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Program Description:


Tata Institute of Social Sciences 
Location: Mumbai
Year Established: 1936
Student population: 2,000
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is known for its contributions to society and development and is highly regarded by the Indian Government, the United Nations and the non-government sector.  
TISS’s recent achievements include a 25-year field action project on violence against women, overseeing the development nationally of HIV/AIDS counselling, and capacity building in sustainable development. It receives funding from the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and is recognised by World Health Organisation. Field Action Projects play a central role in the curriculum and allow theories to be tested in practice. These projects have resulted in interventions for a  large number of marginalised groups in India including women, children, youth, rural and urban communities and have addressed and issues including violence against women, formal and non-formal education, physical and mental health, communalism, human rights, child rights.
Unique characteristics
Students are able to engage in studies, research and/or field work.

Sprawling Mumbai has massive slums and colonial architecture, pollution and refined restaurants, packed public transport and the world’s largest urban tropical forest. There are millionaires and film stars here – it’s the seat of India’s prolific Bollywood film industry – and it’s the country’s financial and fashion centre. 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university not available online. Consult your home Faculty.

Subject Area/s:

Social Work

Development Studies


Women's Studies

Media and Cultural Studies

Human Resource Management

Health Administration

Public Health

Disaster Management

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semesters I/III: June - September
Semester II/IV: November - March

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Grading System
Marks are awarded by the host university based on the 11-point scale.
 More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas (TBC)

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university. Consult your home Faculty for further information.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Relations Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the The High Commission of India in Australia

Student Experiences

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