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Tata Institute of Social Sciences - [TISS], Mumbai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences - [TISS], Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra UGC, NAAC-A Estd 1936 Deemed to be University

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Abhinav ChauhanMaster of Arts [MA] (Social Work)Batch : 2014

Moved out with a perspective.

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Most of the Student became activist which affect their career and family in near future. Since the institute is providing opportunity to students to work freely but due to different ideologies, students misuse it and which not only affect their life but also affect institute image.

9/10food & accom
10/10social life
Sumit Kumar ShahiMaster of Arts [MA] (Disaster Management)Batch : 2016

Total justice to your education in bright way

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Excellent college management till date yu can never find any misuse of power by any college management they are rather very helpful and supportive

10/10food & accom
10/10social life
Gunjan Pratap SinghMA in Elementary EducationBatch : 2013

A life changing experience

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Its a superb institution to be at. If you have inclination to work for people then you must strive to get admission in TISS

7/10food & accom
9/10social life
Amal KumarLLMBatch : 2015

Alert about the rights and duties

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Good Remarks :- College Addministration, college hostel, scholarship, student aid, equality between students, college hralthy environment, mediacal facility, green environment, Cyber Library, Library,Bad Remaks :- Mess

8/10food & accom
9/10social life
Suvarna GhoshHRM & LRBatch : 2007
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College management is awesome, very helpful and knowledgeable.

10/10food & accom
10/10social life


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Updated On - January 20th 2018

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 Admissions

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.,

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 Exams

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. 

TISS Placements

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:

  • Flipkart
  • Accenture
  • Airtel
  • Ola Cabs
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • HDFC
  • Tata Steel

The following table contains the detailed CTCs offered by the companies to TISS students:

Package Type

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

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

Other TISS Campuses:

TISS Tuljapur

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

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:

  • Azim Premji School of Education
  • School of Gender Studies
  • School of Human Resource Management
  • School of Livelihoods and Development
  • School of Public Policy and Governance
  • School of Vocational Education

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

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.

TISS Alumni:

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:

  • Medha Patkar, social activist
  • Anu Aga, former Chairman, Thermax
  • Gursimran Khamba, Stand-up comedian and writer, he is the co-founder of All India Bakchod

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:

  • Recognized as a Deemed to be University in 1964 by the University Grants Commission of India (UGC)
  • TISS has earned recognition as an institution of repute from different Ministries of the Government of India and various State Governments, as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, and the non-government sector, both national and international
  • Featured alumni: Mohd. Tarique, Member of Working Group on Urban Poverty, National Advisory Council
  • TISS also operates out of campuses in Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur

TISS Mumbai has several Schools, Centers with Faculty teaching, researching and publishing. Some of the noted Schools and Centers are as follows:

  • School of Social Work
  • School of Management and Labor Studies
  • School of Health Systems Studies
  • School of Development Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Habitat Studies
  • School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance
  • School for Media and Cultural Studies
  • School of Vocational Education 


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.



Computer Center
The Computer Centre was established with the aid of the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR). It provides training in data processing to research scholars, and has been recognized by the ICSSR as a Centre for Consultancy in Data Processing and Analysis.

Library: The Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library (SDTML)

  • About 1,20,000 volumes, and subscribes to over 8,500 print and e-journals
  • Prominent among them are SAGE Online, JSTOR, Emerald Management Xtra, EBSCO Business Source Premier, (statistical database), GALE Virtual Reference Library (e-books), Net Library eBooks Collection, India Business Insight Database, etc.
  •  Over 290 scholarly print journals and receives another 80 journals on exchange and gratis
  •  About 1600 audio-visual materials
  • It also has in possession a small collection of rare and out of print books on social reform movements and biographies of Social Reformers
  • Being a digital library system, it is recognized as a National Document Delivery Centre in the field of Social Sciences by the University Grants Commission.  TISS Digital Library hosts about 1,300 documents

TISS campus hosts six hostels, four on the Main campus and two in Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus Annexed. The hostels can accommodate approximately 500 students. Each room in the hostel is provided with a bed, a mattress, a table, a chair and a cupboard. The entire Campus is Wi-Fi enabled. 

The Gymkahana of TISS, located in the main campus, is a two storey building and has space for a well-equipped Gymnasium and space for Yoga. There is a fully fledged indoor badminton court, two very popular table tennis boards and other indoor games like carom. 

The Counseling Center
The Counselors help the students in their day- to- day concerns and also enhance their overall functioning. Workshops on topics relevant to increasing the capacities of the students are regularly conducted by the Counselors. The Counselors also maintain a notice board where posters, charts and cartoons pertaining to various issues are exhibited. The e-mail is yet another medium of communication for the students and the Counselors.






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Ankita Singh

I wish to persue an MA IN HUMAN RESOURCES or an MBA in HR. Kindly suggest a good institution.

27 Sep, 2017 00:10
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Ankita, To get the best colleges list for MA (Human Resources) and MBA (Human Resources), please check the links which are given below:

1 Top Colleges for MA (Human Resources) in India 

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27 Sep, 2017 17:18
Kalpana maheshwari

Hello, i m kalpana maheshwari from anand.. M interested to do MHA... M medical internee.. What are the procedures to get admission??

03 Mar, 2017 10:21
Mihika Shah

I am from the United States, looking to do an MHA in India. I want to know if there are any good programs in Mumbai or Bangalore.

01 Mar, 2017 00:10

Hi Mihika, for international admission to MHA, Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts an Online Written Essay Test/International Entrance Test which is scheduled in the 1st week of March 2017. For application process or any kind of query related to the admission, you may contact at or +91-22-2552 5920 (between 10 am to 6 pm – Mon to Fri).

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