School of Management and Labour Studies

Projects & Initiatives

National Corporate Social (CSR) Responsibility Hub

In March 2010, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) issued a set of guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility in order to formalise the way CSR is done in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). This move led to the formation of National Corporate Social Responsibility Hub (NCSR Hub) which would perform the following functions: Nation-wide compilation, documentation, and creation of database Advocacy and Research Preparation of Panels of Implementing organisations/ monitoring and valuation Agencies Promotional activities, including production of short films, printing of brochures, pamphlets etc. Conferences, Seminars, Workshops - both national and international Act as a Think Tank Any other matter ...

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Engagement with Rasthriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

In August, 2012, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, invited TISS to provide support to the Ministry in planning, designing, and implementing one of the largest centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) called Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The RUSA is an overarching scheme, operated in mission mode for funding the state universities and colleges in order to achieve the aims of equity, access and excellence. The central funding flows from MHRD to institutions, through the State Governments. Funding to states is made on the basis of critical appraisal of State Higher Education Plans (SHEPs ) The objectives of ...

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Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA)

Higher education in India has undergone sea changes and rapid expansion over the last six decades. This sector has seen the rise of diverse set of institutions both in the public and the private space. Obviously, the increase in the number of institutions is in keeping with the stated objectives of improving access and equal opportunities to a large young population. Given that higher education plays a very important role towards the construction of knowledge society, teaching, research and related functions are fundamental to social and economic activities. In an increasingly competitive and global era higher education institutions are today ...

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Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management

Academic expertise is not sufficient for the successful leadership and management of educational institutions. To build capacities of existing academic leaders and administrators and to draw fresh talent into the management of the school and higher educational systems, the Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has been set up to administer training programs for Higher education and school leaders and administrators. CALEM has been set up under the Government of India’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT). The PMMMNMTT had proposed to set up five centres ...

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All India Services Officers' Training

Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) organizes week long in-service training programmes for Mid-career AIS (All India Services) officers. The initiative was launched under the School of Management and Labour Studies, TISS in 2011 and is being currently conducted by the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, TISS. Five programmes have been conducted till date.The programmes are conducted by TISS for the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Erudite resource persons from the bureaucracy, the academia as well as the non-governmental sector cover a gamut of issues concerning policy implementation, policy reforms ...

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National Higher Education Resource Center (NHERC)

Four years have elapsed since Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) was flagged off by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2014 with a vision to transform the state higher education institutions in India into repositories of excellence. It is time that the impact created by RUSA is assessed to celebrate its achievements and act as guided by the learnings to keep hitting greater milestones in the years to come. The National Higher Education Resource Centre (NHERC) is leading this shared endeavor of the stakeholders of India’s higher education sector by translating it into systematic evidence-based research studies ...

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