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TISS - Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is Asia's oldest institute offering professional social work education. It was founded in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work.  In 1944, the institute was officially renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and in 1964, the Government of India declared TISS as Deemed University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

The academic programs offered by TISS focuses on the Social Sciences and offers doctoral degrees in Management and Labour Studies, Disaster Studies, Development Studies, Education, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Law, Media and Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Rural Development and Social Work.

TISS Director
As of February 2018, Dr. Shalini Bharat serves as Director.

TISS Deputy Directors
TISS Mumbai Academics is headed by Acting Director Prof Shalini Bharat and Research Wing is headed by Deputy Director Prof Surinder Jaswal.
TISS Hyderabad is headed by Deputy Director Prof S. Siva Raju.
TISS Guwahati is headed by Deputy Director Prof D.K. Srivastava.
TISS Tuljapur is headed by Deputy Director Prof Abdul Shaban.

TISS Campuses

There are four campuses of TISS, viz.
  1. Mumbai
  2. Tuljapur
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Guwahati

TISS Schools

  1. Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
  2. Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
  3. School of Development Studies
  4. School of Development Studies
  5. School of Education
  6. School of Education
  7. School of Habitat Studies
  8. School of Habitat Studies
  9. School of Health Systems Studies
  10. School of Health Systems Studies
  11. School of Human Ecology
  12. School of Human Ecology
  13. School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance
  14. School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance
  15. School of Management and Labour Studies
  16. School of Management and Labour Studies
  17. School of Media and Cultural Studies
  18. School of Media and Cultural Studies
  19. School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
  20. School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
  21. School of Vocational Education
  22. School of Vocational Education
  23. School of Rural Development
  24. School of Rural Development
  25. Azim Premji School of Education
  26. Azim Premji School of Education
  27. School of Gender Studies
  28. School of Gender Studies
  29. School of Human Resource Management
  30. School of Human Resource Management
  31. School of Livelihoods and Development
  32. School of Livelihoods and Development
  33. School of Public Policy and Governance
  34. School of Public Policy and Governance
  35. School of Vocational Education - Hyderabad Campus
  36. School of Vocational Education - Hyderabad Campus
  37. School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  38. School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  39. School of Social Work - Guwahati Campus
  40. School of Social Work - Guwahati Campus
  41. School of Research Methodology
  42. School of Research Methodology

TISS Independent Centres

  1. Centre for Development Practice and Research, Patna
  2. Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research
  3. Centre for Excellence on Adolescents and Youth
  4. Centre for Library and Information Management
  5. Centre for Lifelong Learning
  6. Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education
  7. Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies
  8. Centre for Undergraduate Studies

TISS Collaborations

With Universities in USA

  1. University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  2. James Maidson University, Virginia, USA
  3. University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
  4. George Warren Brown School of School Work, St. Louis, USA
  5. The New School, New York, USA
  6. Wells College, Aurora, New York, USA
  7. University of Delaware, Delaware, USA
  8. Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  9. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
  10. Yeshiva University, USA
  11. University of Nebraska for establishing a Global Consortium for Education in Family Studies

With Universities in Europe

  1. Roskilde University, Denmark
  2. Foundation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France
  3. Institut d"Etudes Politiques de Lille, Lille, France
  4. London School of Economics, London
  5. Management Centre Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  6. Tampere University, Finland
  7. Muenster University, Germany
  8. University of Hertfordshire, UK
  9. University of Leuven, Belgium - Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
  10. Partner with 12 European Universities under the Erasmus Mundus, viz. Lund University, Sweden (Lead/Coordinating university), Albert-Ludwigs- University of Freiburg, Germany, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Deusto, Spain, University of Leuven, Belgium, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France, Vilnius University, Lithuania

With Universities in Australia

  1. University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, and Griffith University- On 'Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India'
  2. Charles Sturt University, Australia
  3. Victoria University, Australia

With Universities in other countries

  1. York University, Canada
  2. Critical Edge Alliance - An alliance of progressive Universities in USA, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, Morocco and India

TISS Contact Details

TISS Mumbai Campus
Address: V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar
Mumbai – 400088
Telephone: 91-22-2552 5000
Fax: 91-22-2552 5050

TISS Tuljapur Campus
Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Rural Development
Tuljapur-413 601, District-Osmanabad
Maharashtra, India
Telephone: 9270105222
Fax: 02471-242061
Email: info.srd[at]tiss[dot]edu 

TISS Hyderabad Campus
Address: S.R Sankaran Block, Telangana State Institute of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development (TSIPARD) Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
Telangana – 500030
Telephone: 91-40-24017701 / 02 / 03 / 9713
Fax: 91-40-24017701
Email: tisshyd[at]tiss[dot]edu

TISS Guwahati Campus
Address: Behind Assam Science and Technology University
Tetelia Road, Assam Engineering College Campus Jalukbari
Guwahati, Assam – 781013
Telephone: 0361-2739889
Fax: 0361-2510423
Email: tissguwahati[at]tiss[dot]edu

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