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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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International Admission Process

Introduction: 

Admission of International students to all undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes offered by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) across its 4 campuses (Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati) is facilitated through the Office for International Affairs.

OIA as a centralized office, takes care of the admission process of international students across campuses. The admission of international students follows a two-step process – (1) Online International Entrance Test (IET) and (2) Online interviews. The detailed information about the processes and rules is provided in the respective section.

The admission of international students to any degree programme is facilitated from Sep to end of March of the respective academic year. Applications for full-time degree programmes are accepted only during the admission process/ period. TISS follows the following Academic calendar

Sem I / Sem III/ Sem V              :       mid-June to mid-October

Sem II/ Sem IV/ Sem VI            :       mid-November to end of March


Selected international applicants have to join the academic programme by the first week of June or end of May to complete the official registration processes and compulsorily attend the orientation week.

Each programme leading to the award of a degree comprises a predefined set of courses of study. This may include a number of courses, a research dissertation, internships, and other activities, each of which is assigned specific credits or maybe non-credited, but compulsory. Each programme is defined by a minimum requirement of total credits to be completed satisfactorily for the purpose of the award of a degree, within a stipulated minimum and the maximum period of study.

Each programme leading to the award of a degree comprises a predefined set of courses of study. This may include a number of courses, a research dissertation, internships, and other activities, each of which is assigned specific credits or maybe non-credited, but compulsory. Each programme is defined by a minimum requirement of total credits to be completed satisfactorily for the purpose of the award of a degree, within a stipulated minimum and the maximum period of study.

The duration of the Full-time Degree Programme is as follows:

a) Undergraduate Programme: 4 years

b) Postgraduate Programme: 1 or 2 years

c) PhD: 3-5 years

Please note, selected international students may be allowed to defer admission for maximum 02 years before joining the academic programme (in-case of failure to secure visa or any other personal reasons). Similarly, international students who have joined the academic programme may be allowed to complete the degree within 5 years from the date of registration. This rule will only apply after the successful completion of the 1st semester/ year. This provision will be granted only through formal approvals from TISS authority.