M.A. in Development StudiesTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
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A Bachelor's Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognized university, in any discipline.
Students who graduate with this degree will find their professional career in academic institutions pursuing inter-disciplinary research and teaching in development studies; in civil and allied administrative services; development facilitating organisations; the corporate sector; and in research consultancy firms.
Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection (Total Marks = 200) through the following:
1. Academic Background (30 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.
2. Written Test (70 Marks): The Written Test is in 2 Parts. Part I is the Common Objective Test for all programmes. Part II of the Written Test is the programme-based test, which consists of Analytical and Verbal Ability. The duration of the test is 60 minutes each for Part I and Part II.
3. Group Discussion (30 Marks): The GD aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues expressed orally in English in a group situation. The time allotted is 25 minutes.
4. Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the PI and GD, general candidates should secure minimum 50% in the Written Test; for reserved candidates the qualifying is 40%.