Welcome to TISS, a multi-campus, integrated, community engaged public university of India. As students you are now part of India’s foremost social science university founded in 1936 by Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust to create human service professionals for addressing the emerging needs of Indian society. Continuing with that rich legacy, TISS offers some of the most contemporary and socially relevant, globally acknowledged study programs in social sciences and applied human service professions. TISS is among the top 40 Indian universities today and one of the finest in terms of promoting excellence in teaching, research, field/ internship- based learning, and social innovation and social start-ups. Led by its vision of equity and social justice TISS promotes and protects social diversity on campus and takes great pride in its pan-India student and faculty composition. Gradually, the campus is moving towards becoming international too!
In pursuance of its vision and guiding principles, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences organises teaching programmes to facilitate the development of competent and committed professionals for practice, research and teaching; undertakes research; develops and disseminates knowledge; and reaches out to the larger community through extension, at the local, national, regional and international levels.
Vision of the TISS has been 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-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.