Tata Institute of Social Sciences / TISS

Founded in 1936

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. 

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, research and teaching; undertakes research; develops and disseminates knowledge; and reaches out to the larger community through extension, at the local, national, regional and international levels. Through its 4 Campuses in Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad, the vision of 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.

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Courses

  • Courses for NOHA students

    •       1 Foundation course                                                                       6 ECTS
    •       1 Thematic course                                                                           6 ECTS
    •       Field Work/Work Placement                                                           18 ECTS
     
    Students will be required to undertake courses (worth 30 ECTS) from the 3 different components, namely (a) Foundation Courses, (b) thematic module (c) Field work/ work placement. A provisional list of modules for each of these components are provided below. Further details about the modules will be provided soon.
    Foundation Courses
    (6 ECTS)

    (students can choose from the following list of modules)
     
    • Ethics of Intervention in Disaster Management
    • Introduction to Research Methodology
    • Statistical Package for Social Science
    • Organization, Development and Change
     
    Thematic Courses
    (6 ECTS)

    (students can choose from the following list of modules)
     
    Community Practice and Social Work
    • Theoretical Perspectives for Community Practice
    • Social Policy, Planning and Programme
    • Rural Development
    • Demography
    • Social Policy
    Mental Health
    • Indigenous practices in Mental Health (Field based course)
    • Community Mental Health
    • Rural Realities, Health and Mental Health
    • Dance Movement therapy and Mental Health
    • Mental Health, Marginalization and Human Rights
    Disaster Studies
    • Disaster Management
    • Remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Studies
    • Disaster Logistics
    • Conflict, Peace and Development
    • Economics of Disaster and Disaster Finance 
    Habitat Studies
    • Ecosystems and habitat
    • South Asian Cities and Urbanization
    • Urban Planning: Challenges and Current Practices
    • Urban Poverty and Exclusion
    • Vulnerability, Adaptation and Livelihoods
    • Extreme Events and Disasters
    • Macro Data Analysis
     
    Field Work/ Work Placement (18 ECTS) The details of field work and/work placement will be decided on an individual basis based on a student’s interest and prior learning.
     
    Please note that there may be changes in the modules presented above according to revisions made by the partner university to adjust the curriculum to the future academic calendars.
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Useful info

  • Accommodation

    There are different types of accommodation options available at TISS such as hostels, IRO Flat, Guest House, Service Apartments and IRO Off-campus flat etc for incoming International guests (students/ staff and faculty). The accommodation for international students/ faculty and guests is jointly managed by hostel/ guest house authorities and IRO. The allocation of room(s) to individual student/ guest depends on the availability of rooms and other logistic arrangements.
     
    Kindly note, as there is limited on-campus accommodation/ rooms for international students, certain decisions regarding the allotment of rooms and stay can be made directly by the hostel/ guest house authorities and IRO adopts a facilitative role in this.
    1. Hotels: Currently, there are two - 7 storied buildings (girls hostel and boys hostel) in the new campus that accommodates the Indian and International students. The 7th floor of each of these hostels is reserved for the international students, the rest it is a common building with the same facilities and the students get enough opportunities to interact and make friends or be with Indian students. As per TISS policy, the rates for international short-term students is Rs. 500 per head/ per day for hostel (on triple sharing basis). The rooms are on triple sharing basis, shared with other short term International Students, with one common bathroom for the floor.
    HOSTEL ROOM (Triple Seater Room):
    Facilities Provided:
    Single Bed (4*6) with Mattress and Pillow; Study Table; Chair; Tea Kettle;
    Book Rack and Cupboard; Rooms with attached bathrooms for girls* Common
    Water Purifier (on floor)
    Rent per day/ person:
    Rs. 500 (for Short-term and Full-time International Students)
     
    HOSTEL ROOM (Triple Seater Room) for Customized Program Students/ Others
    Facilities Provided:
    Single Bed (4*6) with Mattress and Pillow; Study Table; Chair; Tea Kettle;
    Book Rack and Cupboard; Rooms with attached bathrooms *Common Water
    Purifier (on floor)
    Rent per day/ person:
    Rs. 650 (for Customized Programme and Other guests)
    1. The IRO flat is a separate flat with 2 bedrooms/ kitchen/ attached bathroom and other facilities etc located on-campus. It is available on sharing basis and the rent is Rs. 650 per student/ per day.
    Kindly note that due to shortage of on-campus accommodation we do not have facilities of staying alone/single rooms.
    IRO Flat (On-Campus):
    Facilities Provided: On sharing basis (4 students per flat)
    Rooms with attached bathrooms; Single Bed (4*6 – 4 nos) with Mattress and
    Pillow; Study Table; Chair; Book Rack; Cupboard; Fridge; Washing Machine;
    Clothes line; Microwave; Inter-Com Phone; Cooking Gas/ Induction Stove;
    Kitchen Untensils; Toaster; Water Purifier; Air Conditioner; Ironing Board;
    Water Heater; LAN Cord (02) + WiFi router
    Rent per day/ person:
    US$ 300 per month/ per student or Rs. 650 per day/ student (only for
    International short-term Exchange Students)
     
    Off-Campus IRO Flat: We have the option of accommodating students in a fully-furnished flat (off-campus), located right next to our Campus. This flat is located in the 17th floor of a secured gated society and is 5 mins walking distance from our campus. The Flat is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, fully functional kitchen, AC, Refrigerator, Washing Machine etc.) matching up to the safety and standards of Students. The rent is Rs. 15000 per person per month (max 3 to 4 people can share this flat) and in addition students will have to bear the electricity charges (per month). One flat is shared by maximum 3 to 4 people.
  • Visas

    Obtaining visas and other requisite permissions is the responsibility of the individual students. The IRO office and the academic coordinator will do their best to facilitate this process. The campus regularly hosts international students and faculty so the staff are well versed in the visa processes.
  • Student facilities

    A full list of facilities available to students on the TISS campus is available here: http://www.tiss.edu/life-at-tiss/
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Contact

Tata Institute of Social Sciences / TISS

P.K. Shajahan Ph.D.
Professor and Chairperson
Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice
School of Social Work
e-mail: shajahan@tiss.edu
phone: +91 22 2552 5477

 

Last updated: 8 November 2017