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Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure



Academic Structure

TISS moved to a new academic structure in February 2006. It currently hosts 12 Schools, 6 Independent Centres, and 3 Resource Centres as indicated below:


  1. School of Social Work 8 Centres in Community Organisation and Development Practice; Criminology and Justice; Disability Studies and Action;

    Women Centred Social Work; Equity and Justice for Children and Families; Health and Mental Health; Social Justice and Governance; Livelihood and Social Entrepreneurship.

  2. School of Development Studies with 6 Centres in Study of Developing Economies; Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development; Study of Developing Societies; Population, Health and Development; Social Theory; Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies.

  3. School of Management and Labour Studies with 5 Centres in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations; Labour Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Social and Organisational Leadership; Public Policy and Governance.

  4. School of Health Systems Studies with 4 Centres in Health and Social Sciences; Health Policy Planning and Management; Hospital Management; Public Health.

  5. School of Habitat Studies with 4 Centres in Urban Policy, Planning and Governance; Science Technology and Society; Water Policy, Regulation and Governance; Climate Change and Sustainability.

  6. School for Media and Cultural Studies with 2 Centres in Critical Media Praxis; Study of Contemporary Culture.

  7. School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance with 2 Centres in Law and Society; and Nodal Centre for Excellence in Human Rights Education.

  8. School of Vocational Education which will implement training programmes in different trades through partnerships with various industrial and service sectors.

  9. School of Education with 2 Centres in Education; Indian Languages in Higher Education.

  10. Jamsetji Tata School for Disaster Studies  with 2 Centres in Centre for Geo Informatics; Centre for Disaster and Development

  11. School of Human Ecology with 1 Centre in Human Ecology. 

  12. School of Research Methodology

Independent Centres

  1. Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research
  2. Centre for Excellence on Adolescents and Youth
  3. Centre for Lifelong Learning
  4. Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education
  5. Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies
  6. Centre for Library and Information Management & SDTM Library

Resource Centres

  1. Computer Centre
  2. Publications Unit
  3. Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library


Administrative Structure 

The administrative structure is designed around 9 sections: Academic, Accounts, Dining Hall, Hostels and Guest House, Maintenance, Meetings, Personnel, Planning and Development, and Purchase and Stores.

These 9 sections are located under 4 broad divisions:

  1. Academic,
  2. Finance, Accounts and Audit,
  3. Personnel and Administration, and
  4. Infrastructure Development and Support.



The Governing Board is the highest authority of the Institute. It members include the nominees of the Central Government, State Government, the University of Mumbai, the UGC, and representatives from the TISS faculty. The Chairperson of the Governing Board has functions similar to that of the Chancellor of a conventional university. The Academic Council of the Institute decides on matters of academic nature and comprises faculty drawn from its 4 campuses and as well as 6 experts from outside TISS.


The Director of TISS, whose position is equivalent to that of the Vice-Chancellor of a conventional university, is the academic and administrative head of the Institute.


Prof. S. Parasuraman



Mr. C. P. Mohan Kumar




 [ Updated as per notification received on April 17, 2015 - Admin/40/2015 and June 05, 2014 ]