B.A. Admissions

About BA Programmes


Admissions to the Bachelor’s Programme offered by TISS for the academic year 2022-23 will be through CUET (UG) -2022 conducted by NTA and the candidates are required to apply online at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in.  

 

Programme(s) Information

Degree

Programme/ Course offered

Domain/ General/ Optional Languages mapped to the Programmes

Eligibility for the programme

 

BSW

Bachelor of Social Work - Tuljapur Campus (Four Years)

*Section I A : English Language ( Compulsory)


*Section III : General Test

 

*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2022

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 September 2022 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2022. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted

1- CUET Score to be used for shortlisting for stage 2.

2- Stage 2 will assess apptitude and motivation for the programme of study

BASS

BA in Social Sciences- Tuljapur Campus (Four Years)

*Section I A : English Language ( Compulsory)


*Section III : General Test

 

*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2022

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 September 2022 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2022. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted

BASS

BA in Social Sciences- Guwahati Campus (Four Years)

*Section I A : English Language ( Compulsory)


*Section III : General Test

 


*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2022

 

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 September 2022 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2022. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted

BS


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Analytics
And Sustainability Studies- Mumbai
Campus (Four Years)

*Section I A : English Language ( Compulsory)


*Section III : General Test

 


*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2022

 

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 September 2022 are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2022. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted

 

 

Bachelor Programme- Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) started its liberal arts undergraduate program from its Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tuljapur campuses in 2012. The BASS programme focused on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences with strong foundation in socio-cultural, economic, political, historical, environmental theories with the aim of instilling rigorous critical thought.

 

From 2022, TISS, Guwahati and Tuljapur Off campuses are offering 4 years undergraduate programmes in compliance with New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Candidates may apply to these programme through Common University Entrance Test 2022 (CUET) portal of National Testing Agency (NTA). Click here to apply

 

Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS).

 

This is a new 4 years UG programme and has the following key characteristics:

  • The new NEP compliant 4 years undergraduate programme has 172 credits and it ranges over a period of 4 years.
  • The programme offers UGC mandated common courses basket, social sciences basket, humanities basket, and vocational studies basket, interdisciplinary courses along with the option to purse major and minor in disciplinary and interdisciplinary area.
  • The NEP compliant 4 years undergraduate programme enables graduation with research degree after 4 years with one disciplinary major and two minors either in disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses.
  • At Guwahati Off campus, students will have following choices under disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses from the centre: Political Science (Major and Minor), Psychology (Major and Minor), Economics (Major and Minor), History (Minor), Public Policy (Minor) and Health Studies (Minor).
  • Possibility of different exit options is built in the programme. Students will earn the academic credits and these credits will be part of academic credit bank.
  • Research work leading to the submission of a dissertation extends over two semesters in the fourth year of the programme.
  • Increased options of interdisciplinary courses are offered as part of the programme.
  • The programme includes skill, value and ability enhancement course as part of the programme structure.

 

Basket of Disciplinary Major, Disciplinary Minor and Interdisciplinary Minor for CUGS, Guwahati Off Campus* 

 

Type of the course

Name of the course/subject

1.

Disciplinary Major

Economics, Political Science and Psychology

2.

Disciplinary Minor

Economics, Political Science, Psychology and History

3.

Interdisciplinary Minor

Public Policy and Health Studies

*Students will choose one major and 2 minors. Selection of major and minors will be done by end of third semester.

 

Basket of Disciplinary Major, Disciplinary Minor and Interdisciplinary Minor for Tuljapur Off Campus* 

 

Type of the course

Name of the course/subject

1.

Disciplinary Major

Economics, Political Science and Sociology

2.

Disciplinary Minor

Economics, Political Science and Sociology

*Students are supposed to choose one major and 2 minors. Selection of major and minors will be done by end of third semester.

 

Curriculum Structure- BASS- 4 Years Undergraduate Program

Course Code

Name of the Course

Credit

Semester

EL01

English Language & Learning I

2

I

IL01

Indian Language I

2

I

HUM01

Introduction to Literature

2

I

NS01

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics

2

I

CC01

Understanding India

3

I

VS01

Vocational Studies I#

2

I

SS01

Introduction to Sociology

2

I

SS02

Introduction to Economics

2

I

SS03

Introduction to Political Science

2

I

HWY01

Health, Wellness and Yoga$

2

I

 

Semester Total

21

 

EL02

English Language & Learning II

2

II

IL02

Indian Language II

2

II

HUM02

Comparative World Literature

2

II

NS02

Introduction to Life Sciences

2

II

CC02

Introduction to Basic Mathematics

3

II

CC03

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

II

VS02

Vocational Studies-II#

2

II

SS04

Introduction to Psychology

2

II

SS05

Introduction to History

2

II

CE1

Community Engagement I

2

II

 

Semester Total

22

 

EL03

Effective Communication Skills

2

III

IL03

Indian Language III

2

III

HUM03

Theatre, Film, Cultural Studies

2

III

NS03

Introduction to Physical and Chemical Sciences

2

III

CC04

Basics of Computing and Programming

4

III

VS03

Vocational Studies-III#

2

III

ID01

Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspective

2

III

ID02

Introduction to Development

2

III

CE2

Community Engagement II

2

III

 

Semester Total

20

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major*

12

IV

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I**

4

IV

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

4

IV

FBL01

Field Based Learning

4

IV

 

Semester Total

24

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

V

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I

6

V

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

6

V

 

Semester Total

24

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

VI

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I

6

VI

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

6

VI

 

Semester Total

24

 

RES01

Philosophy of Social Sciences Research

2

VII

RES02

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

2

VII

RES03

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

2

VII

RES04

Research Writing

2

VII

RES05

Research Proposal

2

VII

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

VII

 

Semester Total

22

 

RES06

Research Internship

4

VIII

RES07

Field Immersion

3

 

RES08

Dissertation

8

VIII

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

Grand Total

172

 

$ As per the UGC guidelines, 2 credits course is required on Health, Wellness, and Yoga. It will be offered outside teaching hours.

# Students will choose 2 credits course in vocational studies course from the basket of the courses offered by School of Vocational Education, TISS Mumbai. Guwahati Off Campus has following course under this basket- Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, Writing for Print, Development Journalism, Advertising, Photography and Photojournalism, Basic Nutrition, Community Camp for Cancer Awareness, Psychosocial Support for geriatric age group.

*For each disciplinary major- listing has been provided in separate table

** For each interdisciplinary minor- Listing has been provided in separate table

Listing of the Courses for Economics Major and Minor

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Economics

SS02

2

I

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Principle of Economics

ECO01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Mathematical Economics

ECO02

2

 

Major

4.

Statistics

ECO03

2

 

Major

5.

Structural Inequality and Development

ECO04

2

 

Major

6.

Money and Banking

ECO05

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Theory of Value and Distribution: A History of Economic Thought

ECO06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Indian Economy-I

ECO07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Data Analysis-I: Working with a data set

ECO08

2

 

Major

10.

Microeconomics

ECO09

2

 

Major

11.

Macroeconomics

ECO10

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

12.

Development Economics

ECO11

4

 

Major + Minor

13.

Indian Economy-II

ECO12

2

 

Major + Minor

14.

Public Economics in Theory and Practice

ECO13

4

 

Major

15.

Econometrics Method

ECO14

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

Compulsory

16.

International Trade and Financial System

ECO15

4

 

Major

17.

Data Analysis-2: Handling Indian Economy Database

ECO16

2

 

Major

 

Elective****

18.

Environmental Economics

ECO17

2

 

Major

19.

New Institutional Economics

ECO18

2

 

Major

20.

Labour Economics

ECO19

2

 

Major

21.

Rural Economy

ECO20

2

 

Major

22.

Cultural Economics

ECO21

2

 

Major

23.

Industrial Economics

ECO22

2

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for Political Science Major and Minor

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Political Science

SS03

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Political Science: Theories and Concepts

POL01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Reading Indian Constitution

POL02

2

 

Major

4.

Western Political Thought

POL03

4

 

Major

5.

Political Sociology

POL04

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

6

Government and Politics in India

POL05

4

 

Major + Minor

7.

Public Administration

POL06

2

 

Major + Minor

8.

Comparative Politics

POL07

4

 

Major

9.

Public Policy

POL08

 

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

10.

International Relations

POL09

4

 

Major + Minor

11.

Indian Foreign Policy

POL10

2

 

Major + Minor

12.

Modern Indian Political Thought

POL11

4

 

Major

13.

State Politics in India

POL12

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

14.

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

POL13

2

 

Major

15.

Political Analysis

POL14

2

 

Major

16.

Technology and Politics

POL15

2

 

Major

17.

Green Politics

POL16

2

 

Major

18.

Introduction to Gender Politics

POL17

2

 

Major

19.

Political Economy

POL18

2

 

Major

 

OR

 

 

 

 

19.

Social Movements in India

POL18

2

 

Major

 

 

Listing of the Courses for Psychology Major and Minor

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Psychology

SS04

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Social Psychology

PSY01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Advances in Social Psychology

PSY02

2

 

Major

4.

Cognitive Psychology

PSY03

2

 

Major

5.

Cyber Psychology

PSY04

2

 

Major

6.

Practicum (Social Psychology)

PSY05

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Lifespan Human Development I

PSY06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Lifespan Human Development II

PSY07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Biological Psychology

PSY08

2

 

Major

10.

Environmental Psychology

PSY09

2

 

Major

11.

Practicum (Lifespan Human Development)

PSY10

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

 

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY I

 

 

 

 

12.

Understanding Psychological Problems

PSY11

4

 

Major + Minor

13.

Community Psychology

PSY12

2

 

Major + Minor

14.

Positive Psychology

PSY13

2

 

Major

15.

Health Psychology

PSY14

2

 

Major

16.

Practicum (Understanding Psychological Problems)

PSY15

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

 

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY II

 

 

 

 

17.

Psychological Assessment and Testing

PSY16

2

 

Major

18.

Human Resource Management

PSY17

4

 

Major

19.

Organizational Behavior

PSY18

2

 

Major

20.

Organizational Development

PSY19

2

 

Major

21.

Practicum (Organizational Behavior)

PSY 20

2

 

Major

 

OR

 

 

 

 

17.

Psychological Assessment and Testing

PSY16

2

 

 

 

Counselling Psychology

PSY21

4

 

Major

18.

Theories of Personality

PSY22

4

 

Major

19.

Practicum (Counseling Skills)

PSY23

2

 

Major

 

 

Listing of the Courses for History Major and Minor

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to History

SS05

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Early Social Formation in India

HIS01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

History: Nature and Purpose

HIS02

2

 

Major

4.

Gender and History

HIS03

2

 

Major

5.

Climate and Environment

HIS04

2

 

Major

6.

Region and History

HIS05

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Medieval India – State, Economy and Society

HIS06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Christendom or Medieval World History

HIS07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Probing into Persianate World

HIS08

2

 

Major

10.

History of Margins

HIS09

4

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

11.

Modern South Asia

HIS10

4

 

Major + Minor

12.

Capitalism and Colonialism

HIS11

2

 

Major + Minor

13.

History of Ideas – State, Science, Nationalism, Colonialism, Imperialism, Liberalism

HIS12

2

 

Major

14.

History of Science and Technology

HIS13

4

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

15.

Historical Methods

HIS14

4

 

Major

16.

Historiography

HIS15

4

 

Major

17.

Research Writing

HIS16

4

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for Health Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor -Guwahati Campus)

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

 

 

SEMESTER IV

1.

Introduction to health and wellness

HS01

2

IV

Minor

2.

Health, Medicine and Society

HS02

2

IV

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER V*

3.

Understanding Mental Health

HS03

2

V

Minor

4.

Health Equity

HS04

2

V

Minor

5.

Disability Perspectives

HS05

2

V

Minor

6.

Environment and Health

HS06

2

V

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER VI

7.

Understanding Health Sector

HS07

2

VI

Minor

8.

Health in Northeast

HS08

2

VI

Minor

9.

Health Advocacy

HS09

2

VI

Minor

* Basket of 4 courses in semester V. Students will choose any 3 courses.

 

Listing of the Courses for Public Policy (Interdisciplinary Minor -Guwahati Campus and Hyderabad Campus)

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

 

 

SEMESTER IV

1.

Introduction to Public Policy

PP01

2

IV

Minor

2.

State Institutions and Public Policy

PP02

2

IV

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER V

3.

Non-State Actors in Public Policy

PP03

4

V

Minor

4.

Statistical Techniques in Public Policy

PP04

2

V

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER VI

7.

Evidence Based Policy-Making

PP05

4

VI

Minor

8.

Policy Analysis

PP06

2

VI

Minor

 

First Year: 43 Credits: Certificate Course: 43 Credits

Second Year: 44 Credits: Diploma Course: 87 Credits

Third Year: 48 Credits: Hons. Course: 135 Credits

Fourth Year: 37 Credits: Hons. With research Degree: 172 Credits

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Analytics and Sustainability Studies

 

With the advent of voluminous data sets on sustainability, there is significant scope for integrating Social Sciences and Science, Technology and Mathematical (STEM) disciplines to understand multiple dimensions of it. The proposed programme is an initiative in that direction. It envisages Analytics as a common thread that connects various fields to engage in an innovative learning process. In January 2018, the School launched a short-term learning programme for working professionals ‘Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Analytics (EPGDA)’. The first batch of EPGDA graduated in January 2019, and the second batch will be graduating by the end of 2021. Since its inception, the Labour Market Research Facility at the School has coordinated the programme. LMRF has launched its first batch of Postgraduate programme in Analytics (MA/MSc) in the academic year 2020. The program attracted students from all over the country, cutting across disciplines from engineering, management and social sciences. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the first batch completed the course requirement for two semesters, including two internship opportunities, where students have worked in analytics teams. By August 2021, the second batch joined the program, and there is a significant increase in the size and diversity of the batch.

 

The BS program in Analytics and Sustainability Studies will be distinct from the learning programmes in analytics offered by other institutions since this program brings together the aspects of sustainability concerns and analytics to the same platform and addresses the same. The proposed program is structured as per the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 with multiple exit options and trans disciplinary.

 

Rationale and feasibility of the programme

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences envisages to evolve as a centre of excellence in analytics and sustainability studies that connects multi-dimensional aspects of real-world challenges dealing with issues interrelated to environment, development, science technology and justice. This course develops graduates with capability to understand the context of sustainability with an analytical and multi-disciplinary framework. The programme engages a multi-disciplinary pedagogy that generates outstanding analytical and research capabilities.

In pursuit of the vision, fostering sustainable futures through integrated research learning and collaborations with institutions, industry, state, and civil society, the course aims to creatively bridge analytics with dynamic sustainability challenges both at local and global contexts leading towards innovation for sustainable development and a just society.

Programme Outcomes

  • Meeting the grow in need for talent in analytics
  • With an understanding of sustainable development.
  • To develop a flexible program, open for students with multiple career goals in line with National Education Policy2020.
  • Developing a pedagogical frame work that connects analytical methods for better decision making in public policy and sustainable development.
  • Creation of a student led think-tank on application of analytics to sustainability studies
  • Building research scholars to pursue cutting edge research in frontier are as of analytical sustainability studies, multi-disciplinary social/ behavioral sciences and other scientific pursuits.
  • Outreach for knowledge generation and dissemination in building scholarship for innovation in analytics and sustainability studies
  • Establishing global collaboration in frontier research on sustainability and multi-disciplinary studies.
Course Wise Listing

Courses

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 3

Sem 4

Sem 5

Sem 6

Sem 7

Sem 8

 

Common Courses

16

8

2

 

4

 

 

 

Natural Sciences

4

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences

 

2

8

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

4

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-Disciplinary Major

 

2

2

14

10

8

10

4

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

 

2

4

8

4

4

8

 

Research

 

 

2

 

 

6

4

12

Field Work

 

4

 

6

 

6

 

 

Grand Total

24

22

24

28

18

22

22

16

 

Table 3: Common Courses:

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

1

CC 01

Basics of Economics and Indian economy

Common Courses

1

2

2

CC 02

Basics of Sociology and Indian society

Common Courses

1

2

3

CC 03

Basics of Political Science and Indian constitution

Common Courses

2

2

4

CC 04

Fundamentals in Environmental Studies (STEM)

Common Courses

1

2

5

CC 05

Basics of Computing and Programming (STEM)

Common Courses

1

4

6

CC 06

Language and Literature

Common Courses

1

4

7

CC 07

Theater, Film and Cultural Studies

Common Courses

2

4

8

CC 08

Basics of Earth Systems Science (STEM)

Common Courses

2

2

9

CC 09

Technical and Scientific writing

Common Courses

3

2

10

CC 10

Public speaking and seminars

Common Courses

1

2

11

CC 11

Introduction to Research Methods

Common Courses

5

4

 
Table 4:Natural Sciences

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

NS01

Introductory concepts in Mathematics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

1

2

2

NS02

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

1

2

3

NS03

Introduction to remote sensing (STEM)

Natural Sciences

3

2

4

NS04

Sustainable development analytics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

3

2

5

NS05

Introduction to Excel and Macros

Natural Sciences

2

2

 
Table 5: Social Sciences

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

SS04

Foundations of Social Research

Social Sciences

3

4

2

SS01

Basics of Behavioral Sciences

Social Sciences

2

2

3

SS02

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

Social Sciences

3

2

4

SS03

Micro and Macro data bases (STEM) for Social Sciences

Social Sciences

3

2

1

SS04

Foundations of Social Research

Social Sciences

3

4

 

Table 6: Humanities

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

HUM01

Critical thinking and Philosophy

Humanities

3

2

2

HUM02

Comparative Literature

Humanities

1

4

3

HUM03

Introduction to Historical thoughts

Humanities

2

2

 
Table 7: Inter-DisciplinaryMajors

 

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

IDMaj 01

Probability and Inferential Statistics (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

2

2

2

IDMaj 02

Environment & Climate Analytics (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

4

4

3

 

IDMaj 03

Sustainability Reporting and ESG (Environment and Social Governance)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

8

2

4

IDMaj 04

Principles of Green Economy

Inter-Disciplinary Major

5

2

5

IDMaj 05

Sustainable energy: policy and analytics (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

5

2

6

IDMaj 06

Climate change, sustainability and development

Inter-Disciplinary Major

4

2

7

IDMaj 07

Introduction to optimization methods (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

5

2

8

IDMaj 08

Introduction to Machine Learning (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

5

2

9

IDMaj 09

Science, Technology and Society

Inter-Disciplinary Major

8

2

10

IDMaj 10

Natural and man-made Disasters

Inter-Disciplinary Major

3

2

11

IDMaj 11

Public policy and Governance

Inter-Disciplinary Major

7

2

12

IDMaj 12

Labour and Environment

Inter-Disciplinary Major

6

2

13

IDMaj 13

Complex Systems (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

7

2

14

IDMaj 14

Global Value Chain and Social Sustainability

Inter-Disciplinary Major

8

2

15

IDMaj 15

Sustainability in Agricultural Systems

Inter-Disciplinary Major

4

2

16

IDMaj 16

Economics of environment and natural resources

Inter-Disciplinary Major

6

2

17

IDMaj 17

Research methods for sustainability studies

Inter-Disciplinary Major

4

4

18

IDMaj 18

Experimental designs for sustainability studies

Inter-Disciplinary Major

4

2

19

 

IDMaj 19

Machine learning and BIG Data applications in sustainability (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

5

2

20

IDMaj 20

Analytics and Public Policy

Inter-Disciplinary Major

6

2

21

IDMaj 21

Statistical Ecology (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

7

2

22

IDMaj 22

Bayesian Statistics (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

7

2

  

Table 8: Inter-Disciplinary Minors

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credits

 

1

IDMin01

Understanding Statistical Software SPSS

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

2

2

2

IDMin02

Introduction to R programming

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

3

4

3

IDMin03

Introduction to Python

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

4

4

4

IDMin04

Data visualization using Tableau and Power BI

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

4

4

5

IDMin05

Introduction to data base management using SQL

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

5

4

6

IDMin06

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

7

2

7

IDMin07

Natural Language Processing

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

7

4

8

IDMin08

Mathematical Sociology and networks(STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

7

2

9

IDMin09

Pandemics and Sustainability

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

6

2

10

IDMin10

Impact assessment: principles, approaches and methodologies

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

6

2

 

Table 9: Research

 

Sr. No

Code

Course

Nature

Semester

Credits

 

1

RS01

Systematic Review of Literature

Research

3

2

2

RS02

Ethics and Justice

Research

7

2

3

RS03

Research and data ethics

Research

7

2

4

RS04

Data Visualization for Research

Research

6

6

5

RS05

Thesis

Research

8

12

 

Table 10: Field Work

Sr. No

Code

Course

Nature

Semester

Credits

 

 

1

FW01

Field Work I

Field Work

2

4

2

FW02

Field Work II

Field Work

4

6

3

FW03

Summer Internship

Field Work

6

6

 

Semester I

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

1

CC01

Basics of Economics and Indian economy

Common Courses

1

2

2

CC02

Basics of Sociology and Indian society

Common Courses

1

2

3

CC04

Fundamentals in Environmental Studies (STEM)

Common Courses

1

2

4

CC05

Basics of Computing and Programming (STEM)

Common Courses

1

4

5

CC06

Language and Literature

Common Courses

1

4

6

CC10

Public speaking and seminars

Common Courses

1

2

7

HUM02

Comparative Literature

Humanities

1

4

8

NS01

Introductory concepts in Mathematics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

1

2

9

NS02

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

1

2

 
Semester II

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

1

CC03

Basics of Political Science and Indian constitution

Common Courses

2

2

2

CC07

Theater, Film and Cultural Studies

Common Courses

2

4

3

CC08

Basics of Earth Systems Science (STEM)

Common Courses

2

2

4

FW01

Field Work I

Field Work

2

4

5

HUM03

Introduction to Historical thoughts

Humanities

2

2

6

ID Maj01

Probability and Inferential Statistics (STEM)

Inter-Disciplinary Major

2

2

7

IDMin01

Understanding Statistical Software SPSS

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

2

2

8

NS05

Introduction to Excel and Macros

Natural Sciences

2

2

9

SS 01

Basics of Behavioral Sciences

Social Sciences

2

2

 

Semester III

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

CC09

Technical and Scientific writing

Common Courses

3

2

2

HUM01

Critical thinking and Philosophy

Humanities

3

2

3

ID Maj10

Natural and man-made Disasters

Inter-Disciplinary Major

3

2

4

IDMin02

Introduction to R programming

Inter-Disciplinary Minor

3

4

5

NS03

Introduction to remote sensing (STEM)

Natural Sciences

3

2

6

NS04

Sustainable development analytics (STEM)

Natural Sciences

3

2

7

RS 01

Systematic Review of Literature

Research

3

2

8

SS04

Foundations of Social Research

Social Sciences

3

4

9

SS02

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

Social Sciences

3

2

10

SS03

Micro and Macro data bases (STEM)

Social Sciences

3

2

 

Semester IV

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

1

FW02

Field Work II

Field Work

4

6

2

IDMaj02

Environment & Climate Analytics (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

4

4

3

IDMaj06

Climate change, sustainability and development

Inter Disciplinary Major

4

2

4

IDMaj15

Sustainability in Agricultural Systems

Inter Disciplinary Major

4

2

5

IDMaj17

Research methods for sustainability studies

Inter Disciplinary Major

4

4

6

IDMaj18

Experimental designs for sustainability studies

Inter Disciplinary Major

4

2

7

IDMin03

Introduction to Python

Inter Disciplinary Minor

4

4

8

IDMin04

Data visualization using Tableau and Power BI

Inter Disciplinary Minor

4

4

 
Semester V

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

1

CC11

Introduction to Research Methods

Common Courses

5

4

2

IDMaj04

Principles of Green Economy

Inter Disciplinary Major

5

2

3

IDMaj05

Sustainable energy: policy and analytics (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

5

2

4

IDMaj07

Introduction to optimization methods (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

5

2

5

IDMaj08

Introduction to Machine Learning (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

5

2

6

IDMaj19

Machine learning and BIG Data applications in sustainability (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

5

2

7

IDMin05

Introduction to data base management using SQL

Inter Disciplinary Minor

5

4

   

Semester VI

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

FW03

Summer Internship

Field Work

6

6

2

IDMaj12

Labour and Environment

Inter Disciplinary Major

6

2

3

IDMaj16

Economics of environment and natural resources

Inter Disciplinary Major

6

2

4

IDMaj20

Analytics and Public Policy

Inter Disciplinary Major

6

2

5

IDMin09

Pandemics and Sustainability

Inter Disciplinary Minor

6

2

6

IDMin10

Impact assessment: principles, approaches and methodologies

Inter Disciplinary Minor

6

2

7

RS04

Data Visualization for Research

Research

6

6

 

Semester VII

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

IDMaj11

Public policy and Governance

Inter Disciplinary Major

7

2

2

IDMaj13

Complex Systems (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

7

2

3

IDMin06

Introduction to Geographical

Information Systems (GIS)

Inter Disciplinary Minor

7

2

4

IDMin07

Natural Language Processing

Inter Disciplinary Minor

7

4

5

RS02

Ethics and Justice

Research

7

2

6

RS03

Research and data ethics

Research

7

2

7

IDMaj21

Statistical Ecology (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

7

2

8

IDMin08

Mathematical Sociology and networks (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Minor

7

2

6

IDMaj22

Bayesian Statistics (STEM)

Inter Disciplinary Major

7

2

7

IDMaj03

Sustainability Reporting and ESG

(Environment and Social Governance)

Inter Disciplinary Major

7

2

 

Semester VIII

Sr. No

Code

Subject

Nature

Semester

Credit

 

1

IDMaj09

Science, Technology and Society

Inter Disciplinary Major

8

2

2

RS 05

Thesis

Research

8

12

3

IDMaj14

Global Value Chain and Social Sustainability

Inter Disciplinary Major

8

2

 

Four Year Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW)

 

The School of Rural Development, TISS Tuljapur, conceived the idea of offering an undergraduate programme in Social Work with Specialization in Rural Development (BASW-RD) in the year 2004. The program has continued for more than two decades, catering to diverse student communities. The institute has developed strong alumni of social workers and academics working in different parts of the country and abroad. The context of our bachelor’s programme in Social Work has anchored its chore in engaging with the rural communities and various concerns of their everyday life world. Our curriculum has focused on the theory and practice of rural development since its inception. The opportunities now possible in the New Education Policy -2020 have created a curriculum, pedagogy, and the fields of Social Work Practice, that we will implement through the new Four-Year Undergraduate Programme in Social Work.

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is starting its new BASW program at its Rural Campus, Tuljapur, from the academic year 2022-23. The new BASW program will be offering the course as a BASW undergraduate programme in Social Work with Major in Social Work and Minors in two themes (1) Rural Development and (2) Micro Practices.

 

Candidates may apply to these programs through the Common University Entrance Test 2022 (CUET) National Testing Agency (NTA) portal. Click here to apply.

 

Bachelors of Arts in Social Work (BASW).

 

  • The significant features of the New Four-Year Undergraduate Programme in Social Work (BASW) are
  • The new NEP compliant four-year undergraduate program has 161 credits and ranges over four years.
  • The program offers UGC mandated standard courses basket, social sciences basket, humanities basket, vocational studies basket, interdisciplinary courses, major course and minor courses in disciplinary and multidisciplinary areas.
  • The NEP compliant four-year undergraduate program enables graduation with a research degree after four years with one disciplinary major and two minors either in disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses.
  • BASW programme offers Major in Social Work and Minors in two subject areas (1) Rural Development and (2) Micro Practices
  • The BASW program focuses on fieldwork training in various development organizations in government and non-governmental agencies, including direct exposure to working with communities across the country. Fieldwork is an integral part of the programme and is a credited pedagogical activity.
  • Possibility of different exit options is built into the program. Students will earn academic credits, which will be part of the Academic Bank of Credits
  • Research work leading to submitting a dissertation extends over two semesters in the program’s fourth year.

 

Basket of Disciplinary Major, Disciplinary Minor, and Interdisciplinary Minor for the BASW Programme at TISS Tuljapur Off-Campus

 

 

Type of the course

Name of the course/subject

1.

Disciplinary Major (DMa)

Social Work

2.

Disciplinary Minors(DMi)

Rural Development and (2) Micro practices

 

Course Curriculum for the Four Years BASW programme is given below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

 

 

Course Category*

 

Course Title

 

Credits

 

Degree to be Awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

CC

Indian Language – Marathi 1

2

Certificate

(I & II semesters)

CC

English Language and Learning I

2

CC

Understanding India

3

CC

Health Wellness and Yoga

2

NS

Introduction to descriptive statistics

2

SS

Introduction to Political Science

2

SS

Introduction to Sociology

2

SS

Introduction to Economics

2

HUM

Introduction to literature/Comparative World Literature

2

VoE

Vocational Studies - 1

2

D Ma

Introduction to Social Work

2

D Ma

Introduction to Fields of Practice (Field Visits)

2

 

Total of Semester - I

25

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

CC

Indian Language – Marathi 2

2

CC

English Language and Learning II

2

CC

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

CC

Introduction to Basic Mathematics

3

NS

Introduction to life sciences

2

SS

Introduction to Psychology

2

HUM

Arts and Creative Expressions

2

VoE

Vocational Studies 2

2

D Ma

Understanding Communities and Community Analysis

2

D Ma

Field Immersion

4

 

Total of Semester II

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

CC

Effective Communication Skills

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diploma

(I – IV semesters)

CC

Basics of Computing and Programming

4

NS

Introduction to Remote sensing

2

ID

Understanding Gender

2

HUM

Visual Arts and Photography

2

VoE

Vocational Studies 3

2

D Ma

Human growth and Development

2

D Ma

Field Engagement /Fieldwork

6

 

Total of Semester III

22

 

 

 

 

 

IV

D Ma

Working with Individuals and Families

2

D Ma

Community Organisation

2

D Ma

Social Welfare Administration

2

D Mi 1

Political Economy of Rural Development

2

D Mi 1

Agriculture and Allied Activities

2

D Mi 1

Natural Resources and Governance

2

D Mi 2

Basics in Counselling - I

2

D Mi 1

Fieldwork – Rural Development

6

 

Total of Semester IV

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

D Ma

Local Self-Governance: Institutions and Processes

2

Degree

(I – VI semesters)

D Ma

Working with Groups

2

D Ma

Social Exclusion in contemporary India

2

D Mi 1

Social Policies and Social Protection

2

D Mi 1

Water and Sanitation: Issues Policies and Programmes

2

D Mi 2

Working with Vulnerable Populations

2

D Mi 2

Basics in Counselling - II

2

D Mi 2

School Social Work

2

D Mi 2

Working with Social Institutions

2

D Mi 2

Field Work – Micro Practices

6

 

Total of Semester V

24

 

 

 

 

 

VI

D Ma

Disability and Society

2

D Ma

Human Rights, Law and Social work

2

D Ma

Social Action and Social Change

2

D Ma

Management of Organisations

2

D Ma

Social Work Innovation Lab for Integrated Social Work Practice

2

D Mi 1

Non-farm Sector and the Rural Poor

2

D Mi 2

Workshop on Micro Practice Skills

2

D Ma

Field Work – Integrated Practice

6

 

Total of Semester VI

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII

RES

Philosophy of Social Science Research

2

 

Degree with Research

(I – VIII semesters)

RES

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

2

RES

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

2

RES

Research Writing

2

RES

Research Proposal

2

RES

Research Internship

4

 

Total of Semester VII

14

 

VIII

RES

Dissertation

6

D Ma

Block Fieldwork

6

 

Total of Semester VIII

12

 

 

Total of all Semesters

161

 

 

* Common Courses – CC, Natural Sciences – NS, Social Sciences – SS, Humanities – HUM, Inter disciplinary – ID, Vocational Education – VoE, Disciplinary Major – D Ma (Social Work), Disciplinary Minor – D Mi 1 (Rural Development), D Mi 2 (Micro Practices), Research - RES

 

Award of Degree

There is an exit option for the students after every year. The students will be awarded a degree upon successful completions as per the exit options given below:

  • First Year: 49 Credits: Certificate Degree will be awarded
  • Second Year: 42 Credits: Diploma Degree will be awarded with 91 Credits
  • Third Year: 44 Credits: BASW Hons. Degree will be awarded with 135 Credits
  • Fourth Year: 26 Credits: BASW Hons. with Research Degree will be awarded with 161 Credits