TISS-SVE   Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a premier institute of Social Work in India. It was established in 1936 and was recognized as a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India in 1964. In December 2011, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) set up the School of Vocational Education (SVE) to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the skill levels of millions of youth, through appropriate vocational training programmes. TISS-SVE has been set up with a vision of creating an ecosystem that would bring back the dignity of labour to all professions and occupations to create sustainable sources of income for the aspiring youth in the country. TISS has received a seed grant from AICTE to incubate the National Vocational University under the aegis of MHRD, Govt. of India in March 2012. TISS is also registered with AICTE as a NEEM training agency.

The approach adopted by TISS-SVE is called the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP). This Vocational Educational Programme is being implemented for the first time in India with a focus on job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad based education. The aim is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in on-the-job training at real shop floor of the industry/company along with theory training in the classroom. Through this ‘Earn while you Learn’ model, the trainee may also earn a modest stipend during on-the-job duration of the course. TISS-SVE strongly encourages its Skill Knowledge Providers to adopt this practice.

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