Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is an unique institution that brings together scholars and practitioners of the finest calibre from Social, Economic, Political, Physical, Habitat, Engineering, Health, and Environmental Sciences to create interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes, combined with field action, to address the most critical current and emerging issues of the nation. TISS was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It was declared Deemed to be a University [under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956] in the year 1964. In 2002, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded a 5-Star rating to the Institute, and in February 2016, The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rated TISS with a score of 3.89 out of 4.00, the second highest score among universities accredited thus far.