M.A. Admissions

About MA Programmes


TISS ANNOUNCES Admission to the 2017-19 batch for it's Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H.) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad campuses and other locations.

Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses have independent high quality faculty engaged in teaching, research, policy and outreach activities. The Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses are networked with Mumbai campus to access library, online books and journals and classes. All campuses have unified campus placement policy and placement process.

To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.A. > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)


As per Government of India norms, Mumbai, Tuljapur and Hyderabad Campuses provide 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation to Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) for each of the programmes. In addition, supernumerary seats are allocated to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) {3%} , Kashmiri migrants {5%} and children of the Armed Forces Employees {5%}.

As per agreement with Ministry of Development of North-East Region, Government of India, Guwahati Campus allots 66% of the seats to candidates from eight North Eastern States. The remaining 34% of the seats are for candidates from other parts of the country. For these seats (34%) same rules for reservation mentioned above for SC/ST and OBC categories are applicable . In addition, supernumerary seats are allocated to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) {3%} , Kashmiri migrants {5%} and children of the Armed Forces Employees {5%}


Campus Preference:

TISS offers 55 Master's Degree programmes from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses for the 2017-2019 batch. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any of the two campuses indicating the order of preference. The merit list will be prepared based on the preferences given by the candidate in the application form.

National Entrance Test will take place at 39 different cities/towns across the country.  Pre Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI)  for programmes offered at  Mumbai, Tuljapur, BANYAN, Chennai will be conducted at the Mumbai Campus . For programmes offered at Hyderabad and Guwahati, the PIT/PI will be conducted at the respective campuses. Candidates applying for programmes at more than one campus, will have to travel to these places for PIT/PI. Except for the eligible candidates from the SC/ST categories all others will bear the cost of travel, lodging and boarding for attending the NET, as well as PIT/PI.

In case the candidate is selected for more than one programme after National Entrance Test, Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview, admission will be offered to the programme higher in the order of preference. For more information about the selection procedure click here.


Application Submission:

Candidates have to apply through the online application form only. Following are the steps involved in filling up the form

  • The candidate has to register with an emailid. The candidate will be sent a password which is to be used to login and fill the online form.
  • After login candidates have to fill in their basic details, academic details and have to mention the programmes they wish to apply for in the order of preference.
  • Pay the application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) either by depositing cash in any branch of SBI or through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking and
  • Scan and upload photograph, signature, marksheet of last exam passed and other necessary certificates.


Candidates having lack of access to internet services (remote area) can write to Mumbai campus for printed application form. They have to the application form and submit before last date of submission.

Candidates  can apply for multiple programmes and pay for all the programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one online form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one form, all his/her applications will be cancelled.

To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.A. > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)


National Entrance Test:

National Entrance Test (TISS-NET)  is computer based. It will be held on January 07, 2017 from 2 pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres (below mentioned) in different parts of the country.




Northern Region

Chandigarh, Dehradun,New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Mohali

Eastern Region

Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar

Western Region

Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane

Southern Region

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode


Note: The Institute may cancel any test centre and/or assign a nearby centre to a candidate, if the situation so demands.

Admit Card: Admit Card will be uploaded on TISS Website between 21 DECEMBER 2016 and 22 DECEMBER 2016, candidate can down load their admit card from the TISS website. Those candidates who have not received their admit card by December 23, 2016, can call TISS CARE : 022 - 2552 5252 OR may register their complaint by sending a mail to pgadmission@tiss.edu. Please note that candidates without an admit card won't be allowed to attend the entrance test.

The PIT and PI for all the programmes will be held at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati Campuses (please refer the to Important Dates Tab) The actual date of the PIT and PI of a candidate will be put up on the TISS website and will also be intimated to the candidate through e-mail. Short-listed candidates are requested to contact the Assistant Registrar (Academic), in case they do not receive any mail with regard to the date of PIT and PI by March 1, 2017.

Request for change in the date for the computer based National Entrance Test will not be considered. However, a change in the dates for PIT and PI may be considered, if the date of PIT and PI at the TISS clashes with the date of entrance test of another Institution or the date of final year examination of the candidate. However, the candidate must produce documentary evidence for this. Please note that the changed date for PIT and PI will be only within the time schedule announced by TISS.

The test consists of Multiple choice questions  and thus even those with rudimentary knowledge of working with computers or cell phones can do the test.

Candidates with visual impairment will be given an option to have a SCRIBE to assist them to complete the test. The SCRIBE should be an undergraduate student and should bring a valid ID proof at the time of the test. The Persons with Disabilities who has disability of 40% or more will get  compensatory extra time of  20 minutes per hour.


Programmes Offered At Different Campuses

Mumbai Campus :


Sr. No.

School of Social Work (M.A. Social Work in)


1 Children & Families 30
2 Criminology & Justice 26
3 Community Organisation & Development Practice 30
4 Disability Studies & Action 26
5 Dalit & Tribal Studies & Action 30
6 Mental Health # (Offered at 2 locations - TISS Mumbai, BANYAN Channai) 20 at each Location
7 Public Health 20
8 Livelihoods & Social Entrepreneurship 30
9 Women-Centred Practice 20

School of Management and Labour Studies (M.A. in)

12 Human Resource Management & Labour Relations 60
13 Social Entrepreneurship 30
14 Globalisation and Labour ** 20

School of Health Systems Studies (Master of)

15 Health Administration (MHA) 35
16 Hospital Administration (MHA) 45
17 Public Health (MPH) in Social Epidemiology 25
18 Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance*** 20

School of Development Studies (M.A. in)

19 Development Studies 45
20 Women's Studies 26

School of Education (M.A. in)

21 Education (Elementary) 40

School of Habitat Studies (M.A. / M.Sc. in)

22 Climate Change and Sustainability Studies 15
23 Urban Policy and Governance 20
24 Regulatory Governance 20
25 Water Policy and Governance 15

Jamsetji Tata School for Disaster Managemnet(M.A. / M.Sc. in)

26 Disaster Management 40

School for Human Ecology (M.A. in)

27 Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counseling Psychology (Offered at TISS Mumbai, & BANYAN (Chennai)

26 at Mumbai
20 at Banyan &
20 at Ranchi

28 Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology (Offered at TISS Mumbai, & BANYAN (Chennai) 20 at each Location

School of Media and Cultural Studies (M.A. in)

29 Media and Cultural Studies 26

Centre for Library and Information Management Studies (CLIMS) (Master of)

30 Library and Information Science (MLIS) 15

School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance

31 LLM in Access to Justice 30


Tuljapur Campus :


32 M.A. Social Work in Rural Development - Intake from TISS NET 20
33 M.A./M.Sc. in Development Policy, Planning and Practice - Intake from TISS - NET 20
34 M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Intake from TISS NET 20


M.A./M.Sc. in Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance - Intake from TISS NET



Hyderabad Campus:


36 M.A. in Rural Development and Governance 30
37 M.A. in Education 30
38 M.A. in Public Policy and Governance 30
39 M.A. in Women's Studies 30
40 M.A. in Development Studies 30


M.A. in Natural Resource & Governance



MA in Human Resources Management


(20 Seats through TISSNET - 2017 + 10 Seats through internal Integrated BA-MA Mobility)


Guwahati Campus:


43 M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development 20
44 M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection 15
45 M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies 15
46 M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology 15

M.A. Social Work in

47 Community Organisation & Development Practices


48 Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship 20
49 Counselling 15
50 Public Health 15
* BANYAN Chennai - M.A. in Research, Management and Entreprenearship in Health 20


# Developed in collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. KULEUVEN and Brothers of Charity, Belgium are partners in providing field work exposure to interventions addressing mental health issues in Belgium where some of the students may get an opportunity to spend part of the time during the course.


** 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.


*** Developed in collaboration with LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.


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