M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance)

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Public Policy and Governance

Intake: 30


The programme is open to Bachelors degree with a pass class cleared in one sitting. This masters programme will draw students who have completed graduation in law, economics, sociology, political science, engineering, medicine, social work, management, anthropology, psychology and similar disciplines. Programmes is also open for development practitioners, policymakers, government line ministry staff and programme managers, to engage in complex local governance processes.


a) Candidates having a bachelor's degree with 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 recognized university are eligible to apply

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 08, 2019 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.



  • Initiated in 2013, the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) is conceived to respond to the mismatch between existing policy institutions and emerging social and policy challenges
  • Current governance frameworks now include a wider panoply of state, parastatal and non-state actors
  • These institutions demand a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, drawn from outside the government, to engage with policy ideas through an analysis of institutions and regulatory practices, social structure, big-data and analytics, and law
  • Responding to this demand, TISS- Hyderabad offers a two year full time graduate programme - M.A. in Public Policy and Governance (MA-PPG)
  • It provides students with interdisciplinary expertise, methodological skills and field experience required for working as a public policy professional or to pursue higher academic degrees
  • It encourages students to engender operational frameworks for accountable governance and create human opportunities towards a just society

For particulars about Course Curriculum, Key learning Outcome, Employment Opportunities and Past Employment Record and other details, please download: School of Public Policy and Governance Brochure

Fee Structure:


Components PPG
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0

Field Work Charges 4000 4000 4000 4000
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 20300
OTHER CHARGES Dining Hall (Advance) Charges As per actuals of servcice provider
Hostel & Electricity Charges As per actuals of servcice provider
*Details under School