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Haryana University | 1986


TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) is a public research university with several campuses in India. It was created in 1936 and is Asia's oldest institute for professional social work education. In 1944, the institute was renamed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). And, in the year 1964, the Government of India selected Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) as a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC (University Grants Commission Act), 1956.

In 1986, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) opened a rural campus in Tuljapur, MH. And, in 2011, two off-campus campuses in Hyderabad and Guwahati in. TISS additionally provides training, teaching, research, and development support from centres settled throughout India, together with Leh, Ladakh, and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) provides PhD degrees in Health Studies, Gender Studies, Management and Labour Studies, Rural Development, Development Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Disaster Studies, Education, Law and Social Work. Through its Open Distance Learning programme, the Deemed-to-be University also offers MA and PG diploma programmes in Elementary Education and Digital Library Management.

TISS was awarded a 'Great Place to Study' by Forbes India in a 2018 feature on Indian Institutes. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was given the highest rating, a 'Diamond Ranking (Overall)' in the QS-I Gauge rating process.

TISS is a prestigious educational institution in India. It trains human resources and social work professionals, conducts research on social problems and social sciences, and publishes and disseminates this information for the benefit of society. It is also one of the country's few institutes that conducts field projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of organised and methodical welfare programmes. In addition to teaching and training, the faculty is involved in field-action programmes.

TISS's Vision has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, with the goal of creating an ecologically sustainable, people-centered, and better society that protects and promotes social justice, equality, dignity and human rights for all.

Top Courses & Fees

  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • M.Sc
    Duration: 2Y
  • M.Phil
    Duration: 1Y
  • PGD
    Duration: 2Y
  • MPH
    Social Epidemiology Health policy, Economic & Finance
    Health Administration  
    MA (at TISS, Mumbai)
    Disability Studies & Action Women-Centred Practice
    Applied Psychology- Clinical & Counseling Practices Media & Cultural Science
    Mental Health Criminology & Justice
    Water Policy & Governance Climate Change & Sustainability Studies
    Development Studies Community Organization & Development Practice
    Organization Development, Change, & Leadership Women's Studies
    Elementary Disaster Management
    Education Regulatory Governance
    Social Entrepreneurship Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action
    Human Resource Management & Labor Relations Children & Families
    Analytics Livelihood & Social Entrepreneurship
    Urban Policy & Governance Globalization & Labour
    Public Health  
    Analytics Urban Policy & Governance
    Disaster Management Climate and Counseling Practice
    Water Policy and Governance Regulatory Governance
    Education Social Sciences
    Psychiatric Social Work Social Sciences with Sociology of Education
    Clinical and Counseling Practice Rural Development
    Disaster Studies Development Studies
    Management & Labor Studies Women's Studies
    Inclusive Development and Social Justice Health Services Management
    Public Health Social Work
    Social Sciences Health & Service Management
    Development Studies Applied Psychology
    Management & Labor Studies Habitat Studies
    Social Work Disaster Studies
    Public Health Education
    B.Ed / M.Ed (Integrated)
    LLM (Access to Justice)


    TISS Fee Structure:

    Courses Fees (For 1st year)
    B.Ed + M.Ed       ₹ 74,500
    M.A ₹ 66,500
    M.H.A [Hospital] ₹ 64,500
    M.Sc      ₹ 64,500
    MSW ₹ 66,500
     Courses Total Fees
    PG Diploma ₹3.5 Lakhs
    L.L.M     ₹ 68,500
    MPH ₹ 1,00,600
    P.hD.   ₹ 29,400 (Per Semester)


Tata Institute of Social Sciences allows both online and offline applications, depending on the candidates' interests.

Steps to Apply:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Go for for TISS-NET.
  • TISS-PAT/TISS-MAT and Online PI Round
  • Final Merit List will be released.

** Admissions will be based on the results of the TISSNET, a pre-interview test, and a personal interview.


Admission Important Dates 2022:

Registration Deadline for TISS PhD 2022                                                  20th March, 2022
Result - TISSNET 2022                                                                          19th March, 2022
Final result for M.A. programme announced(TISS NET 2022)                    28th July, 2022
Registration Started for TISSNET                                                             2nd December, 2022

TISS Eligibility Criteria

TISS Mumbai admission process 2022 is entirely based on entrance examinations for all Postgraduate and Ph.D. level courses. Other short-term, diploma and certificate courses are typically admitted through interviews.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
MHA / MPH / B.Ed-M.Ed. TISS-NET and TISS-PAT and Online PI
M.A. / M.Sc. TISS-NET and TISS-PAT/TISS-MAT and online PI


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Ques. Why should I enrol in the M.A Rural Development programme at TISS Mumbai?
TISS Mumbai is well-known for its Rural Development course, which promotes long-term well-being by utilising existing people, resources, and the environment. It involves advanced policymaking and practise learning that assists students in understanding the issues of Indian rural diversity.


Ques. How do TISS students get recruited?
TISS students are recruited in two ways. The first one is Summer placement; the Students are hired for a two-month summer internship. And, the second one is final Placement, the students in their final year are hired for entry-level full-time positions.


Ques. What is the eligibility for the TISS Diploma in Hospital Management?
TISS offers the following hospital management courses:

  • PGDHA (Hospital Administration) (Executive) (require 2 year of work experience)
  • PGD in healthcare quality management (require 3-years of experience)
  • Graduation with the relevant experience is required for Diploma courses. TISSNET/TISSMAT with graduation is essential for all other programmes.


Ques. Are there Scholarship Programs available at TISS Mumbai? 
Scholarships are available for SC/ST/OBC students. Scholarships will also be awarded to students based on their merit and economic level. To be eligible for the scholarship programme, students must provide a copy of their caste certificate. Students who received high grades on the merit list will be awarded a scholarship directly by the college.


Ques. How do I apply for international admission at TISS Mumbai?
International applicants must apply through TISS Mumbai's official admission portal and provide supporting documentation. Candidates who submit the required application forms and documentation are chosen for the entrance exam and telephone interview. Finally, a list of candidates is chosen based on the merits of the Entrance and interview.


Ques. TISS conducts a separate test for Development Studies in addition to TISSNET.
TISS does not administer a separate exam for Development Studies other than TISSNET. You can gain admission to TISS bypassing TISSNET.


TISS Review & Ranking

  • TISS is one of Mumbai's top five universities.
  • TISS University received a rating of 8.9/10 on a student survey.
  • TISS students are satisfied with their academics, lecturers, infrastructure, and placement.
  • Outlook 2020 ranks it 27th for University.
  • In India 2020, it is ranked as 57th out of 200.


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