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TISSNET 2018 ELIGIBILITY

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TISSNET Eligibility Criteria 2018

TISSNET Eligibility Criteria mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. The eligibility criteria for TISSNET is defined by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). 

Listed below are the key highlights of TISSNET Eligibility:

  • Candidate must have completed the graduation of minimum 3 years duration or its equivalent.
  • Final year candidates are also eligible to apply for TISSNET. However, they will be offered final admission only after they clear the final year examination.
  • Candidates who fail to clear their final year exams will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
  • There is no upper age limit defined by TISS for appearing in TISSNET 2018.
  • One must fill TISSNET Application Form carefully. If any discrepancy is found at later stages, the candidature of a candidate will be cancelled on the spot.

TISSNET or Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test is conducted annually for admission to full- time PG programs such as M.A., M.Sc., M.H.A. and M.P.H. Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can proceed towards TISSNET Registration. The application form for TISS Exam will be available in September 2017. One must pay the requisite fee and upload documents to be able to appear for TISSNET 2018.


Factors Determining Eligibility to Apply for TISSNET?

TISS, conducting body of TISSNET has laid out few factors that will determine if a is eligible to fill TISSNET Application Form or not. Listed below are the factors and instructions – 

  • ‘Pass Class’ indicated in the Bachelor’s Degree of candidate would be used for the purpose of determining their eligibility.
  • Candidates in the final year of 3 years graduation and have not cleared in all the courses (main, major or substitute) of 1st and 2nd year are not eligible to apply for TISSNET 2018.
  • Candidates in the final year of 4 years graduation and have not cleared in all the courses (main, major or substitute) of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year is not eligible to apply for TISSNET 2018.
  • Candidates with 10+2+2+1 bridge course pattern or any other pattern with 15 years of formal education from a recognized university/ institute are also eligible to apply.
  • Only those candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by June 10, 2018,  are eligible to apply to all the program
  • If any information provided in the application form of TISSNET is identified as incorrect or misleading, it will result in cancellation of the candidature.
  • Candidates who are provided admissions provisionally but he/ she fails in the final year will not be allowed to continue the program.
  • If candidate has failed in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree, he/ she will are not allowed to take part in the entrance exam for admission in programs offered by TISS.
  • Candidates who are admitted provisionally will not be allowed to continue with the program at TISS if they fail to clear the final year degree examination of their Bachelor’s program.

Note -

What is Pass Class?

Most colleges have Pass/ Fail classes but not all are created equal. Instead of a traditional letter grade based on a numbers system, the student receives a passing grade or a failing grade. Hence, the term simply means a student will be graded and those grades will define if he/ she has cleared the exam or not.


Program Specific Eligibility for TISSNET 2018

Apart from TISSNET general eligibility defined by the conducting body, there are other eligibility standards for all the programs. All the applicants are advised to carefully go through the detailed course wise eligibility criteria before registering for TISSNET 2018:

Program NameProgram Specific Eligibility

CF – Social Work with Children and Families

Graduation from any discipline

CJ – Social Work in Criminology and Justice

Graduation from any discipline

CODP – Social Work in Community Organisation and Development Practice

Graduation from any discipline

DTA – Social Work in Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action

Graduation from any discipline

DSA – Social Work in Disability Studies and Action

Preference for candidates with a graduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, and Disability rehabilitation-related fields. Graduates with at least 2 years experience in the field of social welfare will be preferred.

LE – Social Work in Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship

Graduation from any discipline

MH – Social Work in Mental Health

Graduation from any discipline

PH – Social Work in Public Health

Graduation from any discipline

WCP – Social Work in Women Centred Practice

Graduation from any discipline

GL – Globalisation and Labour

Graduation from any discipline

HRM – Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

Graduation from any discipline

SE – Social Entrepreneurship

Graduation from any discipline

HE – Health Administration

Candidates should have:

  • Completed three years graduate degree in any discipline, or
  • Four years graduate degree in medicine, paramedical sciences, or other four years program like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering
  • Complete their internship on or before June 11, 2017.
  • Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible to apply.

HO – Hospital Administration

Candidates should have:

  • Completed three years graduate degree in any discipline, or
  • Four years graduate degree in medicine, paramedical sciences, or other four years program like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering
  • Complete their internship on or before June 11, 2017.
  • Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible to apply.

PHHP – Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance

Candidates should have:

  • Master's degree in any discipline, or,
  • Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four years program like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering.
  • Completed their internship on or before June 11, 2017.
  • Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible to apply.

PHSE – Public Health in Social Epidemiology

Candidates should have:

  • Master's degree in any discipline, or,
  • Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four years program like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering.
  • Completed their internship on or before June 11, 2017.
  • Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible to apply.

DS – Development Studies

Graduation from any discipline

WS – Women’s Studies

Graduation from any discipline

EE – Education (Elementary)

Graduation from any discipline

MC – Media and Cultural Studies

Graduation from any discipline

CCSS – Climate Change and Sustainability Studies

Graduation from any discipline

RG – Regulatory Governance

Graduation from any discipline

WPG – Water Policy & Governance

Graduation from any discipline

DM – Disaster Management

Graduation from any discipline

APCP – Applied Psychology with specialisation in Counselling Psychology
  1. Candidate should have completed:
  1. B.A. Psychology
  2. B.A./ B.Sc. Home Sciences with specialisation in Child/ Human Development
  3. B.A. in Social Work
  4. B.A. General with minimum 3 papers in Psychology  
  1. Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2017, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
PHHP – Public Health in Health Policy, Economics, and Finance

Candidates should have a:

  • Master’s degree in any discipline 
  • Completed Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four-year programs like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering, law.
  • Candidates should have completed their internship on or before June 10, 2018.
PHSE – Public Health in Social Epidemiology

Candidates should have a:

  • Master's degree in any discipline,
  • Completed Bachelor's degree in medicine, paramedical or other four-year programs like pharmacy, veterinary sciences, engineering, law
  • Candidates should have completed their internship on or before June 10, 2018.
DS – Development StudiesGraduation from any discipline
WS – Women’s StudiesGraduation from any discipline
EE – Education (Elementary)Graduation from any discipline
MC – Media & Cultural StudiesGraduation from any discipline
CCSS – Climate Change & Sustainability StudiesGraduation from any discipline
RG – Regulatory GovernanceGraduation from any discipline
UPG – Urban Policy & Governance

Graduation in one of the following disciplines:

Engineering, Architecture, Management, Physical Sciences, Geography, Planning, Law, or Social Sciences, with interest in habitat-related issues/ sectors

APCLP – Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology
  1. Candidates should have completed
  • B.A. Psychology, or
  • B.A. General, with minimum three papers in Psychology
  1. Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2018, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
MLIS – Master of Library and Information ScienceGraduation from any discipline
ATJ – LL.M. in Access to Justice
  • LL.B. Degree with 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST).
  • Candidates appearing in final LL.B. Examination in April / May 2018 can also apply

TISS Tuljapur

Program NameProgram Specific Eligibility
RD – Social Work  in Rural DevelopmentGraduation in any discipline
DPPP – Development Policy, Planning, and PracticeGraduation in any discipline
SE – Social EntrepreneurshipGraduation in any discipline
SLNRMG – Sustainable Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management and GovernanceGraduation in any discipline

TISS Hyderabad

Program NameProgram Specific Eligibility
RDG – Rural Development and GovernanceGraduation in any discipline
ED – EducationGraduation in any discipline
PPG – Public Policy and GovernanceGraduation in any discipline
DS – Development StudiesGraduation in any discipline
WS – Women’s StudiesGraduation in any discipline
NRG – Natural Resources & GovernanceGraduation in any discipline
HRM – M.A. in Human Resources ManagementGraduation in any discipline

TISS Guwahati

Program NameProgram Specific Eligibility
EESD – Ecology, Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentGraduation in any discipline
LSSS – Labour Studies and Social SecurityGraduation in any discipline
PCS – Peace and Conflict StudiesGraduation in any discipline
SSA – M.A. in Sociology and Social AnthropologyGraduation in any discipline
SWCODP – Social Work in Community Organisation and Development PracticesGraduation in any discipline
SWLE – Social Work in Livelihoods and EntrepreneurshipGraduation in any discipline
SWCL – Social Work in CounsellingGraduation in any discipline
SWPH – Social Work in Public Health Graduation in any discipline

TISSNET Reservation Policy

As per the Government of India, there are certain reservation policies that the examination authorities have to abide by. The reservation policy of TISSNET varies for each TISS Campus. Listed below are the policies for TISSNET 2018:

TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur and Hyderabad Campuses

  • For Scheduled Castes (SC) : 15% of the seats will be reserved. Check Sample Certificate Format for SC Category 
  • For Scheduled Tribes (ST) : 7.5% of the seats will be reserved. Check Sample Certificate Format for ST Category
  • For Other Backward Classes (OBC – non-creamy layers): 27% of total seats will be reserved. Check Sample Certificate for OBC Category
  • For Persons with Disability (PwD – Supernumerary Quota): 3% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities. There are 3 categories of disabilities namely:
    • Low-vision/blindness

    • Hearing impairment

    • Locomotor disability/cerebral palsy

  • For Kashmiri Migrants: The seats will be reserved as per GOL Directives
  • For Armed Forces: Reservation of 5% seats (supernumerary quota) for Children/ widows of personnel Armed/ Paramilitary Forces killed/ disabled in action during the hostilities in the following priority:
    • Priority I : Widows/wards of Defense personnel/Para-Military Personnel killed in action.

      Required Certificate: Proof in Original.

    • Priority II : Wards of serving Defense Personnel and ex-servicemen/Para-Military personnel disabled in action. Required Certificate: Original disability certificate clearly indicating the disability is attributable to Military Services.

    • Priority III : Widows/wards of Defense Personnel/Para-Military Personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to Military Servie. Required Certificate: Original death certificate clearly indicating the cause of death is attributable to Military Services.

    • Priority IV : Wards of Defense Personnel/Para-Military Personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to Military Service. Required Certificate: Original disability certificate clearly indicating the disability is attributable to Military Services.

    • Priority V : Wards of serving Defense Personnel and Ex-servicemen Para-Military/Police Personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards. Required Certificate: Proof in Original.

    • Priority VI : Wards of Defense Ex-servicemen. Required Certificate: Original ex-servicemen Identity Card/discharge book/PPO(Pension Payment Order).

    • Priority VII : Wards of serving Defense Personnel. Required Certificate: Original Service Identity Cards and Dependant Card/Certificate issued by the Competent Authority.

Check  Sample Certificate for Armed Forces Candidate

TISS Guwahati Campus

  • TISS Guwahati is meant to serve the 8 states in the North-Eastern India.
  • Thus, it reserves 66% of the seats for candidates from these states.
  • The seat allotment for each of the states will be governed by the reservation policy of the respective state.
  • Remaining 34% of the seats are for candidates from rest of India.
  • The GoI reservation policy will be applicable to these 34% of the seats.
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