In a significant move, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has announced its decision to conduct admissions for most of its postgraduate programs through the Common University Entrance Test for Postgraduate (CUET PG) 2024. This strategic shift excludes only two programs – MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, and MA in Organisation Development, Change, and Leadership – for which admissions will be based on Common Admission Test (CAT) scores. Consequently, TISSNET 2024 has been canceled.
This decision aligns with the directives from the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission, emphasizing the use of CUET for postgraduate admissions across central, state, and participating universities. The institute highlighted the comprehensive nature of CUET PG, offering a single-window opportunity for aspiring postgraduate students.
“The CUET (PG) provides a single-window opportunity for all Postgraduate students seeking admission to any of the Central Universities (CUs) or other participating organizations, including State Universities, Deemed to be Universities, and Private Universities across the country,” states the official notification. TISS emphasized compliance with this directive, stating that admission for the academic session 2024-25 for all postgraduate programs will be based on CUET (PG)-2024 scores, with the exception of the specified programs that will consider CAT scores.
Candidates can find detailed information about the registration process on cuet.nta.nic.in, while those seeking TISS admissions can visit admissions.tiss.edu. It is noteworthy that TISS, in the past, administered the TISS NET examination nationally to facilitate admissions for Master’s programs, including Master of Arts, Master of Science, and the integrated BEd-MEd program.
This shift in the admission process reflects the evolving landscape of postgraduate education in line with national directives, providing clarity to prospective students and streamlining the application process for the upcoming academic session 2024-25.