We Create Impact through Partnerships and Collaborative Action


We believe in driving collaborative work and building partnerships to shape future higher education policy in the country. We share our expertise on higher education policy and programme development with government bodies, agencies, and institutions. We curate interventions that intersect with the existing range of capacity development programmes in higher education designed and implemented by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. We also invite knowledge and expertise from individuals, institutions, and organisations to our work with an aim to enrich it with cross-sectional perspectives.There is fairly a large community of learned and motivated field experts in higher education sharing a common vision of further improving the way policy action unwraps itself in the field of higher education.

We are keen on leveraging their insights and skills to refine our interventions in the sector. A peek into the programmes that the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has designed, implemented, and sustained in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Leadership for Academicians Programme


It is a fully-funded three weeks leadership development training programme, organised in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for second level academic functionaries in public funded higher education institutions. Designed as a training programme with two weeks domestic and one week foreign training, the main objective of the programme is to prepare second tier academic heads who are likely to assume leadership roles in the future

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Higher Education Leadership Academy


In an increasingly competitive and global era, higher education institutions are facing enormous challenges. Managing them requires deep understanding, knowledge, skills and experience in leading and managing institutions. The Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA) is designed to build capacities of existing higher education leaders and administrators and to draw fresh talent into the management of higher education systems

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Centre of Academic Leadership and Education Management


To build capacities of existing academic leaders and administrators and to draw fresh talent into the management of school and higher educational systems, the Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM) has been set up to administer training programmes for higher education and school leaders and administrators

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All India Services Officers’ Training


Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) organises week long in-service training programmes for Mid-career AIS (All India Services) officers. The programmes are conducted by TISS for the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. The aim is to provide a platform for open discussions, experience sharing, and developing insightful understanding on issues of social policy and governance

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