February 7, 2020

TISS Masters PIT PI Power Prep

TISS Masters Pre-Interview Test Personal Interview Power Prep  helps aspirants who have qualified for the PIT—PI rounds after TISSNET with the best practices of filling up Detailed Application Forms (DAF), framing application essays, statement of  purposes, boosting candidate credibility with field work, exhaustive preparation and practice for pre-interview tests and personal interviews.

What You’ll Learn

Our team of mentors will guide you on effective ways of expanding your CV by engaging with projects that will boost your exposure aligned with your career aspiration along with scientifically proven ways of drafting application essays, enhancing course specific knowledge and gearing up well for the PIT and PI of Tata Institute of  Social Sciences.

How You’ll Learn

TISS Masters PIT-PI Power Prep is an online training course with 24×7 Live Support

Courses covered in the training

All Masters Programs offered by TISS as on date are covered by the training.

Curriculum Overview

· Fieldwork and Project Support (Offline/Online)

· TISS Pre-Interview Test Comprehensive Support

· Detailed Application form filling up support

· Exhaustive Course Specific Readings and Study Material

· PIT Course Specific Practice Guidance and Feedback

· Interview Training

· Course Specific Support Across all Disciplines at  TISS

Fieldwork Overview

Fieldwork Practicum exposes students to real-time work by enhancing their exposure in volunteering-internships with   social science survey-research, content development , research report publication with ‘Niti Vichaar’ – the student policy think tank of India.

Course Schedule (till PIT-PI)

· Training commences after TISSNET result is declared

· 3 – 5 exclusive one to one live online interview practice with feedback per course

· 3 Pre-Interview Simulated Online Tests with feedback per course

· Comprehensive DAF write up support

Demo Session

Know Your Mentors

Brishti Dutta

Hi, I am Brishti Dutta. I currently work at Indian Institute of Human Settlements as a researcher on livelihood and climate change.

Previously worked at Godrej CSR as a Consultant on Livelihood programs for women in the beauty industry.

I completed my post graduation in Equity and Justice in Social Work from TISS in 2018.

It would be of great pleasure to me to share my experiences with you all who are looking forward to take up Equity and Justice in Children and Family as their Masters course.

Wishing all of you my very best.

Brishti will mentor aspirants for Masters in Social Work in Children and Family

Srijita Sircar

“I am Srijita Sircar currently working as a Swasth Bharat Prerak, a Tata Trusts initiative in collaboration with the Women and Child Development Department to revamp the National Nutrition Mission. I have completed my Post-graduation in Masters in Social Work from TISS Guwahati with specialization in Public Health in 2019. The course will develop skills to analyze health issues in societal contexts at micro and macro levels, and work towards protecting health. Considering the massive gaps in the formal health system, which may take decades to rectify, public health social workers aid people at the grassroots level, making interventions for individuals and communities. The courses in TISS have diverse and versatile scope in future. As far as Public Health is concerned, you would have ample amount exposure to intervene in field of health sector. My experiences at thorough researches and field experience has helped me achieve recognition both for best dissertation and best student in the course of two years.

Srijita will mentor aspirants for courses related to Health Studies offered across all the campuses of TISS

Chaynika Pasari

I am Chaynika Pasari, 2nd Year Masters student at TISS, Mumbai. I am currently studying Disaster Management, with specialization in Technologies in Disaster Management. Previously, I completed my under graduation in Geography Honors from Loreto College, Kolkata. My areas of interest are- climate change, hydro-meteorological disasters, Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction.

I would love to guide students for PIT and PI for the course of Disaster Management.

Chaynika will mentor aspirants for Masters in Disaster Management

Joshita Nag

Joshita is a pass out of TISS MA in Social Work (Children and Families) of 2017-19 batch! Her passion is to work within the Juvenile Justice system, and she was worked with the Government of Bihar, and UNICEF on systematic changes for Children in Conflict with Law.

She is currently working on a Child Centered Community Development Programme in an NGO called SOCH(Odisha), under the CSR of PPL.

She has been a member of the placement process at TISS for Social Work, and is keen to guide all social work aspirants of the upcoming year.

Joshita will mentor aspirants for all Social Work courses offered by all the campuses of TISS

Saniya Sidhu

My name is Saniya Sidhu and I’m working as a psychologist at Over a Cup of Tea. I graduated with Master’s in Applied Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology. I’d be happy to offer support to students preparing for Master’s in Applied Psychology (Clinical & Counselling Practice).

Saniya will guide aspirants for Psychology and Mental Health programmes offered by the TISS campuses

Kusumika Ghosh

Kusumika Ghosh is a Master degree holder in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her interest in issues around gender, and specifically women, underlines all her work – from her BA thesis on the Participation and Victimhood of women in anti-state outfits like the LTTE, the Islamic State and the Maoists in India; to her most recent research on the documentation of oral histories of the Partition of 1947 on behalf of The Partition Museum, Amritsar. She has worked as a Research Associate on a project called Conflict Transformation and Peace-building in Northeast India with the North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, and has travelled extensively across the states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura for the same. She has convened a National Seminar on the Role of Women in Peace Processes on behalf of NESRC and has had the chance to host human-rights stalwarts and gender economists like Teesta Setalvad and Ritu Dewan. She plans to stretch her research experiences in a doctoral study on gender and migration across South Asian borders.

Kusumika will mentor aspirants for Peace and Conflict Studies, Women Studies, Social Anthropology and Sociology

Mohimarnab Biswas

“Hi! This is Mohimarnab Biswas. I am currently pursuing an MPhil in Cinema Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. I completed my postgraduation from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai in 2019. Since the PIT-PI rounds are coming up, I would love to talk to SMCS aspirants and share my experience with them. I would be glad if it helps students have a relatively better footing while appearing for these crucial rounds. Thank you!”

Mohimarnab will mentor aspirants for Media and Cultural Studies.

Souma Sekhar Gangopadhyay

Souma Sekhar Gangopadhyay served as an Associate (ILEG), Department of Planning, Government of Andhra Pradesh in an advisory role reporting to the Minister of Finance and Planning, and the Secretary, Planning Department. He works on issues at the intersection of Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Society. He graduated from the School of Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences with a specialisation in Regulation and Institutional Reform, and was an Erasmus+ Scholar to the School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po – Paris.

With his graduation in Public Policy and Governance and policy specialisation in Regulation and Institutional Reform he will be focussing primarily on PIT/PI pertaining to Public Policy and Governance, Regulatory Governance, Development Studies, Urban Policy and Governance, and all other courses dealing with policy formulation and institutional reforms.

He had been coaching students over 4 years since his under graduation in the domain of social science and management GDs and PI, public speaking, and civil services interviews.

Souma will mentor aspirants for Public Policy and Governance, Urban Policy and Governance, Water Policy and Governance, Regulatory Governance, Environment and Sustainable Development, Labor Studies and Social Protection, Social Entrepreneurship, Health Policy, Economics, and Finance.

Course Chief Mentor

Sauraveswar Sen

Sauraveswar Sen (Chief Mentor & Founder, Catalyst) : With a decade of experience in training students for competitive entrances, Sauraveswar established Catalyst in 2011 by switching gears from working as a Design Engineer with Mettler Toledo Inc. to what he was most passionate about – teaching. At 23, he was the youngest trainer delivering sessions at nationally reputed training institutes for GRE, GMAT, IELTS, CLAT & CAT.  Sauraveswar was quick to identify the non-participation of Humanities/PureArts students in professional core opportunities and he envisaged Catalyst as a bridge to minimise the gap between the prospects in Science-Commerce to that of Humanities. Till now, over 400 students trained at Catalyst have been able to successfully craft a career as human service professionals and are working with multi-laterals like the UN, UNICEF, WHO, with Corporate Social Responsibility verticals, policy think tanks, national and international grass-root level organisations and social enterprises after successfully qualifying for the entrance tests and interviews of Bachelors and Masters courses at the leading institutions of social sciences in India and Abroad. In 2018, Sauraveswar was empaneled with Tata Institute of Social Sciences for Campus Placement Training. Sauraveswar also contributes career related Articles to ‘Prastuti’ of Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph,Times of India and Femina.

Sauraveswar refines the acumen of aspirants for all the Masters Programmes offered by the TISS Campuses


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