Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai

(Deemed University)



The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. The first school of social work in India, the TISS was a pioneering effort, characteristic of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT

In 1944, the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was recognised as a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.

Courses Offered


Post-Graduate Programmes

  1. Master of Arts in Development Studies
  2. Master of Arts in Disability Rehabilitation
  3. Master of Arts / Science in Disaster Management
  4. Master of Arts in Education (Elementary)
  5. Master of Arts in Globalisation and Labour
  6. Master of Health Administration
  7. Master of Hospital Administration
  8. Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
  9. Master of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies
  10. Master of Arts in Public Health
  11. Master of Social Entrepreneurship
  12. Master of Arts in Social Work

M.Phil. & Ph.D

  1. Habitat Studies
  2. Health Systems Studies
  3. Management and Labour Studies
  4. Rural Development
  5. Social Sciences
  6. Social Work

Certificate Programmes

  1. Certificate in Social Work
  2. Certificate in Rehabilitation Counselling
  3. Advanced Certificate in Social Welfare Administration
  4. Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Welfare Administration

Diploma programmes

  1. Diploma in Hospital Administration
  2. Diploma in Personnel Management
  3. Diploma in Sustainable Development
  4. Diploma in Gerontology
  5. Diploma in Psychosocial Care and Support in Disaster Management
  6. Diploma in Media and Cultural Studies

Continuing Education

The reality of adult learning is too expansive and pervasive to be left to only conventional teaching methods or institutions. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences takes the responsibility of life-long education beyond classroom walls.

  1. Training Programmes
  2. UGC Refresher Courses
  3. NSS Programmes

Study In India Programme

The TISS is establishing linkages with Universities and Institutions in Asia , Europe and North America thorugh the International Students Office. TISS is developing a mutually beneficial international academic collaboration with some of the best institutions around the world.

Admission Process

Admission is any course would be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the admission test; if and where, no test in conducted, admission would be made on the basis of aggregate total marks secured by the candidate in / at the qualifying examination and marks obtained by the candidate in eligibility subject
For latest information regarding Courses duration ,eligibility, and fee structure visit University/college website


Affiliated Colleges


School of Health Systems Studies
•  Centre for Health and Social Sciences
•  Centre for Health, Policy, Planning and Management

School of Management and Labour Studies
•  Centre for Human Resources Management and Labour Relations;
•  Centre for Labour Studies;
•  Centre for Social Entrepreneurship; and
•  Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership Development.

School of Rural Development
•  Centre for Community Planning and Governance;
•  Centre for Rural Livelihoods; and
•  Centre for Social Development.

School of Social Sciences
•  Centre for Development Studies;
•  Centre for Human Ecology;
•  Centre for Socio-legal Studies and Human Rights;
•  Centre for Studies in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies;
•  Centre for Studies in the Sociology of Education; and
•  Centre for Women’s Studies.

School of Social
•  Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice;
•  Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice;
•  Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families;
•  Centre for Disability Studies and Action;
•  Centre for Health and Mental Health; and
•  Centre for Social Justice and Governance.

Independent Centres

  1. The Centre for Lifelong Learning
  2. The Centre for Media and Cultural Studies
  3. The Centre for Research Methodology
  4. The Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management
  5. Resource Centres

International Collaboration
The TISS has over the years built bridges with many Universities across the world. We have signed MoU’s and/ or have developed linkages with some prestigious International Universities such as:

  1. James Madison University , Virginia , USA
  2. Foundation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques, Paris , France
  3. Charles Strut University , Australia
  4. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille, Lille, France
  5. University of South Carolina , Columbia , USA
  6. George Warren Brown School Of School Work, St. Louis , USA
  7. The New School , New York , USA
  8. Wells College , Aurora , New York , USA
  9. University Of Delaware , Delaware , USA
  10. London School of Economics , London
  11. Management Centre Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria
  12. University of South Carolina , Columbia , USA
  13. Tulane University , New Orleans , USA
  14. University of Utah , Salt Lake City , USA


Postal Address
Mumbai: P.O. Box 8313 , Deonar, Mumbai 400 088.
Tuljapur: P.O. Box 09 , Tuljapur, Dist. Osmanabad 413 601.
Mumbai: 91-22-25525000 (Board Number)
Tuljapur: 91-2471-242061/ 560/ 507; 91-2471-244325

Mumbai Campus
Reception Fax Number (Main campus) 25525050
Naoroji Campus Fax Number  25515899
JTCDM Fax Number  25482048
Director’s Office Fax Number  25583063
Board Telephone Number  25525000
Board Telephone Number  25525500
Tuljapur: 91-2471-242061

E-mail Mumbai: [email protected]
Tuljapur: [email protected]

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