Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad
AAPTI: An Avenue for psychosocial and Therapeutic Interventions
AAPTI : An Avenue for psychosocial and Therapeutic Interventions - Mumbai Chapter
AAPTI Bivandi Chapter
Inclusive Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Program in Bhivandi
AAPTI - Mumbai Chapter
continues to work with the most marginalized survivors and affected families. Policy advocacy and networking of survivors are the key focus of long term interventions
Aspirational Chatra
Aspirational Chatra
Capacity Building of Teacher Educators and Teachers on Constructive Teaching & Learning with Technology (CTLT)
Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE, TISS) with support from UNICEF, India have launched a 21st Century Professional Development programme for Teacher Educators and Teachers on ‘Constructive Teaching & Learning with Technology’. The programme is being implemented in 10 Indian states, in collaboration with respective state governments, with the aim to equip educators with skills to leverage technology for enhanced education delivery inside and outside the classroom.
Chhattisgarh: Accelerated Learning for Knowledge Economy - Teacher Professional Development (CHALK-TPD)
Chhattisgarh: Accelerated Learning for Knowledge Economy - Teacher Professional Development (CHALK-TPD)
CLIx 3.0 - Mizoram - Support Unit for Integration of Technology in Education MZ-SUITE)
CLIx 3.0 MZ-SUITE focuses on Mizoram, a hilly border state with 94.43% of its population belonging to Scheduled Tribes. Despite its 91.58% literacy rate, the exposure to technology in education has been minimal, impacting its youth’s ability to participate in the 21st century digital knowledge economy. CLIx 3.0 MZ-SUITE, builds on the learnings of our ongoing engagement in Mizoram since 2015. Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) an award-winning field action research project was funded by Tata Trusts and led by Tata Institute to Social Sciences, India and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. It focused on developing and deploying OERs that work offline (available freely at https://clixoer.tiss.edu) for government high school students in underserved communities, in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana (see https://clix.tiss.edu). Developed along the three guiding principles of creating a safe space for learning from mistakes, leveraging peer collaboration by facilitating the social aspect of learning and creating opportunities for authentic and relevant holistic learning that go beyond scholastic learning outcomes and focus on 21st century skills focused upon now in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, CLIx won the prestigious UNESCO 2017 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of Education and the Open Collaboration Award for Excellence 2019 awarded by the Open Education Consortium. The state is trying to catch up to the need for a thrust on EdTech and has begun work on creating resources, training teachers and improving infrastructure available, especially in the pandemic era. MZ-SUITE aims to collaborate with existing state institutions and support their work and enhance skills and advocating at policy level, will enable us to truly impact student learning
Connected Learning Initiative 2.0 (CLIx 2.0)
The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), is a collaborative project working to strengthen the ecosystem for quality in education in India. CLIx is a multi-state, multi-partner initiative seeded by the Tata Trusts, and led in phase 1(2015-2020) by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, INDIA (TISS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (MIT). CLIx is now in phase 2 of its journey and the Tata Trusts continue to be our anchor partner in this new phase. CLIx aims to improve teaching, teacher professional development and student learning through the use of ICT-enabled Open Education Resources (OER), and thoughtful use of interactive technologies. Driven by the Tata Trusts’ commitment to serving disadvantaged communities in India, CLIx draws on MIT’s leadership in platform-based, blended-learning and interactive technologies in education, and TISS’ experience of impactful field action programs for underserved and marginalized communities in school and teacher education to ensure equitable access to educational technology and opportunities to improve learning outcomes. CLIx won the prestigious 2017 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education for its outstanding contribution to the theme “Use of ICT to Increase Access to Quality Education’’. In 2019, CLIx was awarded the Open Education Consortium’s OER Collaboration Award for Excellence.
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.
Criminal Justice Fellowship Programme (2015-2019)
A field intervention based fellowship offered to the alumni of the School of Law and the School of Social Work, TISS. The core idea behind this initiative has been to encourage new areas of work, especially where there is a dearth of trained human service professionals, and to demonstrate the scope and potential of working on critical issues.
DIET Strengthening Programme
TISS provides academic support to DIETs in Karnataka to emerge as vibrant educational resource centres, and effectively implement the DIET's programmes and build teacher educators capacity through the post graduate certificate programme – Contemporary Education Perspectives.
District Level Support on Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for Telangana State
District Level Support on Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for Telangana State
Food Security
To update policy level information on food security schemes through regular interaction with the state executive machinery
'I ACCESS' Rights Mission
A TISS Initiative for Inclusion & Accessibility: Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
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.
iCBR Project- Inclusive Community Rehabilitation Project
Inclusive Community Based Rehabilitation” (iCBR) project began through a fellowship program instituted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences during its Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2011 wherein fellowships were provided to graduated students to support them in undertaking innovative interventions in the field. Thereafter in 2013 it became a field action project of the Centre for Disability Studies and Action which is aimed at addressing the social issues of access to quality health care, inclusive education and sustainable livelihood for people with disabilities residing in marginalized urban and rural communities.
Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE)
an initiative of the Tata Trusts in eighteen mostly rural locations in Eastern and Northern India that had reached over 17,000 underserved children by 2015 and continues to grow.
Kashmir Flood Response
to do village level rapid initial assessment, planning for longterm intervention & participate in response work
TISS Initiative on Homelessness and Destitution Our vision is to have a society that is just and equal where poverty is not criminalised. Koshish addresses the inter-related issues of beggary, destitution and homelessness through a combination of measures, pitched at varying levels of providing support for basic and immediate needs, facilitating linkages towards gainful and decent work and advocacy for integration into mainstream structures. We are also engaged in developing meaningful policy for securing rightful entitlements for the homeless and destitute population. Criminology, justice, destitution,
Malin Rehabilitation Need Assessment Project
To work as a bridge between affected community and administration to raise address issues of concern in relief and rehabilitation through documentation
Mission ANKUR: Madhya Pradesh NIPUN Professionals (MPNP)
The Madhya Pradesh NIPUN Professionals Program aims to strengthen the implementation of Mission Ankur by enlisting 52 young and dynamic professionals to work with the district administration. They will serve as catalysts for driving mission implementation and resolving complex challenges in the education system. The program is a collaboration between GoMP and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. It provides a unique two-year, full-time, paid experiential opportunity to lead large-scale systemic reforms and achieve foundational learning goals in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Government, as part of the NIPUN Bharat mission, aims to ensure that all children in the state achieve foundational learning goals by 2026-27. As part of the program, the NIPUN Professionals, in the age group of 22-32, will be deployed across 52 districts in the state and will act as a change catalyst in bringing long-term, efficient reforms within the system. These fellows will play an instrumental and transformational role in achieving the goals set by the government, with the government. Tata Institute of Social Sciences supports the process of hiring the above mentioned fellows, build capacity for their intended role and mentor them through the programme period.
Multi Stake Holder Partnership/ Inter Agency Group for Disaster Management in Maharashtra
Multi Stake Holder Partnership/ Inter Agency Group for Disaster Management in Maharashtra Discription
Mumbai Education Research Innovation and Training (MERIT) Society
Mumbai Education Research Innovation and Training (MERIT) Society
Muskaan -⁠ Child and Adolescent Guidance Centre
work towards ensuring that every child and adolescent has access to mental health services, within a sensitive and conducive environment with full participation of the various social systems
Elearning for Community Technology ( ELeCT) modules offered at the Mpower CLIx learning lab through i2c are age, gender, culture and school-class agnostic. Duration and training modalities designed to be open, blended and flexible to fits into the life routines of people from Mward community.
Nagaland Gandhi Ashram
Promotion of national and emotional integration through voluntary service on Gandhian lines and to conduct activities and programmes for the welfare and all round development of the people of Nagaland and the North East India.
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.
Nepal Earthquake Recovery Support Programme (NERSP 2015 - 17)
was initiated in response to the April 2015 Earthquake.
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT)- School of Education
Post earthquake intervention in Nepal
Post earthquake intervention in Nepal
Pragati (Integrated Rural Health and Development Project)
Community based project that addresses social and economic determinants of health in the tribal padas around Aghai Panchayat.
Prayas is a social work demonstration project of the Center for Criminology and Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, established in 1990. Prayas focus is on service delivery, networking, training, research and documentation, and policy change with respect to the custodial/institutional rights and rehabilitation of socio-economically vulnerable individuals and groups. To this end, permission to visit criminal justice or custodial institutions and interact with persons detained or confined in police stations, prisons and government residential institutions in Maharashtra and Gujarat has been obtained from the Departments of Prisons and Women and Child Development.
Project Chunauti
The overall objective of the project Chunauti is to ‘Strengthen systems for the care and rehabilitation of mentally challenged children, and to create a model of rehabilitation.
Rahbar (guide or companion in Urdu) was established in 2019 under the aegis of the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences as a platform for promoting training and supervision for mental health practice in India.
RCI-VAW: Resource Centre for Interventions on Violence against Women
The RCI-VAW was started in the year 2008 under the Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families, School of Social Work. The experience of engaging with survivors of violence, through Special Cell for Women and Children led the faculty of the Institute to realize the need for Centre which would steadily engage with the issue of Violence against Women. The RCI-VAW nurtures effective interventions with different stakeholders through training and research to enable deeper understanding of the issue and interventions to stop Violence against Women.
Resource Cell for Juvenile Justice (RCJJ)
works on issues relating with children with a special focus on Juveniles in Conflict with Law (JCL), and contextualizing them within the child protection arena
Resource Rights, Governance & Jurisprudence
Centre for Science, Technology & Society, School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai
Sakhi One Stop Centre (OSC), Telangana
Sakhi One Stop Center is centrally sponsored scheme intended to provide rescue and referral services to the women affected by violence in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. One Stop Centre (OSC) is an Initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, and at State level the Department of Women and Child Development Government of Telangana is responsible for overall support, supervision, direction and implementation of the scheme. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad campus as the knowledge partner entrusted with the overall responsibility of training, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of the Sakhi One Stop Center Project implementing in 33 Districts of Telangana.
Saksham, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Saksham has two major grants in the area of TB counselling, Capacity Building and HIV evaluations
The School Initiatives for Mental Health Advocacy (SIMHA) was launched on April 07th, 2017 to promote the well-being of young people in educational systems.
Social Advancement Through Health Initiative (SATHI)
To experiment and demonstrate the impact of social determinants of health on the health status of the urban poor
Special Cell for Women and Children, Maharashtra
effort aimed at eliminating violence against women (VAW). It is a service provided to women survivors by trained social workers, strategically located in the police system with a clear understanding that VAW is a crime and that it is the responsibility of the State to prevent and counter it.
State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW)
TISS’s off-campus, Hyderabad is the knowledge partner of the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Telangana to set up under the scheme of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW).
Facilitating growth and well-being among individuals, couples and families approaching court settings for their matrimonial disputes.
TANDA (Towards Advocacy, Networking and Developmental Action)
Vision: Towards creating self-reliant NT-DNT and marginalized communities and the fulfillment of their fundamental rights, to create an equitable, inclusive, productive, healthy, educated, informed and dignified society by addressing inequalities in education, health and livelihood by enhancing knowledge, information, skills of the community and by effective advocacy.
conceptualized as a community based recovery model for women recovering from mental disorders. At the core, the project addresses issues of Self, Shelter and Livelihoods.
Teachers Education Masters Programme (TEMP)
TEMP is a 2 year masters programme offered by TISS, designed for teacher educators in collaboration with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan & Teacher Educator Dept, Govt of Afghanistan.
Technology Based School Interventions in Assam (CLIx English, Assam)
CLIx English focuses on Platform-based Learning, Blended Learning, and Peer Learning. Students learn different methods to connect with peers and experts. The course design allows them to provide positive feedback in peer reviews and receive immediate feedback through digital tools. The highlight of the CLIx English module is that the students themselves lead the way in communication, collaboration and determining the pace of their lessons. The proposed English modules for the State of Assam, CLIx program in Assam, is a two-course module- ‘English Beginner’ (EBU00 and EBU01) and ‘English Elementary’ (EEU01 and EEU02), with a community of practice (CoP-English) for teachers of the 100 schools this intervention touches. Tata Trusts grant will be released to its Associate organization, Centre for Microfinance & Livelihood (CML), Guwahati. CML shall implement the program. TISS is the technical partner, providing technical support for implementing the CLIx program, as part of the larger program.
Technology Enabled Learning for Teachers & Adolescents for 21st century (TELTA 21)
The Technology Enabled Learning for Teachers & Adolescents for the 21st century (TELTA 21) project aims to capacitate teachers and adolescents from the government schools in Mumbai to adapt technologies for deep, connected, and authentic learning so that they can improve their own and their communities' lives.
Telangana IFP OER Curation Project
The Telangana IFP OER Curation project aims to leverage pedagogical affordances of Interactive Flat Panel(IFP) devices in the classrooms to enhance the quality of interactions, inclusivity and overall pedagogy in the schools. To achieve this, digital Open Educational Resources (OER) are to be curated for all the subjects in the grades 8th, 9th and 10th mapped to the textbook. The project aims to curate more than 500 OER across seven subjects for the grades 8th, 9th and 10th. These OERs will be integrated in classroom teaching in more than 4000 secondary schools across Telangana state. As a collaborative project between State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Govt. of Telangana and TISS, the curation process involves experts from TISS, SCERT and external subject matter experts (SMEs) and vetted by a quality control (QC) panel.
TISS-BALAJI Foundation Fellowship Program (Criminal Justice Fellowship Program)
A field action project started in June 2022 “TISS- Balaji Foundation Fellowship Program” anchored by the Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai, to encourage and nurture TISS Social Work alumni to explore fresh ideas in the field of Criminal Justice anywhere in India. It is a two-year intervention-based Fellowship. The idea behind the Fellowships is to encourage social work alumni to engage in the field of criminal justice, with a focus on vulnerable/marginalised populations towards protection of their legal rights and/or rehabilitation.
TISS Legal Service Clinic
Legal Service for Marginalized & Vulnerable People in Society
TISS-Tata Motors Fellowship for Development Practice
TISS-Tata Motors Fellowship for Development Practice
Trafficking in Persons: Addressing Women and Children’s Risk from Enhanced Regional Connectivity in Assam and Mizoram
World Bank has commissioned a research study on ‘Traffcicking in Persons: Addressing Women and Children’s Risk from Enhanced Regional Connectivity in Assam and Mizoram’ to Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, to assess the risks associated with safety and security of women and children, arising out of improved connectivity and labour influx. The task also includes developing tools for assessment and capacity building of project team and other key stakeholders. The scope of the study is confined to the on-going World Bank funded projects in Assam and Mizoram.
Transforming M Ward
To enhance the human development in the ward through concerted outcome based interventions in health, education, livelihood and housing
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