Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
With an objective of creating of humane professionals who enable people to overcome poverty, deprivation and unemployment, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. Today, TISS offers multiple integrated and postgraduate courses in social sciences, humanities and research. One can opt for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in social work, human resources management, development studies, health administration, hospital administration, social epidemiology, and clinical psychology. “The courses offered by TISS are unique and highly relevant and in demand,” says S Parasuraman, Director, TISS. Besides these courses, TISS has regular training and capacity building programmes for government officials such as senior IAS, IPS and IFS officers, State Service Officers, Railway Service and Indian Forest Service Probationers.
Popular courses MA in health system studies, media and cultural studies, social work
USP All TISS programmes include two days of field work and four days of classroom teaching every week; students go through internship at the end of each semester
Entry All India TISSNET test; those who clear are invited for a written test, group discussion and personal interview
Fee `25,000 a year as tuition fee for all courses. TISS has 49.5 per cent seats reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates and they are exempt from paying tuition fee
S PARASURAMAN, DIRECTOR, TISS, WITH STUDENTS