The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work in Mumbai, aimed to create human service professionals to address the issues of unemployment and poverty in the context of the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was renamed ‘Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ in 1944, and in 1964 the Government of India (GoI) declared TISS as ‘Deemed to be a University’ under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956.
The Institute’s vision is 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-centered, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects the dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rating- 3.89 out of 4.00, the second-highest score among universities accredited thus far.
A Category One University - Gazette notification (dated February 12, 2018)
2022 NIRF Rank - 99 (overall)/ 60 (All University)
School of Skill Education (SSE) - December 2011
Skill Development in Line with NEP:
The School of Skill Education (SSE) was set up to impart skill education to millions of Indian youth through appropriately designed vocational education programmes. The focus is on developing job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad knowledgebased education. The approach adopted is called the Internship Embedded Skill Training Programme during which many students may also earn a modest stipend in select skill knowledge sectors. The aim of this ‘Work While You Learn’ model is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in an internship on the real shop floor of the industry/company along with theoretical sessions in the classroom
The approach adopted is called the Internship Embedded Skill Training Programme during which many students may also earn a modest stipend in select skill knowledge sectors. The aim of this ‘Earn while you learn’ model is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in an internship on the real shop floor of the industry/company along with theory training in the classroom. Although stipend is not mandatory for the Knowledge Partners for Skill Training (Kpst), TISS-SSE strongly encourages Knowledge Partners for Skill Training (Kpst) to adopt this practice
Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education in the academic year 2023-24 offers 34 Bachelor, 6 Diploma, and 19 PG Diploma Programmes conforming to UGC. Arranged level wise the 3-years degree programmes begin with a certificate course leading to a Bachelor/BSc Degree in the 3rd year. Every individual year is a stand-alone certification aligned with the NSQF levels 4.5, 5 and 5.5 for the first year, second year and the third year respectively, all awarded by TISS SSE and recognized across national and international universities. These programmes allow the students who are 12th passed or SSC 2 Years of ITI, to join directly at The National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) Level 4.5, based on their academic achievements. The undergraduate courses of the Bachelor programmes incorporate specific job roles and their equivalent National Occupational Standards (NOSs) along with broadbased general education. The Graduates of the programme are equipped to meaningfully participate in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment or becoming entrepreneurs. The flexibility and progression of the Bachelor programmes are illustrated below.
Student Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes
- HSC / equivalent OR
- SSC 2years of ITI