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Tata Institute of Social Sciences


Hyderabad Campus


Converging Excellence with Relevance”

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has set up an off-campus of TISS, duly recognized by the University Grants Commission, to strengthen social sciences education in the country from new States and also contribute to the nation well groomed and committed human services professionals. TISS Hyderabad which has been established through a rigourous processes of consultations and envisioning, is governed by the principle of "Converging Excellence with Relevance".

TISS had set up interim campuses in Hyderabad and commenced academic programmes since 2012. Two batches of students have graduated till 2015 and all of the post-graduate students have been placed in prestigious Government and non-Government organisations and programmes. The campus is growing each year with new academic programmes, Faculty and vibrant community of students.

TISS is currently operating out of a campus in Turkayamjal, Hyderabad. The campus is equipped to offer academic programmes till the TISS Hyderabad campus in Kothur Mandal is constructed.

All services for students such as internet access through wi-fi enabled class rooms and campus, canteen, visiting doctor, English language communication, academic writing skills, play and group work spaces have been created.


TISS Hyderabad is envisioned as an institution that will achieve a global standing through its commitment to fostering high quality education, research and outreach that will contribute to building a just, peaceful and secure society.

In keeping with the vision of TISS, the institute at Hyderabad seeks to nurture excellence in knowledge production and sharing that explores fresh ground in defining Social Sciences and its relevance. Through its engagement with Social Sciences TISS Hyderabad is committed to building human service professionals on the one hand and strengthening people’s knowledge, right to education and ecologically sustainable livelihoods on the other.

TISS Hyderabad is thus built around the key idea of converging excellence with relevance.


The Hyderabad campus of TISS is working towards its vision by

• Creating an institution of global excellence in higher education that can offer

high quality learning environment for scholars, practitioners and executives;

• Building new knowledge that is theoretically sound and informed by field realities;

• Offering academic programmes with a unique blend of Sciences and Social Sciences that builds abilities and capabilities;

• Strengthening research and practice skills in planning, policy making and programme management at all levels of governance structures;

• Demonstrating innovative social action outreach models that are sustainable and scalable.

Organisation Structure

TISS Hyderabad came into being with the approval of the Academic Council and the Governing Board of the TISS. Hence the governance and functioning of the campus abides by the Institute’s philosophy, mission and values set out under the guidance of the Governing Board and Academic Council. The registration under Societies’ Registration Act and Public Trust Act of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences are valid for TISS Hyderabad as well. TISS, Mumbai provides oversight to matters of admission, instruction, and evaluation of TISS Hyderabad programmes and confers TISS degrees.

The Director of TISS, whose position is equivalent to that of the Vice-Chancellor of a University, is the academic and administrative head of all the institutes of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. A Senior Professor holding the position of the Deputy Director, equivalent to a Pro-Vice Chancellor of a University, heads TISS Hyderabad.

The Governing Board is the highest authority of the Institute. Its members include the nominees of the Central Government, State Government, the University of Mumbai, the UGC, and representatives from the TISS faculty. The Chairperson of the Governing Board has functions similar to that of the Chancellor of a conventional university. The statutory bodies like the Governing Board, Academic Council, Research Council, Finance Committee and Building Committee are the same for TISS Hyderabad.

TISS Hyderabad is recognized by the University Grants Commission as an off-campus of TISS Mumbai, through due notification.

Academic Programmes

TISS Hyderabad offers a number of teaching programmes at the Bachelors, Masters and M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels that are located at inter-disciplinary areas that integrate cutting-edge conceptual, theoretical and knowledge base as well as application and problem-solving abilities.

TISS Hyderabad has been offering the following Masters programmes:

  1. Masters in Rural Development and Governance
  2. Masters in Education
  3. Masters in Public Policy and Governance
  4. Masters in Development Studies
  5. Masters in Women’s Studies
  6. Masters in Natural Resources & Governance and
  7. Masters in Human Resources Management

In the academic year 2016-18, TISS Hyderabad will offer admissions to all the above 7 Masters programmes through the National Entrance Test (NET).

Schools and Centres

The Institute currently has the following Schools that anchor the above mentioned programmes

  1. School of Educational Studies
  2. School of Gender and Livelihoods
  3. School of Public Policy and Governance
  4. School of Gender Studies

Library & E-Resources

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. As a result the library collection includes books pertaining to the areas of History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Education, Women’s Studies, Mathematics, Science, Language, Literature and Development. Additionally, the library houses books and back volumes of journals donated by individuals and institutions.

Together with the effort to set up a full library on its premises, the Institute has also initiated the process of setting up collaborative arrangements that will enable students of TISS Hyderabad to access the library resources of other Universities and institutes in the city. Access to the e-resources of the TISS Mumbai library is also available to all students. The library has reading area as well as computer browsing facilities at the TSIPRD and Roda Mistry campuses.

Student Support:

Student’s Affairs Office:

The Students’ Affairs Office takes care of the student requirements on the campus. There is a Students Committee with representatives from each programme and representative for Literary, Cultural and sports activities.

Hostel and Dining Facilities:

The Hyderabad Campus is a non-residential campus from the academic year 2019-20. Candidates may please note that there will be no hostel facility available for the students. Students will have to make their own living arrangements.

Health Care Facility:

A visiting Doctor to the TSIPRD campus is available for consultation during working hours. After working hours in case of any emergency students are treated at the hospitals that are covered through the Health insurance scheme. Counselling Services are also available.

Location, access and communication

Address :

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

K.B. Sainik School Premises, Brahmannapalli Road,
Abdullapurmet Mandal, Ranga Reddy District,

Telephone: +91-40-2401 7701 / +91-40-2401 7702
Email: tissinfo[at]tiss[dot]edu


Visit website for more details on the campus, programmes & Faculty profiles: http://www.tiss.edu/view/15/hyderabad-campus/