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. The TISS works towards its vision through:

Creation and provision of socially relevant and high quality professional education in a wide range of inter-disciplinary areas of Social Sciences, to a larger number of students, from all sections of society in the country.
Facilitation of autonomous research and dissemination of knowledge.
Support knowledge creation through strong M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes and Post-Doctoral scholars.
In order to meet the growing need for trained professionals to work at grassroots level, TISS “Tuljapur Campus” started a Bachelor Degree in Social Work in the year 2004. As the need for academically and professionally competent personnel to work for the transformation of Rural India was keenly felt a new Post-graduate programme in Social Work with Specialization in Rural Development was started in 2010. In the academic Year 2012-2013 the 5-Year Integrated Programme in Social Sciences was introduced followed by PG Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in 2013, perhaps the first full-time teaching programme of its kind in the country launched with support from UNICEF. In the academic year 2014 – 15 three new MA Programmes namely MA/M.Sc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice, MA/M.Sc in Sustainable Livelihoods & Natural Resources Governance, MA in Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship along with Integrated M.Phil/Ph.D and direct Ph.D were introduced.

 

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