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TISSNET - Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test News & FAQ

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December 02, 2016 11:03 AM

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai announced that the deadline for submitting applications for TISSNET ...

September 30, 2016 06:13 AM

The registration process for Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET) 2017 commenced on ...

FAQ

I am Facing a Document upload issue, what should I do? Candidates are requested to follow the following steps : Step 1 : Candidates should first check the list of documents to be uploaded in the FAQ and should keep the same ready before they log in. Step 2 : Candidates are advised to complete the application process in one session to minimize the possibility of document not being uploaded. Step 3 : If the Candidate closes the application during the process with / without uploading all the required documents - then make sure to check if those documents were successfully uploaded when you log in the next time. Login Link : Click here to visit the online application system. Step 4 : If Document upload fails once , you are advised to check the size or resolution or the file type of the documents you are uploading (check FAQ for size and format guidelines) and re upload the documents. Even if the size and resolution is correct please try uploading once more. Step 5 : In case, the Candidate is not able to upload documents even after following t

How to Resize Photo for Upload? A.Tutorial on How to Resize Your Photo to Require Upload Size: Step 1 : Go to www.picresize.com Step 2 : Upload / Browse Your photo . Step 3 : Click Continue. Step 4 : After seeing the Preview in Step 1 , Scroll down to Step 2 , "Resize your Picture" Step 5 : From the drop down list - Make My Picture,  Select "Custom Size" Step 6 : Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height. Step 7 : Scroll Down to Step 4 : "Save As" Step 8 : Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and "I'm Done Resizing My Image"to download the output.

How to Resize Signature for Upload ? A.Tutorial on How to Resize Your Signature to Require Upload Size: Step 1 : Go to www.picresize.com Step 2 : Upload / Browse Your signature . Step 3 : Click Continue. Step 4 : After seeing the Preview in Step 1 , Scroll down to Step 2 , "Resize your Picture" Step 5 : From the drop down list - Make My Picture,  Select "Custom Size" Step 6 : Enter 302 Pixels as the Width and 132 Pixels as Height. Step 7 : Scroll Down to Step 4 : "Save As" Step 8 : Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and "I'm Done Resizing My Image"to download the output.

How to Resize Remaining Documents for Upload ? PDF Compression :http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx PDF Compression  --------------------- Step 1: Check the size of your pdf document. Step 2 : If the documents are more then the required pdf size(check size mentioned below) you can compress the documents using the following link :http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx Step 3 : One by one you can compress your documents Step 4 : After compressing the documents check the file size again. If it is as mentioned below, upload all the documents in one go and complete your application form. ------------------------------------------------------------- Income Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb Caste / Tribe Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb Armed Forces Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb PWD Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb Kashmiri Migrant Certificate : Format : PDF, Size : 500kb

If I am an unemployed candidate belonging to SC, ST and OBC(NC) category ? Candidates are requested to keep the following Documents ready for the application process : Income Certificate  PDF 512kb Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG) Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG) Caste Certificate PDF 512kb

If i am an unemployed candidate belonging to general category ? Candidates are requested to keep the following Documents ready for the application process : Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG) Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)

Which candidates have to upload the Income Certificate ? Category Unemployed candidates with annual Income for FY2014-2015 of Family and / or Guardian Income Certificate General N/A To be uploaded with application form (Check : Important dates) SC/ST (Not-Eligible) Greater than Rs. 2,50,000/- (Rs. Two Lakh Fifty Thousand) To be uploaded with application form (Check : Important dates) OBC(NC) (Not Eligible) Greater than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. One Lakh) To be uploaded with application form (Check : Important dates) SC/ST (Eligible) Less Than Rs. 2,50,000/- (Rs. Two Lakh Fifty Thousand) To be uploaded with application before 08th Dec, 2014 OBC(NC) (Eligible) Less Than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. One Lakh) To be uploaded with application before 08th Dec, 2014 NOTE : Employed candidates belonging to any category will not get an exemption from the form fees and have to upload the below mentioned documents : Photograph 113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG) Signature 302 * 132 Pixels   (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)

I Belong to the SC/ST/OBN(NC) Category , What is the right document for Income Tax Return(ITR) do i have to submit? Whose Income Tax Return(ITR) do i have to submit? CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SC/ST/OBC(NC) CATEGORY:- Source of Income Certificate to be uploaded If the Applicant himself And/OR Parent/s And/Or Guardian / Other Family members employed Income certificate from the employer / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15 for all earning members in the family, as the case may be If the Applicant's Parent/s Retired Pension yearly certificate / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15 If Applicant's Parent is a Farmer Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector or the ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15 If the Applicant's Parent has Own business 1. Businesses with ITR filed: ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2014-15 2. Very small businesses / enterprises: Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, NaiK Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/ Collect

I Belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do i need to Upload? Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) applicant's whose Parent's Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee  Rs.250/- + bank charges additional for  per programme  selected  In order to claim this, the applicant is required to upload Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector. Note: Salary Slip, Pension Slip and the certificate issued by Community, etc., WILL NOT be considered.

Where is Tata Institute of Social Sciences located? Tata Institute of Social Sciences is located in Deonar, Opposite Deonar Depot, V. N. Purav marg, Mumbai 400088, Maharashtra.

What is TISS’s mailing address? Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed University) V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088 Website: www.tiss.edu

Is this Institute Affiliated to any University? No, this is a “Deemed University” established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.

How many seats do you have for a programme? The Number of Seats varies from programme to programme. For more details you may refer to our information visit in the website.

How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD? For SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC(NC) (27%) and PWD (3% i.e. 1% in each category of a) Low vision / blindness, b) Hearing Impairment, and c) Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy) as per Government of India (Goi) rules. The reservation for Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 1 % and Armed Forced 5% subject to the Government of India (Goi) Directives.

What are the facilities available for SC / ST / OBC (Non-creamy Layer) / Religious Minority / PWD candidates? We conduct post-admission orientation programme, remedial coaching classes and various need based programmes. Besides, scholarship for eligible students as per Goi rules. For more details you may refer to SC/ST cell information booklet in the website (Page No. 8).

Do you have any management / NRI / Ex-Serviceman quota? No

Do you offer MBA programme? We do not offer any MBA programme, but we have an M.A. in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) programme.

How much is the fees for a programme? Fees vary from programme to programme, please refer Information Brochure on the Website for more details.

Do you provide hostel accommodation? Yes, we have limited hostel facilities. Preference is given to candidates coming from outside Mumbai on the basis of income criteria, particularly SC/STs. Besides, we do help the selected candidates finding off-campus paying guest accommodation in the neighborhood closer to our Institute.

Whether I will be eligible to apply for the programme, if I have done my graduation through correspondence Yes, provided the Institute / University / College is recognized by UGC / AICTE.

How to apply? We generally post our advertisement in regard to admissions in national and regional newspapers around last week of September every year. The same information is also made available at our website: www.tiss.edu. All the candidates are requested to apply online, however the facility for offline application is available only for candidates coming from remote areas only where Internet facility are not available like North-East, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand etc

If I want to apply for more than one programme, whether I can submit one application form? A candidate can apply for a maximum of 3 programmes in two campuses in the same application form.

How much is the fees for application form? a ) For General candidates : Rs. 1000/- for One programme Rs. 1000/- x 2 = Rs.2000/- for Two programmes ( Bank charges additional ) Rs. 1000/- x 3 = Rs. 3000/- for Three programmes ( Bank charges additional ) b ) For SC / ST candidates : Rs 250 /- For One Programme ( Bank charges additional ) Rs. 250/- x 2 = Rs.500/- for Two programmes ( Bank charges additional ) Rs. 250/- x 3 = Rs. 750/- for Three programmes ( Bank charges additional ) However, you have to pay this amount through prescribed challan to any branch of the State Bank of India. And the portion of the challan marked for TISS should be scan and upload along with the application form while submitting the application form online.

Is the Application Form Fee refundable? No

What are the documents required to submit along with the application form? The following documents required: - 1. Caste Certificate for SC/ST 2. Non-creamy Layer Certificate for OBC 3. Certificate of Disability for Person with Disability (PWD) 4. Income Certificate for SC/ST/OBC(NC) candidates. 5. One stamp size photograph.

What are the programmes TISS offers? TISS offers 57 Master's Programmes at Mumbai Campus, Tuljapur Campus, Guwahati Campus, Hyderabad Campus, The Banyan, Chennai Campus, MHAT Calicut Campus, G-SET Ranchi Campus.