B.A. Admissions

Integrated BA-MA Programme in Social Sciences

Location: Guwahati


Intake: 60

Eligibility

Eligibility:

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognised Board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2017 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the time of joining the programme, if selected.

Age Limit

Candidate should be less than 23 years of age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test, as on April 30, 2017. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English. The students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in English language.

 

TISS has launched the Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the academic year 2012. Candidates are invited to apply for the 2017-2020 academic year.

Description

Programme Features

  • This three-year undergraduate liberal arts programme is one of its kinds in India with an all rounded understanding of education and particularly social sciences education.
  • The programme provides foundational understanding in five key Social Sciences subjects – Sociology, Economics, Polit ical Science, History and Psychology during the first two years and then introduces the students to interdisciplinary subjects like Environment, Development and Gender in the third year.
  • Students are given a choice of specialisations to study and engage with through field-based research during the last semester of the three years programme.
  • The curriculum framework focuses on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences blended with Science to nurture imagination, creativity and rigourous critical thought.
  • Students study Mathematics and take foundational courses in biological, physical and chemical sciences and languages, literature in addition to learning applied statistics and research methodology.
  • Students are exposed to multiple pedagogies of teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on group learning, working on projects and presentations.
  • Experiential Learning sessions are spread across the three years, with each session taking the student incrementally from exposure to engagement  with guided mentoring by the faculty and field-based organisations.



Programme Objectives

The B.A. in Social Sciences aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To be integrative in the treatment of topics by interlinking knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to action
  • To be value-based by providing an arena for reflective thinking, and development of concern for the common good and application of social values
  • To encourage recognition of opposing points of view, respect for different positions, sensitivity to cultural similarities and differences, and a commitment to social responsibility and
  • To make deliberate efforts to enhance students’ understanding of the connections of natural, physical and chemical sciences with the social sciences.


It is expected that through this programme, students will acquire analytical skills as well as learn how to develop a critical understanding of social, political economic and cultural processes, to present materials and ideas effectively, and to make connection between the global and the local.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Programme Structure

 

(Two degrees with one admission process at 12+ level)

  • BA degree: A student who successfully completes the credited and non-credited requirements of the three-year (six semesters) programme will be awarded a B.A. Social Sciences degree.
  • Exit or Continuation Option: The graduating students can exercise one of the two options: leave the programme with a B.A. Degree; or transit to one of the Masters’ programmes offered by the same campus, based on certain laid out criteria.
  • No entrance test in case of Continuation: Students opting to pursue a Master’s Programme in the same TISS campus from where they obtained their Bachelor’s degree can do so without appearing for an entrance test for any of the Masters degree programme offered in the same TISS campus. . Each Masters programme within each campus will allocate 15 seats or as deemed appropriate with internal distribution of seats as per the reservation norms. Students will give their preferences to the various MA programmes during the 5th semester. The CGPA of the student up to 5th Semester will be considered for preparing the merit lists for making the offer to transit into MA programme. Rules pertaining to mobility will be applicable as per A Crules.
  • Admission test for inter-campus mobility: Those who wish to shift to another TISS campus must go through the national entrance test (NET) for lateral entry to any of the Masters programmes of that campus.

 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the programme is in English. Students are expected to fulfill all the credit requirements in English.

Semesterwise Courses:

The revised semester wise listing of the courses will be available soon.

Fee Structure:

Fees for Indian Students ( in Rs.)*

Particulars

Semester

A.

Fees

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

i)

Tuition Fee

6000

6000

6000

6000

6000

6000

 

ii )

Exam Fee

800

800

800

800

800

800

 

 

iii)

Experiential Learning

0

 

5000

0

 

5000

0

 

5000

 

 

iv)

Medical Insurance Premium

 

1500

0

 

1500

0

 

1500

0

 

v)

Computer Charges

1000

1000

1000

1000

1000

1000

 

vi)

Convocation Charges

0

0

0

0

0

2000

 

vii)

Students' Union

500

500

500

500

500

500

 

viii)

ID Card

300

0

0

0

0

0

  ix) Medical Examination fee 100          

B.

Development Fund

8000

0

8000

0

8000

0

 

C.

Institute's Caut ion Deposit (Refundable)

 

10000

0

0

0

0

0

 

Total Fees for Non- Hostellers

 

28200

 

13300

 

17800

 

13300

 

17800

 

15300

 

D.

Hostel & Dining Hall Expenses

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

i)

 

Hostel & Electricity Charges

15000

15000

15000

15000

15000

15000

 

ii )

Dining Hall Advance

1000

16000

16000

16000

16000

16000

 

Total Fees for Hostellers

59200

44300

48800

44300

48800

46300

*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to GOI students only at Hyderabad & Guwahati campuses, as per the norms of the Institute.

*TISS Hyderabad & Guwahati will facilitate the hiring of accommodations by students with pre-designated agents.

*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to all students at Tuljapur

* Dining Hall Advance is only an advance and the amount will be adjusted as per actuals.

*Hostel and Dining Charges are subject to revision with changing costs of rents, electricity charges, provisions & fuel.