Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate
School of Social Work to meet the emerging need for trained human service professionals. TISS was awarded a 5-Star rating by NAAC in 2002. In 2009, the NAAC re-accredited TISS and placed it in Grade ‘A’ with a score of 3.88 out of 4—the second highest amongst all universities accredited by NAAC until now.
It has campuses in Mumbai, Tujlapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad. The Tujlapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses of TISS offer a five-year Integrated Masters programme in Social Sciences. The Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses will offer a three-year B.Ed-M.Ed. programme to produce high quality teacher trainers and revitalise the teacher educators programme in the country.
TISS is a centrally funded public university with the entire plan and non-plan grants provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India (GoI) since 1964. TISS has now grown into a multi-location networked university so as to reach out to students in their own regional contexts.
Over the years, the Institute has made consistent contributions to civil society and the development sector through its education, research, field action and extension. Today, the TISS has earned recognition as an institution of repute from different Ministries of the Government of India; various State Governments; international agencies such as the United Nations; and the non-government sector, both national and international. A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and creativity in the Institute facilitating strong linkages between education, research, field action and dissemination.