Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai


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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Postby admin » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:11 pm


The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata graduate School of Social Work. The first school of social work in India, the TISS was a pioneering effort, a characteristic of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT).

During its seven decades of existence, the TISS has carved out a niche for itself in the field of human service professional education and applied social science research. It has simultaneously influenced social policy and social work practice.

Today, the TISS has earned recognition as an institution of repute from different Ministries of the Government of India, various State Governments, international agencies such as the United Nations, and the non-government sector, both national and international.

The Institute is recognised as a Deemed University, primarily funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded the Institute a 5-Star rating.

The institute offers serveral graduate, post-gradute, phD and deploma courses. However, it is popular for its post-graduate courses, in particular, its Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations course. The list of courses is as under -

Master of Arts in Development Studies
Master of Arts in Disability Rehabilitation
Master of Arts / Science in Disaster Management
Master of Arts in Education (Elementary)
Master of Arts in Globalisation and Labour
Master of Health Administration
Master of Hospital Administration
Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
Master of Arts in Public Health
Master of Social Entrepreneurship
Master of Arts in Social Work



A Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3-year duration or equivalent grade (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other equivalent pattern) in any discipline with minimum aggregate marks of 50%, is a requirement.

The minimum requirement is relaxed to 40% for Scheduled Castes [SCs] and Scheduled Tribes [STs].

Candidates who will complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by June, will also be eligible to apply provided they have obtained a minimum aggregate marks of 50% (40% for SCs and STs) at the time of application. Admission to the programme for such candidates will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student fails in the final year examination, the offer of provisional admission will be automatically cancelled.

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection (Total Marks = 200) through the following:
  • Objective Test (70 Marks): The Objective Test includes numerical ability, analytical ability, socio-economic awareness, business knowledge and logical reasoning. The time allotted is 90 minutes.

  • Group Discussion (30 Marks): The Group Discussion (GD) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.

  • Personal Interview (75 Marks): To become eligible for the GD and Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum combined score of 43 marks (35 marks for SCs and ST) in the Objective Test to be considered for the GD and PI.

  • Academic Background (25 Marks) : Marks are awarded to each
    applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 25. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

Fees :
Total fees for the MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations course are - Rs. 34,640 /- Hostel and dining hall expenses are Rs. 12,000 p.a. Please see the attached brochure for details.

Placements :
Total Batch size = 42
Students participating = 25
Number of PPOs offered = 19
Number of PPOs accepted = 16
Number of companies = 26
Highest salary = 16 lacs p.a INR
Median salary = 11.25 lacs p.a INR
Average salary = 11.30 lacs p.a INR

Contact Details
Postal Address: Post Box 8313, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088.

Please address all your letters to -
The Deputy Registrar, Academic Section,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Telephone: 91-22-2556 3289-96, Extn. 258, 259 and 261.
Brochure for 2009
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