Tata Institute of Social Sciences
A Deemed to be University and Grant-in Aid Institute under Ministry of Education,GoI



The Office of Students' Affairs (OSA) was established in 2006, as an administrative unit of TISS to liaise between students, faculty and the administration.

Headed by the Dean (Students’ Affairs), the mission of the Office is to create a climate which encourages personal and academic development of students through their tenure in TISS. In order achieve this, the OSA commits to augment diverse support mechanisms to enhance quality of life of the TISS student community. The OSA is always accessible to every student of TISS, and the students always approach the team with ease.

The student support services include overseeing the infrastructure and facilities of stay on campus for students, health and mental health support, health insurance, anchoring student union and other student groups like Bridge, I-labs and TISS Life.

The OSA coordinates with other offices like OPEM (OBC, PWD, EWS and Minority) Cell, WGDC (Women and Gender Development Cell) that ensures affirmative practices on campus promoting equity and justice.

The OSA also plays a key role in several student union related activities including the organising of the ‘Institute Day’

Considering that students come from marginalised social locations, the OSA offers student aid to students who have an annual income of less than 4.5 lakhs per annum. In addition, the OSA networks with external stakeholders and alumni to offer need cum meritorious scholarships for students.

In order to maintain parity, the OSA liaisons with the Chairpersons of Student Affairs from Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati.


  1. Serve as a link between the college administration and the student body.
  2. Oversee, supervise, guide and facilitate student union and student led initiatives so as to cultivate a creative and inclusive space.
  3. Oversee and encourage various cultural events on campus and guide students through the process of organising the same.
  4. Recognise student welfare needs and take the necessary steps to ensure holistic wellbeing of students.
  5. Mobilise various resources for students in need and to ensure disbursal of resources to the deserving students.
  6. Make sure that the TISS environment is diverse and inclusive.
  7. Create an ambience that facilitates overall wellbeing of students with specific focus on
  • Health and Mental Health: Health Centre, Counselling Services, Health Insurance
  • Student Facilities on campus: Hostels, Dining Halls, Gymkhana, Canteen facilities and Yoga
  • Financial Support: Student aid, Need cum meritorious scholarships and Aid for the visually challenged students
  • Inclusive space-Appreciating diversity: Gender Neutral Hostel, Accessible spaces for PWD
  • Overseeing the extra-curricular events organised by the institute, student union and student groups
  • Placement and training

Recent highlights:

Over the years, we are able to increase the financial support offered to students

Financial Support in the last the years: (Including School level aid and meritorious scholarships)

In addition to financial aid for the year 2020-21, and to support online learning process amidst the ongoing pandemic, we could support 122 students with laptops and 136 students for data pack costs.


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