M.A. Admissions

M.A. Interviews


Eligibility for Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview (PIT/PI):

Short-listing of candidates for the second round of selection (PIT and PI) will be based on the merit list created on the basis of the online test (cut-off marks to be decided later by the Institute). Only short-listed candidates will receive call letters for the second round (PIT and PI) to be held in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses. The Pre-Interview Test consists of a written test / Goup Discussion conducted before the Personal Interview.

PIT / PI (Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview) – PIT/PI are programme specific and might have variations across different programmes. Some of the programmes have Written Test / Group Discussions (GD) or Aptitude Test (AT) as part of PIT. The details of programme specific components are provided against each of the programmes.

THE SCORES FOR PIT AND PI WILL BE IN AGGREGATED IN THE RATIO 70:30 FOR FINAL SELECTION. In the case of candidates applying for (i) MA HRM&LR and (ii) MA ODCL the scores for TISS-MAT, PIT and PI will be aggregated in the ratio 30:40:30.

IMPORTANT: Kindly note:

Detailed Application Form ( Part A & Part B ) For all Programmes: Candidates short-listed for PIT and PI will be required to download the Detailed Application Form, which will be available in the third week of February 2020. Candidates are requested to check the admissions website in the third week of February 2020.

Pre-Interview Test (PIT)

For all the programmes across TISS Campuses, the PIT will be in the form of a Written Test / Group Discussion (for a few programmes).

Personal Interview (PI):

Candidates will appear for a personal interview after the PIT. They are advised to acquaint themselves with the programme for which they have applied, as questions may be asked questions on related topics during the PI.


Dining Hall (All candidates):

Coupons can be purchased from the Cash Counter and the Dining Hall office, if applicants wish to have tea/lunch in the Dining Hall of the Institute on days of PIT/ PI.

Facilities for SC and ST Eligible Candidates:

(i) Reimbursement of Travelling Allowance (TA) for non-local eligible SC/ST candidates: If the SC/ST candidates, appearing for the National Entrance Tests of any of the Institute’s Master’s Degree programmes for the first time, are unemployed, and their parent’s/guardian’s income was less than Rs. 2.5 lakh, during the Financial Year 2018–2019 and have submitted a certificate to this effect, and if they are residing outside TISS locations (Campuses), they will be reimbursed to-and-fro travel expenses (Second Class Railway or State Transport Bus fare). The reimbursement of the travel expenses will be subject to their submission of the original onward journey ticket and only on the production of caste/tribe, income certificate, specifying the income level of the candidate. It will be the responsibility of the SC/ST eligible non-local candidates to fill T.A. form along with photocopy of valid caste/tribe and income certificates, and Saving Bank Account Passbook, original tickets of the onward and return journey and Post/Courier to the Section Officer (SC/ST) & EO Cell, TISS, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088 within 15 days of PIT/PI date. The applications received after 15 days will not be considered for reimbursement under any circumstances.

(ii) Reporting at the Institute for PIT and PI: SC/ST candidates, who are eligible for such facilities, should report at any one or two TISS Campuses only after receiving the call letter/mail for PIT and PI.

(iii) SC/ST eligible candidates, who have already availed of such facilities, but were not selected in a previous attempt and who have been called for the test again will not be reimbursed their travel expenses for their repeated attempts.

(iv) SC/ST eligible candidates, who have received financial GOI-PMS earlier for a Master’s Degree programme of other university, then they will not be eligible for similar facilities if they apply for second Master’s Degree programme of the Institute.

PIT/PI is organised at four campuses: Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses. Candidates for programmes from Mumbai and other locatios will come to Mumbai Campus for the PIT/PI. Candidates selected for programmes at Tuljapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati will attend PIT/PI at those campuses.


If you have any question or queries, you can call the Admissions Helpline on 022 - 25525252