If you are planning to pursue your studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS), then possessing an Aadhaar card is mandatory for you. This is applicable to current students as well otherwise the institute will be forced to discontinue their admission.
The institute has also issued an official circular in the same regard to all students. Registrar CP Mohan of the institute said "those joining the institute for the third semester will have to register their bio-metric and Aadhaar card details with the institute before June 8."
The circular read "Biometric attendance is an institutional norm and all students are required to follow it. Students who are unable to provide their fingerprint and submit their Aadhar card will be deemed to have discontinued from the program of study at TISS".
Reason for the decision
TISS director S Parasuraman said the decision was taken so that the tabs on the scholarships can be kept, which students receive directly from the government.
"Sometimes the government transfers scholarship funds directly to the accounts of the students, who do not inform us of the same. The students continue to get funds from the institute," said Parasuraman.
The Aadhaar details will help the institute to track the transfer of the funds.
Students who will be taking admission into first semester, all the administrative formalities need to be completed during the verification of the certificates. There are several steps mentioned in the circular which students need to follow otherwise their admission will be discontinued from the institution.