TISSNET, conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences is mandatory for admission into various M.A. programs offered by TISS and its affiliated Institutes. TISS is widely known for its prestigious program in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Labor Relations (LR). The Institute brings together high quality scholars and practitioners from Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, Environmental Sciences backgrounds. The interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes combined with field work aim to address the most critical, current and emerging issues of the nation.
The TISSNET 2018 result is expected to be declared in the month of February, 2018. Candidates who appeared for the national entrance test will be sent their score cards via email. You can check your TISSNET result by clicking on the following link:
Post the declaration of results, candidates are shortlisted based on their TISSNET score for the next rounds. These rounds consist of a 40 minute written Pre-Interview Test (PIT) and Personal Interview (PI) to be held in TISS campuses across Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The combined scores of the computer based NET exam, descriptive written test and personal interview is used by institutes to generate the final admission list. The PIT/ PI round will be held in the month of March and the final merit list will be released in the month of April, 2018. For more details, refer to the official TISSNET webpage or the information brochure.
Group Discussion or GD, is used by an organization (company, institute, business school etc.) to gauge whether a candidate has certain personality traits desired by them like communication skills, leadership, teamwork etc.
As TISS offers specialized courses related to social entrepreneurship and other related streams, therefore, the topics of GD are generally related to social issues and current affairs related to social issues. Few topics from previous year GDs are: Corporate Social Responsibility - a Myth, Child Labour, and Privatization of Hospitals. In TISS, the duration of GD is 15 minutes. There are 2 panelists and in each group there are about 8-10 members.