Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

  Mumbai   UGC, NAAC   ESTD 1936
  Mumbai   UGC, NAAC   ESTD 1936

About College

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It is Deemed to be a university under the UGC Act,1956.

TISS offers 50 post-graduate programmes ranging from Public Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Work, Health & Hospital, Public Health, Administration, Livelihood Innovation, Mental Health, Gender, Disaster Management, Water and Energy Resources Planning and Management, Urban Planning and Management, Human Resources Management & Labour Relations, Social Entrepreneurship and Education, Rural Development.


TISS begins the admission process for Master’s programs at its Mumbai campus by the end of November each year. The admission process for Research programs begins in the month of January. The application process is online and a candidate can access the application form from the institute’s official website. The academic year usually starts at the end of May and beginning of June.

  • Admission to MA, M.Sc, MPH, LL.M, M.Li.Sc & MHA is offered on the basis of score in Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test (TISSNET) followed by Pre-Interview Test (PIT) & Personal Interview (PI).
  • M.Phil-Ph.D. & Direct PhD admission is based on the performance in Research Aptitude Test (RAT) followed by evaluation of Academics, Research Proposal & Work Experience.
  • Minimum eligibility for M.Phil-Ph.D. is a pass in Master’s degree in the relevant discipline while for Direct PhD entry, Master’s degree along with t least five -year of work experience is mandatory.
  • TISS also offers BA in Social Work in off-campus mode. Students have to qualify in TISS-BAT to secure admission to this program.


Course name Duration Fees Exams Accepted
Master of Arts [MA] 2 years 1.18 Lakhs TISSNET
Master of Health Administration [MHA] 2 years 1.04 Lakhs TISSNET
Master of Science [M.Sc] 2 years 1.18 Lakhs TISSNET
Master of Public Health [MPH] 2 years 1.04 Lakhs TISSNET
Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc] 2 years 1.01 Lakhs TISSNET
Master of Laws [LLM] 1 year 0.70 Lakhs TISSNET
Post Graduate Diploma 1 year 0.88 Lakhs
Diploma 1 year 0.40 Lakhs
Certificate in Disaster Management 6 months 0.34 Lakhs
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics 1 year 1.98 Lakhs
Executive Post Gradute Diploma in Organization Development and Change 14 months 3.98 Lakhs
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management 18 months 3.48 Lakhs
M.Phil. + Ph.D in Arts 5 years 2.10 Lakhs


TISS conducted its Final Placement Process for the HRM batch of 2015-17 during the month of January, 2017. The Placement Process was extremely successful with 100% placement. All offers were made in the Human Resource function.

List of Companies that Made Offers

Synchrony Financial, Crisil
Conglomerate ITC
Aurobindo Pharma
Fire Eye, Cyient
L&T, Aarti Industries, Great Eastern Shipping,
Transworld, D' Décor

Summer Placement Process 2016-18

TISS conducted its Summer Placement Process for the HRM batch of 2016-18 during the month of September &
October. The Placement Process was extremely successful with all 39 students getting placed. All offers made were paid
internship offers.

List of Companies that Made Offers

Coca Cola
Vitusa Polaris
Tata Motors, Murugappa Group, Tata Chemicals
TE Connectivity, Intel, KLA Tencor
Indigo Airlines, HPCL, Indian Oil, Tata Projects, Taj
Hotels & Resorts


Year Companies Visited Highest Package Average Package
2018 28.70 LPA 18.20 LPA


Source Rank
The Week 18
Business Today 19

Infrastructure and Facilities

At the Tata Institute of Social Sciences – TISS the students are endowed with modern infra and convenient amenities that make their life ‘go easy’ in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well-ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet connectivity, medical facilities etc.


Under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education Scholarship:

(i) 3 students have received the scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

(ii) 31 students have applied online through the national portal for the National Scholarship for Higher education for ST students (formerly known as Top Class Education Scholarship) sponsored by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi. The scholarships include a laptop and financial provision for books.

Other Scholarships:

Ishan Uday for North-Eastern Region, Scholarship for Persons with Disability sponsored by NHFDC, Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child, PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST, PG Merit Scholarship Scheme for University Rank Holders at Undergraduate level, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST, Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority and Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST from the UGC for M.Phil. And PhD Scholars.