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

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February 14, 2017 09:01 AM

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) invites applications from eligible candidates for its Bachelor degree ...

February 10, 2017 09:21 PM

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has officially announced the results of TISSNET 2017 examination on February ...

January 09, 2017 03:57 PM

Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS conducted National Entrance Test or TISSNET 2017 on January 7, 2017, at 39 ...

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

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

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

How to apply? <p>We generally post our advertisement in regard to admissions in national and regional newspapers around last week of December every year. The same information is also made available at official website. 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.</p>

I am Facing a Document upload issue, what should i do? <p>Candidates are requested to follow the following steps :<br /> <strong>Step 1 : </strong>Candidates should first check the list of documents to be uploaded and should keep the same ready before they log in.<br /> <strong>Step 2 : </strong>Candidates are advised to complete the application process in one session to minimize the possibility of document not being uploaded.<br /> <strong>Step 3 :</strong> 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.<br /> <strong>Step 4 : </strong>If Document upload fails once , you are advised to check the size or resolution or the file type of the documents you are uploading&nbsp; and re upload the documents. Even if the size and resolution is correct please try uploading once more.<br /> <strong>Step 5 :</strong> In case, the Candidate is not able to upload documents even after following the above steps then the documents can be e-mailed.</p>

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

Need Help on Resizing / Cropping Documents for upload? <p>Tutorial on How to Resize Your Photo/Signature to Require Upload Size:<br /> <strong>Step 1 :</strong> Go to www.picresize.com<br /> <strong>Step 2 :</strong> Upload / Browse Your photo .<br /> <strong>Step 3 : </strong>Click Continue.<br /> <strong>Step 4 :</strong> After seeing the Preview in Step 1 , Scroll down to Step 2 , &quot;Resize your Picture&quot;<br /> <strong>Step 5 : </strong>From the drop down list - Make My Picture,&nbsp; Select &quot;Custom Size&quot;<br /> <strong>Step 6 : </strong>Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.( to Resize Your Photo )<br /> Enter 302 Pixels as the Width and 132 Pixels as Height.(to Resize Your Signature)<br /> <strong>Step 7 :</strong> Scroll Down to Step 4 : &quot;Save As&quot;<br /> <strong>Step 8 :</strong> Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format and &quot;I&#39;m Done Resizing My Image&quot;to download the output.</p>

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

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

If i am an unemployed candidate belonging to general category ? <p>Candidates are requested to keep the following Documents ready for the application process :</p> <ul> <li>Photograph :-113 * 170 Pixels (In JPG,JPEG/PNG)</li> <li>Signature&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;:- 302 * 132 Pixels&nbsp;&nbsp; (In JPG,JPEG/PNG).</li> </ul>

Which candidates have to upload the Income Certificate ? <ul> <li>General&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li>SC/ST</li> <li>OBC(NC)</li> <li>SC/ST</li> <li>OBC(NC).</li> </ul>

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? <p>CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SC/ST/OBC(NC) CATEGORY:-</p> <ul> <li><strong>If the Applicant himself And/OR Parent/s And/Or Guardian / Other Family members employed:-</strong> Income certificate from the employer / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2015-16 for all earning members in the family, as the case may be</li> <li><strong>If the Applicant&#39;s Parent/s Retired:-Pension yearly certificate / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year If Applicant&#39;s Parent is a Farmer :-</strong> Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development . <ul> <li>Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector or the ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2015-16</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>If the Applicant&#39;s Parent has Own business :-</strong> Businesses with ITR filed: ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2015-16 <ul> <li>Very small businesses / enterprises: Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, NaiK Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/ Collector.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

I Belong to the SC/ST Category, which Income Document do i need to Upload? <ul> <li>Unemployed SC/ST and OBC(NC) applicant&#39;s whose Parent&#39;s Annual income from all the sources is below 2.5 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively have to pay Application Fee&nbsp; Rs.250/- + bank charges additional for&nbsp; per programme&nbsp; selected &nbsp;</li> <li>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.</li> </ul>

What is the eligibility criteria? <p>Programme require completion of Bachelor&#39;s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.</p>

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

Whether the final year students of Bachelor degree can apply? <p>Yes,Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master&#39;s Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.</p>

Do students with a year’s gap face disadvantages? <p>No. All you need are the necessary documents. .</p>

What is the selection criteria for admission into MA programs of TISS? <p>The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISS NET). Based on the performance in the TISS NET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview.(PIT/PI).</p>

What are the programmes TISS offers? <p>TISS offers 55 Master&#39;s Programmes: -<br /> <strong>MUMBAI CAMPUS:-</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.A. Social Work in Children and Family</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Criminology and Justice</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practice</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Dalit and Tribal studies and Action</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Public Health</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Mental Health</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and social entrepreneurship</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Women Centred Practice</li> <li>M.A. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations</li> <li>M.A. Social Entrepreneurship</li> <li>M.A. Globalisation and Labour</li> <li>Master of Health Administration</li> <li>Master of Hospital Administration</li> <li>Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology</li> <li>Master of Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance</li> <li>M.A. Development Studies</li> <li>M.A. in Womens Studies</li> <li>M.A. Education (Elementary)</li> <li>M.A./M.Sc. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies</li> <li>M.A. / M.Sc. in Urban Policy and Governance</li> <li>M.A. / M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance</li> <li>M.A. / M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance</li> <li>M.A. / M.Sc. in Disaster Management</li> <li>MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology</li> <li>MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology</li> <li>M.A. in Media and Cultural Studies</li> <li>Master of Library and Information Science</li> <li>Master of laws in access to justice</li> </ul> <p><strong>Online Programmes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Online M.A. Social Work in Child Rights</li> <li>Online M.A. International Family Studies</li> </ul> <p><strong>TULJAPUR CAMPUS</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.A. Social Work in Rural Development</li> <li>M.A./M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice</li> <li>M.A./M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resources Governance</li> <li>M.A. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship</li> </ul> <p><strong>GUWAHATI CAMPUS</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.A. Social Work in Community Organization and Development Practices</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Public Health</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in livelihoods and entrepreneurship</li> <li>M.A. Social Work in Counselling</li> <li>M.A. in Labour Studies and Social Protection</li> <li>M.A. in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development</li> <li>M.A. in peace and conflict studies</li> <li>M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology</li> </ul> <p><strong>HYDERABAD CAMPUS</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.A. Development Studies</li> <li>M.A. in Womens Studies</li> <li>M.A. in Rural Development and Governance</li> <li>M.A. in Education</li> <li>M.A. in Public Policy and Governance</li> <li>M.A. in Natural Resources &amp; Governance</li> <li>M.A. Human Resource Management</li> </ul> <p><strong>THE BANYAN, CHENNAI</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.A. Social Work in Mental Health</li> <li>MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Counselling Psychology</li> <li>MA Applied Psychology - Specialization in Clinical Psychology</li> <li>M.A. in Research, Management and Entrepreneurship in Health.</li> </ul>

Is this Institute Affiliated to any University? <p>No, this is a &ldquo;Deemed University&rdquo; established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.</p>

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

How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PWD? <p>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.</p>

What are the facilities available for SC / ST / OBC (Non-creamy Layer) / Religious Minority / PWD candidates? <p>We conduct post-admission orientation programme, remedial coaching classes and various need based programmes. Besides, scholarship for eligible students as per Goi rules.&nbsp;</p>

Do you have any management / NRI / Ex-Serviceman quota? <p>No.</p>

Do you offer admission to Deputed / Sponsored Candidates? <p>In the case of Government Officers/employees from Departments of Education/SCERTs/DIETs, Teachers and Resources Persons applying for the M.A. Education (Elementary)/all other programmes filled application forms may be sent via the relevant authority nominating the candidates. The selection of such candidates will be through a suitable screening process comprising documentary evidence of interest and motivation of the programme or an interview.</p>

Do you provide hostel accommodation? <p>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.</p>

What is the procedure for verifying Original Documents? <p>Document verification will be done before re -opening of classes between April to&nbsp; June 2017 All the original documents from Xth standard onwards should be produced for verification.</p>

What is Pre-admission Medical check-up? <p>All the provisionally selected candidates have to undergo for the Medical check-up which will be conducted by the Medical Officers of the Institute after verification of original documents on the same Day .</p>

Do you have campus placement? <p>Yes, for some programmes, particularly the old ones. For programmes which are recently introduced are also in the process for campus placement. Otherwise students are getting placed in various sectors after graduating from this Institute.</p>