Reservation Policy

Reservation Policy for Mumbai, Tuljapur and Hyderabad Campuses:

Reservation Policy for admission to the year 2019-20 is as per Government of India requirements:-

(a) Scheduled Castes SC : 15% of the total seats.

(b) Schedule Tribes ST : 7.5% of the total seats.

(c) Other Backward Classes OBC (Non-Creamy Layers).: 27% of the total seats.

The seats reserved for the SC/ST shall be filled by the SC/ST candidates only. However, in the case of non-availability of the eligible candidates, the reserved seats may be interchanged between the SC & ST. If still any seat remains unfilled, the same shall be left vacant.

The seats reserved for the OBCs shall be filled with the OBC candidates only. Only if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility marks are not available in the OBC category then the vacant OBC seats shall be converted into General Category seats in accordance with the admission schedule notified by the Institute.


Reservation Policy for the Guwahati Campus :

TISS Guwahati is meant to serve the eight states in the North-Eastern India and thus reserves 66% of the seats for candidates from these states. Specific quota is allotted for each of the eight states, and seat allotment for each of the states will be governed by the reservation policy of the respective state.

The remaining 34% of the seats are for candidates from rest of India. The GoI reservation policy will be applicable to these 34% of the seats.




 1)  Persons With Disability:

As per Government of India requirement: the provisions under section 32 of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 5% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities in admission requirements. The five categories of disabilities are: (a) low-vision/blindness, b) deaf and hard of hearing, and c) loco motor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victim and muscular dystrophy d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the catogory identified for each disabilities and any other category of disability specified by the Government of India regulations in this regard and applicable for reservations in higher education institutions.

This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.

Persons 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 5% quota will have "horizontal reservation" and 1% each will be reserved for physical disability, intellactual disability, mental behaviour disability caused due to chronic neurological conditions and blood disorder and multiple disability categories.


2) Kashmiri Migrants:

Reservation of 5% seats as per the GoI directives.


3) Armed Forces:

Reservation of 5% seats (supernumerary quota) for Children/widows of personnel Armed/Paramilitary Forces killed/disabled in action during the hostilities in the following priority:-

Priority I : Widows/wards of Defense personnel/Para-Military Personnel killed in action.

Required Certificate: Proof in Original.

Priority II : Wards of serving Defense Personnel and ex-servicemen/Para-Military personnel disabled in action.

Required Certificate: Original disability certificate clearly indicating the disability is attributable to Military Services.

Priority III : Widows/wards of Defense Personnel/Para-Military Personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to Military Service.

Required Certificate: Original death certificate clearly indicating the cause of death is attributable to Military Service.

Priority IV : Wards of Defense Personnel/Para-Military Personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to Military Service.

Required Certificate: Original disability certificate clearly indicating the disability is attributable to Military Service.

Priority V : Wards of serving Defense Personnel and ex-servicemen Para-Military/Police Personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards.

Required Certificate: Proof of award in Original.

Priority VI : Wards of Defense Ex-servicemen.

Required Certificate: Original ex-servicemen Identity Card/discharge book/PPO(Pension Payment Order).

Priority VII : Wards of serving Defense Personnel.

Required Certificate: Original Service Identity Cards and Dependent Card/Certificate issued by the Competent Authority.


Deputed Candidates

In the case of government officers/employees from Departments of Education/SCERTs/DIETs, teachers and resource persons applying for the M.A. Education (Elementary) programme, filled application forms may be sent via the relevant authority nominating the candidates. The selection of such candidates will be through a suitable screening process comprising documentary evidence of interest and motivation for the programme and/or interview.

Officers for other programmes deputed by the Central and State Governments and autonomous organisations for studying any of the Master’s Degree programmes will have to undergo a PI.

In the case of Defence Personnel applying for M.A./M.Sc. in Disaster Management, the eligible candidates will be called for a Written Test at TISS, and, if found eligible, for the PI also at TISS.


International Candidates:

Admission of International Students to all the Master's Degree programmes offered by TISS will be done through the International Relations Office (IRO) of TISS. Students will be admitted in the beginning of the degree programme. For customised short-term course, students can be admitted at any time during the year. All foreign nationals(holding citizenship other than Indian or in addition to that of Indian) are eligible to apply as International Students. For detailed information on Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Fees and On-line Application Form etc. please visit the IRO Information Brochure on TISS website.