TATA Institute of Social Science

TATA Institute of Social Science


TISS Guwahati has been set up at the behest of the government of Assam and the Ministry of Department of North East Region, Government of India. TISS Guwahati has been contributing to the development sector in the North East through a well-conceived Diploma Programme in Community Organisation and Development Practice since June 2009. 

TISS Guwahati has commenced offering the Five Year Integrated Masters program since 2012 along with two years Masters degree program in Social Work with various specializations.

The campus space is equipped with a cyber library, conference hall, and classrooms with provisions for video conferencing. Student hostels separately for men and women are available. These are managed and maintained by TISS. A full-fledged campus is being established on 24.5 acres of land located within the Assam Engineering College campus at Jalukbari.

Academic programs started with two Masters Degree Programmes:

  1. Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development, and
  2. Social Work; and one Bachelors Degree Programme: Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences

M.A. Programs

Master of Arts (Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development)  

Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practices)      

Master of Arts in Social Work (Counselling)       

Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)            

Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health)   

Master of Arts (Labour Studies and Social Protection)   

Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies)       

Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Anthropology)



MA         Rs.58,000 (1st Year Fees)

MSW     Rs.64,500 (1st Year Fees)

BA          Rs.36,900 (1st Year Fees)

Ph.D      Rs.48,800 (1st Year Fees) 

Campus Library

TISS Guwahati Campus Library TISS library in Guwahati campus sprouted with an objective to provide appropriate knowledge resources to the academic community of the Institute. Keeping in mind, the information needs & interests of users, the library has been in the process of building print as well as electronic resources. As a result, the library collection includes books pertaining to the areas of History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Environment, Mathematics, Science, Language, Literature and Development. At present, the library has a good collection of textbooks and reference books (< 8500 in nos.), journals (print) of national & international importance, theses, and dissertation, the back volume of journals, theme-based collection of CDs/DVDs and magazines/newspapers. As electronic collections, the library has more than 10, 000 e-journals, 180 ebooks in the field of Social Sciences and allied subjects. Access to e-resources is made available to users through IP-based & Remote Login based facility (http://library.tiss.edu/eresources.html). In addition, the campus has a computer center with the facility of 65 computers and is available for students and research scholars to provide e-resources for academic study. The library is fully computerized with KOHA, an integrated library management system; users can access the resources of the library through Online Public Access Catalogue (opac.tiss.edu) @ 24x7. The Library has also created a Library Blog to keep users abreast with current development and publish Accession Update a monthly basis to keep users familiar with newly purchased books (http://www.tissglibrary.blogspt.com). Library hours:  

Monday to Friday8.00 am to 8.00 pm Saturday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Sunday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm



The TISS has always maintained a firm commitment to excellence, specifically in terms of relevance to

  1. the wider external context, and
  2. the professional future of its students.

All teaching programs conducted by TISS are socially relevant, contributing to building a just and equitable society. The TISS has a 100% placement record across all programs. This commitment is strengthened by way of taking the following initiatives/steps in this direction: 

  • Periodic curricular review through School Boards and other committees that have been constituted for this purpose. The School Board is empowered to review the curriculum at the end of every academic year.
  • Enhancing links with both the profit and not-for-profit sectors to develop an ongoing interface mechanisms that ensure that continuous feedback on teaching and training helps the Institute keep pace with external trends in the field.
  • Promoting events and forums such as seminars, conferences, and meetings that bring together students and teachers with practitioners in the field to exchange ideas and information that can strengthen relevance.
  • Creating a vibrant and active alumni network that can enable TISS to link with alumni in the field and create spaces and opportunities for them to strengthen teaching and research at TISS through regular feedback. The TISS has started to intensify its interface with its alumni, through an Alumni Meet held on February 10-11, 2007. This will become an annual event making it possible for strengthening consultation with alumni on curriculum, employment opportunities for the graduates, etc.
  • Strengthen the fieldwork the component in all programs that will enable students to gain valuable exposure to field realities and develop relevant skills.
  • Enhance field action projects that will strengthen faculty teaching and research through their continuous field engagement.
  • Strengthen and promote strategic student placement and campus recruitment programs.
  • Strengthen library resources by bringing in the latest and quality publications in relevant subjects.
  • To make optimum use of IT resources to update and enhance the Institute's knowledge base by reference to journals and latest publications.



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