Early Literacy Initiative

The Early Literacy Initiative is a university-based initiative that performs a nodal function in terms of domain building by coordinating a range of systematic and well considered initiatives in early literacy in different parts of the country. The span of the project is three years.

Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP)

a three week leadership development training programme (2 weeks domestic and one week foreign training)

Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA)

To build capacities of existing higher education leaders and administrators and to draw fresh talent into the management of higher education systems, it is proposed to administer training programs for Higher Education (HE) leaders through a leadership academy

Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)

To offer scalable and sustainable quality teaching and learning experiences for English, mathematics and science with values and hands on learning, enabled through technology, to strengthen the foundational competencies and confidence of students and teachers, critical to their success in the 21st century.

Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management

To develop higher education leadership training content framework for central and state universities and institutes of national importance


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Mahatma Gandhi Academy for Human Development (MGAHD)

a joint initiative of the Institute and Nagaland Gandhi Ashram financially supported by The Hans Foundation, New Delhi

National University Students' Skill Development Programme

Develop skills, competency and knowledge of students to intervene in an equal and sustainable manner in the social and economic development of people. Foster socially conscientious students grounded in respect for people and concerned about the welfare of others. Gain a Certificate/Diploma in a specific career oriented domain in addition to receiving a Degree in the field of study.

Engagement with Rasthriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

an overarching scheme, operated in mission mode for funding the state universities and colleges in order to achieve the aims of equity, access and excellence

Incubation Centre

to support social entrepreneurship where the students, immediately after graduation, get guidance, mentoring, physical space and network for funding and value based collaboration

iCALL Psychosocial Helpline

iCALL - Initiating Concern for All, is a pioneering and an empowering mental health project which was started in 2012 by School of Human Ecology, TISS - Mumbai. iCALL endeavours to provide professional and free counseling via telephone, email and chat to anyone in need of emotional support, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or race, and transcending geographical distances while ensuring confidentiality.

Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellowship Programme (PMRDFS)

The focus of the programme is on reduction of poverty and improving the lives of people in rural India.

National Corporate Social (CSR) Responsibility Hub

to focus on the mammoth task of developing a strategic framework for CSR in India

All India Services Officers' Training

A week long in-service training programmes for Mid-career AIS (All India Services) officers

Saksham, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Saksham has three major grants in the area of HIV & TB counselling, capacity building and community engagement.

GYURJA'S TISS-LAHDC Development Support Programme

aims at reconstructing public infrastructure in Taru Village and in coping with the consequences of the disaster

National Higher Education Resource Center (NHERC)

NHERC is crafting systematic evidence-based research studies engendering knowledge and insights to inform higher education policy.

Labour Market Research Facility

A think tank that specialises in macro and micro labour market, household sample surveys, working and living condition surveys and macro labour market analysis