The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad was established as an Off-Campus in 2011 at the invitation of the erstwhile government of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the campus at Hyderabad has been guided by the mandate of TISS in combining academic excellence with social relevance. The scope of its activities through innovative and interdisciplinary teaching programmes, research studies, publications and collaborations with the Central and State governments as also multilateral institutions and international universities is attentive in equal measure to local knowledges and needs as well as developments at the national and global levels.
To create an institution of excellence in knowledge building and sharing that explores fresh ground in defining social sciences and its relevance in strengthening people's knowledge, their right to education and ecologically sustainable livelihoods in order to deepen democracy and citizenship.
The Off-Campus of TISS at Hyderabad has been working towards its vision by:
Creating an institution of excellence in higher education in social sciences that offers a high-quality learning environment Building new knowledge that is theoretically grounded, and demonstrating innovative programmesStrengthening research and practice skills in planning, policy making and programme management at all levels of governance structuresDistinctive features of TISS Hyderabad
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