TISSNET on January 13
By Our Entrance Exam Expert
Oct 01,2012: The National Common Written Test of Tata Institute of Social Sciences -TISS NATIONAL ENTRANCE TEST (TISSNET)- for admission to various Post Graduate Programmes of the Institute will be held in online format on 13th January 2013 in more than 25 centres in all parts of the country. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a Government of India funded Deemed University has 9 schools and 3 independent centers at the Mumbai Campus, and campuses in Tuljapur (Maharashtra), Guwahati and Hyderabad.
TISS has invited applications for 39 highly competitive, socially relevant M.A/ M.Sc/ M.P.H/M.H.A Programmes in inter and trans-disciplinary areas of Social work, Health, Management, Development, Habitat and Climate Sciences.
The Courses offered at various campuses/Schools and the intake in each of them is as follows.
School of Social Work: M. A. Social Work in (i) Children & Family (26) (ii) Criminology & Justice (26) (iii) Community Organisation & Development Practice (30) (iv) Disability Studies & Action (26) (v) Dalit & Tribal Studies & Action (25) (vi) Mental Health [TISS offers the M. A. Social Work in Mental Health in multiple locations (i) TISS Mumbai Campus (ii) Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Tiruvarur (iii) THE BANYAN, Chennai and (iv) MHAT, Calicut each with intake of 20] (vii) Public Health (20) (viii) Livelihoods & Entrepreneurship (20) (ix) Women-Centred Practice (15)
One year full time Master’s Degree programme for candidates with Master’s degree and work experience: (i) Management of Voluntary – Non-Profit Organisations (30) (ii) Mental Health (15) [Developed in collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. KULEUVEN and Brothers of Charity, Belgium are partners in providing field work exposure to addressing mental health issues in Belgium where the student spend part of the time]
School of Management and Labour Studies: M.A. in (i) Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (61) (ii) Social Entrepreneurship (30) (iii) Globalisation and Labour (20) [Part of International Labour Organisation (ILO) facilitated Global Labour University. University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany; University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa; and The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Institute of Economics, Brazil are other partners of the GLU]
School of Health Systems Studies: (i) Master of Health Administration (MHA) (35) (ii) Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) (46) (iii) Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social Epidemiology (25) (iv) Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance (20) [Developed in collaboration with LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London]
School of Development Studies: M.A. in (i) Development Studies (46) (ii) Women's Studies (26)
School of Education: M.A. in Education (Elementary) (41)
School of Habitat Studies: M.A. / M. Sc. In (i) Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (15) (ii) Disaster Management (40) (iii) Urban Policy and Practice (20) (iv) Regulatory Governance (20) (v) Water Policy and Governance (15)
Centre for Human Ecology: MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in (i) Counseling Psychology (25) (ii) Clinical Psychology 20
Centre for Media and Cultural Studies: M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies (25)
Centre for Digital Library and Information Sciences: Master of Library and Information Science (15)
TULJAPUR CAMPUS: M. A. Social Work in Rural Development (40)
HYDERABAD CAMPUS: M.A. in (i) Rural Development and Governance (40) (ii) Education (30).
GUWAHATI CAMPUS: M. A. Social Work in (i) Community Organisation & Development Practices (20) (ii) Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship (20) (iii) Counseling (15) (iv) Public Health (15) (v) Labour Studies and Social Security (15) (vi) M.A. in Environment, Ecology, and Sustainable Development (20).
Applicant should hold 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. Those who will complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by June 9, 2013 (Saturday), are also eligible to apply to all the programmes (except the four programmes offered by the School of Health Systems Studies) 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 duration.
Those applying for the M.A. Education (Elementary) programme should complete all the requirements by May 11, 2013. 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 automatically stands cancelled.
Those applying for the Master of Public Health Policy, Economics and Finance; and Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology programmes should have a (i) Master’s degree in any discipline or (ii) Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Paramedical or other 4-year programme like Pharmacy, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, etc.
Those applying for the Master of Health Administration and Hospital Administration should have (i) successfully completed their graduate Degree in any discipline or (ii) Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Paramedical, or other 4-year programmes like Pharmacy, Veterinary sciences, Engineering, etc.
Those who are in their final year Bachelor’s Degree programme are not eligible to apply for admission to any of the Master’s Degree programmes conducted by School of Health Systems Studies (Health Administration, Hospital Administration; Public Health in Social Epidemiology and Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance).
Those who apply for the M.A./M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance Programme should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Management, Physical Sciences, Geography, Planning, Law or Social Sciences, with interest habitat-related issues/sectors.
Medical Graduates applying for any of the Programmes should be completing their internship on or before June 9, 2013 (Saturday).
For M.A. Disability Studies and Action programme, preference will be given to those who have a Graduate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy or Disability Rehabilitation-related fields. Graduates with at least 2 years experience in the field of disability or social welfare will be preferred.
Only those with a Master’s Degree and work experience will be considered for the one-year, full-time Master’s Degree Programmes in Management of Voluntary Organisations and Mental Health. Those who do not possess a Master’s Degree and a minimum 3 years experience need not apply.
For M.A. in Applied Psychology with Specialisations in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology, preference will be given to those candidates who have a Graduate Degree/B.A. in Psychology; B.A./B.Sc. Home Science with specialisation in Child/Human Development; B.A. Social Work, B.A. General – with minimum three papers in Psychology. Those who will appear for the final year B.A. examination in 2013, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
An applicant can apply for a minimum of one and a maximum of five programmes across the four TISS campuses. However, they can opt for only a maximum of three programmes at TISS Mumbai.
The process of selection includes different components including (i) National Common Written Test carrying 100 marks (ii) Pre-Interview Test prior to the Personal Interview carrying 50 marks and (iii) Personal Interview carrying 75 marks (Total 225 marks)
National Common Written Test-TISS NATIONAL ENTRANCE TEST (TISSNET)- in ONLINE format will be held on 13th January 2013 at the following places: Northern Region: Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Noida, Srinagar, Varanasi
Eastern Region: Agartala, Aizwal, Bhubaneshwar, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jamshedpur, Kohima, Kolkata, Korba, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Shillong
Western Region: Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Goa, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur
Southern Region: Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal
The ONLINE test will have multiple choice objective type questions. One with rudimentary knowledge of working with computers or cell phones can do the test. In case any candidate desires to do the test on paper, this must be indicated in the application form.
The objective test will have questions related to Social Sensitivity; Knowledge on Contemporary issues; Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning. Model question paper for National Common Written Test will be placed on TISS website on October 30, 2012.
Those with visual impairment will be given an option to have a Reader/Writer and a paper-pen test be conducted at designated centres, which will be announced closer to the test dates. In case the candidate is selected for more than one programme after National Common Entrance Test, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview, admission will be offered to the programme higher in the order of preference.
Details of Reservation available are given in the website/Information Brochure that can be downloaded from http://www.tiss.edu/
Application Submission: Application has to be submitted online through the E-application only, available at website https://admissions.tiss.edu
Those from remote places where no Internet and Telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute by sending a request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees. Unemployed SC and ST candidates, whose parent’s/guardian’s income is less than Rs. 2 Lakh and Rs. 1.45 Lakh, respectively, are exempted from paying the Application Fee. They should apply through the E-application, and if they have no access to the internet or are from remote places, they can send a request letter without the payment challan and stamped envelope, but with a plain self-addressed envelope and copies of Caste and Income Certificates attested by any School Headmaster or a Principal of College or a Gazetted Officer. Details of the Fee to be paid depending on the number of Programmes applied, is available at the website and Information Brochure.
Last date for filling the form online is 10th November 2012.
For Applicants applying using the Printed Copy of the Application Form, the filled-in application form (printed copy) should be sent to ‘The Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088’ along with two passport size photographs to reach latest by November 10, 2012.
Applicants belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PWD and minority communities have been invited to attend three day orientation Proramme 14th to 16th December 2012 in different regions of the country. Candidates from these categories must indicate the place they would like to attend the orientation programme. An invitation letter from the Office of Dean, Social Protection will reach them 2 weeks prior to the date of orientation programme.For detailed information on Programmes, Eligibility, Selection procedure and reservations Visit the admissions website: https://admissions.tiss.edu