As per the latest notification, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has announced that it will replace the TISSMAT exam with the TISS online assessment round when it comes to selection at the 2nd stage of admission. In the earlier announcement the dates for the online personal interview (OPI) were announced i.e. July 5 to July 17 due to COVID19 situation in the country.
The admission formalities shall be completed by 26th July till 28th August. Candidates seeking admission in the Management programmes need to appear for the TISS Management Aptitude Test (TISSMAT) exam after appearing for the TISSNET exam.
In this article, find out the selection process which the institute will conduct to shortlist the candidates for the final admission:-
Eligibility Criteria of MA (HRM & LR)
A candidate willing to seek admission in the MA (HRM & LR) needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below:
- A candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree of no less than 3 years of duration.
- Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor's Degree programme, but have not passed in all the courses (main/major/subsidiary, etc.) of the first and second years ( if the Degree is of 3 years duration) and first, second and third years (if the Degree is of 4 years duration) on the day of applying for the programme are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree programmes offered by the Institute.
- Candidates declared as failed in the final year examination are not eligible to apply for any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute, unless they pass their Bachelor's Degree examination on the day of applying for any of the programmes.
TISS: Admission process of MA (HRM & LR)
TISS follows a two step admission process before giving the final admission offer to the candidates. In the first step, the institute conducts its own online assessment. In the second step an extempore round along with the online personal interview (OPI) will be conducted. Read on to find out more about the TISS admission process:
TISS Online Assessment
As the TISSMAT exam stands cancelled, the institute will organise an online assessment in which 3 member panel will be formed by TISS to conduct online assessment for approximately 20-30 minutes. The TISS online assessment is scheduled from July 1 to 21, 2021. The aim of the assessment is to assess the suitability and interest of candidates in the MA programme. Online Assessment shall comprise of:-
Step 1: TISS Extempore Speech
In the extempore round, candidates will be asked to present a topic as assigned by the committee for a duration of about 2-3 minutes. In case the candidates find it difficult to speak on the topic provided initially, they can opt to speak on the second topic.
Step 2: TISS Online Personal Interview
Online Interview shall be conducted to assess the motivation, interest and preparedness as well as basic subject knowledge of undergraduate studies. They will also explore the candidates' understanding of social and economic factors. These are only indicative areas of exploration at the Online Personal Interview.
Step 3: Final Merit List
As the last step of admission process, a final merit list of all the qualifying candidates is prepared by TISS. Candidates scoring high on all the parameters such as TISSNET exam, GD and PI are then extended final admission offer.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai is a leading educations institute that was established in 1936 as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work and later renamed as TISS. As a Deemed university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956, TISS is popular among the MBA aspirants for its Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations) which offers wonderful career opportunities in the domain of Human Resource Management. Every year the institute conducts TISSNET exam to shortlist the candidates for various programmes conducted at Mumbai, Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati campuses.
The Mumbai campus of TISS houses 12 Schools, 6 Independent Centres, and 3 Resource Centres. MBA Aspirants seeking admission in the MA (HRM & LR) course can enrol in School of Management and Labour Studies which at present has 5 Centres in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations; Labour Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Social and Organisational Leadership; Public Policy and Governance.
Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations)
The MA (HRM & LR) course is conducted by Centre for Human Resources Management and Labour Relations under the School of Management and Labour Studies in the Mumbai Campus. The programme intake capacity till date is of 60 students and formerly the institute used to give the degree of M.A. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations to the candidates pursuing the same course. The objective of this course is to prepare the candidate to take up challenges of the corporate world with ease and handle them efficiently. The programme places importance on both theoretical and hands-on learning.
TISS MA (HRM & LR): Programme Fees
The total course fee for pursuing MA (HRM & LR) from TISS is approximately INR 1.05 Lakh which includes fee for Tuition, Library, Examination Fee, Medical Examination Fee, Field Work Charges, Computer Charges, Convocation Charges, ID Card Charges, Students' Competency Fund, Dev. Fund / Prog Fund, Students’ Union Fund, Medical Insurance Fund.
Apart from the mentioned academic fees, admission seekers are also required to pay caution deposits (refundable at the time of exit from the program on submission of NOC) which is INR 10,000/- with the 1st-semester fee.
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