(all programmes students from all campuses)


1.Pre-Admission Orientation

The Pre-Admission Orientation is organised by the SPO for all SC/ST/OBC(NC)/ PWD/Minority candidates who have qualified to appear for the National Entrance Test of the Institute. The orientation programme is scheduled for about 2 days in the month of November/December every year at Mumbai/Tuljapur/Hyderabad/Guwahati.

The objective of this programme is to orient them about the whole process of the entrance test, various aspects of written test, group discussion and personal interview. Besides, another important point which is touched upon is about the common mistakes that candidates make in the admission test and how to overcome those. The candidates are also told about the facilities available for the eligible candidates. It is all meant to help them feel confident. This is followed by clarification of any doubts from the candidates.

2. Post-Admission Orientation

The students admitted to various programmes shall be provided post-admission orientation at the beginning of the academic session (month of June). The main focus shall be on the course curriculum, guidance in selection of optional courses, acquainting them with the whole new multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment in the campus, and various facilities available to students.

3. Eligible SC/ST/OBC(NC) Candidate

Unemployed candidates whose parent's income from all the sources is less than the prescribed limit for the immediate preceding year (i.e., FY2015-16) and fulfills the criteria for the award of the GOI-PMS sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for SC/OBC(NC) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for ST.

4. Fee for Application Form for TISS National Entrance Test

The concessional application Fee of Rs.250/- each (for MA Programmes and BA Programmes) & Rs.375/- each (for M.Phil./Ph.D.) for admission to various programmes are application for eligibe SC, ST and OBC (NC) (including SBC, NT & DNTs of Maharashtra) candidates. For availing this concession for the candidates are required to submit the valid Caste/Tribe/OBC(NC) Certificate and Income Certificate (FY2015-16) issued by a competent authority. The OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificates issued before prior to 31st March 2016 will not considered.

5. Travelling Allowance

Travelling Allowance (TA) as per Government of India rules shall be paid to all the eligible SC/ST candidates for (i) Written Test/TISS NET, (ii) Pre-Interview Test (PTI) and Personal Interview (PI), (iii) Physical Document Verification at Joining (onward only) the programmes. The candidates are required to submit TA Form for each and every activity along with onward (original) and return (xerox) journey tickets, Caste/Tribe certificate and Income Certificate for preceding year (2015-16) issued by a competent authority (attested). Only to and fro tickets of second sleeper class (by train) or State/Govt. Transport (by road) fares with shortest route will be reimbursed.



FEEs EXEMPTION UNDER GoI-PMS (Academic Year 2017-18)


Income Limit


Fees Exempted


Dining Hall

SC (All States, excluding Maharashtra)

Less than

Rs.2.50 lakhs

All fees except:

Health Insurance Rs.1,500 (per year) + Students' Union Fee Rs.200 (per semester) + Convocation Charge Rs.1000 (in 4th Semester) + Refundable Deposit of Rs.2500 (in 1st Semester)













SC from Maharashtra


Less than

Rs.2.00 lakhs




ST (All States)

Less than

Rs.2.50 lakhs





(Including SBC, NTs DNTs from Maharashtra State)


Less than

Rs.1 lakh


Not Exempted


Not Exempted




*Scholarship applications for OBC(NC) eligible students will be processed by the Social Protection Office and any amount received by the Institute will be reimbursed to students.


Important Note: All the eligible students,

(i) From Maharashtra State have to open a Savings Account with Corporation Bank, Chembur Branch, Tolaram Shopping Centre, N.G. Acharya Marg, Chembur, Near Adarsh Hotel, Mumbai 400 071 to link your Aadhaar Card Number to the said account to make it an Adhar Enabled Account- AEA)

(ii) From outside Maharashtra State should have a similar Aadhar Enabled Account (AEA) with State Bank of India (any Branch) for availing the scholarship benefits.

(iii) After joining the programme, a copy of the Aadhar Enabled Account (AEA) Passbook, Mobile No., E-mail ID and Self attested photocopy of the Aadhaar Card shall necessary be submitted to the Social Protection Office.


If you have any question or queries, you can call the Admissions Helpline on 022 - 25525252