Started out as a small institute offering PG Diploma in Social Work, TISS has since expanded continuously in terms of educational programmes and infrastructure.
Currently, TISS has its main campus situated in Mumbai along with three other campuses in Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur. Most of the TISS courses are offered at its main Mumbai campus which include PG and Research programme in various disciplines.
TISS admission process for PG programmes offered at its Mumbai campus commences by the end of November every year whereas for Research programs, application forms are made available in the month of January. The application process for all the courses is online where candidates can access the application forms through the institute’s official website i.e., www.tiss.edu.
The institute conducts TISS NET for Admission to PG courses and TISS RAT for M.Phil/ Ph.D Admissions in the month of January and February, respectively. The academic session for PG and Research programme usually starts by the end of May and beginning of June.
TISS follows the National policy on reservation of seats for reserved category candidates. Apart from the 49.5% seat reservation for candidates in the SC, ST, and OBC category, the institute also provides supernumerary quota to candidates falling under PwD (Persons with Disability), Armed Forces, and Kashmiri Migrant category as per the Government of India directives.
TISS-NET (National Entrance Test)
TISSNET is conducted for admission to all the PG programmes offered by the institute. Online application process for TISS-NET usually starts in the month of November and the entrance exam is conducted in January every year. Candidates who qualify TISS-NET are required to appear for Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview for final selection.
TISS-RAT (Research Aptitude Test)
TISS-RAT is conducted for admission to Doctoral programme i.e. Ph.D offered by the institute to its students. Candidates are required to fill the application forms online and submit the required fee through SBI Challan or Credit Card/ Debit card. Final admission list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the Written Test and Personal Interview.
With a 100% success rate across all programmes, TISS placement consists of top recruiters in the field of technology, pharmacy, e-commerce, IT and many more. Some of the leading corporations which have offered jobs to TISS students are:
The following table contains the detailed CTCs offered by the companies to TISS students:
Cost To Company (CTC)
Median Annual CTC
INR 18 Lac
Average Annual CTC
INR 17.4 Lac
Highest Annual CTC
INR 27.5 Lac
TISS Mumbai comprises of 12 Schools along with 6 independent centres and 3 resource centres. TISS Mumbai offers postgraduate (MA, M.Sc, LL.M) and research programmes (M.Phil, Ph.D) in multiple disciplines viz. Social Work, Education, Habitat Studies, Social Science and several others. The institute campus houses the following academic schools:
School of Development Studies
School of Education
School of Habitat Studies
School of Health Systems Studies
School of Human Ecology
School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance
School of Media and Cultural Studies
School of Management and Labour Studies
School of Social Work
School for Vocational Education
School of Research Methodology
Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
In 1986, TISS Tuljapur was established in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra and houses the School of Rural Development along with several other centres. Spread over 100-acre in the outskirts of Tuljapur, it offers Five Year Integrated Masters programme along with the bachelor's and master's level courses in various subjects viz. Development Policy, Planning & Practices and Sustainable Livelihoods
TISS Hyderabad operates from two campuses: the first one located at AMR-APARD in Rajendranagar, and the other one situated in Roda Mistry School of Social Work in Gachibowli.
TISS Hyderabad has the following schools:
TISS Hyderabad offers programme at master level in various disciplines including Human Resource Management, Education, Public Policy and Governance. The institute also offers an integrated program in Social Sciences and doctorate level program in Women's Studies & Education and Social Sciences.
TISS Guwahati campus established over 15 acres of land located within the Assam Engineering College campus. In addition to the 5-Year Integrated Masters programme, TISS Guwahati also offers two years postgraduate degree programme in Social Work and Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development.
One of India’s most prestigious social science institute with an extraordinary placement record and exponential growth, the alumni of TISS are recognized all over the world in diverse fields. Some of its noted alumni are:
About the College
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, also known as TISS is a social sciences institute with its main campus based in Mumbai. TISS was established in 1936, as the Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, the first school of social work in India. It was renamed to its current name in 1944:
TISS Mumbai has several Schools, Centers with Faculty teaching, researching and publishing. Some of the noted Schools and Centers are as follows:
Manthan is the annual festival of this Institute which is attended by participants coming from various B-Schools such as FMS, IIT-D, IIT-B, SP Jain, MICA, NITIE, KJ Somaiyya, IRMA, XLRI, IIM-A, IIT-KGP, MDI-HR, SCMHRD, and many more.
Library: The Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library (SDTML)
The Counseling Center
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