Applications Invited for Masters in International Electoral Management and Practices (MIEMP)

Applications Invited for Masters in International Electoral Management and Practices (MIEMP)

Institute Name: School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Apply By: 02 Oct 2023

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About the Organization

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. Since its inception, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

About the Program

The total duration of the programme is 24 months (4-Semesters). The programme will be delivered in blended mode including online and offline components. The programme will include teaching and field exposure in collaboration with IIIDEM-ECI.

The Master’s program focuses on the development of globally competent electoral professionals, democracy specialists, governance professionals. It aims at bringing together students and professionals who share a common set of norms, behavioral standards and qualifications to assume specific roles and responsibilities in areas of electoral policy, administration and democracy building involving constitution-building, electoral processes, political parties, voters’ awareness, electoral reforms, data analysis and application of various softwares and tools for a more comprehensive reflection on elections. Responding to a global structural demand for qualified electoral professionals and aspiring democracy experts, and capacity development of current officials managing elections in various countries, the MA program is designed on a systematic, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to aid the professional development of serving officials and aspiring democracy experts since the objective of electoral integrity is to produce innovative and policy-relevant scientific research on elections and electoral management in a global setting.

Special emphasis will be placed on the experiences of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in conducting elections in and in managing the world’s largest democracy for the benefit of global aspirants.

An inclusive learning climate refers to learners with diverse background, this cohort will have candidates coming from wide range of national and international electoral professionals as well as candidates from diverse background who wants to pursue the carrier in International Electoral Management. Moreover, this will provide an opportunity to gain knowledge, skill and perspective through dynamic engagements in class room and field practicum. 

  • Location: Mumbai
  • School: School of Development Studies
  • Centre: Centre for Electoral Management Studies
  • Intake: 45


  • Candidates should have successfully completed a Bachelor's or Master's Degree of a minimum of 3- or 4-year 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 university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. This Master’s Degree program will have additional/specific eligibility requirements. Candidates are advised to refer to program-specific eligibility criteria (given below) for more details and ensure that they satisfy such specific eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates with M. A, M.Sc., LLM, MBA, M.Com, M.Tech, and other master's in the related field also can apply.

Work Experience:

  • The candidates with Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees need to have a minimum of two years of work experience respectively in the field of Public Administration, Civil Services, Public Sector corporations, Elections & Electoral Management, Law & Policing, Audit & Accounts Services, Governance, Mass-Media, Management (public/private), Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Population Science, Anthropology, Law, Human Resource Management, Statistics, Non-governmental organizations or related areas supported by documentary evidence.

How to Apply

Admission to master’s programs at TISS comprises of two stages:

  • Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement for ALL candidates.
  • TISS Online Personal Interview (OPI) for ALL candidates.

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application process only.

Apply now

Deadline: 02/10/2023

Candidates facing technical problems while filling in the application form may call 022-25525252 (Monday to Saturday - Timing 9:00 am to 7:00 pm).

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