Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra


IIRF Rank 2022

Academic Excellence:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) located in the film city of Mumbai, is Asia’s oldest institute for professional studies and social work. As a research university, the institute stands head & shoulders above other institutes in the country. TISS is a Deemed University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

Given the popularity and its impact TISS, in 1986, established a rural campus in Tuljapur, Maharashtra and two off-campuses in Guwahati and Hyderabad in 2011. In addition to these campuses, TISS offers teaching, training, research, and development support from centres established across India including in Leh, Ladakh and Port Blair, the Andaman and Nicobar.

The University is known for promoting interdisciplinary approaches in research.  As such, its academic programs are more focused on the social sciences. Students are also offered doctoral degrees in Management and Labor Studies, Disaster Studies, Development Studies, Education, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Law, Media and Cultural Studies Public Policy, Rural Development and Social Work.

The institute has many meaningful academic and research collaborations with institutes including the University of Chicago, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Sciences Po, and 12 universities under the Erasmus Mundus program.

Ranking and Recognition:

In the prestigious and widely acclaimed educational ranking of Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF- 2021), TISS-Mumbai at 3rd Rank in IIRF Deemed University Ranking 2021.


    • Arts & Humanities
    • Archaeology
      Arts & Humanities
    • Language
      Arts & Humanities
    • Literature & Linguistics
      Arts & Humanities
    • History
      Arts & Humanities
    • Philosophy & Theology
    • Design & Architecture
    • Arts
    • Social Sciences
    • Politics & International Studies
      Social Sciences
    • Development Studies
      Social Sciences
    • Sociology
      Social Sciences
    • Communication & Media studies
    • Education
    • Education
    • Physical Sciences
    • Health Science
    • Business & Economics
    • Accounting & Finance
      Business & Economics
    • Economics
      Business & Economics
    • Business & Management
      Business & Economics
    • General Management
      Business & Economics
    • Rural Management
      Business & Economics
    • E-Commerce & Digital Marketing

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