Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

India

The one-of-a-kind Tata Institute of Social Sciences  works tirelessly at the forefront of hard-pressing social issues. Responding to changing social realities is the mission, and the students are seen just as much as social workers as academics. 

Founded in 1936, the university has had a focus on field work as a method, working through disasters such as the Bhopal disaster and the Partition of India. Being hugely influential, the university helped shape Indias labour welfare laws. All students are expected to work two days a week in the field, aiming to improve the lives of the less fortunate. 

The university works in a wide range of inter-disciplinary areas, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable, and fair society with social justice and human rights at the centre. 

The university creates knowledge through M.Phil, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral programs, and intends to strengthen both state and non-state institutions. The university is deemed to be one of the very best in India, and the social work of TISS is well known across the continent and the world. 

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