M.A./M.SC. in Habitat Policy & PracticeTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
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Frequent Asked Questions
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Management, Physical Sciences, Geography, Planning, Law, or Social Sciences, with some inclination towards habitat related issues/sectors. Note: A Bachelor's Degree of candidate must be of a minimum three years duration or its equivalent (under the pattern 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study.
- The focus of the programme is on policy and related practice.
- The substance of the programme, to begin with, will be focused on urban and peri-urban issues and processes.
- The programme will start with multi-disciplinarity and strive to achieve inter- disciplinarity, the transition being driven by the needs and demands of the ground-reality.
- It would strive to bring together disciplines not only within social sciences or within physical or engineering/technical sciences, but disciplines from all these three groupings.
- Efforts to impart multidimensional understanding and multifarious capabilities will be founded on efforts-through a group of courses-to develop a perspective among students that is broad, socially inclusive, democratic, technically informed, and culturally as well as environmentally sensitive.
- Another distinguishing feature of the program will be its strong linkages with the ground-reality and commitment to respond to the needs and aspirations of different stake-holders, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of society. This understanding will permeate through and shape all the different components of the program.
Weightage for the Different Components
Written Test = 70
Personal Interview = 100
Academic Background= 30
Written Test: The Written Test is in two parts. Part I is the Common Objective Test, which consists of 3 sections:
1. General Awareness/Knowledge about Current/ Contemporary Social Issues;
2. Analytical/Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability; and
3. Verbal Reasoning. The duration of the Test is 45 minutes. Part II of the Written
Eligibility for Personal Interview:
Short-listing of candidates for Personal Interview will be based on cut-off marks to be decided later by the Institute. Only short-listed candidates will be called for Personal Interview.