Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions


Location: Mumbai

School: School of Management and Labour Studies

Intake: 30


  • For applying this Programme applicants should have completed their Bachelor’s Degree of 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 recognised university, in any discipline.
  • Having at least 2 years of work experience after graduation as on 27th August, 2017.



EPGDA_Waitlisted_Candidates List

Admission Interview Result of EPGDA 2019 Batch.pdf


Last Date for applying online

 November 30, 2018

Personal Interview

 December 08, 2018

Announcement of Selection on TISS Website

 December 14, 2018

Commencement of Programme

 February 02, 2019


In the context of contemporary phase of convergent information and communication technologies (ICT) and burgeoning application of artificial intelligence, particularly in organising complex systems, new variants of knowledge such as analytics of big data and data science seem to generate exciting career opportunities in the labour market. Is something novel in this? For long people have been doing analytics; they have been designing, tabulating, presenting, drawing inferences, and predicting. Conventional statistical and econometric techniques such as regression often work well but there are issues unique to big datasets that may require different tools”.

Interestingly, there are three reasons for why analytics of big data is distinct from conventional approaches: volume of data, more potential predictors, and large data sets unravel complex non-linear patterns. Multi-lateral institutions like European Commission (EC) provides estimates of discernibly huge demand Big Data/Data Science/Analytics professions in United Kingdom. .Interestingly, some web contents foresees a bright scenario for Big Data/Data Science/Analytics professions in India; these contents provides anecdotal evidences and hunches to testify the potential of this sector as a bright spot in the future labour market. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), being a public funded deemed university aspires to provide learners more inclusive opportunities in Analytics.  Labour Market Research Facility (LMRF) at TISS shall be anchoring the programme Executive Postgraduate Diploma In Analytics.


Distribution of Credit Hours:

Please refer the brochure

Fee Structure:


Sr. No. Particulars Installment 1 Installment 2
1 Tuition 94100 91600
2 Identity Card 300 --
3 Examination 1000 1000
4 Computer Infrastucture 1000 1000
5 Development Fund 2500 2500
6 Library 1000 --
7 Library Deposit (Refundable) 2000 --
8 Convocation Charges -- 2000
  Total 101900 98100
  Grand Total 200000