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How to Apply

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Application Instructions

  1. A candidate may apply for a maximum of two programmes from among the different programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Guwahati campuses.

  2. Candidates can apply for two programmes within one or across more than one campus. The Research Aptitude Test (RAT) can be taken at any one of the chosen campuses on February 12, 2016. The RAT score is valid across campuses and across two choices.

  3. Candidates who apply for more than one campus, if shortlisted, have to travel for Personal interview to both the campuses on designated dates given in this brochure.

  4. The same application form can be used for applying to more than one programme.

  5. Processing fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded if they are found ineligible for the applied programme/s.

  6. Candidates must ensure that application is complete in all respects, including fee payment. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

  7. Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s/guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2014-15 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However they should upload the necessary caste/tribe certificates and income certificates.

  8. Applications received after the due date will not be considered and the processing fee paid will not be refunded.


The last date for submission of application form is January 22, 2016


Application Process

Candidates must complete the application process in online mode. The online application can be saved at any stage (information entered will remain intact). The candidate can then return to the application by logging in with the respective user name and password at any time before the submission deadline of January 22, 2016. Once the application has been submitted online, candidates can choose the mode of payment of the application fees (Credit card, Debit card or net banking).

Candidates facing genuine technical issues/having difficulty in accessing the online application, may write to  mentioning their name, contact details and a clear description of the problem being faced or may call 022-25525252.



Certificates/Documents to be uploaded:


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


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

Caste Certificate.

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

Tribe Certificate.

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

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2015 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar.


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

PWD certificate.

Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash) and KM certificate.

Armed Force

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

Armed Force certificate.

Note 1: Candidates will have to upload the certificates mentioned above.

Note 2: SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income is <=100000 have to upload Income certificate for the Financial Year 2014-2015 issued by Revenue Officer


Application fee payment:

Mode of Payment
No. of programmes Online Payment by Credit Card/Debit Card Online Payment by NetBanking Cash Deposit in any SBI Branch using the prescribed challan

General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) General Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC)
Applying for 1 Programme Rs. 1535 Rs. 410
Rs. 1535 Rs. 410
Rs. 1500 + Bank Charges Rs. 375 + Bank Charges
Applying for 2 Programmes Rs. 3070
Rs. 820
Rs. 3070
Rs. 820
Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges Rs. 750 + Bank Charges

Notes: (i) In case of payment by cash deposit in an SBI branch, please note that the SBI will charge Rs. 50/- as their processing fee for each deposit, which cannot be adjusted against the application fee.

(ii) Payments made via demand draft, pay order or any mode other than the above modes is not acceptable and the application will be rejected. No communication to this effect will be sent to such candidates.

(iii) Candidates applying online will be asked to choose between two modes of payment 'Cash' or 'Pyment Gateway' in the online application form. If the preferred mode of payment is 'Cash', a payment challan has to be downloaded from the 'Download Challan' tab. The payment challan will have 3 copies. Deposit the cash amount mentioned on the challan in any branch of State Bank Of India. The bank will return two copies of the challan (Student Copy and TISS Copy) with the banks seal, signature and journal number on it. Candidates have to scan the 'TISS Copy' of the challan, login back to the online application system and upload it.

If you have any question or queries you can refer to FAQ or call the Admissions Helpline on 022 - 25525252.