbai PG admissions. Some of the specialisations offered in Master of Arts are human resource management, development studies, disaster management, women’s studies etc. TISS Mumbai PG admissions are entrance based. Students have to appear for TISSNET which is the first step in TISS Mumbai selection. Further, shortlisted students have to appear for TISS Online Assessment (OA): extempore reflection on a given topic and online personal interview.

    TISS Mumbai Courses PG and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    M.A.

    Students must have passed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent from a recognised university.

    L.L.M Access to Justice 

    L.L.B degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category) from a recognised university. Candidates appearing in the final year examination are also eligible to apply.

    M.P.H. Social Epidemiology

    Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university

    Or

    Successfully completed four-year bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical and other four year programmes like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering and law.


    Candidates in their final year examination must successfully complete all internships and examinations.

    M.P.H. Health Policy Economics and Finance

    M.P.H Health Administration

    M.Lib.I.Sc.

    B.Lib.I.Sc. or equivalent degree from a recognised university. 

    TISS Mumbai PG Admission Process

    • Candidates must check and fulfil the eligibility criteria as laid down by the institution for TISS Mumbai admissions.

    • Eligible candidates need to fill the TISS Mumbai application form for applying for TISS Mumbai PG admissions.

    • Candidates need to appear for TISS NET which is a computer-based screening test, carrying 100 marks. The medium of the examination is English and there is no negative marking. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded to the candidate.

    • TISS releases TISS NET results in an online mode. Candidates must visit the official website to check the results.

    • TISS NET cutoff is the minimum marks that students must secure to be eligible for the second stage of the TISS Mumbai admission process: TISS Online Assessment (OA).

    • Shortlisted students need to appear for TISS Online Assessment (OA) which has two parts: extempore based objective type test and online personal interview (OPI).

    • TISS releases the final merit for selected candidates in two rounds: first, open merit list is released for all the candidates (not considering any reservation criteria) and then after considering candidates in OML, TISS releases a separate category list.

    • Candidates must participate in TISS NET counselling.

    • Last, candidates need to report to the respective campuses for document verification pay the course fees.

    Note: The second stage in the TISS Mumbai selection process: TISS Online Assessment (OA) is against ISS PAT/MAT that the institute had introduced in 2020. This decision was taken by the authorities due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.

    TISS Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil and Ph.D.

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    M.Phil

    Second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. (45% for SC/ST/PwD students).

    Ph.D.

    Second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. 


    Minimum work experience required: 5 years. 

    TISS Mumbai Admission Process for M.Phil and Ph.D.

    • Meeting the eligibility criteria is the first step in the TISS Mumbai admission process.

    • Eligible candidates must appear for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Research Aptitude Test (TISS RAT), carrying 100 marks.

    • Candidates shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the TISS RAT have to appear for the personal interview. 

    • The personal interview carries 100 marks.

    Documents Required for TISS Mumbai Admissions

    • Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan(if paid by cash)

    • Income certificate (if applicable)

    • Sponsorship certificate (if applicable)

    • Employment certificate (if applicable)

    • Graduation mark sheet 

    • Class 12th mark sheets

    • Caste certificate

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    TISS Mumbai Scholarship

    Students admitted or wanting to take admission at TISS Mumbai can apply for various scholarships offered by the state, funding agencies, national-level scholarships. To avail TISS Mumbai scholarships, students must meet the eligibility criteria and fill the application form along with the required documents. Some of TISS Mumbai scholarships that students can apply and avail are the Eklavya Scholarship (Offered by the Government of Maharashtra), PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child (offered by University Grants Commission)  Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities (offered by Central Government, Ministry of Minority Affairs), National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students (offered by Central Government, Ministry of Tribal Affairs) etc. Eligible students can apply for scholarships on National Scholarship Portal and Maharashtra Scholarship Portal for national and state-level scholarships respectively.

    M.Phil and Ph.D. students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai can apply for various fellowships offered by University Grants Commission (UGC), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, and other scholarship/fellowship provider agencies. Some of the fellowships M.Phil and Ph.D. scholars can apply for are Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship (BANRF/BARTI), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust Scholarship,  The Indian Council of Social Science Research Doctoral Fellowship, Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) etc. 

    TISS Mumbai Scholarships, Benefits and Eligibility Criteria

    Scholarship Name

    Benefits

    Eligibility Criteria

    Eklavya Scholarship

    Rs 5,000

    Students who are admitted to the postgraduate programmes and must have obtained 60% in the arts, commerce and law stream and 70% in the science stream.

    Parental annual income should not exceed 75,000 Rs/- and students should residents of Maharashtra. Also, students are not allowed to work part-time or full time.

    PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

    Rs. 36,200 per annum

    Girl student up to the age of 30 years and must be pursuing full-time 1st year PG programme

    Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

    Rs. 3,000 per annum

    Students should have obtained 50% or above marks in the previous final examination and annual family income should be up to Rs. 2,00,000 per annum.

    National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students 

    Rs. 25,000 per month for M.Phil candidates 


    Rs. 28,000 per month for Ph.D. candidates

    Students should belong to the ST category, should have passed post-graduation and must be pursuing a regular full-time M.Phil/Ph.D. programme and annual family income should be up to Rs. 6,00,000 per annum.

    UGC Junior Research Fellowship

    Rs. 16,000 per month for the first two years and Rs. 18,000 per month for the next three years.

    s. A contingency grant of Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the first two years and Rs. 20,500/- per annum for the next three years is also available

    Students must have qualified National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) conducted by the UGC.

    Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

    Rs.16,000/- for the initial two years and Rs.18,000/- for the remaining three years. The contingency grant available is Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the initial two years and Rs. 20,500/- for the remaining three years.

    Also, house rent allowance will be given to students who are not offered hostel accommodation. 

    Students must be belonging to SC/ST category and be admitted to M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes

    Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) 

    Rs. 16,000/- per month for the first two years and the remaining three years is Rs. 18,000/- per month

    Students pursuing research studies leading to regular and full-time M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses only and must belong to the minority community.

    The Indian Council of Social Science Research Doctoral Fellowship 

    Rs.16,000/- per month along with a contingency grant of Rs. 15,000/- per annum

    Doctoral students preferably below the age of 35 years, who have a master’s degree from a recognised university with a first or second class and are registered for a doctoral degree in social sciences.

    VU Scholarship (TISS-VU Double Degree Programme)

    Monthly stipend of Rs. 16,000 for the first two years which is increased to Rs.18,000 in the third year.

    Ph.D. scholars must register for a joint doctoral double degree programme in Health and Mental Health using the trans-disciplinary approach. (TISS- VU double degree programme)

    Sir Dorabji Tata Trust Scholarship

    NA

    Students admitted to M.Phil in Women Studies, Media and Cultural Studies. Only students who have not received any grants/ scholarships from other sources are eligible to apply.

    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship (BANRF/BARTI) 

    M.Phil. scholars would be provided with a scholarship of Rs. 5,000/- per month while Ph.D. scholars would be entitled to Rs. 8000/- per month

    Students must be pursuing the research degrees full time , and are not employed at the institute or elsewhere.

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    Students Receiving Full Tuition Fee Reimbursement

    UG (3 years): 159/437
    PG (1 years): 12/37
    PG (2 years): 949/2689

    Data Source: NIRF 2020

    TISS Mumbai Admission

    The institute offers admissions at diploma, postgraduate and doctoral levels. TISS Mumbai admissions are offered in the following branches: disaster management, law, hospital administration, development studies, library and information science, health care management, environmental studies, psychology, social work, human resource management, arts etc. Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai courses offered for admissions are M.A., M.P.H., M.Lib.I.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D. etc. Admission to postgraduate and doctoral courses at TISS Mumbai is entirely entrance based while, for diploma courses, admissions are based on candidates performance in the interview. Admissions to postgraduate courses- M.A. comprises two stages: Tata Institute of Social Science National Entrance Test (TISSNET) and TISS Online Assessment (OA). It is to be noted that the TISS PAT/MAT exam has been cancelled for admission 2021 due to the surge of covid cases in the country. The institute also offers admission to diploma programmes at UG and PG levels. One diploma course offered at the undergraduate level at TISS Mumbai is Diploma in Gerontology (DG). Some of the postgraduate diploma programmes offered at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai are Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, P.G.D. Digital Library and Information Management, etc. 

    TISSNET is a computer-based common entrance test conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to offer admission to M.A. programmes across its all campuses. Students will get shortlisted for stage 2 based on their performance in TISSNET. Stage 1 is the shortlisting round, no reservation rules are applied at this stage. TISS Online Assessment (OA) is the 2nd stage in the TISS Mumbai selection process for PG admissions. The main aim of stage 2 (OA) is to assess the interest and suitability of a candidate for the programme selected. TISS Online Assessment (OA) comprises two parts: extempore reflection on a given topic and online personal interview (OPI). The aggregate final score is calculated based on stage 1 and stage 2 of the TISS Mumbai selection process. Marks for different components are as follows: stage 1 - TISS NET (objective type test): 100 marks, stage 2- TISS Online Assessment (1. extempore reflection on a given topic (100 marks) 2. online personal interview (100 marks) ). TISS declares the result on the official website and the same can be checked by students by entering their login credentials. After the declaration of the result, TISS releases the final merit list, first OML (open merit list) is released for candidates from all categories. After considering candidates in OML, TISS releases a separate category wise merit list.

    Students wanting to take admission in M.Phil and Ph.D. at TISS Mumbai must appear for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Research Aptitude Test (TISS RAT). Research Aptitude Test assesses research and analytical abilities and the personal interview assess students research aptitude, competence, subject knowledge and suitability to join the research stream. The duration of TISS RAT is 2 hours and the maximum number of marks a student can get is 100 marks. Shortlisted students will be notified for an interview, carrying 100 marks. 

    TISS Mumbai Application Process

    • Step 1- Candidates must visit the official website of TISS. Before filling the application form, candidates must note that they can apply for a maximum of three courses across any twoTISS campuses. 

    • Step 2- Eligible candidates should fill the registration form by providing a valid email ID and mobile number.

    • Step 3- Once students have registered themselves, they will receive a confirmation along with a password on their registered email address and mobile number. The same password will be used for accessing the TISS Mumbai application form.

    • Step 4- Candidates must log in by using the credentials received on the registered email address and phone number.

    • Step 5- Enter the details asked in the TISS Mumbai application form.

    • Step 6- Once the application form is filled, candidates must upload all the required documents and pay the application fee. 

    Note: Candidates belonging to areas where no internet and telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the TISS Mumbai application form from the institute. 

    TISS Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for P.G.D. and Diploma Programmes

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    Diploma in Gerontology (DG)

    Candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognised board and must be 25 years and above. 


    Preference will be given to those students who are working in social work organisations and have two years of work experience. 


    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management 

    Candidates must have completed graduation from a recognised university with 3 years of work experience in the managerial or supervisory category, preferably in the personnel/administration department.

    P.G.D. Digital Library and Information Management 

    Candidates must hold B.Lib.I.Sc. or M.Lib.I.Sc. from any recognised university with minimum qualifying marks.

    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development and Change

    A bachelor’s degree from a university recognised by UGC and a minimum of three years of work experience is mandatory. 

    TISS Mumbai Admission Process for Diploma and P.G.D. Programmes

    • Students have to fulfil the eligibility conditions for the TISS Mumbai diploma and P.G.D. admissions.

    • After meeting the eligibility criteria, students must fill the application form.

    • For Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, candidates have to appear for written test and personal interview.

    • Those satisfying the eligibility criteria for diploma and postgraduate diploma programmes will be interviewed (in person or telephonic) depending on the programme by the Selection Committee.

    • The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board of respective departments of the institute and the same shall be communicated to the selected candidates through an email only.

    • TISS Mumbai takes no responsibility for informing the selected candidates by post.

    TISS Mumbai PG Admissions

    At the postgraduate level, TISS Mumbai offers 46 courses out of which M.A., M.P.H, L.L.M are some of the PG courses offered for TISS Mumbai PG admissions. Some of the specialisations offered in Master of Arts are human resource management, development studies, disaster management, women’s studies etc. TISS Mumbai PG admissions are entrance based. Students have to appear for TISSNET which is the first step in TISS Mumbai selection. Further, shortlisted students have to appear for TISS Online Assessment (OA): extempore reflection on a given topic and online personal interview.

    TISS Mumbai Courses PG and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    M.A.

    Students must have passed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree of a minimum of 3 or 4 years duration or its equivalent from a recognised university.

    L.L.M Access to Justice 

    L.L.B degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category) from a recognised university. Candidates appearing in the final year examination are also eligible to apply.

    M.P.H. Social Epidemiology

    Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university

    Or

    Successfully completed four-year bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical and other four year programmes like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering and law.


    Candidates in their final year examination must successfully complete all internships and examinations.

    M.P.H. Health Policy Economics and Finance

    M.P.H Health Administration

    M.Lib.I.Sc.

    B.Lib.I.Sc. or equivalent degree from a recognised university. 

    TISS Mumbai PG Admission Process

    • Candidates must check and fulfil the eligibility criteria as laid down by the institution for TISS Mumbai admissions.

    • Eligible candidates need to fill the TISS Mumbai application form for applying for TISS Mumbai PG admissions.

    • Candidates need to appear for TISS NET which is a computer-based screening test, carrying 100 marks. The medium of the examination is English and there is no negative marking. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded to the candidate.

    • TISS releases TISS NET results in an online mode. Candidates must visit the official website to check the results.

    • TISS NET cutoff is the minimum marks that students must secure to be eligible for the second stage of the TISS Mumbai admission process: TISS Online Assessment (OA).

    • Shortlisted students need to appear for TISS Online Assessment (OA) which has two parts: extempore based objective type test and online personal interview (OPI).

    • TISS releases the final merit for selected candidates in two rounds: first, open merit list is released for all the candidates (not considering any reservation criteria) and then after considering candidates in OML, TISS releases a separate category list.

    • Candidates must participate in TISS NET counselling.

    • Last, candidates need to report to the respective campuses for document verification pay the course fees.

    Note: The second stage in the TISS Mumbai selection process: TISS Online Assessment (OA) is against ISS PAT/MAT that the institute had introduced in 2020. This decision was taken by the authorities due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.

    TISS Mumbai Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil and Ph.D.

    Course Name

    Eligibility Criteria

    M.Phil

    Second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. (45% for SC/ST/PwD students).

    Ph.D.

    Second class master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the relative subject with a minimum of 55% marks or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of UGC from a recognised university. 


    Minimum work experience required: 5 years. 

    TISS Mumbai Admission Process for M.Phil and Ph.D.

    • Meeting the eligibility criteria is the first step in the TISS Mumbai admission process.

    • Eligible candidates must appear for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Research Aptitude Test (TISS RAT), carrying 100 marks.

    • Candidates shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the TISS RAT have to appear for the personal interview. 

    • The personal interview carries 100 marks.

    Documents Required for TISS Mumbai Admissions

    • Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan(if paid by cash)

    • Income certificate (if applicable)

    • Sponsorship certificate (if applicable)

    • Employment certificate (if applicable)

    • Graduation mark sheet 

    • Class 12th mark sheets

    • Caste certificate

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    TISS Mumbai Facilities

    The Institute offers a large number of facilities to its students. TISS Mumbai facilities are according to the student's requirements. Facilities and proper infrastructure is a major attraction for students while selecting colleges/universities for admissions. TISS Mumbai offers separate accommodation facilities for boys and girls. TISS Mumbai has six hostels, four on the main campus and two in Malti and Jal A.D. Naorji Campus. The institute has a library with a strong collection of learning resources including books, reference books, periodicals, journals, etc. TISS Mumbai has two medical centres to provide medical assistance to its students, faculty and staff. There is also a recovery room in the institute where students with communicable diseases are recovered. Apart from these facilities, TISS Mumbai facilities include a well-established gymkhana, guest house, sports facilities, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories.

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    Student Reviews for TISS Mumbai

    College Infrastructure: 4.1/5
    Academics: 4.4/5
    Placements: 4.7/5
    Value for Money: 4.5/5
    Campus Life: 4.6/5

    My experience was decent and I am happy.

    College Infrastructure

    I have done a long distance course from Tata institute of social sciences from Arena animation in Gurugram. Teachers and the studies are very good, and they always provide help whereever and whenever a student needs. I have seen the college and it's infrastructure is amazing. Everything is well managed here.

    Best place to explore diversity.

    Verified Review

    College Infrastructure

    College is having all necessary infrastructure regarding academic purposes but when it comes to sports, it lack adequate resources like Playground and all. Classroom are equiped with advanced technology.

    Couldn't ask for a better experience!

    Verified Review

    College Infrastructure

    TISS mumbai has 2 campuses, new and old. Both campuses are absolutely beautiful, green and serene! The academic buildings for lectures are marvelous, spacious, with ACs in some, projectors in most, good benches and chairs. Apart from lecture halls, there is a 6 floor library, a dedicated gymkhana, 2 canteens, badminton, volleyball courts, a central area for students to sit, talk and do their work in their free time, a good amphitheater and so on. Digital infra is commendable too.

    Have a question related to TISS Mumbai ?

    After the result, when will the selection rounds of TATA Institute of Social Sciences begin?

    The selection process of TATA Institute of Social Sciences will begin from June/ July, 2023.

    What is the weightage for TISS MAT?

    While preparing the final merit list, total weightage of 30% will be given to TISS MAT.

    Are candidates from reserved categories required to submit the documents to support their reservation claim while registering online?

    Yes, candidates are required to upload the necessary documents while filling the application form to support their claim for admission under the reserved category.

    TISS Mumbai Contact Address

    Address:
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences, VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai-400088, Maharashtra, India
    College Website: Go to the website

    TISS Mumbai Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Which branch of TISS is best?

    Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) is known for its 7 Master courses. Courses offered in TISS is MA ( Human Resource Management (HRM) and Labour Relations, Development Studies, Medica and Cultural Studies, Social Work (Public Health), Social Entrepreneurship, Women’s Studies, and Climate Change & Sustainability Studies).

    2: What is TISS cutoff?

    TISS admission 2021-23 cutoff marks range from 54-73.

    3: Is TISS better or XLRI?

    TISS and XLRI both of them are the best institutions in India. They have their own educational values. XLRi is business oriented institution whereas TISS is a social science institute. However, both institutions have 100% placement records. The highest domestic package offered in XLRI is Rs. 60+ lPA from the BFSI sector, whereas TISS highest package offered was Rs. 42.09 LPA and Rs. 23.97 LPA.

    4: What is TISS famous for?

    TISS Mumbai has six independent centres: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research, Centre for Excellence on Adolescents and Youth, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, and Centre for Library and Information Management & SDTM Library. TISS Mumbai collaborates with 26 international universities. TISS is also famous for its MA (HRM & LR) program. The Institutes offer a large number of facilities to their students. TISS facilities offered to the students are hostels, gym, sports, cafeteria, auditoriums, medical / hospital, IT infrastructure, classrooms, laboratories, alumni associations, and guest rooms. The institution has a 100% placement record.

    5: What is the fee for B.Ed-MEd (Integrated) course at TISS Mumbai?

    The total course fee for  B.Ed-MEd (Integrated) course is Rs. 30,5000.

    6: How many campuses of TISS are there in India?

    There are four campuses of TISS, located in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad, and Guwahati.

    7: Is TISS Mumbai a good option?

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of ‘A’ and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). In NIRF 2021 Ranking, TISS Mumbai has been ranked 70th in the overall category. The varsity has been ranked 37 in the NIRF 2021 ranking in the university category. TISS offers degrees in UG, PG, MPhil, PhD programs. TISS has 100% placement records.

    8: Is TISS only in Mumbai?

    No, There are four campuses of TISS, located in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati

    9: Is hostel compulsory in TISS?

    No. It is the students' choice if they want to stay in the TISS hostel or not. TISS campus hosts Six hostels, four on the Main campus and two in Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus Annexe. The hostels can accommodate approximately 950 students. Students/scholars of full-time Master, MPhil/PhD Degree Programmes, and International can avail of the hostel facility. But, regrettably, due to limited capacity, hostel admission is dependent on the availability of seats.

    10: Which is the best course in TISS?

    TISS is well known for its PG courses. The most popular course in TISS is MA HRM and Labour Relations.

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