68th Republic Day Celebrations at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

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Faculty and students gathered at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad to celebrate Republic Day
68th Republic Day Celebrations at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

68th Republic Day Celebrations at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

Hyderabad, January 28, 2017: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Hyderabad, an off-campus of TISS Mumbai, a public funded deemed university, celebrated the 68th Republic Day today at S.R. Sankaran Bhavan in Telangana State Institute of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development (TSIPARD) in Rajendra Nagar.

Professor Siva Raju, the Deputy Director of TISS Hyderabad campus, hoisted the national flag on the S.R. Sankaran Block. In his speech, Prof. Siva Raju addressed the gathering of TISS faculty, students, administrative staff and the security staff, where he announced about the following developments at the institute:

• TISS has created 10 percent supernumerary quota for admission of Telangana Ashram school students into the integrated BA-MA program of TISS Hyderabad.
• TISS Hyderabad is also collaborating with the Government of Telangana on initiatives to address violence against women in the state.
• The institution is also partnering with several district administrations to undertake Social Impact Assessment studies as a part of the district planning processes.

In his speech, Prof. Siva Raju reminded the TISS community of its duties towards the nation and the advancement of India. He said, “TISS has always been a pioneering institute in many aspects of national development in terms of providing intellectual support to the Indian government in designing innovative policies and carrying forward social justice agenda of the Indian democracy.” His speech was followed by a cultural programme presented by the students.

The event concluded with prize distribution ceremony where Prof. Siva Raju felicitated the students with “Best Student Awards” for scoring the highest marks in ‘Bachelor of Arts’ and ‘Masters of Arts’ in the previous academic year.

About Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS):

The organization was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work and renamed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 1944.  The contribution of TISS towards societal development has been exemplary in the last seventy-five years of its existence. It is an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge through its teaching programmes, research and advocacy initiatives. TISS seeks to promote and protect dignity, equality and social justice for all, and aims at facilitating the development of committed and competent professionals for research, teaching and practice, undertaking research, developing and disseminating knowledge, as well as reaching out to the community at the local, national and international level.

It is as a part of this endeavour that the Hyderabad Campus is being set up to bring to this city and state the expertise that is now uniquely associated with TISS.  It is the aspiration of the institution to make this campus a new hub of academic activity that will become a torch bearer not just for TISS but also for higher education in general. For more details, please see http://www.tiss.edu/