Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a multi-campus public research university in Mumbai, India. It 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. 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.

Campus: TISS has four campuses:

  • Mumbai Campus
  • Tuljapur Off-Campus
  • Hyderabad Off-Campus
  • TISS Guwahati Off-Campus

Population: 4115 students

Faculties/Centres: TISS has 21 schools and 45 centres. Its academic programmes focus on the social sciences, development studies, health, media and cultural studies, law and governance, education, rural development, management and labour, gender studies, humanities, research and methodology i.a. offering bachelor, masters, and doctoral programmes.

Interesting fact: The TISS won the inaugural round of the Obama-Singh 21st Century award for research on leadership development in higher education. TISS is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a countrywide project for capacity-building of higher institutions of learning in HIV/AIDS Counselling.