Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Best Social Science Institutes of India

Some of the institutes have earned a good name for imparting world class education. Description of the top institutes is provided below. Rankings by various agencies are also given in the post for guidance of students and their guardians.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

To provide an edge and direction to the social work in India through trained human power, the first post graduate school of social work "Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work" was established in 1936. Name of the institute was changed in 1944 as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and its status was changed to the "Deemed University" in 1964 by UGC. Institute admits students for studies to five year integrated masters program at its three campuses located at Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tuljapur. Students have the options of either discontinuing the study after completion of B.A. Social Sciences in 3 years or continue further for 2 more years for award of M.A. Institute is undoubtedly a premier institution in field of social work as evident from the top ranking by majority of surveying agencies.

Y.W.C.A School of Social Work established by Y.W.C.A of India, Burma and Ceylon  in 1946 at Lucknow started a one year program  to impart training in social work to the women  demobilized by the Women’s Auxillary Corps of India, following the end of World War II in 1946. In 1947, the school moved to Delhi and started a post-graduate program in 1948. After its affiliation to the University of Delhi its name was changed to Delhi School of Social Work. It was taken over by University of Delhi in 1962 and granted the status of post graduate institution.  It now offers programs for award of M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees.

The Faculty of Social Sciences, one of the largest faculties of Jamia,  was established in the year 1976 with three departments namely; Social Work, Political Science and Economics. and later on expanded with addition of four more departments (Psychology, Sociology, Commerce& Business Studies, Adult & Continuing Education).  Departments offers  Ph.D., Post-graduate, Under-graduate, and Post-graduate Diploma Courses.  Department of Social Work is ranked within top five Colleges of Social Work in India.

Institute/College City Week-Hansa 2012 Survey Outlook 2012
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai 1 1
Delhi School of Social Work Delhi 2 2
Department of Social Work, Jamia Milia Islamia Delhi 3 4
College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan Mumbai 4 8
Madras School of Social Work Chennai 5 5
Xaviers Institute of Labour Relation Mumbai 6 -
Department of Social Work, Christ University Bangalore 7 -
Loyola College of Social Sciences Thiruvanthapuram 8 6
Department of Social Work, Pune University Pune 9 -
Karve Institute of Social Science Pune - 9
Department of Social Works, Mangalore University Mangalore 10 -
Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) Anand - -
Department of Social Work, Annamalai University Chennai - -
Roda Mistry College of Social Work & Research Centre Hyderabad - 10
Rajagiri College of Social Science Kochi - -
Department of Social Work, Lucknow University Lucknow - -
Social Science Centre, Bharatiya Vidyapeeth Pune - -
Faculty of Social Work, MS University of Baroda Vadodara - 3
Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi - 7

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