M.A. Admissions

About MA Programmes


TISS ANNOUNCES Admission to the 2021-23 batch for it's Full-Time (Regular) Post-Graduate Degree Programmes (M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H., LAW) offered from Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, and Hyderabad campuses.

Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses have independent high quality faculty engaged in teaching, research, policy and outreach activities. The Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses are networked with Mumbai campus to access library, online books and journals and classes. All campuses have unified campus placement policy and placement process.

To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.A. > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)


As per Government of India norms, Mumbai, Tuljapur and Hyderabad Campuses provide 15%, 7.5% , 27% and 10% reservation to Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe, Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer) and Economically Weaker Section(EWs) for each of the programmes. In addition, supernumerary seats are allocated to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) {5%} , Kashmiri migrants {5%} and Widows/Wards of the Armed Forces Employees {5%}.

As per agreement with Ministry of Development of North-East Region, Government of India, Guwahati Campus allots 66% of the seats to candidates from eight North Eastern States. The remaining 34% of the seats are for candidates from other parts of the country. For these seats (34%) same rules for reservation mentioned above for SC/ST/OBC(NC)/EWS and Supernumery categories are applicable .

Campus Preference:

TISS offers 50 Master's Degree programmes from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses for the 2021-2023 batch. Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programmes across any of the two campuses indicating the order of preference. The merit list will be prepared based on the preferences given by the candidate in the application form.

National Entrance Test will take place at 40 different cities/towns across the country on February 20, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (TISS-PAT, TISS-MAT and OPI) to be held in the month of March/April 2021. The TISS-PAT/MAT will be conducted before the Online Personal Interview.

 Application Submission:

Candidates have to apply through the online application form only. Following are the steps involved in filling up the form

  • The candidate has to register with an emailid. The candidate will be sent a password which is to be used to login and fill the online form.
  • After login candidates have to fill in their basic details, academic details and have to mention the programmes they wish to apply for in the order of preference.
  • Pay the application fee (depending on number of programmes applied) either by depositing cash in any branch of SBI or through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking and
  • Scan and upload photograph, signature, marksheet of last exam passed and other necessary certificates.

Candidates having lack of access to internet services (remote area) can write to Mumbai campus for printed application form. They have to fill the application form and submit before last date of submission.

Candidates  can apply for multiple programmes and pay for all the programmes in one online form and should not fill more than one online form. If a candidate is found to have filled more than one form, all his/her applications will be cancelled.

To go to the Online Application Form, please visit M.A. > Admission Process > How to Apply (click here to visit)

National Entrance Test:

National Entrance Test (TISS-NET)  is computer based. It will be held on February 20, 2021 from 2 pm to 3.40 pm in 40 Cities (below mentioned) in different parts of the country.




Northern Region

Chandigarh, Dehradun,New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Greater Noida, Jammu, Srinagar

Eastern Region

Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Dimapur, Silchar

Western Region

Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Solapur, Navi-Mumbai, Thane

Southern Region

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode


Note: The Institute may cancel any test centre and/or assign a nearby centre to a candidate, if the situation so demands.

TISS-NET Hall Ticket: Hall Ticket will be uploaded on TISS Website please refer the timeline for hall ticket downloading date, candidate can download their hall ticket from the TISS website. Those candidates who have not received their hall ticket till February 18,2021, can call TISS CARE : 022 - 2552 5252 OR may register their complaint by sending a mail to admissionsinfo@tiss.edu. Please note that candidates without an admit card won't be allowed to attend the entrance test.

Programmes with Intake Offered At Different Campuses

Mumbai Campus :

Sr. No.

School of Social Work (M.A. Social Work in)


1 Master of Arts in Social Work (Children & Families) 23
2 Master of Arts in Social Work (Criminology & Justice) 34
3 Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practice) 34

Master of Arts in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)

 ( RCI Certification renewal is awaited )

5 Master of Arts in Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies & Action) 29
6 Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)
7 Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health) 20
8 Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods & Social Entrepreneurship) 23
9 Master of Arts in Social Work (Women-Centred Practice) 20

School of Management and Labour Studies (M.A. in)

10 Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations) 68
11 Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship) 34
12 Master of Arts (Labour Studies Practices) 26
13 Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership)
14 M.A./M.Sc in Analytics 34

School of Health Systems Studies (Master of)

15 Master of (Public Health in Health Administration) 39
16 Master of (Hospital Administration) 50
17 Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology) 28
18 Master of Public Health (Health Policy, Economics and Finance) 23

School of Development Studies (M.A. in)

19 Master of Arts (Development Studies) 50
20 Master of Arts (Women's Studies) 28

School of Education (M.A. in)

21 Master of Arts in Education (Elementary) ( Blended Mode ) 51
Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research
22 Master of Arts (Education) ( Full Time ) 30
23 B.Ed-M.Ed (Integrated, Three-Years) 50

School of Habitat Studies (M.A. / M.Sc. in)

24 Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability Studies 23
25 Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Urban Policy and Governance) 23
26 Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Regulatory Policy Governance) 23
27 Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Water Policy and Governance) 20

  Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies(M.A. / M.Sc. in)

28 Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management) 35

School for Human Ecology (M.A. in)

29 Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical and Counseling Practice)


School of Media and Cultural Studies (M.A. in)

30 Master of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) 15

Centre for Library and Information Management Studies (CLIMS) (Master of)

31 Master of (Library and Information Science) 16

School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance

32 Master of Law (LLM) (Access to Justice) 40


Tuljapur Campus :

1 Master of Arts (Social Work in Rural Development) 30
2 Master of Arts / Master of Science (Development Policy, Planning and Practice) 30
3 Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 30


Master of Arts / Master of Science (Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance)



Hyderabad Campus:

1 Master of Arts (Rural Development and Governance) 34
2 Master of Arts (Education) 40
3 Master of Arts (Public Policy and Governance) 40
4 Master of Arts (Women's Studies) 34
5 Master of Arts (Development Studies) 34


Master of Arts (Natural Resource & Governance)



Guwahati Campus:

1 Master of Arts (Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development) 20

Master of Arts (Labour Studies and Social Protection)

3 Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies) 20
4 Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Anthropology) 20

M.A. Social Work in

5 Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practices


6 Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship) 15
7 Master of Arts in Social Work (Counselling) 15
8 Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health) 15


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