Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad
SINCE
1936
History
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) 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. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.
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.
VISION
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.. .... ....... ............ ............. ........ ......
MISSION
In pursuance of its vision and guiding principles, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences organises teaching programmes to facilitate the development of competent and committed professionals for practice.
ACHIEVEMENTS
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.. .... ....... ............ ............. ........ ......
Milestones
1936
The beginning of social work education in India. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust establishes the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work with 20 students. Dr. Clifford Manshardt is its first Director. The beginning of social work education in India. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust establishes the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work with 20 students.
The Child Guidance Clinic, the s first Field Action Project, is launched. Today, it is known as Muskaan: Centre for Child and Adolescent Guidance.Institute
1937
1940
The beginning of social work education in India. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust establishes the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work with 20 students. Dr. Clifford Manshardt is its first Director. The beginning of social work education in India. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust establishes the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work with 20 students.
The Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work is renamed as the 'Tata Institute of Social Sciences'.
1944
1948
In the aftermath of the Partition, the Institute sends a relief team of students and faculty to work in refugee camps. This tradition of responding to human needs and natural disasters by sending relief teams continues even today.
The Institute shifts to a new campus at Deonar, Mumbai. Today, this is the Main Campus of the Institute.
1954
1964
The Institute is recognised as a Deemed University by the Government of India (GoI), and is primarily funded by the UGC.
The social work specialisation in 'Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations' develops into an indepen- dent Master's Degree programme in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.
1967
1969
The Unit for Child and Research Youth - the first research unit of Institute theis set up with support from the UNICEF. Other research units are also set up in relevant areas, between 1970 and 1984.
Evening certificate programmes are initiated in (i) Hospital Administration, and (ii) Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. These programmes later develop into Diploma Programmes.
1980
1986
The idea of a Rural Campus is conceived. The Govern- ment of Maharashtra (GoM) donates 100 acres of land in Sindphal village (Tuljapur Taluka, Osmana- bad District), for this purpose.
The Institute is designated as a Curriculum Development Centre for Social Work Education by the UGC.
1988
1993
Master's degree programmes in Health Administra- tion and in Hospital Administration are initiated.
The Mumbai campus expands with the inauguration of the 11-acre Malti and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus Annexe.
1999
2002
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awards a 5-Star rating to the Institute.
A Bachelor's programme in Social Work commences at the TISS Tuljapur Campus.
2004
2005
Diploma programmes in Sustainable Development commence in Ladakh and in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
A landmark year for TISS.
2006
2007
Three new Master's Degree programmes Disaster Management, Globalisation and Labour, and Social Entrepreneurship-and two new Diploma programmes Media and Cultural Studies, and Psychosocial Care and Support in Management Disasterare initiated.
Three Master's programmes Degree-Disability Studies and Action, Media and Cultural Studies, and Health Public-and one Diploma programme in Gerontology are initiated. School of Habitat Studies established.
2008
2009
Three new Master's programmes Degree-Habitat Policy and Practice, Counselling, and Women's studies - and one Diploma programme in Counselling initiated.
Two new Master's programmes - Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance, and Social Work in Rural Development- initiated. NAAC re-accredits the Institute with an 'A' Grade and a cumulative grade point of 3.88 out of 4.00, one of the highest scores awarded to universities accredited this far.
2010
2011
The Institute celebrates its Platinum Jubilee. The ambitious and path-breaking Transformation of M-Ward Project is initiated.
Two new Master's programmes - Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance, and Social Work in Rural Development- initiated. NAAC re-accredits the Institute with an 'A' Grade and a cumulative grade point of 3.88 out of 4.00, one of the highest scores awarded to universities accredited this far.
2012
2006-2014
The number of Master's programmes offered by TISS increased from 4 to the current 38; a revamped M.Phil.-Ph.D. programme was introduced, and several new Diploma and Certificate programmes as well. New TISS campuses in Guwahati and Hyderabad are established.