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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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.

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History

The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

Education

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.

Research

Over the years, through its research in social work, social sciences, human resources management, health systems and allied fields, the TISS has made consistent contributions to civil society and the development sector and helped shape planning, policy and programme formulation, foster critical rethinking and development of people-centred interventions. The role of academic institutions like TISS in conducting pioneering research and extension activities rooted in the context of societal realities, and aimed at influencing policy and practice for positive social change, is widely acknowledged.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

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ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific
Merit-based

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ADB/Japan Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2023
Fully Funded Scholarship for Social Change Makers 2024-2025
Need-based

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Kanthari
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Kanthari International Institute for Leadership
Need-based

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Kanthari
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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BeArt-Presets
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2023
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200000 INR
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship for Top-class education
Merit-based

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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
75000 INR
Deadline
05 Apr 2024
Skillcombo Scholarship for talented students
Merit-based Need-based

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Skillcombo
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2023
Med School Insiders Balance & Wellness Scholarship
Merit-based

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Med School Insiders
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2023
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
28 Dec 2023
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
08 Jan 2024
The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Crowder Law Firm
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
19 Feb 2024
The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship
Merit-based

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Blossom Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
06 Nov 2023
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Tata Institute of Social Sciences, visit our scholarship search.

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Services

Student services

The Office of Students' Affairs (OSA) was established in 2006. During the 12 years of its existence, the OSA has consolidated its activities by streamlining various processes like financial aid disbursement, medical insurance, orientation for junior students and other student support mechanisms. The issues and activities of the OSA have increased considerably with the expansion of teaching and research programs in Mumbai and other campuses. The office liaises with the Tuljapur, Hyderabad and Guwahati off- campus of the Institute and has regular interactions with authorities to facilitate provision of similar support services as that of Mumbai Campus.

Library services

The effort to establish a well-equipped library at TISS, Hyderabad has already begun. More than 4000 books are available and many more books are being procured. The availability of the books is linked to the teaching programmes that the Institute is introducing. 

ICT services

The computer center performs a wide range of functions like Network Management, Server Management, Software development, Technical support/ Training to staff, faculty and students, System Maintenance. The Institute has an inhouse data center which hosts all it's servers. All critical software applications are developed, hosted and maintained inhouse. 

Medical services

Campus doctor facility is available for students on designated days and timing for students across both the campuses. However in emergency students are referred to nearby hospitals and are assisted by TISS staff.

Student Life

Campus life

TISS Tuljapur in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra was set up with support from the Government of Maharashtra in 1986. It is a 100-acre campus on a vast plateau on the outskirts of the temple town of Tuljapur. The tuljapur campus has commenced offering the Five Year Integrated Masters programme since 2012 and also offers MA in Rural Development. It has a full-fledged computer centre, library, gymnasium, boys hostel, girls hostels, guest-house, faculty and staff quarters.

Sports facilities

The TISS Tuljapur Campus is fully equipped with along with the infrastructure for several out-door sports like football, basketball, cricket, badminton, volleyball, kho-kho, etc. Indoor games like table-tennis, Carom, Chess are also available for the students. All Sports and Gym activities are conducted under the guidance and supervision of a qualified and experienced Physical Instructor appointed at Tuljapur TISS Campus. There is a three storey Gymkhana Building in Tuljapur Campus. The Gym is located on the ground floor of the Gymkhana Building and is well equipped with all the latest equipments.

Student Reviews

Great College, great curriculum, great professors
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is the leading university for social sciences in India. It has been very effective in living up to the standard even in the pandemic times and has been efficient in imparting quality education to kids from diverse socio- economic spectrum .

Learning through cultures.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university provided me with an opportunity to to study amongst various individuals belonging from various different cultures from India. Because of the diversity of students at Whistling Woods International, affiliated to Tata institute of social sciences, helped improve the quality of study with enhanced opinions from people of various cultures.

TISS review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a good university with relatable academic curriculum

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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