International Relations Office

Incoming Faculty/ Staff Exchange Programmes


  • The incoming faculty exchange programmes are managed and facilitated by IRO.
  • The host universities communicate the details of the incoming faculty/staff to IRO. IRO then forwards these applications to the Dean/Chairperson of the concerned school.
  • The Dean/Chairperson in consultation with the faculty members from the respective dept./ center plan the academic and non-academic programmes for the incoming faculty member.
  • Faculty exchange programme comprises of lectures, workshop/seminars, joint research, conferences and/or field visits.
  • The respective school will provide a TISS faculty contact for the incoming faculty member to plan the academic program.
  • The faculty contact will be responsible for providing the programme schedule along with the details of the planned lecture/sessions or any academic engagement at TISS.
  • IRO will make arrangement for the logistics and organize for accommodation, airport pick- up/ drop/ vehicle arrangements for field visits for visiting faculty members and also provide visa letter/ invitation letters.
  • All the faculty members at TISS are requested to contact IRO before extending an invitation to any international faculty member/staff for teaching/workshop/seminar etc that is not part of their own International project.
  • IRO is required to submit the visit details of all the international visitors to Police/ATS/UGC etc on a regular basis.
  • All the expenses related to travel, food, stay etc. will be borne by the visiting faculty unless otherwise specified. IRO will only bear the cost of welcome lunch and airport pick and drop and Mumbai Sightseeing arranged by the Institute for active exchange partners.
  • The institute faculty members are requested to plan their programmes/extend invitations to international guests accordingly.
  • International faculty members have to clear all on-campus bills, and expenses before completion of the exchange programme.
  • Similarly, all off-campus travel arrangements including travel to any of TISS's Off-campuses (for e.g., Tuljapur campus) or any other personal visits will have to be borne by the concerned International faculty.