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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Under Graduate Programmes

About BA Programmes

Admissions to the Bachelor’s Programme offered by TISS for the academic year 2024-25 will be through CUET (UG) -2024 conducted by NTA and the candidates are required to apply online at https://cuet.samarth.ac.in.  

 

Programme(s) Information

Degree

Programme/ Course offered Domain/ General/ Optional Languages mapped to the Programmes offered in column C Eligibility for the programme
BSW

Bachelor of Social Work - Tuljapur Campus (Four Years)

(Intake 50)

Section I A : English Language

(Compulsory)

Section III : General Test

*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2024

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognised board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by July 2024 are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2024. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted.
BSW

Bachelor of Social Work – Mumbai Campus

(Intake 30)

Section I A : English Language

(Compulsory)

Section III : General Test

*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2024

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognised board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by July 2024 are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2024. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted.
BASS

BA in Social Sciences- Tuljapur Campus (Four Years)

(Intake 50)

Section I A : English Language

(Compulsory)

Section III : General Test

*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2024

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognised board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by July 2024 are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2024. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted.
 BASS

BA in Social Sciences- Guwahati Campus (Four Years)

(Intake 50)

Section I A : English Language

(Compulsory)

Section III : General Test


*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2024

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognised board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by July 2024 are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2024. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted.
BS


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Analytics
And Sustainability Studies- Mumbai
Campus (Four Years)

(Intake 30)


Section I A : English Language

(Compulsory)

Section III : General Test


*As per the Information Bulletin of CUET(UG)- 2024

Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a recognised board. Students who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by July 2024 are eligible to apply. Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. The upper age limit for General candidates is 20 years, OBC is 22 years and for SC & ST candidates the age limit is 24 years as of 31st July 2024. The upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to since Physically Challenged Category candidates may belong to General / SC / ST / OBC categories. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board is the only authentic proof that will be accepted.

 

Bachelor Programme- Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) started its liberal arts undergraduate program from its Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tuljapur campuses in 2012. The BASS programme focused on the humanistic aspects of Social Sciences with strong foundation in socio-cultural, economic, political, historical, environmental theories with the aim of instilling rigorous critical thought.

 

From 2022, TISS, Guwahati and Tuljapur Off campuses are offering 4 years undergraduate programmes in compliance with New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Candidates may apply to these programme through Common University Entrance Test 2024 (CUET) portal of National Testing Agency (NTA). Click here to apply

 

Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS).

 

This is a new 4 years UG programme and has the following key characteristics:

  • The new NEP compliant 4 years undergraduate programme has 162 credits and it ranges over a period of 4 years.
  • The programme offers UGC mandated common courses basket, social sciences basket, humanities basket, and vocational studies basket, interdisciplinary courses along with the option to purse major and minor in disciplinary and interdisciplinary area.
  • The NEP compliant 4 years undergraduate programme enables graduation with research degree after 4 years with one disciplinary major and two minors either in disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses.
  • At Guwahati Off campus, students will have following choices under disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses from the centre: Political Science (Major and Minor), Psychology (Major and Minor), Economics (Major and Minor), History (Minor), Public Policy (Minor) and Health Studies (Minor).
  • Possibility of different exit options is built in the programme. Students will earn the academic credits and these credits will be part of academic credit bank.
  • Research work leading to the submission of a dissertation extends over two semesters in the fourth year of the programme.
  • Increased options of interdisciplinary courses are offered as part of the programme.
  • The programme includes skill, value and ability enhancement course as part of the programme structure.

Undergraduate Programme from Tuljapur Campus

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS)

with Major in Development Studies

 

Name of Major/Minor

1.

Interdisciplinary Major: Development Studies

2.

Interdisciplinary Minor: Social Policy

 

 

  1. This programme offers Major in interdisciplinary Development Studies and Minor in Social Policy.
  2. As per NEP guidelines, this programme includes discipline based social sciences courses, humanities courses, vocational studies courses, ability enhancement courses, skill courses and value added courses.
  3. Research based dissertation is offered in the fourth year of the Programme. Summer internship is also incorporated as per the NEP guideline.
  4. Possibility of multiple exit options is built in the programme as per NEP. Students will earn the academic credits and these credits will be part of academic credit bank.
  5. Research work leading to the submission of a dissertation extends over two semesters in the fourth year of the programme.

 

Undergraduate Programme from Tuljapur Campus

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) with Major in

Development Studies

 

Semester wise courses and credit distribution

SEMSTER-I

Type of Course

Credits

Economics (I)

Major courses

2

Political Science (I)

2

Sociology (I)

2

History

Inter/Multi-disciplinary Courses

2

Mathematics

2

English for Social Science

Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)

2

Marathi (I)

2

Essential computer skills

Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

2

Introduction to Gender

Value Added Courses (VAC)

2

Human Rights

2

Total for Sem-I

22

SEMSTER-II

Type of Course

Credits

Economics (II)

Major courses

2

Political Science (II)

2

Sociology (II)

2

Psychology

Inter/Multi-disciplinary Courses

2

Descriptive Statistics

2

Introduction to Literature

Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC)

2

Marathi (II)

2

Academic English for Social Science

Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

2

Environment

Value Added Course (VAC)

2

Understanding India

2

Summer Internship

Internship

2

Total for Sem-II

22

SEMSTER-III

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

14

Social Policy-II

Minor

3

Journalism/Computer Applications-II

Vocational

3

Total for Sem-III

20

SEMSTER-IV

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

11

Social Policy-I

Minor

3

Journalism/Computer Applications-I

Vocational

3

Summer internship

Internship

2

Total for Sem-IV

20

SEMSTER-V

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

14

Social Policy-II

Minor

3

Journalism/Computer Applications-II

Vocational

3

Total for Sem-V

20

SEMSTER-VI

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

11

Social Policy-III

Minor

3

Journalism/Computer Applications-I

Vocational

3

Critical Thinking

Skill enhancement course

2

Total for Sem-VI

19

SEMSTER-VII

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

9

Social Policy-IV & V

Minor

4

Dissertation- Part-I

Research

6

Total for Sem-VII

19

SEMSTER-VII

Type of Course

Credits

Development Studies papers

Major

9

Social Policy- Seminar Paper

Minor

4

Dissertation- Part-II

Research

6

Research Writing (Wrokshop)

Skill enhancement course

2

Total for Sem-VIII

20

Total credits for 4-years (8 semesters)

162

N.B.: The course structure, minor and vocational courses are subject to change.

 

BASS with Major in Development Studies and Minor in Social Policy

 

Major in Development Studies- Semester wise list of Courses

 

 

Titles of Courses

Credits

Sem-I

Introduction to Economics-I

2

Introduction to Political Science-I

2

Introduction to Sociology-I

2

Sem-II

Introduction to Economics-II

2

Introduction to Political Science-II

2

Introduction to Sociology-II

2

 

 

 

Sem-III

History and Philosophy of Development

3

Economics of Development

3

Sociology of Modernity and Development

3

Political Aspects of Development

3

Field-based Learning-I

2

Sem-IV

Agriculture and Rural Development

3

Population, Urbanization and Development

3

Gender and Development

3

Field-based learning-I

2

 

 

 

Sem-V

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

3

Science, Technology and Society

3

Geographical Aspects of Development

3

Capstone Project-I

2

Sem-VI

Public Policy

3

Development Organizations

3

International Development Experiences

3

Capstone Project-II

2

 

 

 

 

 

Sem-VII

Philosophy of Social Science Research

3

Social Research Methods - I

3

Elective Course - I

3

 

 

 

 

Sem-VIII

Social Research Methods - II

3

 

Elective Course - I

3

 

Elective Course - II

3

 

Total

80

 

N.B.: The major and minor courses are subject to change.

 

 

Minor in Social Policy: Semester wise list of courses

Sem-III

Education and Social Policy

3

Sem-IV

Health and Social Policy

3

Sem-V

Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion

3

Sem-VI

Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security

3

Sem-VII

Children, Elderly Population and Social Policy

2

Disability and Social Policy

2

Sem-VIII

Seminar Paper- Social Policy and Development

4

 

Total

20

 

N.B.: The major and minor courses are subject to change.

 

Basket of Disciplinary Major, Disciplinary Minor and Interdisciplinary Minor for CUGS, Guwahati Off Campus* 

 

Type of the course

Name of the course/subject

1.

Disciplinary Major

Economics, Political Science and Psychology

2.

Disciplinary Minor

Economics, Political Science, Psychology and History

3.

Interdisciplinary Minor

Public Policy and Health Studies

*Students will choose one major and 2 minors. Selection of major and minors will be done by end of third semester.

 

Curriculum Structure- BASS- 4 Years Undergraduate Program (To be Updated)

Course Code

Name of the Course

Credit

Semester

EL01

English Language & Learning I

2

I

IL01

Indian Language I

2

I

HUM01

Introduction to Literature

2

I

NS01

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics

2

I

CC01

Understanding India

3

I

VS01

Vocational Studies I#

2

I

SS01

Introduction to Sociology

2

I

SS02

Introduction to Economics

2

I

SS03

Introduction to Political Science

2

I

HWY01

Health, Wellness and Yoga$

2

I

 

Semester Total

21

 

EL02

English Language & Learning II

2

II

IL02

Indian Language II

2

II

HUM02

Comparative World Literature

2

II

NS02

Introduction to Life Sciences

2

II

CC02

Introduction to Basic Mathematics

3

II

CC03

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

II

VS02

Vocational Studies-II#

2

II

SS04

Introduction to Psychology

2

II

SS05

Introduction to History

2

II

CE1

Community Engagement I

2

II

 

Semester Total

22

 

EL03

Effective Communication Skills

2

III

IL03

Indian Language III

2

III

HUM03

Theatre, Film, Cultural Studies

2

III

NS03

Introduction to Physical and Chemical Sciences

2

III

CC04

Basics of Computing and Programming

4

III

VS03

Vocational Studies-III#

2

III

ID01

Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspective

2

III

ID02

Introduction to Development

2

III

CE2

Community Engagement II

2

III

 

Semester Total

20

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major*

12

IV

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I**

4

IV

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

4

IV

FBL01

Field Based Learning

4

IV

 

Semester Total

24

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

V

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I

6

V

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

6

V

 

Semester Total

24

 

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

VI

 

Disciplinary Minor I/Interdisciplinary Minor I

6

VI

 

Disciplinary Minor II/Interdisciplinary Minor II

6

VI

 

Semester Total

24

 

RES01

Philosophy of Social Sciences Research

2

VII

RES02

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

2

VII

RES03

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

2

VII

RES04

Research Writing

2

VII

RES05

Research Proposal

2

VII

 

Disciplinary Major/Interdisciplinary Major

12

VII

 

Semester Total

22

 

RES06

Research Internship

4

VIII

RES07

Field Immersion

3

 

RES08

Dissertation

8

VIII

 

Semester Total

15

 

 

Grand Total

172

 

$ As per the UGC guidelines, 2 credits course is required on Health, Wellness, and Yoga. It will be offered outside teaching hours.

# Students will choose 2 credits course in vocational studies course from the basket of the courses offered by School of Vocational Education, TISS Mumbai. Guwahati Off Campus has following course under this basket- Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, Writing for Print, Development Journalism, Advertising, Photography and Photojournalism, Basic Nutrition, Community Camp for Cancer Awareness, Psychosocial Support for geriatric age group.

*For each disciplinary major- listing has been provided in separate table

** For each interdisciplinary minor- Listing has been provided in separate table

 

Listing of the Courses for Economics Major and Minor

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Economics

SS02

2

I

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Principle of Economics

ECO01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Mathematical Economics

ECO02

2

 

Major

4.

Statistics

ECO03

2

 

Major

5.

Structural Inequality and Development

ECO04

2

 

Major

6.

Money and Banking

ECO05

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Theory of Value and Distribution: A History of Economic Thought

ECO06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Indian Economy-I

ECO07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Data Analysis-I: Working with a data set

ECO08

2

 

Major

10.

Microeconomics

ECO09

2

 

Major

11.

Macroeconomics

ECO10

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

12.

Development Economics

ECO11

4

 

Major + Minor

13.

Indian Economy-II

ECO12

2

 

Major + Minor

14.

Public Economics in Theory and Practice

ECO13

4

 

Major

15.

Econometrics Method

ECO14

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

Compulsory

16.

International Trade and Financial System

ECO15

4

 

Major

17.

Data Analysis-2: Handling Indian Economy Database

ECO16

2

 

Major

 

Elective****

18.

Environmental Economics

ECO17

2

 

Major

19.

New Institutional Economics

ECO18

2

 

Major

20.

Labour Economics

ECO19

2

 

Major

21.

Rural Economy

ECO20

2

 

Major

22.

Cultural Economics

ECO21

2

 

Major

23.

Industrial Economics

ECO22

2

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for Political Science Major and Minor

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Political Science

SS03

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Political Science: Theories and Concepts

POL01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Reading Indian Constitution

POL02

2

 

Major

4.

Western Political Thought

POL03

4

 

Major

5.

Political Sociology

POL04

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

6

Government and Politics in India

POL05

4

 

Major + Minor

7.

Public Administration

POL06

2

 

Major + Minor

8.

Comparative Politics

POL07

4

 

Major

9.

Public Policy

POL08

 

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

10.

International Relations

POL09

4

 

Major + Minor

11.

Indian Foreign Policy

POL10

2

 

Major + Minor

12.

Modern Indian Political Thought

POL11

4

 

Major

13.

State Politics in India

POL12

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

14.

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

POL13

2

 

Major

15.

Political Analysis

POL14

2

 

Major

16.

Technology and Politics

POL15

2

 

Major

17.

Green Politics

POL16

2

 

Major

18.

Introduction to Gender Politics

POL17

2

 

Major

19.

Political Economy

POL18

2

 

Major

 

OR

 

 

 

 

19.

Social Movements in India

POL18

2

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for Psychology Major and Minor

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to Psychology

SS04

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Social Psychology

PSY01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

Advances in Social Psychology

PSY02

2

 

Major

4.

Cognitive Psychology

PSY03

2

 

Major

5.

Cyber Psychology

PSY04

2

 

Major

6.

Practicum (Social Psychology)

PSY05

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Lifespan Human Development I

PSY06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Lifespan Human Development II

PSY07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Biological Psychology

PSY08

2

 

Major

10.

Environmental Psychology

PSY09

2

 

Major

11.

Practicum (Lifespan Human Development)

PSY10

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

 

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY I

 

 

 

 

12.

Understanding Psychological Problems

PSY11

4

 

Major + Minor

13.

Community Psychology

PSY12

2

 

Major + Minor

14.

Positive Psychology

PSY13

2

 

Major

15.

Health Psychology

PSY14

2

 

Major

16.

Practicum (Understanding Psychological Problems)

PSY15

2

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

 

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY II

 

 

 

 

17.

Psychological Assessment and Testing

PSY16

2

 

Major

18.

Human Resource Management

PSY17

4

 

Major

19.

Organizational Behavior

PSY18

2

 

Major

20.

Organizational Development

PSY19

2

 

Major

21.

Practicum (Organizational Behavior)

PSY 20

2

 

Major

 

OR

 

 

 

 

17.

Psychological Assessment and Testing

PSY16

2

 

 

 

Counselling Psychology

PSY21

4

 

Major

18.

Theories of Personality

PSY22

4

 

Major

19.

Practicum (Counseling Skills)

PSY23

2

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for History Major and Minor

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

1.

Introduction to History

SS05

2

II

Foundation

 

 

SEMESTER IV (4 DMi/ 12 DMa)

2.

Early Social Formation in India

HIS01

4

 

Major + Minor

3.

History: Nature and Purpose

HIS02

2

 

Major

4.

Gender and History

HIS03

2

 

Major

5.

Climate and Environment

HIS04

2

 

Major

6.

Region and History

HIS05

2

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER V (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

7.

Medieval India – State, Economy and Society

HIS06

4

 

Major + Minor

8.

Christendom or Medieval World History

HIS07

2

 

Major + Minor

9.

Probing into Persianate World

HIS08

2

 

Major

10.

History of Margins

HIS09

4

 

Major

 

 

SEMESTER VI (6 DMi/ 12 DMa)

11.

Modern South Asia

HIS10

4

 

Major + Minor

12.

Capitalism and Colonialism

HIS11

2

 

Major + Minor

13.

History of Ideas – State, Science, Nationalism, Colonialism, Imperialism, Liberalism

HIS12

2

 

Major

14.

History of Science and Technology

HIS13

4

 

Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER VII (12 DMa)

15.

Historical Methods

HIS14

4

 

Major

16.

Historiography

HIS15

4

 

Major

17.

Research Writing

HIS16

4

 

Major

 

Listing of the Courses for Health Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor -Guwahati Campus)

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

 

 

SEMESTER IV

1.

Introduction to health and wellness

HS01

2

IV

Minor

2.

Health, Medicine and Society

HS02

2

IV

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER V*

3.

Understanding Mental Health

HS03

2

V

Minor

4.

Health Equity

HS04

2

V

Minor

5.

Disability Perspectives

HS05

2

V

Minor

6.

Environment and Health

HS06

2

V

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER VI

7.

Understanding Health Sector

HS07

2

VI

Minor

8.

Health in Northeast

HS08

2

VI

Minor

9.

Health Advocacy

HS09

2

VI

Minor

* Basket of 4 courses in semester V. Students will choose any 3 courses.

 

Listing of the Courses for Public Policy (Interdisciplinary Minor -Guwahati Campus and Hyderabad Campus)

 

 

Name of the course

Course Code

Credit

Sem

Type of Course

 

 

SEMESTER IV

1.

Introduction to Public Policy

PP01

2

IV

Minor

2.

State Institutions and Public Policy

PP02

2

IV

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER V

3.

Non-State Actors in Public Policy

PP03

4

V

Minor

4.

Statistical Techniques in Public Policy

PP04

2

V

Minor

 

 

SEMESTER VI

7.

Evidence Based Policy-Making

PP05

4

VI

Minor

8.

Policy Analysis

PP06

2

VI

Minor

 

First Year: 43 Credits: Certificate Course: 43 Credits

Second Year: 44 Credits: Diploma Course: 87 Credits

Third Year: 48 Credits: Hons. Course: 135 Credits

Fourth Year: 37 Credits: Hons. With research Degree: 172 Credits

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Analytics and Sustainability Studies

With the advent of voluminous data sets on sustainability, there is significant scope for integrating Social Sciences and Science, Technology and Mathematical (STEM) disciplines to understand multiple dimensions of it. The proposed programme is an initiative in that direction. It envisages Analytics as a common thread that connects various fields to engage in an innovative learning process. In January 2018, the School launched a short-term learning programme for working professionals ‘Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Analytics (EPGDA)’. The first batch of EPGDA graduated in January 2019, and the second batch will be graduating by the end of 2021. Since its inception, the Labour Market Research Facility at the School has coordinated the programme. LMRF has launched its first batch of Postgraduate programme in Analytics (MA/MSc) in the academic year 2020. The program attracted students from all over the country, cutting across disciplines from engineering, management and social sciences. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the first batch completed the course requirement for two semesters, including two internship opportunities, where students have worked in analytics teams. By August 2021, the second batch joined the program, and there is a significant increase in the size and diversity of the batch.

The BS program in Analytics and Sustainability Studies will be distinct from the learning programmes in analytics offered by other institutions since this program brings together the aspects of sustainability concerns and analytics to the same platform and addresses the same. The proposed program is structured as per the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 with multiple exit options and trans disciplinary.

Rationale and feasibility of the programme

Tata Institute of Social Sciences envisages to evolve as a centre of excellence in analytics and sustainability studies that connects multi-dimensional aspects of real-world challenges dealing with issues interrelated to environment, development, science technology and justice. This course develops graduates with capability to understand the context of sustainability with an analytical and multi-disciplinary framework. The programme engages a multi-disciplinary pedagogy that generates outstanding analytical and research capabilities.

In pursuit of the vision, fostering sustainable futures through integrated research learning and collaborations with institutions, industry, state, and civil society, the course aims to creatively bridge analytics with dynamic sustainability challenges both at local and global contexts leading towards innovation for sustainable development and a just society.

Programme Outcomes

  • Meeting the grow in need for talent in analytics
  • With an understanding of sustainable development.
  • To develop a flexible program, open for students with multiple career goals in line with National Education Policy2020.
  • Developing a pedagogical frame work that connects analytical methods for better decision making in public policy and sustainable development.
  • Creation of a student led think-tank on application of analytics to sustainability studies
  • Building research scholars to pursue cutting edge research in frontier are as of analytical sustainability studies, multi-disciplinary social/ behavioral sciences and other scientific pursuits.
  • Outreach for knowledge generation and dissemination in building scholarship for innovation in analytics and sustainability studies
  • Establishing global collaboration in frontier research on sustainability and multi-disciplinary studies.

Broad Course Category-wise Distribution of credits of the Undergraduate Programme

Sr. No  Broad Category of Course  BS Credit Requirement   
Certificate Diploma 3-year Degree

4-year Degree

(Honours with Research)

1. Major 12 32 58 80
2. Minor 2 18 30 36
3. Multidisciplinary 10 10 10 10
4. Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) 08 08 08 08
5. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) 04 08 08 10
6. Value Added Courses common for all UG 06 08 08 08
7. Fieldwork 04 08 12 12
8. Research Project

-

- - 12
  Total

46

92 134 176

 Semester-wise and Broad Course Category-wise Distribution of credits of the BS Programme

Category Semesters
I II III IV V VI VII VIII Total
Major (Analytics) 08 04 10 10 18 08 14 08 80
Minor (Sustainability Studies) - 02 06 10 04 08 2 04 36
Multidisciplinary 04 06 - - - - - - 10
Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) 08 - - - - - - - 08
Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) 02 02 04 - - - 02 - 10

Value Added Courses common for all UG

02 04 02 - - - - - 08

Fieldwork

- 04 - 04 - 04 - - 12

Research Project

- - - - - - 06 06 12

Total

24 22 22 24 22 20 24 18 176

 

Existing and New Courses offered in BS in Analytics and Sustainability Studies

Sr.

No

Course

Code

 

Subjecs

Credit Framework

(UGC)

 

Semester

 

Credits

1

101

Basics of Computing and Programming (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

1

4

2

102

Basics of Economics and Indian Economy

Multidisciplinary

1

2

3

103

Basics of Sociology and Indian Society

Multidisciplinary

1

2

4

104

Comparative Literature

Ability Enhancement Course

1

4

5

105

Fundamentals in Environmental Studies (STEM)

Value Added Courses

1

2

6

106

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

1

2

7

107

Introductory Concepts in Mathematics (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

1

2

8

108

Language and Literature

Ability Enhancement Course

1

4

9

109

Public Speaking and Seminars

Skill Enhancement Course

1

2

1

110

Basics of Behavioral Sciences

Multidisciplinary

2

2

2

111

Basics of Earth Systems Science (STEM)

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

2

2

3

112

Basics of Political Science and Indian Constitution

Multidisciplinary

2

2

4

113

Field Work I

Field Work

2

4

5

114

Introduction to Excel and Macros

Skill Enhancement Course

2

2

6

115

Introduction to Historical Thoughts

Multidisciplinary

2

2

7

116

Probability and Inferential Statistics (STEM) -I

Major (Analytics)

 

2

 

2

8

117

Theatre, Film and Cultural Studies

Value Added Courses

2

4

9

118

Understanding Statistical Software SPSS

Major (Analytics)

2

2

Students exiting the Programme after securing 46 credits will be awarded BS Certificate

1

201

Critical thinking and Philosophy

Value Added Courses

3

2

2

202

Foundations of Social Research

Skill Enhancement Course

3

2

3

203

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

(EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

3

2

4

204

Introduction to MATLAB

Major (Analytics)

3

2

5

205

Introduction to R programming

Major (Analytics)

3

4

6

206

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

(GIS)

Major (Analytics)

3

2

7

207

Micro and Macro databases (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

3

2

8

208

Natural and man-made Disasters

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

3

2

9

209

Sustainable Development Analytics (STEM)

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

3

2

10

210

Technical and Scientific Writing

Skill Enhancement Course

3

2

1

211

Field Work II

Field Work

4

4

2

212

Climate Change, Sustainability and Development

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

4

2

3

213

Data visualization using Tableau and Power BI

Major (Analytics)

4

4

4

214

Environment & Climate Analytics (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

4

2

5

215

Experimental Designs for Sustainability Studies

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

4

2

6

216

Introduction to Python

Major (Analytics)

4

4

7

217

Research Methods for Sustainability Studies

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

4

4

8

18

Sustainability in Agricultural Systems

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

4

2

Students exiting the Programme after securing 92 credits will be awarded BS Diploma.

1

301

Introduction to Database Management using SQL

Major (Analytics)

5

4

2

302

Introduction to Machine Learning (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

5

2

3

303

Introduction to Optimization Methods (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

5

2

4

304

Mathematical Sociology and Networks (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

5

2

5

305

Principles of Green Economy

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

5

2

6

306

Statistical Ecology (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

5

2

7

307

Statistical and Mathematical Modeling with MATLAB

Major (Analytics)

5

4

8

308

Sustainability Reporting and ESG (Environment and Social Governance)

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

5

2

9

309

Sustainable Energy: Policy and Analytics (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

5

2

1

310

Analytics and Public Policy

Major (Analytics)

6

2

2

311

Bayesian Statistics (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

 

6

 

2

3

312

Data Visualization for Research

Major (Analytics)

6

4

4

313

Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

6

2

5

314

Global Value Chain and Social Sustainability

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

6

2

6

315

Impact Assessment: Principles, Approaches and Methodologies

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

6

2

8

316

Labour and Environment

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

6

2

9

317

Summer Internship

Field Work

6

4

Students exiting the Programme after securing 134 credits will be awarded BS 3-year Degree

1

401

Complex Systems (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

7

2

2

402

Introduction to Remote Sensing (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

7

4

3

403

Introduction to Research Methods

Research

7

4

4

404

Multivariate Predictive Analytics

Major (Analytics)

7

4

5

405

Natural Language Processing

Major (Analytics)

7

4

6

406

Public Policy and Governance

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

7

2

7

407

Research and Data Ethics

Research

7

2

8

408

Systematic Review of Literature

Skill Enhancement Course

7

2

1

409

Machine learning and BIG Data applications in sustainability (STEM)

Major (Analytics)

8

2

2

410

Demography Analytics

Major (Analytics)

8

2

3

411

Health Analytics

Major (Analytics)

8

2

4

412

People Analytics

Major (Analytics)

8

2

5

413

Science, Technology, and Society

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

8

2

6

414

Sustainable Finance

Minor (Sustainability Studies)

8

2

7

415

Thesis / Dissertation

Research

8

6

Students exiting the Programme after securing 134 credits will be awarded BS 4-year Degree (Honours with Research)

 

Four Year Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW)

 

The School of Rural Development, TISS Tuljapur, conceived the idea of offering an undergraduate programme in Social Work with Specialization in Rural Development (BASW-RD) in the year 2004. The program has continued for more than two decades, catering to diverse student communities. The institute has developed strong alumni of social workers and academics working in different parts of the country and abroad. The context of our bachelor’s programme in Social Work has anchored its chore in engaging with the rural communities and various concerns of their everyday life world. Our curriculum has focused on the theory and practice of rural development since its inception. The opportunities now possible in the New Education Policy -2020 have created a curriculum, pedagogy, and the fields of Social Work Practice, that we will implement through the new Four-Year Undergraduate Programme in Social Work.

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has started its new BASW program at its Rural Campus, Tuljapur, from the academic year 2022-23. The new BASW program will be offering the course as a BASW undergraduate programme in Social Work with Major in Social Work and Minors in two themes (1) Rural Development and (2) Micro Practices.

 

Candidates may apply to these programs through the Common University Entrance Test 2024 (CUET) National Testing Agency (NTA) portal. Click here to apply.

 

Bachelors of Arts in Social Work (BASW).

 

  • The significant features of the New Four-Year Undergraduate Programme in Social Work (BASW) are
  • The new NEP compliant four-year undergraduate program has 161 credits and ranges over four years.
  • The program offers UGC mandated standard courses basket, social sciences basket, humanities basket, vocational studies basket, interdisciplinary courses, major course and minor courses in disciplinary and multidisciplinary areas.
  • The NEP compliant four-year undergraduate program enables graduation with a research degree after four years with one disciplinary major and two minors either in disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses.
  • BASW programme offers Major in Social Work and Minors in two subject areas (1) Rural Development and (2) Micro Practices
  • The BASW program focuses on fieldwork training in various development organizations in government and non-governmental agencies, including direct exposure to working with communities across the country. Fieldwork is an integral part of the programme and is a credited pedagogical activity.
  • Possibility of different exit options is built into the program. Students will earn academic credits, which will be part of the Academic Bank of Credits
  • Research work leading to submitting a dissertation extends over two semesters in the program’s fourth year.

Basket of Disciplinary Major, Disciplinary Minor, and Interdisciplinary Minor for the BASW Programme at TISS Tuljapur Off-Campus

 

 

Type of the course

Name of the course/subject

1.

Disciplinary Major (DMa)

Social Work

2.

Disciplinary Minors(DMi)

Rural Development and (2) Micro practices

 

Course Curriculum for the Four Years BASW programme is given below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

 

 

Course Category*

 

Course Title

 

Credits

 

Degree to be Awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

CC

Indian Language – Marathi 1

2

Certificate

(I & II semesters)

CC

English Language and Learning I

2

CC

Understanding India

3

CC

Health Wellness and Yoga

2

NS

Introduction to descriptive statistics

2

SS

Introduction to Political Science

2

SS

Introduction to Sociology

2

SS

Introduction to Economics

2

HUM

Introduction to literature/Comparative World Literature

2

VoE

Vocational Studies - 1

2

D Ma

Introduction to Social Work

2

D Ma

Introduction to Fields of Practice (Field Visits)

2

 

Total of Semester - I

25

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

CC

Indian Language – Marathi 2

2

CC

English Language and Learning II

2

CC

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

CC

Introduction to Basic Mathematics

3

NS

Introduction to life sciences

2

SS

Introduction to Psychology

2

HUM

Arts and Creative Expressions

2

VoE

Vocational Studies 2

2

D Ma

Understanding Communities and Community Analysis

2

D Ma

Field Immersion

4

 

Total of Semester II

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

CC

Effective Communication Skills

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diploma

(I – IV semesters)

CC

Basics of Computing and Programming

4

NS

Introduction to Remote sensing

2

ID

Understanding Gender

2

HUM

Visual Arts and Photography

2

VoE

Vocational Studies 3

2

D Ma

Human growth and Development

2

D Ma

Field Engagement /Fieldwork

6

 

Total of Semester III

22

 

 

 

 

 

IV

D Ma

Working with Individuals and Families

2

D Ma

Community Organisation

2

D Ma

Social Welfare Administration

2

D Mi 1

Political Economy of Rural Development

2

D Mi 1

Agriculture and Allied Activities

2

D Mi 1

Natural Resources and Governance

2

D Mi 2

Basics in Counselling - I

2

D Mi 1

Fieldwork – Rural Development

6

 

Total of Semester IV

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

D Ma

Local Self-Governance: Institutions and Processes

2

Degree

(I – VI semesters)

D Ma

Working with Groups

2

D Ma

Social Exclusion in contemporary India

2

D Mi 1

Social Policies and Social Protection

2

D Mi 1

Water and Sanitation: Issues Policies and Programmes

2

D Mi 2

Working with Vulnerable Populations

2

D Mi 2

Basics in Counselling - II

2

D Mi 2

School Social Work

2

D Mi 2

Working with Social Institutions

2

D Mi 2

Field Work – Micro Practices

6

 

Total of Semester V

24

 

 

 

 

 

VI

D Ma

Disability and Society

2

D Ma

Human Rights, Law and Social work

2

D Ma

Social Action and Social Change

2

D Ma

Management of Organisations

2

D Ma

Social Work Innovation Lab for Integrated Social Work Practice

2

D Mi 1

Non-farm Sector and the Rural Poor

2

D Mi 2

Workshop on Micro Practice Skills

2

D Ma

Field Work – Integrated Practice

6

 

Total of Semester VI

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII

RES

Philosophy of Social Science Research

2

 

Degree with Research

(I – VIII semesters)

RES

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

2

RES

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

2

RES

Research Writing

2

RES

Research Proposal

2

RES

Research Internship

4

 

Total of Semester VII

14

 

VIII

RES

Dissertation

6

D Ma

Block Fieldwork

6

 

Total of Semester VIII

12

 

 

Total of all Semesters

161

 

 

* Common Courses – CC, Natural Sciences – NS, Social Sciences – SS, Humanities – HUM, Inter disciplinary – ID, Vocational Education – VoE, Disciplinary Major – D Ma (Social Work), Disciplinary Minor – D Mi 1 (Rural Development), D Mi 2 (Micro Practices), Research - RES

 

Award of Degree

There is an exit option for the students after every year. The students will be awarded a degree upon successful completions as per the exit options given below:

  • First Year: 49 Credits: Certificate Degree will be awarded
  • Second Year: 42 Credits: Diploma Degree will be awarded with 91 Credits
  • Third Year: 44 Credits: BASW Hons. Degree will be awarded with 135 Credits
  • Fourth Year: 26 Credits: BASW Hons. with Research Degree will be awarded with 161 Credits

 

Bachelor of Social Work
School of Social Work, Mumbai Campus

 

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programme recognises that Social Work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary knowledge frames, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance well-being.

 

At the heart of the curriculum is the social work commitment to promoting social change, which involves identifying and addressing the root causes of social problems and issues, advocating for policies and practices that promote social justice and human rights, and empowering individuals and communities to take control of their lives and environments. Core elements of social work education include social work theory and practice, social justice and human rights, diversity and cultural competence, ethics and professional training, field education, self-reflection and self-care, and research and evaluation. The multidisciplinarity in the knowledge base comes from the curriculum being grounded in subjects such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, and law. 

 

Programme Goal


To introduce students to people’s distinct contextual realities, infuse social work values of social justice, care, human dignity, collective responsibility, and respect for diversity, and deepen their knowledge and skills to address challenges for the well-being of communities.

 

Programme Objectives

  1. To introduce social work both as a practice-based profession and an academic discipline
  2. To engage students with social realities and challenges of identity, culture, plurality, systems, and democratic processes
  3. To build students’ ability to critically analyse the interconnectedness of the historical, socio-economic, and political factors contributing to human well-being and development
  4. To deepen students’ practice skills of working together with people, communities, structures, and social systems to address exclusion, marginalisation, and development challenges
  5. To develop trained cadres of social work professionals who promote social change and development, social cohesion and empowerment, and liberation of peoples
  6. To prepare students for direct work in different sectoral contexts - government and different social and cultural organisations.

Programme outcomes for students

  • Proficiency in applying multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary social work theories and knowledge that promotes social change and development
  • Critical appreciation of challenges of caste, class, gender, race, tribe, religion, disability, age, language, sexual orientation, and its intersectionalities towards social inclusion, empowerment, and liberation of peoples
  • Ability to assess and develop context-specific strategic, segmental, and spatial interventions
  • Enhanced capacity for knowledge production through practice and research
  • Developing competency to work with government agencies, and social and development organisations and initiate social innovations
  • Ability to express and perform in adherence to social work ethics, values, and principles.

This Social Work programme will open doors to many work opportunities with diverse populations in a variety of settings. It prepares graduates to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. With this degree, equipped with skills and supervised experience from the field, you can advance into positions of increasing responsibility, depending on your interest and track. Based on this Bachelor’s degree you can further specialise in an area/issue that resonates with you, in your further studies. The programme trains you for professional social work practice. It will open up opportunities for work across the civil society sector, networks, alliances, private philanthropic initiatives, entrepreneur startups, community empowerment groups, organized public private initiatives, and government programmes. You will have a versatile work environment with scope for collaborative work. With this degree, you could opt for a diverse and fulfilling career path that will make a positive impact on communities and societies. If you are passionate about empowering others and making a difference, social work is a fulfilling and rewarding career choice.

 

Draft BSW Curriculum Structure*

 * While the broad curriculum structure remains same, some changes in the courses and its locations may be made at the time of offering.