About TISS


The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Since its inception, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people centered, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

In pursuance of its vision and guiding principles, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences organises teaching programmes to facilitate the development of competent and committed professionals for practice, research and teaching; undertakes research; develops and disseminates knowledge; and reaches out to the larger community through extension, at the local, national, regional and international levels.

About RUSA


Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored scheme led by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences which aims at transforming the state higher education institutions in India into sites delivering access, equity and excellence to 94% of the students pursuing higher education in India. The emphasis of RUSA is on improving teaching-learning outcomes in state institutions of higher learning to churn out skilled, employable and responsible youths in the 21st century India. RUSA aspires to develop every state higher education institution to its most exemplary version.