School of Social Sciences - IIAS School of Management

School of Social Sciences

The IIAS School of Social Sciences was created with the objective of conducting education, training and consultancy programmes in areas of Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It aims to develop an ecosystem for responsible business development with special focus on Eastern India.

Our Academic Association

IIAS School of Social Sciences is an associate centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai for conducting their Post Graduate Diploma, Advanced Certificate & Certificate programs in Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

When you study at IIAS School of Social Sciences you will be taught as per the curriculum standards of TISS and faculties who are from TISS or trained by TISS.

Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

As part of its Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (School of Management and Labour Studies) projects, TISS will establish an incubation centre towards supporting start-up social ventures in West Bengal in association with IIAS School of Social Sciences at Kolkata & Siliguri.

  • 29 years of excellence in management education

  • All programs offered by TISS (A Deemed University)

  • Incubation for social projects

  • Strong curriculum support from TISS

  • Institute’s prime locations in Kolkata & Siliguri

Courses under IIAS School of Social Sciences

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Started in 1936 as Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, it was renamed as The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 1944. In 1964, it was declared a deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

Other than its long-standing reputation in boosting excellence in higher education, TISS also consciously promotes the cause of social development through knowledge application and aims to create people-centred workforce contributing to social justice and equal rights for all. Research and teaching is also a core focus area for the institute. Field action is considered equally important along with program and policy formulation for the under- privileged sections of the society.

Today’s business must create social impact

CSR in India is emerging as a tool for economic and social value creation by integrating CSR with corporate strategy. Increasing pressure from various stakeholder groups is also leading the companies to look into the discourse of sustainability with strategic focus. Indian companies are now set to move forward to see CSR beyond employee welfare and charity. In the light of the Company Act, 2013, CSR strategy has to undergo significant shift. CSR needs to be treated as part of Corporate Entrepreneurship. Adopting entrepreneurial approach to CSR helps the companies to find solutions to social problems through innovation and creativity by bringing CSR as part of its core business process.

TISS Benefits

CSR in India is emerging as a tool for economic and social value creation by integrating CSR with corporate strategy. Increasing pressure from various stakeholder groups is also leading the companies to look into the discourse of sustainability with strategic focus. Indian companies are now set to move forward to see CSR beyond employee welfare and charity. In the light of the Company Act, 2013, CSR strategy has to undergo significant shift. CSR needs to be treated as part of Corporate Entrepreneurship. Adopting entrepreneurial approach to CSR helps the companies to find solutions to social problems through innovation and creativity by bringing CSR as part of its core business process.

Key highlights

  • Incubated 42+ Social Ventures

  • Other International Awards won in Singapore and Montreal (Canada), nomination for Commonwealth Youth Leadership Award, 2018

  • Sampurn(e)arth won Global Social Venture Competition, 2014 at Berkeley (USA) and National Entrepreneurship Award, 2017

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