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Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS, Mumbai was established in the year 1936,
To be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred and ecologically sustainable society that promotes and protects the dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all, with special emphasis on marginalised and vulnerable groups.
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.
TISS, are working to radically transform our academic culture and spirit that have long been constrained by structural bottlenecks and the meagre and consistently declining resources available to universities. One of the most significant initiatives undertaken during the X Plan period was the comprehensive restructuring of the academic structure and programmes. Academic collaboration and networking with other institutions, both in India and overseas, is a priority area. We expect these collaborations to strengthen our capacities to fulfill our vision of being an institution of excellence in higher education that develops and applies knowledge in pursuit of social justice and human rights for all. By instituting chairs, fellowships and scholarships, we seek to further strengthen independent research, in a climate of intellectual rigour and academic freedom. We are upscaling our capacity to develop and disseminate print, electronic and audio-visual knowledge resources, thus enabling us to reach out and deepen our dialogue with civil society. We are also seeking to augment and upgrade our academic, administrative and infrastructural capacities. Drawing on the nourishment from close relationship with government, inter-governmental, academic, communities and NGOs, industry and other civil society groups and our alumni, the TISS hopes to meet the new challenges that we face as we strike a new path.
Extension activities denote the social responsibility of teaching institutes towards the problems and the emerging needs of society and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has initiated and promoted several kinds of extension activities since its inception in 1936. The Institute has played a major role in piloting or pioneering new services and in initiating time-bound social work programmes within well-established organisations/systems, or outside them, with the objective of demonstrating to the public, the need for such services. Medical social work in hospitals, social work in schools, the child guidance clinic, and social work in family courts, to name a few, were started as demonstration projects of the TISS. Termed as Field Action Projects (FAPs) in TISS, they have always played an integral role in the curriculum of social work education.
Through these projects, faculty members are in touch with the field, and, thus ensure that their teaching is in touch with social realities. Students are placed for field work in these projects, and, in the process of learning, they also contribute to its growth. The FAPs are the 'laboratories' for testing new approaches of social service delivery and strategies of intervention. The FAPs contribute to generating knowledge for teaching in classrooms and also allow testing of theories in field practice. Much of what has evolved as social work theory is also essentially the outcome of practice. Field action projects are, thus, an integral part of the validation or revision of such a practice-theory continuum. These projects fulfill several objectives of professional education, and have evolved over the years due to various internal and external factors.
The FAPs have, over the years, demonstrated interventions with a wide variety of marginalised groups (women, children, youth, rural and urban communities) and issues (violence against women, formal and non-formal education, physical and mental health, communalism, human rights, child rights). The FAPs address a wide range of issues with a broad goal of a more equal and just society, through capacity building, empowering people to exercise more informed choice, and secure their rights. Many important institutional innovations such as Child Guidance Clinics, social workers/counsellors in hospitals and family courts, Special Cells for Violence against Women in police stations, Childline - all began as FAPs of TISS and were later mainstreamed into public institutional structures Today, the FAPs extend beyond Mumbai to Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Sangli, Pune, Nanded, Yavatmal, Nashik, Aurangabad, Tuljapur and Wardha in Maharashtra. There are currently more than 70 field staff employed by the FAPs of TISS. These include project coordinators, social workers, programme staff, administrative and support staff.
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Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS, Mumbai offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 1 Year Full Time Masters Degree in MA International Family StudiesView Details Duration: 1 Year Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 2 year Full Time Masters Degree in MA Social Work in Child RightsView Details Duration: 2 year Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 2 Years Full Time Professional Courses in Certification Disaster Management (CDM)View Details Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Professional Courses
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 1 Year Full Time PG Diploma / Certification in Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration (PGDHA)View Details Duration: 1 Year Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: PG Diploma / Certification
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 4 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in B.E Printing TechnologyView Details Duration: 4 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai offers 2 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in B.A Social WorkView Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
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Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS, Mumbai