International Relations Office

Outgoing Faculty Exchange Programmes


  • IRO follows an open application and selection process for faculty exchange programmes.
  • The details of the exchange programmes are advertised at least 2-6 months in advance depending on the intimation from the host university.
  • The advertisement for the same is forwarded by the IRO to faculty email id of all the campuses.
  • The faculty exchange notifications are re-advertised two additional time in case of non-availability of suitable applications.
  • Interested Faculty members are requested to submit duly completed application with all the related documents to IRO before the deadline
  • Interested Faculty members must have passport at the time of application .
  • In the selection process, preference will be given to young faculty members who have not visited any Foreign University for academic purposes under any exchange programme/ seminars/ workshops/ conferences.
  • The IRO Steering Committee (Comprising of 3 Deans, 2 Deputy Director, IRO Chairperson and 1 Secretary) shall select/ short-list the faculty member based on the received applications.
  • The IRO Steering Committee will review the application and make the decision. However, the Director of the institute shall remain the final authority and approve the short-listed/ selected candidates by the IRO Steering Committee. Director may overrule the decision of the Steering Committee and suggest alternative candidates.
  • Part-time faculty members/ ad-hoc faculty members working for less than two years in TISS will not be considered under the faculty exchange programme.
  • Temporary faculty members working for less than two years in TISS will not be considered under the faculty exchange programme.
  • Faculty members who have visited other universities under IRO exchange programmes in last three years from the date of advertisement are not eligible to apply.
  • Interested faculty members need to contact IRO for any queries or doubts regarding the exchange programme.
  • The interested faculty member have to be from the same academic background.
  • After selection, it is the responsibility of the respective faculty member to contact and plan their programme with the host university with the contacts provided by IRO.
  • IRO will introduce the selected faculty member to the coordinators at the host university and if needed facilitate the logistics of travel/ insurance/ visa, etc.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the faculty member to apply for leave/ take formal permissions from the head of the department/ dean/ chairperson/ director/ personnel section to gain permissions and relevant documents for visa application process.
  • IRO will not entertain any requests to procure/ process any such leave/ permission/ No objection letters from the institute on behalf of the concerned faculty member.
  • The selected faculty members have to compulsorily complete the planned activities at the host university and submit a brief report to IRO.