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Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Our Vision :

The vision of TISS is to be an institution of excellence in higher education and continually respond to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.  

Our Mission:

The mission of the TISS, Tuljapur Campus is to promote people’s initiatives to undertake sustainable, eco-friendly and equitable socio-economic development of rural communities. It seeks to achieve this mission by creating a cadre of professional social workers and functionaries with a rural orientation, appropriate values and skills. The programmes of the School of Rural Development aim to transmit and operationalise the principles underlying the Constitution of India, the Human Rights Charter and the Social Work Code of Ethics. These values are promoted primarily through reflective practice in concrete field situations.


TISS works towards its vision through 

  • Expansion of socially relevant professional education and enhance access to quality education to a larger number of students across the country;

  • Strategic extension, field action and policy advocacy through training and capacity building programmes;

  • Development of publications and knowledge technology infrastructure by developing e-learning and web-based knowledge dissemination strategies, expanding publications capabilities, upgrading technological capacities and communications technology infrastructure development;

  • Over 160 faculty members along with doctoral students and research staff are engaged in taking forward the research agenda of the Institute to scale up capacity for knowledge generationl;

  • Facilitation of autonomous research in basic and applied research in a range of issues in the social, economic, environmental, political sectors and contribute to knowledge generation, evidence-based policy and programme development;

  • Enhancing knowledge development capacities of its Schools and Centres by continuously reviewing and repositioning the curriculum of its teaching programmes, faculty capacity building, and student scholarships;

  • The learning environment at the institute is characterised by academic freedom leading to a positive work ethos and creativity, strong linkages among education, research, field action and dissemination, and the social commitment and responsiveness to varying social needs;

  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded a 5-Star rating to TISS in 2002 & re-accredited the Institute in 2010 as a Grade A institution with a score of 3.88 out of 4.


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