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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)

Last Updated on April 30, 2019

Operation in state

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Odisha
  • Telangana

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture,food and nutrition
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Community Development
  • Disaster Management
  • Education and Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Livelihoods
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women and Gender

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)

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Established In 1965

Tata Institute of Social Sciences , V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar , Mumbai , Maharashtra , 400088

About the organization

Started in 1936, the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work became a deemed university as TISS under the Government of India 1964.

During this time, it has been lauded as one of the finest educational institutions in the country with the most incisive curriculum. The end result is finely trained professionals, who can implement the social sector programmes of the government in an exhaustive way.

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 the 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.
  • Strategic extension, field action and advocacy through training and capacity building of State and non-State institutions and personnel.
  • Initiate field action and advocacy to demonstrate and facilitate creation of policies and programmes.
  • Professional response to natural and human-made disasters, through participation in relief and rehabilitation activities.

The synergy between teaching, research, field action and extension has enabled the TISS to continue to shape planning, policy and programme formulation, foster critical rethinking, and development of people-centred interventions.

  • The TISS has established collaborative research and student exchange programmes with over 25 universities and consortiums in Africa, Asia, the United States and Europe.
  • The TISS has become a partner in a Consortium of 12 European Universities and 8 Indian Universities. This Consortium is led by Lund University, Sweden, and has received a grant of 9.6 million Euros for academic exchange under the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window India Lot 15. Under the Grant, TISS faculty members and students will receive fellowships for teaching and research work in various universities across Europe, and TISS will receive scholars and students from European Universities.
  • The TISS continues to be involved in critical research in diverse areas such as education and literacy, family and children, s issues, HIV/AIDS, rural and urban development issues, displacement, youth and human development, and the rights of Dalits, indigenous peoples, minorities and other marginalised groups.

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