M.A. Admissions

M.A. How to Apply?



Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only. Please read through this page before filling in the application form. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Candidates facing technical problems while filling in the application form may call 022-25525252 (Monday to Saturday - Timing 9:00 am to 7:00 pm).

However, candidates from remote places where no Internet and Telecommunication facilities are available can get a printed copy of the application form from the Institute. Please send request for printed form by Speed Post with application fees to Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai, 400088. Please note that candidates applying through the E-application form need not send the application form by post.

General Instructions about applying:

  1. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any two of the TISS Campuses and other Centre locations. They are advised to make their choice of programmes carefully after reading the programme descriptions. Change of programmes will not be allowed once admission is completed.
  2. Candidates are requested to carefully read through the eligibility criteria mentioned here before filling up the form.
  3. Unemployed candidates, whose parent’s / guardian’s annual income from all the sources for the Financial Year 2017-18 is less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs for SC/ST and Rs.1 lakh for OBC(NC) are required to pay Rs.250/- as Concessional Application Fee for each programme. However, they should upload the necessary certificates.
  4. Candidates have to upload / attach relevant certificates strictly in the format mentioned here. Please refer to Table 1 for ‘Certificates / Documents to be uploaded'. The Institute also takes steps to have the Caste/Tribe/Non-creamy layer/ Income certificates verified by the competent authorities before PIT-PI and post-admission and those found to have submitted manipulated certificates at any stage of their study, will be asked to leave the programme.
  5. The application fee for each study programme is Rs.1030 (if being payed by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking) or Rs.1000 + bank charges (if being payed through bank by cash). Candidates are required to pay this amount for every programme she/he applies for. For more details refer to the section 'Application fee payment' below. For SC/ST/OBC(NC) candidates, the application fee is Rs. 250/- per programme + bank charges. (please see Table 2 below). For SC/ST candidates, the application fee is Rs. 500/- per programme + bank charges ( please see Table 2 below).
  6. A candidate can apply for multiple programmes and pay for each of those programmes in ONE online form. Candidates SHOULD NOT fill more than one form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one online form, all her/his applications will be cancelled.

Certificates/Documents to be uploaded:

Category Documents
General Photograph, Signature, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
SC / ST (Annual income less than Rs.2.5 lakhs) Photograph, Signature, Caste / Tribe Certificate, Income Certificate for the financial year 2017-18, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash),
SC / ST (Annual income more than Rs.2.5 lakhs)

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

Caste / Tribe Certificate.

OBC (NC) (Annual income less than Rs.1 lakh) Photograph, Signature, Income Certificate for the financial year 2017-18, Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2018 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar, TISS copy of challan (if paid by cash).
OBC(Non Creamy Layer) (Annual income more than Rs.1 lakh but less than Rs. 8 lakhs)

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

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued after 01-04-2018 by the District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Tahsildar. CERTIFICATES dated before April 1, 2018 will not be considered valid.

PWD

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

KM

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

Armed Forces

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

 

Note 1: Candidates applying through the online application form will have to upload the certificates mentioned above. Those who are submitting a hard copy of the application form should post along with the application form the above mentioned documents attested by a School Headmaster or a Principal of College or a Gazetted Officer (refer to Reservation Section on the admission website). Requests received without the above Certificates will be rejected and no communication will be sent in this regard.

Note 2: SC/ST candidates whose annual family income is <=250000 (2.5 lac) and OBC(NC) candidates whose annual family income is <=100000 have to upload Income certificate for the Financial Year 2017-2018 issued by Revenue Officer

Table 2: 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 Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC) / Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only) General Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST/OBC(NC)/ Not-Eligible Goi-pms  SC/ST (only) General Goi-pms Eligible SC/ST/O BC(NC) / Not-Eligible Goi-pms SC/ST (only)
Applying for 1 Programme Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 / 510 Rs. 1030 Rs. 260 / 510 Rs. 1000 + Bank Charges Rs. 250 + Bank Charges / 500
Applying for 2 Programmes Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 / 1020 Rs. 2060 Rs. 520 / 1020 Rs. 2000 + Bank Charges Rs. 500 + Bank Charges / 1000
Applying for 3 Programmes Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 / 1530 Rs. 3090 Rs. 780 / 1530 Rs. 3000 + Bank Charges Rs. 750 + Bank Charges / 1500

 

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 'Payment 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.