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Guwahati Campus



The TISS has intensified its work in the North-Eastern States over the past 10 years, and after consultation with eight State Governments agreed to set up North Eastern Region campus in Guwahati in 2010. While it currently operates from an interim campus in Guwahati city. The Government of Assam has allotted land for the permanent campus within Assam Engineering College. The infrastructure development is being funded by the Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), GoI.

Within the unique and complex realities of the North-East, TISS Guwahati aims to contribute systematically to the various development processes. The Guwahati campus has got a team of highly accomplished faculty engaged in teaching and research.


The Vision is to develop the TISS Guwahati Campus as a world class social sciences institution to create human resources and knowledge contributing to build just and peaceful societies across the North-Eastern States.


The Mission of TISS Guwahati Campus is to commit its resources to professional education and training of human service professionals, social science research, capacity building of local institutions, and collaboration with universities across the world, knowledge sharing through networking and linking of think tanks and offering consultancy services.

Geographical Mandate


  • Guwahati Campus will cover the following states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

  • While the main campus will be located in Guwahati, each of the other seven states will have a centre to undertake training, research and outreach programmes.

  • As per the agreement with the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DONER), 66% of seats of seats reserved for students from eight North-East States

  • The TISS Guwahati Campus will collaborate with other universities and institutions in India and other countries to meet its objectives.

Specific Objectives of the Guwahati Campus


  • Teaching: Provide high quality professional education in the inter-disciplinary areas of Environmental, Habitat, Social, Health and Management Sciences at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels

  • Research: Create strong research capability in the region to generate cutting-edge knowledge in sustainable development, climate change, conflicts, peace and security, public health, public policy, governance and other areas of concern for the region

  • Capacity Building of Government and civil society personnel

  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, skill development; disaster risk reduction, work with children, women, elderly and other groups and issues

  • Collaborate with universities, institutions and groups in the NER to strengthen and facilitate teaching, research, training and knowledge dissemination work

  • Facilitate debate on critical aspects of transformation in economy, society, culture, and environment through seminars, conferences, and roundtables, involving the State and non-State parties


Address                                 : 14 A, Bhuban Road, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati- 781001, Assam

Phone No.                              :  91-361-2510342/ 2736765/ 2736536

Fax                                         : 91-3614210423