TISS Hyderabad strives to attain 'excellence' in higher education in social sciences with a firm eye on 'relevance' to the region, state, and nation.
To create an institution of excellence in knowledge building and sharing that explores fresh ground in defining social sciences and its relevance in strengthening people's knowledge, their right to education and ecologically sustainable livelihoods, in order to deepen democracy and citizenship.
The Hyderabad campus works towards its vision by:
Hallmarks of TISS Hyderabad
TISS Hyderabad positioned itself as a:
Driver of Innovation
TISS Hyderabad creates opportunities for nurturing initiatives that can propel change and enhance human well-being. The long-standing experience of the Institute with field action projects in communities and institutions will be streamlined to systematically conceive, launch and document social innovation and entrepreneurship models.
Unconventional Knowledge Building
Conventional understanding of knowledge building will be enriched with transformative ways of engaging in knowledge production. Knowledge-building spaces will be creatively and critically shared with various communities in order to produce grounded knowledge to enhance people’s lives and livelihoods.
Platform for Civil Society Engagement with Governance
TISS has a long-standing tradition of mediating policy dialogues, advocating for policy changes, and amplifying people’s voices. Training of various functionaries to strengthen decentralization and citizenship will be the hallmark of TISS Hyderabad. The institute will strengthen grassroots leadership to engage with ongoing dialogues on public policy and research priorities. The institute will also provide a platform for informed debate involving all stakeholders and responsibility holders – the government, people’s groups and networks, business and industry, NGOs, and others.
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