TISS Interview Experience: TISSNET 2019 Results have been declared and the candidates have been reportedly getting calls for the subsequent rounds. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) regulates the entire TISSNET 2019 Selection Procedure. The selection rounds begin in the month of March 2019. Candidates who obtain minimum cutoff marks and secure a place in the merit list are eligible to participate in the selection rounds.

TISSNET Selection Procedure 2019 comprises of three main stages:

  • Entrance Test (TISSNET 2019): TISSNET 2019 which was held on January 13, 2019.
  • Pre-Interview Test (PIT)/ Group Discussion (GD): All candidates who qualify the minimum cutoff appear in the PIT (written test) /GD process.
  • TISS Interview (PI): This final stage requires the shortlisted candidates to appear in the Personal Interview round.

Post completion of all three selection rounds, the final result containing the names of selected candidates will be released on April 22, 2019, on tiss.edu. On the basis of the merit list, candidates will be offered admissions in M.A., M. Sc., M.H.A., M.P.H courses at TISS.

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TISS Interview Experience

TISS Interview Experience 1

PIT/GD Topics

  1. Increasing Corruption cases and their consequences and measures to control.
  2. Privatization of Higher Education.

Time Duration: 20 minutes

Panelists: 2

P1: Introduce yourself
C: Gave a brief Introduction
P1: What are your strengths and weakness?
C: Told few giving some real-life experience and also how I am working on my weakness.
P1: Why there is a drop in your grades in higher secondary.
C: Sir I was more concentrating on the entrance exam.
P1: Don’t you think you could have got a better grade if had managed both equally.
C: Yes Sir. I should have managed it properly
P1: Why TISS?
C: Told a few things that I knew about TISS.
P1: Few challenges in Indian villages.
C: Lack of Education facilities, Casteism, Gender Discrimination, and Poverty.
P1: What do you think about Casteism?
C: Explained.
P2: If given an opportunity, how would you bring change in any Indian village?
C: By creating awareness and telling the importance of educating women. How letting a woman work helps to improve family’s condition etc.
P2: What are your career goals?
C: Explained what I wish to do after the completion of MBA.
P2: Thank you! We are done.
C: Thank you, sir.

TISS Interview Experience 2

PIT/GD Topics

  1. Second careers for corporate women dropouts
  2. Empowerment of middle-level managers in an organization

Time Duration: 20 minutes

Panelists: 2

P1: So you are from North-east…Tell us some challenges faced by North-east regions.
C: Sir the major challenges faced by North-east is Unemployment, Lack of Basic Amenities and Lack of Awareness.
P1: How do you overcome these challenges?
C: North-east has rich biodiversity and is the major producer of varieties of flowers, fruits, and herbs which is unique but the farmers are unaware of its international value and importance of branding so creating awareness amongst the farmers is important. Also connecting North-east to the commercial cities of India will prove as an advantage.
P1: Good…you seem well informed.
C: Thank you, sir.
P2: You have work experience in Marketing but why HR?
C: Sir HR and Marketing are closely related. Like for example in marketing, you study customers and in HR it’s the employees, in marketing brand loyalty is important and in HR employee loyalty. HR is nothing but Internal Marketing of an organization to its employees.
P2: (with a smile)Tell us the truth. You want to pursue HR because you think it is a simple job where you can earn a lot of money right?
C: HR’s job is not simple as he has a double responsibility of serving both the employee and the employer.
P2: What are the qualities of a good HR person?
C: Told 2-3 qualities with elaboration.
P2: If some new technology is introduced in your organization how would you train your employees?
C: Sir I would start with the basic and would tell them the requirement of the introduced technology, how to use it and its advantage over the older one and how it would help them to perform better to provide the required output.
P2: Would you like to ask something?
C: No sir, Thank you.

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TISS Interview Experience 3

PIT/GD Topics

  1. Role of Ethics and Values on organizational performance
  2. The contribution of media towards positive change in society

Time Duration: 20 minutes

Panelists: 2

C: Good morning sir.
P1: Good morning.
P1: (looking at my resume) Why you chose NGO and not a corporate job?
C: Told about my interests in social activities
P1: What is the area of operation of your NGO?
C: Told what it does and how it operates.
P1: Who is the labor minister of India and what was his profile before?
C: Sorry sir, I am not aware.
P2: So you are a chemical engineer? Why not M.tech?
C: Told about my experience at NGO and how it inspired me to take up social work as a career.
P2: Tell me how will you generate employment in rural areas using chemical technology?
C: Told about polymer industry its scope and advantages.
P2: (looking at my resume) You like reading books, which authors have you read?
C: Name a few authors.
P2: Who is the author of wise and otherwise?
C: Sudha Murty.
P2: You read Dan Brown so you might have read The Da Vinci Code?
C: Yes sir.
P2: Why was it controversial?
C: It misrepresented the history of Christianity.
P2: Would you like to ask us something?
C: Asked about activities at TISS.
P2: Thank you.

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TISS Interview Experience 4

PIT/GD Topics

  1. Diversity in Indian higher education.
  2. Corruption harms emerging business.

Time Duration: 20-30 minutes

Panelists: 3

P1: Would you like to tell us something which is not in your resume?
C: Started with an introduction. Told about my likes and dislikes and things I would like to do in my life.
P1: So you would want to try adventure sport. what kind of and why?
C: Told few and explained.
P1: Talk something about your work experience.
C: Told about my role, daily schedule.
P1: Do you love your job?
C: Of course sir
P1: Then why don’t you continue with it?
C: Explain how the role does not change my profile.
P2: So why don’t you switch?
C: I can switch but the role would more or less remain the same.
P2: What are the roles of HR manager?
C: Mentioned a few roles of HR manager.
P3: What is the organized and unorganized sector?
C: Organised sector are the registered sector with job security and Unorganised sector are the unregistered sector with no job security.
P3: Could you provide us with some examples.
C: Companies like Tata, Reliance, Birla are organized sector and  Hotels & Restaurants, Construction companies, Mining industries are
unorganized sector.
P3: Thank You! You may leave.
C: Thank you, sir.

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