Established: 1936, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Academic Excellence, Placements
Differentiator: Foremost institution in the field of social sciences and research
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. It was renamed to TISS in 1964. The institution enjoys a deemed university status and the institution’s prime vision is to respond to changing social conditions, and create a people-centred and ecologically sustainable society. It is considered among the foremost institutions in India in the field of social science studies and research. The institution has earned repute over the years for its several contributions to the civil society and the development sector through its education, research, and field action. Among the most enriching experiences for a student at TISS is the fact that a scholar enjoys a great deal of autonomy and freedom in the discipline of social science management.
The TISS school of management aims to develop quality human resource professionals for a variety of stakeholder groups. The institution offers three M.A. programs, in the fields of Human Resource Management and Labour Studies, Globalisation and Labour, and Social Entrepreneurship. The institute also offers an Executive Diploma program in Human Resource Management.
The institution offers a congenial environment for study and research through its several centers dedicated to the fields of human resource management, social entrepreneurship, organisational leadership and governance. These centers of study include faculty and facilities specialised to the particular disciple. The faculty comprises teachers with PhD credentials from several reputed academic institutions across the country.
The institution houses the Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library, which is among the oldest surviving academic libraries in the country. It was established in 1936, and comprises academic and professional literature to enable graduating professionals with practical industry skills. The institution boasts of Sir Dorabji Library as among the most sought-after libraries for social scientists in India. It is also remote access enabled and students have access to several e-resource databases, such as JSTOR, SAGE, and EMERALD.
The institute boasts of an enviable list of alumni who have made a mark both among private and the public sector organisations. TISS also makes concerted efforts to maintain close associations with its alumni, including organisation of topic-based events, seminars, and alumni meetings.
The school has a remarkable placement record and is among the most preferred recruitment destinations for several corporates and public-sector entities. The placement cell in the institution is a joint effort by members of the faculty as well as the students’ body. Lastly, the TISS campus is aimed to provide students with the environment to imbibe the spirit of social entrepreneurship.