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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant

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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (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. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.Since its inception, 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 people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is inviting applications for the post of ‘Research Assistant’ to assist with the same.

The recruitment is a part of ICSSR funded project titled Long Term Care of Adults with Developmental Disability (02/89/2019-2020/MN/ICSSR/RP). The research project aims to examine the experiences of parents engaged in Long-Term Care to an Adult with Development Disability. The locale of the study is the rural villages of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra.


  • Research Assistant


Role and responsibilities
The work of the Research Assistant entails the collection of data such list of people with disabilities from the social welfare department and other sources, recruitment of research participants, conducting interviews, transcription and translation of interview transcripts, collection of relevant literature and organizing qualitative data using ATLAS.ti and other qualitative research analysis of software.

Educational Qualification
Postgraduate in a social science discipline (55% minimum) with NET /M.Phil. / Ph.D. Candidates with Masters in Social Work Degree and Research Experience/ Fieldwork experience of three years in rural settings are preferred. Proficiency in Marathi and English: Research Assistant has to conduct in-depth interviews with the research participants, and it has to be translated into English. Ability to conduct rural fieldwork independently : The Research Assistant has to travel extensively in the villages and conduct the interview according to the convenient timing of research participants, which may be beyond the regular office hours. The Research Assistant may have to stay in village settings if required. Travelling arrangement and stay arrangement has to be managed independently. Good report writing and analysis skills: The Research Assistant needs sound reporting skills in Marathi and English. Apart from it, the Research Assistant should be familiar with research methods.

Minimum Monthly Remuneration

Remuneration: Rs.16, 000/- p.m.

How to Apply

Interested candidates to send their CV to on or before 15 November 2021. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an online interview on 17th and 18th November 2021(Tentative dates).

Important Date

Application Submission Deadline 15 November 2021

Job Location 🇮🇳

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400088

For Additional Information

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) invited Applications from eligible candidates for the following post of Research Assistant Recruitment


  • Government Job Opportunity in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • Monthly Salary Rs.16,000
  • Research Assistant Job Opportunity for Postgraduate in a social science
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