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Facilities at TISS

Medical Services

The Health Centre on Campus is a two story facility where the Doctors on Campus utilize 2 rooms for daily consultations. The Health centre also provides space for the Student Counselors and a special provision is made under 'Women's Infrastructure' where 2 rooms have been allotted for women as restrooms.

Hospitals and Nursing Homes: All students of TISS are members of the Group Health Insurance Scheme. Indicated below are hospitals and nursing homes located near the institute for use in case of illness and emergency. The students should, preferably approach the Institute Doctors for a referral; or through Dean, Students- Affairs/Hostel Wardens or In-charge (Hostels). The names and address of the Institute doctors are given below along with their days of visit and consultation hours at TISS.

Name of Doctor Address Days of Visits Days of Visits -
Dr. R. V. Ambekar Gulmohar Dattaguru Hsg Sc
Deonar, Mumbai 88
2551 3355
TISS Ext. 5224
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Dr. Satish Shetty Res: 8, Janardan Chaya,
19th road Chembur Mumbai- 71
Clinic: 8, Prakash Kunj, Sion Trombay Road,
Near Akbar Allys, Chembur, Mumbai -71
TISS Ext. 5224
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 4.00pm - 6.00pm

The list of clinics/nursing homes and hospitals located near TISS are:

Name of Doctor/Contact Person Address Contact Details
Dr. S.C. Anand Anand Niwas, Diamond Garden
Chembur, Mumbai 71
Shatabdi Gen.Hospital (BMC) Near Dukes Factory
W.T. Marg, Mumbai 88
Dr. Chintamani Inlaks Hospital Chembur Camp
Chembur, Mumbai 71
L.T.M.G. Hospital
(Known as Sion Hospital)
Sion, Mumbai 400 022 24076381
Dr. Joy Patankar Joy Hospital*,
Near Chembur Post Office,
Chembur, Mumbai 400 071

A student falling ill should inform the concerned Warden immediately. Students are advised to consult the Doctors on Campus immediately. In case of an emergency, the Hostel Warden may telephone the Doctor and request him/her to attend the student, provided that the student is not under the treatment of another medical practitioner. The student will pay for any out of turn visit made by the Doctor. In case of infectious diseases and other medical emergencies, the Institute may admit the student to a hospital on the recommendation of the Institute Doctor. A first-aid kit is available with all the hostel representatives, wardens, Security (Main Gate) and Maintenance Section. The students are expected to contact the above in the case of an emergency.

Counselling Centre


The Counselling services at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, began in mid-90's and are a part of Student Support Services. The Counselling Centre has been providing services like individual counselling and developmental group activities for TISS students and staff. It is open six days a week and its hours are adapted to students needs. The Counsellors help the students in their day-to-day concerns and also enhance their overall functioning. Workshops on topics relevant to increasing the capacities of the students are regularly conducted by the Counsellors.


The Counselling Centre services are available from 11.30 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Saturday, at the Mumbai Campus.

They can be contacted on Ext: 5612/5914 or on e-mail: counsellors[at]tiss[dot]edu for appointments.


Main Campus: The Counselling Centre, Health Centre, Ground Floor, Main Campus, TISS
25525000, Extn: 5612

Naoroji Campus: Hostel No.5, Naoroji Campus, TISS
Contact: 25525000, Extn.: 5914

The Counselling Team

The Counselling team in Mumbai Campus consists of three Full-time Counsellors and two Part-time Counsellors who provide Mental Health services to students and staff. They are available on call at other times. A visiting Psychiatrist is available once a week. A retired Professor from the School of Social work is the Consultant for the Counselling Services.

NameEmail Address
Full-Time Counsellors
Ms. Swapna Redij swapna_r[at]tiss[dot]edu
Ms. Manisha Varma manisha.varma[at]tiss[dot]edu
Ms. Rinku Das rinku.das[at]tiss[dot]edu
Part-Time Counsellors
Ms. Bindiya Hosabettu
Ms. Ashwini Date[at]tiss[dot]edu
Dr. Bindoo Jadhav -
Dr. Katy Gandevia gandevia[at]tiss[dot]edu
The process of Counselling

Counselling is a systematic process involving the following steps:

  • Counselling provides a safe and trusting environment.
  • It helps the person understand their concerns clearly and resolve them.
  • The counsellors listen to students/clients issues/concerns in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Counsellors help clients to generate solutions to their problems.

Thus, counselling helps people to move towards their goals. It also helps people to enhance their overall well being.

How to make an appointment?

You can come personally, call or e-mail the counsellors for an appointment to share your concerns, improve upon your skills and well-being or just chat.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall (DH) serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. It is managed by the Institute ona no profit no loss basis. The DH Committee, which comprises students representatives, looks after the DH matters under the Chairpersonship of a faculty member. Packed Lunch is available on Field Work Days for students on request. Section Officer: Ms. Nirmala Momin Extension Number : 5215


TISS campus hosts Six hostels, four on the Main campus and two in Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus Annexe. The hostels can accommodate approximately 500 students. Students of full time Master MPhil and PhD degree programmes can avail of the hostel facility. But regrettably due to limited capacity, hostel admission is dependent on the availability of seats. The hostel fees are paid at the time of the admission to the Central Bank of India, Deonar Branch, which is situated right next to the TISS main campus. Students are usually not allowed to stay in the campus during vacation, but in certain circumstances with prior permission they are allowed to do so.


The Gymkahana of TISS, located in the main campus, is a two storey building and has space for a well equipped Gymnasium and space for Yoga. There is a full fledged indoor badminton court, two very popular table tennis boards and other indoor games like carrom. Mr. Abhijit Tandel, the Gym Instructor is with TISS from July 2008. The Gym is equipped with three electronic and one manual treadmill, two cycles, dumbbells and plates, Leg Extension & Leg Curl Machine, Latt Pull Down Machine, Low Pulley & High Rows Pulley, Chest Press Machine and Pack Deck. It is open from Monday to Saturday and the Instructor is available from 6.00 to 9.00 in the morning and 5.00 to 8.00 in the evening.