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Macquarie University ties up with TISS, LSR, St Xavier’s Kolkata

November 17, 2016 | Rica Bhattcharyya

MUMBAI: Australia’s Macquarie University has joined hands with three leading Indian institutions to offer scholarships and grants valued at more than $ 240,000 to exchange and postgraduate students from these institutions. The three Indian institutions involved in the scholarship agreement include Lady Shri Ram College for Women in Delhi, The Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai and St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, the Sydney-based university said in a release on Thursday. For St Xavier’s...

TISS Mumbai completes summer placements for HRM & LR batch

October 10, 2016 | Sreeradha Basu, ET Bureau

MUMBAI: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai has completed summer placements for its two-year postgraduate program in human resource management and labour relations with an average stipend of Rs 82226 per month, compared to Rs 65,111 per month last year. The median salary was Rs 75,000 per month compared to Rs 60,000 per month last year. The highest stipend this year was Rs 1,50,000 per month from Reckitt Benckiser, up from Rs 1,20,000 from HUL last year. Around 34 companies made off...

TISS seeks HRD Ministry help on funding tussle

September 12, 2016 | Anubhuti Vishnoi, ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: An escalating row with the higher education regulator has led the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to seek human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar’s intervention in a 46% cut in its non-salary grants. The development comes barely a year after the Mumbai-based institute was forced to take bank loans to pay staff salaries while the government withheld grants. The row over funding escalated so much that director of TISS wrote to the University Grants Commission in July, “T...

HRM & Labour Relations Batch at TISS gets higher placement offers

March 11, 2016 | Sreeradha Basu, ET Bureau

MUMBAI: The 2014-16 Human Resource Management and Labour Relations batch at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, which runs one of the oldest management programmes in the country, has completed placements with a median annual salary of Rs 18 lakh, compared with Rs 16.87 lakh last year. Consumer goods company Colgate Palmolive India made the highest offer of Rs 27.5 lakh. Accenture Strategy had topped this list last year, with an offer of Rs 25.6 lakh. The average salary was Rs 17.4 lakh compar...

TISS launches 'school of vocational education' programme

September 29, 2014 | PTI

MUMBAI: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has launched its 'school of vocational education' programme to help create a skilled workforce. The plan focuses on creating a unique model to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country, a release issued here said. "Vocational courses have been designed with a definite vision to improve the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised youth especially who are excluded by the formal school education system. TISS SVE has been set up...

Tata Trusts, MIT, and TISS in pact to bring connected learning experiences in India

January 27, 2016 | Rica Bhattacharyya, ET Bureau

MUMBAI: Tata Trusts, a philanthropic organisation in the area of community and educational development, will collaborate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to launch the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx). The programme aims to create new learning experiences and educational opportunities for secondary school students in India, in grades 8 through 11. Over 1,000 schools across four Indian states — Mizoram, Telangana, Rajasthan, and...