M.A. in Social EntrepreneurshipTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
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Frequent Asked Questions
A Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3-year duration or equivalent grade (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 requirement of 15 years of formal education) in any discipline.
Eligible candidates will be called for a written test to TISS in Mumbai, and those who qualify will be required to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview on the next day of written test. Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection (Total Marks: 200) through the following:
1. Written Test (40 Marks): All candidates are required to submit along with the application form, a short hypothetical business plan of not more then 500 words on any topic broadly within social sector. This would be part of written test carrying a weightage of 30 marks. The Written Test includes
a. proficiency in English language and comprehension,
b. Awareness of socio-economic issues related to society, economy, entrepreneurship, social sector. The time allotted is 45 minutes.
2. Group Discussion (30 Marks): The Group Discussion (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.
3. Personal Interview (70 Marks): To become eligible for the GD and Personal Interview (PI), a general candidate should secure a minimum combined score of 43 marks (35 marks for SCs and STs) in the short hypothetical business plan submitted and Written Test to be considered for the GD and PI.
4. Academic Background (25 Marks): Marks are awarded to each applicant on the basis of overall percentage of marks secured in the Bachelor's Degree Examination and the maximum marks are 25. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.