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Tata Institute of Social Sciences is shortly known as TISS and was started in the year 193. Tata Institute of Social Sciences is one of the pioneer colleges in India offering education in the stream of Social science, Human Development, Public Policy, and economics. Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers Master's degree programs in various fields. Tata Institute of Social Sciences admissions will be done in the Mumbai campus in November every year. Tata Institute of Social Sciences application process is done online, and candidates can get the application form from the college website.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers courses like MA, M.Sc., LLM, M.L.Sc., MHA, and MPH, and admission to these courses will be made according to the TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test). The final selection of students will be made based on their performance in Pre-Interview Test and Personal Interview.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences also provides BA in Social work, and candidates will have to qualify TISSBAT for admission into BA. The application process for BA is done online, and applicants can apply through the official website.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

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Online: BA
Offline/Online: PG

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences MA, MHA, LL.M.M.Sc., MPH & M.Li.Sc Admission Process:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences offers MPH, MA, LL.M.M.Sc., MHA, and M.Li.Sc. Courses in many specializations. Candidates must have qualified TISSNET for taking admissions into these PG courses is offered in 12 schools. The selection of candidates will be selected based on the TISS NET followed by a Written-test, Personal Interview, and academics.

MA Social work Specialization

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Dalit & Tribal Studies

Criminology & Justice

Community Organization & Development Practice

Children & Families

Bachelor's Degree is needed in the relevant stream.
TISS NET + Pre Interview + Personal Interview.

Disability Studies

Candidates need to have a graduation degree in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Special Education, Physiotherapy, and Disability rehabilitation with a minimum of  2 years of work experience in the relevant stream of Social welfare.
TISS NET + Pre Interview + Personal Interview.

Women Centred Practice

Public Health

Mental Health

Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship

Graduation is needed with a minimum of 2 years of work experience.
TISS NET + Pre Interview + Personal Interview.


MA Specialization

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Globalization and Labour

Women Studies

Social Entrepreneurship

Organization Development, Change, and Leadership

Media and Cultural Studies

Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

Education (Elementary)

Development Studies

Graduation is needed with a minimum of 2 years of work experience.
TISS NET + Pre Interview + Personal Interview.

Applied Psychology with specialization in Counselling Psychology

BA/B.Sc. in Psychology/ Home Science /Social Work/ child/Human Development.

Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology

UG degree in BA with three papers of psychology.


MA/M.Sc. Specialization

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Climate Change and Sustainability Studies

Regulatory Governance

Bachelor's degree is needed in any relevant stream.

Water Policy and Governance

Disaster Management

Students must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized University.

Urban Policy and Governance

Candidates need graduation degree in Physical Sciences, Geography, Architecture, Management, Engineering, Social Sciences, Planning, and Law.


MPH Specialization

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Health Administration

Social Epidemiology

Health Policy, Economics, and Finance


A graduation Degree is needed in Paramedical/Medicine/ Pharmacy/ Engineering /Veterinary Science.
Candidates should have finished their final year internship before June.
Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.


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Eligibility/Selection Criteria


Bachelor's degree in any stream.


LL.B is need passed with not less than 50% aggregate.



  • The Hyderabad campus offers MA in Change and Leadership, organization development in private mode.
  • MA and M.Sc. courses are also offered in the Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Tuljapur campus of TISS in off-campus mode.

TISS PG course selection process:



Score in TISS NET


Pre-Interview Test


Interview Test



Tata Institute of Social Science BA (Hons) Admissions Process:

Tata Institute of Social Science provides BA honors in social science in Guwahati, Hyderabad, and Tuljapur campuses. The candidate must have appeared for the TISS BAT exam for taking admissions into BA in social work.

Tata Institute of Social Science application can be submitted online through E-application for BA in social science. The application fee can be paid online through INR 1025 via credit, debit, or net banking.

BA in Social Science

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Social Science

Social work (Rural Work)

Candidates who should have passed 10+2 or International diploma candidates should be below 23 years of age.
A valid score in TISSBAT.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISSNET Cut-off:



MPH Social Epidemiology


MA Women Studies


MA Social Entrepreneurship


MA Public Health


MA Mental Health


MA Human Resource Management


MA Globalisation and Labour


MA Culture and Media Studies


MA Clinical Psychology



 Tata Institute of Social Science Application process:

The application process of the Tata Institute of Social science can be done online as well as offline.

  1. Visit the official website of TISS.
  2. Apply online by clicking on “Apply Online.”
  3. Duly fill the application form and pay the application fee through debit card, Credit card, and Net Banking.
  4. TISS application fee can also be paid through Challan by paying the INR 50 in SBI bank.
  5. Submit the duly filled application form right after uploading the necessary documents.
  6. The application form (hard copy) can also be sent through post along with all necessary documents.

Tata Institute of Social sciences application fee for the PG program is INR 1030 + INR 260 for one program.

Tata Institute of Social sciences application fee for the PG program is INR 1060 + INR 520 for two programs.


by Sanvi, 10 Jan 2021
Class of 2021

There are several courses and specialisations offered by the college even executive PGDM in human resource management for 2 years. So, the eligibility is candidates should have completed graduation along with at least 3 years of work experience preferably in supervisory category or managerial department considering this E-PGDM admission will be offered. There is university conducted entrance exam that is TISSNET, however for executive PGDM entrance exam is not required. Also, we can fill the application form in the official portal of the college for which the form fee differs for every program we choose and the payment can be made through online or offline mode.

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Asked Question

What are the admission criteria for Distance MBA at TISS-Mumbai?
Asked by Amarjit Bhagat

replied on 07-Jun-2022 03:12:35

There is no distance MBA program offered at TISS-Mumbai. Instead, they provide B.Ed, MA, M.Sc., and MHA courses.

Is there a distance MBA? If available, I want admission.
Asked by Smita Joshi

replied on 19-Jul-2021 18:50:04

No, distance MBA is not available in this college. However, aspirants have other courses offered at the PG level for seeking TISS admission.

What is the admission procedure for the full-time PGD program?
Asked by Archana Dogra

replied on 09-Jul-2021 05:13:28

The admission requirement for PGD is to have a graduation degree in the relevant stream. The admission or the application procedure is available in both online and offline mode, and the student can choose the method of application to their convenience.  

What is the admission process and criteria for the MBA program?
Asked by Lucky Dubey

replied on 21-Jun-2021 14:24:48

For MBA admissions in TISS, BBA must have a UG degree with relevant specializations with aggregate CGPA. The applications must be submitted online by making the online payment with the appropriate amount as defined

distance mba admission
Asked by avinash sanbin

replied on 23-Feb-2021 17:10:40

Tata Institute of Social Sciences does not offer any distance courses. It only provides full-time courses. Rather than MBA, it offers MHA, MA, PG Diploma, M.Sc., and MSW at PG level.


I want to do mba

replied on 23-Feb-2021 16:23:02

TISS, Mumbai does not offer MBA program, it offers other PG courses like MA, M.Sc., MHA, and Executive Post Graduate Diploma.

I wish to apply for full time MBA in TISS. What is the eligibility criteria for the same?
Asked by Anishka Bobade

replied on 23-Feb-2021 16:53:49

TISS Mumbai does not offer MBA program. Other PG courses are available such as MHA, MA, M.Sc., MSW, Executive PGDM, and PG Diploma.

Fee structure for MBA
Asked by Ramya

replied on 19-Oct-2020 18:50:27

For students willing to take MBA admission at Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Mumbai the fee structure is less and affordable that is approx. INR 45,000.

Direct admission
Asked by Akanksha

replied on 09-Oct-2020 12:19:52

Tata Institute of Social Sciences- Mumbai does not offer direct admission to any of the courses.

For full time mba can i get direct admission?
Asked by Dona shit

replied on 03-Jan-2020 07:16:10

The programs under post-graduation level offered are various specialisations in MA, M.Sc., MHA, LLM, MPH and few other. Since the institute comes under public sector Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Mumbai admissions is prioritized based on merit.

Is there any other entrance exam for PG admission
Asked by Dona sheet

replied on 03-Jan-2020 07:15:51

If candidates fail to appear for national/state level entrance exam can sit for institute conducted entrance exam TISSNET and based on this performance seats will be allotted.

admission procedure for b.com in tata institute of social science
Asked by vinod dewasi

replied on 21-Feb-2018 11:59:11

Hi Vinod,

The institutes do not provide the UG courses, and indeed provided the PG courses and here is the information of the PG courses:

The Eligibility and the Admission Procedure for the courses in Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Mumbai is:

The Eligibility Criteria is:

  • The aspirants should have a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3)

And the Admission Process is:

  • In this institute there are a total of 10 seats available in the program.
  • And it is for the SC/ST and other reserved category

i want admission in Executive PG Diploma and i have graduated in 2017
Asked by taniya

replied on 10-Jan-2018 10:37:20

Hi Taniya,

Here is the information of the Executive PG Diploma in Tata Institute of Social Sciences is:

  • Where the duration of the course is of 14 months
  • And the Ex PGDM is carried in Part time process
  • The fees of the course is 400000
  • Where the aspirant should complete His/her Graduation with min 50%
  • So based on the score the aspirant gets in Graduation the admission is done.

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