MSW, TISS, Mumbai
Renamed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 1944, the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work was the first school of social work in India. It has been granted the status of a deemed university by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Since then, it has known no boundaries in terms of expansion of educational programmes and infrastructure.
TISS offers a BA (hons) social work, an MA in development studies, disaster management, education (elementary), globalisation and labour, health administration, hospital administration, human resources management and labour relations, media and cultural studies, social entrepreneurship, and social work.
It also offers an integrated MPhil / PhD programme in health systems studies, management and labour studies, social sciences and social work.
Notification for admission is given in November and the application form and information brochure can be obtained by sending a letter to the deputy registrar along with a DD for Rs 750 drawn in favour of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088.
You should have a bachelors degree or its equivalent from a recognised university in any discipline with 50 per cent marks in the aggregate.
If you are awaiting your final year bachelors degree examination results, you are not eligible to apply for admission to the master of health administration programme. Medical graduates should complete their internship on or before June of the year of examination.
The entrance exam is held in January at Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Calcutta, Lucknow , Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Pattern of exam
You are assessed on the marks secured in your bachelors degree exam, an essay or written test and an interview. The test is of two hours long and your academic performance carries 30 marks.
The essay or written test carries 100 marks. The test is in two parts, part one being the common objective test that consists of general awareness or knowledge of current and contemporary social issues, analytical, logical reasoning and quantitative ability as well as verbal reasoning. The second part of the 60-minute test is descriptive in nature.
How to prepare
To keep yourself abreast of current affairs, read newspapers and news magazines such as Outlook, and India Today. The interview will focus on your personality, topic of specialisation, current affairs and knowledge in the field of study you have applied for.
sample test paper
Fortis Health has entered into an agreement with which real estate company for floating a joint venture to set up hospitals across the country?
a) Unitech b) Omaxe
c) DLF d) none of these.
India has collaborated with which country to produce the supersonic cruise missile Brahmos?
a) USA b) Israel
c) France d) Russia
Find the correct meaning of:
a) powerful b) faithful
c) paucity d) stinking
a) obnoxious b) incipient
c) pleasant d) kingdom
A dealer sold two TV sets for Rs 7,400 each. On one he gained 10 per cent and on the other he lost 10 per cent. The dealer’s loss or gain in the transaction is:
a) no profit or loss
b) one per cent gain
c) 0.1 per cent loss
d) one per cent loss
Out of the four words given below, three cannot be formed from the letters of ARCHITECTURE. Point out the word which can be formed.
a) lecture b) urea
c) children d) tent