Tata Institute of Social Sciences – TISS

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a social sciences institute with its main campus based in Deonar, Mumbai, India. TISS also operates out of campuses in Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur (in Osmanabad district, Maharashtra). 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.

Contact Details
  • V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088
  • Telephone Nos. 91-22-2552 5000
  • Fax 91-22-2552 5050
  • TISS C.A.R.E. (Centre for Application Relationship and Engagement)
  • Helpline 022-25525252


List of Schools and Campuses

1) Mumbai campus:
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Management and Labour Studies
  • School of Health Systems Studies
  • School of Development Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Habitat Studies
  • Centre for Human Ecology
  • School for Media and Cultural Studies
  • Centre for Digital Library and Information Sciences
2) Tuljapur Campus
3) Hyderabad Campus
4) Guwahati Campus

Courses, Eligibility and Admission Procedure

Tata Institute of Social sciences offers a huge range of courses and MBA specializations to choose from. A list of the popular TISS Mumbai MBA courses is as follows:

  • Social work (SW)
  • Disability Studies and Action (DSA)
  • Development Studies (DS),
  • Education (Elementary) (EE)
  • Counseling (CL)
  • Women’s Studies (WS)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (SE)
  • Globalisation and Labour (GL)
  • Public Health – Health Policy, Economics and Finance (PHHP)
  • Public Health – Social Epidemiology (PHSE)
  • Health Administration (HE)
  • Hospital Administration (HO)
  • Habitat Policy and Practice (HPP)
  • Disaster Management (DM)
  • Media and Cultural Studies (MCS)

For all Master’s Degree Programmes
Fee: Rs 30000 to 50000 per annum


A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

Selection Procedure

TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET)

Marks for the Different Components

  • National Common Written Test 100 marks
  • Pre-Interview Test prior to the Personal Interview 50 marks
  • Personal Interview 75 marks
  • Total 225 marks

Pattern of Written Examination

Total Duration of the exam (minutes)

  • Part 1 – 45 minutes
  • Part 2(HRM) – 60 minutes

Total number of questions

  • Part 1 – 50,
  • Part 2(HRM) – 75

Negative Marking

  • Part 1 – No Negative Marking
  • Part 2 (HRM) – 1/4th Negative marks

TISS: Previous Year Paper Pattern

Part 1



Number of Questions

Section A

 Analytical and Numerical Ability


Section B

 Language Ability


Section C

 Awareness of General and Social Issues


 Part 2



 Number of Questions

Section I

 Data Interpretation


Section II

 Data Sufficiency


Section III

 Reading Comprehension


Section IV

 Business Knowledge and Foundation of Management



100 Percent
Recent placements saw an average salary of 15 Lakhs per annum.

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