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Admissions, 2015

About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work to meet the emerging need for trained human service professionals. TISS was one of the earliest institutions to be recognised as an institution Deemed to be University in 1964 to further teaching and research in the inter-disciplinary areas of Social Sciences. TISS is a centrally funded public university with the entire plan and non-plan grants provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India (GoI) since 1964.

TISS has consistently worked for the promotion of sustainable and participatory development and creation of a just and equitable society. TISS has been engaged in research, policy support, programme development and evaluation, training, and advice on development interventions with the ministries and autonomous bodies of GoI; State Governments; bi-lateral and multi-lateral organisations; universities and institutions across the world; the non-government sector, industry, businesses at the national and international levels; and peoples’ groups and networks.

A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and creativity in the Institute facilitating strong linkages between education, research, field action and knowledge dissemination. TISS was awarded a 5-Star rating by NAAC in 2002. In 2009, the NAAC re-accredited TISS and placed it in Grade ‘A’ with a score of 3.88 out of 4—the second highest amongst all universities accredited by NAAC until now.


Key Positions

Prof. S. Parasuraman

M.Sc. (Pune), C.P.S. (IIPS),
D.P.D. (ISS, The Hague),
Ph.D. (Mumbai)


Mr. C.P. Mohankumar

M. Com (Univ of Madras), Diploma in Fin. Management (ICFAI, Hyderabad)


Prof. Lakshmi Lingam

M.A. (Andhra), Ph.D. (IIT-B)

Deputy Director,

TISS Hyderabad Campus

Prof. Virginius XaXa

M.A. (Pune), Ph.D. (IIT-Kanpur)

Deputy Director,

TISS Guwahati Campus

Prof. Abdul Shaban

M.A. (Delhi), M.Phil., Ph.D. (IIT-B)

Deputy Director, TISS Tuljapur Campus

Chairperson, International Relations Office

Prof. T. Sundararaman

ISCE (ISCE), MBBS (Madras), MD (Madras)


School of Health Systems Studies

Prof. R. Ramakumar

M.Sc. (TNAU), Ph.D. (Kolkata)


School of Development Studies

Prof. Manish K. Jha

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Delhi)


School of Social Work

Prof. Bino Paul

M.A. (Calicut), M.Phil., Ph.D. (IIT, Mumbai)


School of Management and Labour Studies

Prof. Amita Bhide

M.A. (TISS), Ph.D. (Mumbai)


School of Habitat Studies

Prof. K.P. Jayasankar

M.A. (Mumbai), Ph.D. (IIT-B)


School of Media and Cultural Studies

Prof. Nandini Manjrekar

M.Sc. (Mumbai), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Baroda)


School of Education

Prof. Arvind Tiwari

M.A., Ph.D. (Sagar)


School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance

Prof. Neela Dabir

M.S.W. (Mumbai), Ph.D. (SNDT, Mumbai)


School of Vocational Education

Prof. Nasreen Rustomfram

M.A., Ph.D. (TISS)


Centre for Lifelong Learning

Committee Against Sexual Harassment

Prof. Sujata Sriram

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Delhi)


School of Human Ecology

Dr. Shaileshkumar Darokar

M.A. (TISS), M.Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (JNU)


Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies

Prof. Madhushree Sekher

M.A. (Bhubaneshwar), Ph.D. (Bangalore),
Post-Doctoral Research (World Bank-Robert McNamara Fellow)


International Relations Office

Dr. Anil Sutar

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Karnataka)

Associate Dean,

School of Research Methodology

Prof. Leena Abraham

M.A., Ph.D. (Mumbai)


Centre for Studies in Sociology of Education

Dr. Mallikarjun Angadi

B.Sc., P.G.D.C.A., M.L.I.Sc., Ph.D. (Gulbarga)


Centre for Library and Information Management Studies

Prof. Padma Sarangapani

M.Sc. (IIT-C), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Delhi)


Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

Prof. Surinder Jaswal

M.A. (TISS), Ph.D. (London)


School of Research Methodology

Research and Development

Prof. P.K. Shajahan

M.A. (Mahatma Gandhi), Ph.D (Delhi)


Students’ Affairs

Prof. Vijay Raghavan

M.A. (TISS), Ph.D. (TISS)


Social Protection Office

Mr. D.K. Shetty

B.Com. (Ranchi), PGD in PM&IR (XISS)

Deputy Registrar (P&A)

Ms. Rajee Menon

B.Com. (Mumbai)

Deputy Registrar (F&A)

Mr. Mustafa Momin

M.Com.(Shivaji), M.A.(MKU), D.P.M.(TISS),
F.S.M.(Mumbi), PGDEM(Mumbai)

Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Ms. Geetha Venkateswaran


Assistant Registrar (Academic)


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