Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognised Board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2020 are eligible to apply.
Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and awaiting for results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the time of joining the programme, if selected.
Candidate should be less than 23 years of age at the time of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test (BAT). Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is English. The students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in English language.
This three-year undergraduate liberal arts programme is one of its kinds in India with an all rounded understanding of education and particularly social sciences education.
The programme provides foundational understanding in five key Social Sciences subjects – Sociology, Economics, Political Science, History and Psychology during the first two years and then introduces the students to interdisciplinary subjects like Environment, Development and Gender in the third year.
Students are given a choice of specialisations to study and engage with through field-based research during the last semester of the three years programme.
The curriculum framework focuses on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences blended with Science to nurture imagination, creativity and rigorous critical thought.
Students study Mathematics and take foundational courses in biological sciences, languages, and literature in addition to learning applied statistics and research methodology.
Students are exposed to multiple pedagogies of teaching and learning with a strong emphasis on group learning, working on projects and presentations.
Experiential Learning sessions are spread across the three years, with each session taking the student incrementally from exposure to engagement with guided mentoring by the faculty and field-based organisations.
Programme ObjectivesThe B.A. in Social Sciences aims to achieve the following objectives:
To be integrative in the treatment of topics by interlinking knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to action
To be value-based by providing an arena for reflective thinking, and development of concern for the common good and application of social values
To encourage recognition of opposing points of view, respect for different positions, sensitivity to cultural similarities and differences, and a commitment to social responsibility and
To make deliberate efforts to enhance students’ understanding of the connections of natural, physical and chemical sciences with the social sciences.
It is expected that through this programme, students will acquire analytical skills as well as learn how to develop a critical understanding of social, political economic and cultural processes, to present materials and ideas effectively, and to make connection between the global and the local.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
BA degree: A student who successfully completes the credited and non-credited requirements of the three-year (six semesters) programme will be awarded a B.A. Social Sciences degree.
Those students desiring to pursue a Masters degree at TISS Guwahati or other campuses after Bachelors degree will have to appear for the TISS NET.
The medium of instruction for the programme is in English. Students are expected to fulfill all the credit requirements in English.
Semester – 1
Fees for Indian Students ( in Rs.)*
Medical Insurance Premium
Institute's Caution Deposit (Refundable)
Total Fees for Non- Hostellers
Hostel & Dining Hall Expenses
Hostel & Electricity Charges
Dining Hall Advance
Total Fees for Hostellers
*Dormitory type multi seater hostel will be provided to GOI students at Guwahati campus, as per the norms of the Institute.
*TISS Guwahati will facilitate the hiring of accommodations by students with pre-designated agents.
* Dining Hall Advance is only an advance and the amount will be adjusted as per actuals.
*Hostel and Dining Charges are subject to revision with changing costs of rents, electricity charges, provisions & fuel.
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