Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was founded in 1936 and is an institution known for its social work education. This institution offers a lot of courses and is sought out by a lot of students, especially students aspiring to pursue their post-graduate studies in applied psychology.
The goal of the present M.A. program at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) is to help students become more self-aware and to provide a solid theoretical foundation upon which to build the abilities they will need to practise psychology. The course blends theory and practice perfectly and seamlessly.
The Master of Arts (M.A) in Applied Psychology is a full-time course for 24 months. The total intake for this course is 50.
Students aspiring to take admission in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences should have completed their Bachelor’s with a minimum of three papers in psychology. Applying candidates should’ve passed in all the subjects for all the first four semesters in their Bachelor’s. Candidates should have completed all their requirements for the final year of graduation Bachelors.
The general fee for this course is around 1.49 lakhs and may vary. The complete information on the course structure and details are available on the official website of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
For the past years, TISS has been conducting its very own entrance exam called the TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test). This examination tested the general aptitude of the students, with a paper pattern consisting of quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, general awareness and English proficiency. TISSNET consisted of 100 questions with no negative markings and was generally conducted at the start of every year. Students prepare for this test all year long, honing their skills in quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, English proficiency and general awareness. This was the norm for getting admission to TISS. A key factor for getting admission is one of the top institutions in India.
A recent circular was posted by TISS on 14th November, 2023 which declared the scraping off of TISSNET. The institution will now take into consideration scores from the CUET-PG exam. CUET is the central university entrance exam. The decision is in line with the UGC guidelines. This is a single common entrance window to take admission to all major universities.
The CUET-PG entrance exam tests an individual’s language proficiency, quantitative aptitude, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and general awareness. Besides these, the question paper also consists of domain-specific questions. So aspiring psychology student will also be asked questions from their specific domain of psychology.
Eligibility Criteria for CUET-PG
For general candidates, students need to have an aggregate of 55% marks in their bachelor’s. For SC/ST, there is a reduction of 5% of the required marks. The CUET-PG examination is stand-alone, which means that you will be qualified to take the Psychology Entrance Exam for the Master’s program (CUET-PG) if you have successfully finished your bachelor’s degree in any field and you choose to pursue a master’s in psychology.
Syllabus for CUET-PG
- Introduction to Psychology
- History of Psychology
- Schools of Psychology
- Biological Bases of Behavior
- Learning, Memory
- Sensation and Perception
- Emotion and Motivation
- Psychological Testing
- Life-span Development
- Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
- Statistics for Psychology
The exam has a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer and the total marks that can be obtained is 400 marks. The total number of questions asked is 100, out of which 75 are psychology-based questions and 25 are general aptitude.
The application form for this exam is more likely to be open by January – 2024.