A new profession is born. The ﬁrst institution in South Asia for professional social work education.
Proposed to the Sir Doarbji Tata Trust by Dr. Clifford Manshardt, an American missionary, this is the ﬁrst venture of the Trust.
Dorabji Trust Papers
TISS starts its journey as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work from Nagpada Neighbourhood House, Byculla
TISS at the Nagpada Neighbourhood House
The institute's first field action project was the Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) for child and adolescent guidance.
Child Guidance Clinic at inception
Articles promoting the need for trained services in the field of child care.
Dr. Clifford Manshardt Inaugural Speech
"And if you say to yourselves: What can 20 students do in the face of India's problems? I would remind you that you are 20 but the beginning. Year by year, your number will increase and the time will come when trained social workers
will be at work in every important centre in India Dr. Clifford Manshardt, Inaugural Speech, 1936
Read the Complete Speech
First Batch of Students passed out this year
Memorabilia from the First Convocation Ceremony
The Indian Journal of Social Work begins publication and is published without interruption till the present
Announcement of the first IJSW
The name changes to Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TISS reaches out to work in the Kurukshetra refugee camps in the aftermath of Partition. This practice of responding to disasters with relevant social interventions continues.
The Aftermath of the Partition
Next: A Period of Consolidation