TISStory Rethinking Professional Social Work

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1982
Paradigm Shift In Social Work Education.

Prof. Armaity Desai takes over as Director & moved TISS towards a paradigm shift in social work education from an urban, institution based, remedial model to more rural-oriented community and rights based approach.

Prof. Armaity S. Desai

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“These practice-oriented projects not only provide valuable learning for our students but also kept our teachers constantly involved in practice in one way or the other in all our educational programmes, we were innovative in teaching course, guiding research of students, participating in community projects and intervening in crises.”
Prof. Armaity S Desai, Alumna & Former Director
1986
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi inaugurates the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Government of Maharashtra gifts 100 acres in Tuljapur Taluka, for a rural campus.
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Other prominent personalities who visited TISS.
Other prominent personalities who visited TISS. Other prominent personalities who visited TISS.

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Rural Campus

The Rural Campus initially focuses on field action projects and short term training, building up a strong grassroots base. The once barren campus land is transformed into a green haven through watershed management and afforestation.

Today the school of Rural Development, Tuljapur offers a five year integrated programme in Social Work, with specialization in Rural Development as well as several other programmes.

Tuljapur Campus
Tuljapur Campus Tuljapur Campus
Tuljapur Campus Tuljapur Campus

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