TISS Admission 2021

TISS Admission 2021

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers admission to the interested candidates into its different UG and PG courses. Application form for the admissions is released through online mode as per the prescribed schedule. Different entrance exams are conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Before applying the candidates are suggested to ensure their eligibility criteria. Get complete information related to TISS Admission 2021 such as application process, eligibility criteria, etc admit card, etc from this article.

Courses Offered at TISS

The following courses are offered at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences:

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Undergraduate courses:

BA (Hons) in Social Work with specialization in Rural DevelopmentThree Year BA Programme in Social Sciences


Postgraduate courses:

MA in Education (Elementary)MA in Development Studies
MA in Climate Change and Sustainability StudiesMA in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice)
MA in Urban Policy and GovernanceMA in Water Policy and Governance
MA in Regulatory GovernanceMA in Globalization and Labor
MA in Human Resource Management & Labor RelationsMA in Organization Development, Change and Leadership
MA in AnalyticsMA in Social Entrepreneurship
MA in Social Innovation & EntrepreneurshipMA in Development Policy, Planning & Practice
MA in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources GovernanceMA in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development
MA in Disaster ManagementMA in Education
MA in Public Policy and GovernanceMA in Development Studies
MA in Natural Resource & GovernanceMA in Rural Development and Governance
MA in Women’s StudiesMA in Media and Cultural Studies
MA in Labor Studies and Social ProtectionMA in Peace and Conflict Studies
MA in Sociology and Social AnthropologyMaster of Library and Information Science
M.Sc in Climate Change and Sustainability StudiesM.Sc in Regulatory Governance
M.Sc in Urban Policy and GovernanceM.Sc in Water Policy and Governance
M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources GovernanceM.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice
M.Sc in AnalyticsM.Sc in Disaster Management
Master of Hospital AdministrationMaster of Law (LLM) (Access to Justice)
MA in Social Work (Rural Development)MA in Social Work (Children & Families)
MA in Social Work (Community Organization & Development Practice)MA in Social Work (Criminology & Justice)
MA in Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action)MA in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)
MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)MA in Social Work (Mental Health)
MA in Social Work (Public Health)MA in Social Work (Women-Centered Practice)
MA in Social Work (Community Organization & Development Practices)MA in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)
MA in Social Work (Counseling)MA in Social Work (Mental Health)
Master of Public Health (Health Administration)Master of Public Health (Health Policy, Economics and Finance)
Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology)Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed


M.Phil/ PhD courses:

M.Phil in EducationM.Phil in Development Studies
M.Phil in Women’s StudiesM.Phil in Habitat Studies
M.Phil in Health Services ManagementM.Phil in Public Health
M.Phil (Specialization in Clinical & Counseling Practice)M.Phil in Management and Labor Studies
M.Phil in Social SciencesM.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work
M.Phil in Social WorkM.Phil in Disaster Studies
M.Phil in Social Sciences with Specialization in Sociology of EducationM.Phil in Inclusive Development and Social Justice
M.Phil in Rural DevelopmentM.Phil in Social Sciences
PhD in Disaster StudiesPhD in Habitat Studies
PhD in EducationPhD in Development Studies
PhD in Health Services ManagementPhD in Public Health
PhD in Applied PsychologyPhD in Management and Labor Studies
PhD in Social WorkPhD in Social Sciences

TISS Admission 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to TISS Admission 2021 are provided in the table below:

EventsTentative Dates
For BA programFor MA program
Online application form release dateDecember 2020, 1st weekOctober 2020, 3rd week
Last date to submit the application formMarch 2020, 4th weekNovember 2020, last week
Last date for receipt of application form by post———————–December 2020, 1st week
Issue of admit cardApril 2021, 2nd weekDecember 2020, 3rd week
Pre-admission orientation programme———————–December 2020, 4th week
Date of examApril 2021, 4th weekJanuary 2021, 1st week
Declaration of resultMay 2021, 3rd weekFebruary 2021, 1st week
Pre-interview test and personal interview———————–March 2021, 2nd week
Announcement of merit list———————–April 2021, last week
Online documents uploading & payment of fees by the selected candidateJune 2021, 2nd weekMay 2021, 2nd week
Closing of admission processYet to be notifiedJune 2021, 2nd week
Commencement of new academic sessionYet to be notifiedJune 2021, 2nd week

TISS Eligibility Criteria 2021

The basic eligibility criteria to apply for TISS admission are discussed below:

  • For BA program: A pass in class 12th exam from a recognized board is required. Upper age limit as on 30 June 2021 is 20 years for general/ OBC candidates and 23 years for SC/ ST candidates.
  • For MA program: Candidates should have successfully completed Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of minimum of 3 or 4 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 from a university recognized by UGC.
  • For M.Phil/ PhD program: Those with a second class master’s degree or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% of aggregate marks (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC- NCL/ PWD candidates) can apply. A minimum of five years of post graduation work experience is required for PhD programmes. In case of M.Phil programme, there is no requirement of work experience. However, candidates with one to two years of work experience will be preferred.

Application Form for TISS Admission 2021

The TISS application form 2021 is expected to release in the month of October 2020 and will be available only through online mode. Candidates can get the application form by visiting the official website www.admissions.tiss.edu.

  • Applicants will have to register themselves first providing details such as name, date of birth, gender, email id, mobile number and create a password.
  • After all these details are submitted successfully, the process of registration will complete.
  • Now by using the registered email address and the password the candidates can obtain the application form.
  • Into the application form, rest personal details academic details, correspondence details, etc need to be provided.
  • Candidates should also upload their photograph and signature into the application form in scanned format.
  • Category and disability certificate, if applicable, need to be uploaded in the application form as well.
  • The duly-filled application form can then be submitted online along with the prescribed amount of application fee.
  • On successful submission, a printout of the application form should be taken and kept for future reference.

Application fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ ST candidates & Rs. 250/- for SC/ ST and OBC candidates with annual family income less than 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively).
  • Payment of application fee can be done online using net banking/ debit card/ credit card or offline via challan.

TISS Exam Pattern 2021

Check out the exam pattern overview for TISS admission 2021:

For TISS BAT 2021:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Duration of exam: 90 minutes
  • Question paper language: English
  • Type of question: Part A- Objective & Part B- Descriptive
  • Total marks: 100


Total marksDuration
Part ACurrent affairs, social awareness and logical & analytical reasoning6060 minutes
Part BTwo short answers on given topics4030 minutes


For TISS NET 2021:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Duration of exam: 100 minutes
  • Question paper language: English
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Total marks: 100
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.
TopicsNo. of questionsTotal marks
English Proficiency3030
Mathematics & Logical Reasoning3030
General Awareness4040


For TISS MAT 2021:

  • Number of questions: 45
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Total marks: 45
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
TopicsNo. of questionsTotal marks
Management Data Interpretation1515
Business Awareness1515

TISS 2021 Admit Card

  • Admit card for TISS exam will be published online and can be downloaded by the candidates from the official website of the institute.
  • A printout of the downloaded admit card should be taken by the candidates to be carried to the exam center.
  • Details related to the candidates and that to the exam like name, roll number, venue, schedule, etc will be printed on the admit card.
  • Entry into the examination hall will only be granted to the candidates with a valid admit card.
  • Candidates are suggested to keep their admit card safe even after the exam as it will be required during the admission.

TISS Result & Admission 2021

  • The result of both NET and BAT exam will be published online as per the prescribed schedule.
  • Candidates will be able to check their result and download their score card by visiting the official website of the institute.
  • For PG courses, an interview of those who clear the entrance test will be conducted and final result will be declared after that.
  • Those who clear all the prescribed rounds of the selection process will have to upload documents for verification and make payment of prescribed fee.
  • All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the institute.
  • Admission of the candidates will be considered final after document verification, medical check-up and fees payment.

TISS Admission 2021 FAQs

Can I apply for more than one MA course at TISS?

Yes. You can apply for different MA programmes through a single application form. Payment for each of the programs applied for should be done separately.

How do I provide my choice for exam center?

Candidates will be able to give their preference for one centre at the time of filling the online application. This preference cannot be changed through a phone call or email or in person.

For M.Phil and PhD programme, what should be the format of research proposal to be submitted?

The proposal should consist of approximately 1,000 words and indicate the specification of the broad field of study, statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.

If I fail to report for admission in the prescribed time limit, what should I do?

The candidates who fail to report for the admission will lose their candidature and their seat. no request from such candidates will be entertained.

In case of any query, whom should I contact?

For all queries related to TISS admission, calls can be made to TISS CARE number (022 – 25525252) and emails can be sent to [email protected]

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