The Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the are collaborating on the National University Students’ Skill Development (NUSSD) Programme, a nation-wide Skill Development Programme that aims to increase employability of University and College students through cutting edge teaching and learning methods as well as practical work experience through internships and community projects.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a Government of India funded deemed University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. Since its inception in 1936, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a peoplecentered, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all. According to reports by various industry bodies, only 10 to 15 per cent of fresh graduates in India are considered employable by Industry. Taking cognizance of this fact, TISS launched a Skill Development Programme called the National University Students’ Skill Development (NUSSD) Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India (GoI) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). Currently, the NUSSD Programme is being implemented in more than 120 colleges including General Degree, Engineering and Management colleges, with a student population of more than 15000, spread across the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand