Fifty-Third Convocation
May 3,1993
Chairman, Mr. J.J. Bhabha, Chief Guest, His Excellency, the Governor of
Maharashtra, Dr. P.C. Alexander, Students, Faculty, Staff and Guests.

We place before you the annual report of the fifty-seventh academic year of the
Institute which has completed another active year of teaching, research, short term
training and field action. In addition, this year, much of the student and faculty time
was spent in meeting the exigencies arising out of the riots in Bombay city in
December 1992 and January 1993.
This year's annual convocation was actually preceded by a Special Convocation
that was held for the first time in the Institute to confer an honorary degree. On the
recommendations of the Academic Council, the Governing Board deemed it a
privilege to confer on Bharat Ratna, J.R.D. Tata, the degree of D. Litt (honoris causa)
at a function held on February 12, 1993, at the Institute premises. In recognition of
his meritorious contribution to society, Mr. J.R.D. Tata was presented, in person, a
citation read by the Director, Dr. A.S. Desai, which Mr. J.R.D. Tata graciously
accepted. The Chairman of the Governing Board, Mr. J.J. Bhabha then conferred
the degree on Mr. J.R.D. Tata and spoke about his many qualities. In a responding
speech lasting 40 minutes, Mr. J.R.D. Tata expressed his happiness on being
conferred the degree from "such a reputed Institute" and, in a manner most
characteristic of him, also declared how undeserving he was of such a presentation.
Mr. J.R.D. Tata regaled the audience with wit and humour and touched upon the
issues of population, women and education in his address to the Institute audience,
and made the occasion a memorable one for everyone present at the function.
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Course Enrolment
There were 359 students enrolled in various degree, diploma and certificate pro-
grammes for the academic year 1992-93. The number increased by 42 since the
last year.
The enrolment for the M.A. degree programme was 237 students; 30 dropped out,
resulting in a student body of 207, of whom, 152 studied for the M.A. degree in Social
Work and 55 in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. The students came
from 18 states of India and one student came from Germany. Out of the total number
of students in the M.A. programmes, 146 students stayed in the hostel. Female

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students formed 61 per cent (126) of the student body and male students were 39
percent (81).
Our Ph.D. programme has 60 scholars. Of these, 53 are doing their Ph.D. on a
part-time basis. There are 23 scholars taking the degree in social work and 37 in
the social sciences. The scholars came from 10 states and 1 union territory; 2
students were from other countries — Sudan and Iran. There were 21 students
doing their M.Phil, of whom, 14 were part-time scholars. Five students registered in
social work and 16 in the social sciences; they were from 9 states and 1 union
Two one-semester certificate courses are conducted at the Institute. For the
Certificate Course in Research Methodology, 8 scholars registered (3 men and 5
women) and for the Certificate Course in Social Welfare Administration, we had 8
staff members of welfare organisations. For the three part-time Extra Mural Studies
programmes, 54 students (42 men and 12 women) were enrolled — 18 students
joined the Diploma in Hospital Administration, 31 joined the Diploma Course in
Personnel Management and 5 students joined the Advanced Certificate Course in
Social Welfare Administration.
Short Term Foreign Students Enrolment
There have been seven students from different foreign countries who were attached
to three Departments and one Cell. Two women students from the Department of
Social Administration and Social Work of the University College Cork, Ireland, in
their second year Bachelor's degree were placed for a three month period with the
Departments of Family and Child Welfare and Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
for block field work placements in local organisations. From Sheffield, England, we
had one woman student and from Leicester Polytechnic, England, a male student,
both of whom were working with the faculty in the Department of Family and Child
Welfare. The Social Work Education and Practice Cell had one woman student from
the Social Work Department of La Trobe University, Australia. For research in
political science, there were two students placed in the Department of Research
Methodology. With a fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, a woman
student from the Department of Political Science in the University of Washington,
Seattle, spent one year at TISS doing research on 'Modernity and Conflict Resolu-
tion: Jurisdiction of Cultural Identity in India'. A male student from the International
Development Studies at Roskilde University Centre in Denmark spent a year from
July 1992 doing research on 'Nationalism, Religion and Political Mobilisation in the
Third World: A Case Study of Hindu Nationalism in India in 1980s'.
Syllabi of Courses
The title and the syllabus of the optional course 'Budgeting and Accounting', offered
by the Department of Social Welfare Administration for the second year M.A. (Social
Work) students, was revised and given the new title 'Financial Management in Social
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by a more comprehensive coverage of functions such as fund raising techniques,
tax concessions, management of corpus and other topics directly relevant to the
social worker's functions in social welfare organisations. It will be handled both by
internal faculty and experts in financial management.
During the period, 1992-93, a change was effected in the weightage and credit hour
distribution among the six subjects, field work and term paper in the Advanced
Certificate in Social Welfare Administration, a part-time evening programme begun
last year. In view of the feedback from the first batch of students, the weightage of
two credit hours, assigned to the workshop/seminar, was withdrawn, and the
weightage assigned to the term paper was increased from two credit hours to four
credit hours.
The Certificate in Personnel Management (evening course), offered by the Depart-
ment of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, was upgraded to a
Diploma. It was offered for the first time this year and only those who had taken the
Certificate course earlier were enrolled to enable them to complete the Diploma.
Hence, new students were not enrolled.
The Department of Urban and Rural Community Development introduced a new
subject this year titled 'Development Projects and Social Work Practice'. This course
is intended to sensitise the students to the nature of development projects which
operate through large systems, and to equip them with the tools of analysis and
methodologies for appropriate intervention.
M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme
The M.Phil/Ph.D. scholars presented a number of papers in part fulfillment of their
programme. The papers covered issues such as large scale resettlement policies;
the role of adult education in social development; alternatives to development;
N.G.O. intervention on environmental issues; the response of tribals to the process
of industrialisation and social work intervention to mitigate the impact of industriali-
sation; social work intervention in maternal and child health in a slum; the relevance
of management thought to human service organisations; creating and managing an
organisational culture; and the impact of new technology on human relations.
The number of scholars, graduating this year, is one with the M.Phil Degree and two
with the Ph.D. Degree.
Field Work
Social Work
A new field work placement for students of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work was
launched in the Skin and V.D. Department of the L.T.M.G. (Sion) Hospital with the
help of its Departments of Medical Social Work and Psychiatric Social Work. The
students took up several cases of STD/AIDS counselling, organised educational
programmes for patients, worked on a flip-chart to be used in counselling, and
developed a proforma for the intake of STD cases. All this was achieved with the
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students, placed at the Tata Memorial Hospital, undertook a Retinoblastoma Survey
which led to the creation of a position for a special worker for patients suffering from
oncological disorders.
Experiencing development — an exercise of combining learning from the field with
the contents of our different courses — was introduced this year by the Department
of Urban and Rural Community Development. It was organised as a four day visit
to the field project, the Shramjeevi Janata Sahayak Mandal at Koynanagar, District
Satara, located within the range of the Koyna Dam, constructed in the late 50s,
where Dhangars (shepherds) were displaced by the waters of the dam and had to
resettle in the higher hill regions. The Shramjeevi Mandal implements the strategy
of working through cooperatives in areas where people themselves acquire the skills
and related management capabilities.
The field trip was planned in such a way that it could combine the time spent in the
classroom as well as in the field, interacting with the local community as well as the
staff of the organisation. The faculty and students were able to get an insight into
the issues in relation to the practical realities as well as understand more meaning-
fully the relationship between theory and practice. Another important learning was
through the backward and forward linkages created between the courses offered
by the Department and the activities of the field situation. The students were
appreciative of this innovative form of learning. The Department would like to thank
Mr. Bal Kolekar and his team for the wonderful support given by them for the visit.
The total number of social work organisations utilised as concurrent field work
placements were 87, while 50 were utilised for block field work.
Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
This year 42, organisations were utilised for concurrent field work placements and
26 for block field work, under the direct supervision of the Department's faculty. For
concurrent field work, they were placed under 37 Personnel Officers or Training
Officers who gave on the spot guidance and 26 persons provided guidance for block
field work.
Extra Mural Programmes
For students in the Diploma in Hospital Administration and in the Certificate in
Personnel Management, a total number of 12 hospitals and 25 industrial organisa-
tions were utilised for field work placements. For supervision in these organisations,
the assistance of personnel officers and hospital administrators was obtained.
We are grateful to the managements and their professional staff for the time and
resources shared by them.
Study Visits/Tours
This year, 11 groups of students, accompanied by 2 faculty each, organised study
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Rural Visits
First Year: Social Work
As part of the M.A. Degree in Social Work, the first year students visited rural areas
in Surat, Bharuch and Baroda districts of Gujarat, and Jalgaon and Ratnagiri districts
of Maharashtra. Rural life and the dynamics of development were sought to be
understood by staying in the village and meeting workers of governmental and
non-governmental organisations. Both tribal and non-tribal villages were visited, in
order to provide an exposure to the differences in socio-economic aspects of the
lives of the people and their effect on social change.
Although the duration of the Camp was from November 20 to 26, the exercise
began with pre-camp orientation meetings, where students also planned and
worked out organisation details in five subgroups. This process of discussion
and decision making, along with the sharing of responsibility by the students, is
intended in itself to be a learning process. Each of the five subgroups had 2
members of social work and social science faculty, to guide and accompany
them: Ms. A. Dave, Dr. N. Rao, Mr. A. Narender, Dr. D.K. Shrivastava, Ms. A.
Bhide, Mr. A. Ramaiah, Ms. S. Vasi, Dr. D.P. Singh, Dr. M. Desai and Mr. M.D.
Sawant (technical staff).
The students visited macro projects and other specific projects working on issues
concerning technology, cooperativisation and education. Organisations visited in-
cluded Swaraj Ashram, Baradoli; Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India),
Bharuch; Gokul Prakalp Pratishthan, Ratnagiri; Sardar Sarovar Project and Mahila
Samakhya at Baroda. Meetings with government officials at the village, taluka and
district levels, helped the students to perceive another dimension to various issues
and development work in these areas.
Due to the varied nature of the situation in different districts, and consequently, the
different experiences of each group, such an exercise would have been incomplete
without sharing, discussion and consolidation. To this end, each group spent two
days preparing a report, immediately after their return from the camp. The reports
were presented at a workshop held on December 21, 1992, along with posters,
music, dances, slides and photographs.
Ms. Mouleshri Vyas, Lecturer, Department of Urban and Rural Community Devel-
opment, coordinated the entire activity.
First Year: Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
Twenty-three first year students, accompanied by Dr. A. M. Sarma, visited
Devrukh and the surrounding villages, from November 20 to 28, 1992. The
students visited the following places and had detailed discussions with the
officials/workers/villagers: Gram Vikas Sanstha at Devrukh; Sushrut Factory;
Muradpur Campus; Matru Mandir Hospital; Panchayat Samiti; Vanaz Factory;
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Study Tours
Second Year: Social Work
Study tour groups, of the four specialisations, visited various parts of the country
from November 19 to 26, 1992, accompanied by their respective faculty. Senior
students of the Department of Criminology and Correctional Administration visited
government and voluntary organisations in Bangalore, in the following settings:
Prisons; Legal Aid; Women's Welfare; Street Children; Children's Homes; Mental
Health and Drug Abuse. They had meetings with senior officials in the Prisons,
Social Welfare Departments, and funding organisations. The range of visit enabled
the students to gain knowledge in both correctional and non-correctional settings
and interact with various levels of personnel.
The students of the Department of Family and Child Welfare went to Calcutta and
they visited various agencies for children, women and the aged in the city and the
surrounding rural areas. The agencies visited were Mother Teresa's Missionaries
of Charity institutions, Child In Need Institute (CINI), Institute of Psychological
Research, Street Children Project, Nabonir Home for the Aged, and the Literacy
Project at Midnapur. The visits were found stimulating and educative. The faculty
who accompanied the students were Dr. Lina Kashyap and Dr. Shalini Bharat.
The senior students of the Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work,
accompanied by Ms. Vineeta Chitale and Ms. Neelima Dalvi, visited mental health
and developmental agencies in and around Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram. The
students observed mental health care components in programmes for drug abuse
prevention and rehabilitation, integrated rural development campaigns and cam-
paigns for people's development like the Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad's literacy
campaign. Interaction with the students and the faculty of Rajagiri College of Social
Work (Kalamaserry) and Loyola College (Tiruvananthapuram) was a special feature
of the tour. The Department is grateful to Father Jose Alex of Rajagiri College of
Social Work, and to Ms. Janette of Loyola College, who helped to coordinate the
Senior students of the Department of Urban and Rural Community Development
went for their study tour to Gujarat and visited organisations engaged in diverse
areas of rural development. The students were able to get acquainted with a variety
of organisational philosophies, programmes and methodologies of implementation.
They were also able to have interaction with the project beneficiaries as well as
agency personnel in several institutions. At Ahmedabad, they visited the National
Dairy Development Board; Integrated Rural Management Agency, Centre for Health
Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA); Environmental Sanitation
Institute; Centre for Social Knowledge and Action; and the Ahmedabad Study Action
Group. In Junagadh and Bhuj Districts, visits were made to Aga Khan Health
Service; Aga Khan Housing Board for India; Aga Khan Rural Support Programme;
Jan Vikas and Ecology Cell; and Manila Samakhya. They were accompanied by Mr.
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Second Year: Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
Dr. E. Toppo and Mr. K. Ravindran took the senior students for study tour to
Ernakulam (Cochin), Kerala, from November 20 to 28, 1992. They visited the
following organisations to study various aspects of human resource management
practices: McDowell and Co. Ltd. at Cherthala, Alapuzha; Cochin Shipyard Ltd.,
Cochin; and Travancore Cements Ltd. at Nattakam, Kottayam.
Certificate Course in Social Welfare Administration
Eight students of the full-time certificate course in Social Welfare Administration
accompanied by Dr. Swapan Garain visited a number of organisations in Satara
district, Maharashtra and Panaji in Goa. In Satara the group visited an NGO which
has promoted a number of cooperative societies for the economic benefit of the
tribals displaced by the Koyna dam. At Panaji, the group visited the Directorate of
Social Welfare, Government of Goa, and NGOs working in the area of family life
education and welfare of physically handicapped.
With a view to promote the special interests of students in the reserved category,
the Institute set up a Student Services cell in August 1986, with the financial
assistance of the Ministry of Welfare, Government of India. Since the inception of
the Cell, its activities have centered around special inputs for the students in the
reserved category, from orientation talks in the initial period to helping them resolve
their personal problems, assisting them in the use of the library, and organising
tutorials. The Cell liaised with the faculty to assess the progress of the students and
work out promotional and remedial action.
Out of 208 students in the M.A. degree programme, 48 belonged to the reserved
category (221/2 percent). Out of these, one is a deputed candidate. The Government
of India Post-Matric Scholarships were available to 35 reserved category students
for meeting their tuition fees and other educational expenses. The Institute also
advanced additional funds, out of its unassigned grants, to cover all the educational
expenses required for the degree programme. On an average, the Institute spends
Rs. 5891/-per SC/ST student and it constitutes about 57 per cent of the total required
by the SC/ST students. In some cases, State Governments have defaulted in paying
their share altogether. These expenses include tuition and other fees, hostel, dining
hall, pocket expenses and the study tour/rural camp. Additionally, the Institute also
pays the admission expenses of SC/ST candidates. These include travel allowance,
food and hostel during the admission period. The total expenditure of the Institute
for 1991 -92 was Rs. 1,76,744, whereas, the contribution of the government was Rs.
Besides these routine activities, the Cell conducted a ten hour workshop, entitled,
'Methods of Learning', spread over the first semester with 16 students participating
in it; and a ten hour workshop in spoken Hindi, spread over the first semester, where
8 students participated. Additional workshops on 'How to Select a Job' and 'How to
Face an Interview' were organised for all the second year social work students. The
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the Institute. This year also,- through its job assistance scheme, the Cell gave
guidance to outgoing SC/ST students about various job opportunities. All the SC/ST
students of the 1991 -92 batch found jobs.
Social Work Education and Practice Cell
The Social Work Education and Practice Cell, established in January 1992 under
an Vlllth plan grant, is currently engaged in curriculum building and developing
teaching-learning materials. Preparations are under way for a field practicum
manual. The Cell houses the activities of the Academic Staff College (Nodal Centre)
and this year it held refresher courses in the area of health, family centered social
work education, and in integrating feminist perspectives in social work and other
disciplines. This month, the Cell is conducting a national workshop on 'Social Work
Practice and Teaching' for the faculty of institutions for social work education in
India, followed by a seminar in November on 'Social Work Profession' organised
for the Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education. In order to
function as a resource centre and a data bank, it is the objective of the Cell to
document innovative projects undertaken by social work education institutions
in the country. These will be analysed for strategies and techniques. The Cell
will also provide consultancy services to teaching institutions, individual faculty
members and young professionals.
With the establishment of the Cell, the base has been laid to institutionalise the long
term requirements for contributing systematically to developing social work educa-
tion in the country. The faculty of the Cell will be seconded form different depart-
ments/units for periods of one to two years for working on specific areas of their
choice in social work education and practice.
Department of Health Services Studies
The Department of Health Services Studies worked on the syllabi for a Master's
Degree in Health/Hospital Administration to be offered in the academic year 1993-
94. It is planned as a two year programme with common courses in the first year
followed by specialisation in the second year. It is a further development on the
earlier Certificate in Hospital Administration, commenced in 1981, which became
the Diploma in 1986. The degree is an expansion of these courses. While the
evening courses will continue, the degree programme will be offered as a full-time
course to allow those outside the city to join. The course will be offered in modules
and will have a step-ladder pattern of certificate, diploma and degree. The students
will have the choice of specialising, either in health administration or in hospital
administration. Each semester is divided into monthly modules. This will help
health/hospital administrators already in jobs to gain and accumulate credits even
if they come for the programme for a minimum of one month. Further, the programme
is organised in such a way that a student will be awarded the Certificate after
completing the first semester and the Diploma after completing the second semes-
ter, while the Master's degree in Hospital or Health Administration will be awarded
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of five years. The programme content gives emphasis to analysing health and
medical care issues within a broad framework of social development.
Centre for Health Studies
Health related issues are a part of the training, research and action projects at the
Institute. Several teaching departments/research units have faculty members en-
gaged in one or the other task. To it was further added the impetus given by the
establishment of the Department of Health Services Studies in the Vlllth Plan.
Recognising that the Institute has the potential to expand the scope of studying
health issues, the Ford Foundation has helped to set up a multi-disciplinary Centre
for Health Studies with a grant of US$ 450,000. We are grateful to Ford Foundation
for continuing to rest its confidence in the Institute and the work of its faculty
The Centre will have core funding available to Institute faculty members to undertake
research, training and field action projects in health and health related issues. The
grant will also provide for an AIDS Cell, located with the Department of Medical and
Psychiatric Social Work and a Documentation Cell located with the Department of
Health Services Studies. The Centre will not have any physical structure or core
staff. The funds will primarily support interested faculty members in the identified
areas of the Centre, so as to give a major fillip to health related activities, a national
priority. The Centre will be managed by an Advisory Committee, supported by two
sub-committees, at the operational level, for research, training and field action.
Department of Extra Mural Studies
A new project, Social Development Training Programme for Frontline Workers, was
started in August 1992. The objective is to develop training programmes for
para-professionals to be conducted at the Institute premises. The project started
with reviewing existing programmes to develop a curriculum for the training of
Research was undertaken as a major activity in the 8 Research Units of the Institute
and as an additional activity in the 9 Teaching Departments and 3 Resource Units.
The year, 10 joint research projects were undertaken interdepartmentally. Faculty
across departments and units collaborated in projects such as, Impact of Women's
Development on the Status of Women in Bhiwandi — a Project of the Family
Planning Association of India; Communication Needs Assessment: a project on
Health and Family Welfare; Understanding Sexuality: An Ethnographic Study of
Poor Women in Bombay; Alternatives in Development: An Indo-Dutch Programme;
Socio-Economic Study of People affected by Jawaharlal Nehru Port; Monitoring and
Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Project Displaced;
Korba Super Thermal Power Project Rehabilitation and Resettlement; Class
and Gender Aspects of the Interface Between Population Pressure, Environment
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The total number of research projects undertaken by the departments/units of the
Institute were 100, both joint and independent projects, of which, 32 were new
projects started this year, 37 were carried over from last year, 22 were completed
and 9 fresh proposals were submitted for sanction.
International/Foreign organisations funded 31 projects, the Institute 29, the Central
Government 23, State Government 11, and private organisations 6. The interna-
tional/foreign organisations that contributed financial assistance for research pro-
jects were the Ford Foundation, UN ESCAP, WHO, UNICRI, International Centre
for Research on Women (Washington), Indo-Dutch Research Programme, USAID,
ISS (The Hague), International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling.
AHM Leprosy Relief Organisation, Munich, the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine, World Bank, Aga Khan Educational Services, UNICEF, Over-
seas Development Assistance, U.K. and RAI of Italy.
Faculty members of the research units offered a total of 28 courses to the students
of Social Work, 6 to the students of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations,
and 8 to the students of Extra Mural Studies.
This year, 91 seminars, workshops and training programmes were organised and
conducted by the faculty and students. Many outsiders, especially volunteers and
para-professionals, gained from participation and presentation of papers.
Among the seminars/workshops sponsored at the Institute were the Western
Regional meeting of the Police Personnel and Judges sponsored by the Ministry of
Women and Child Development; refresher courses in Social Welfare Development
for IAS officers sponsored by the Government of India; two programmes for IFS
officers on 'Gender Issues in Forestry' and 'Forest Tribal Interface' sponsored by
the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; a training programme for BHEL officers
and another seminar for them on Management Principles and Practices; a seminar
on Hospital Management sponsored by the Department of Atomic Energy, and an
International Symposium on Affordable Housing by the Department of Culture,
Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Several foreign agencies also sponsored programmes this year. The AHM Leprosy
Relief Organisation and Department of Public Health, University of Hawaii, spon-
sored a one day seminar on various issues related to stigma on leprosy and AIDS;
the Overseas Development Assistance, U.K. (ODA) sponsored a seminar in Man-
tralaya on the findings of the pilot study on drinking water supply; the Ford
Foundation sponsored a workshop on Development and Women's Access to
Resources; and U.N. ESCAP sponsored a programme on Drug Abuse Demand
We thank all the funding agencies, resource persons and participants of these
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In this fifth year of the establishment of the Rural Campus, there was an increased
pace in the level of activity. The Institute is fortunate to have found a core group of
committed young workers who are stationed at Tuljapur and work with the support
and the cooperation of the faculty of the Institute.
The focus, this year, was to get acquainted with the geophysical and socio-economic
conditions of the additional villages, where work has now begun, towards evolving
long-term strategies to combat scarcity and drought by organising the villagers to
achieve the goals. A melava (convention) was held at Tuljapur, in 1992, to spread
public awareness about the efforts being made across Maharashtra to combat
drought through the people's movement. About 700 people from the taluka attended
this convention. Prof. D. K. Dasgupta, Vice Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi
Viswa Vidyalaya, was the chief guest. There were many speakers including the Vice
Chancellor, Marathwada Agricultural University and leaders of NGOs who had
worked on the issue of drought.
This was followed by three shibirs (camps), each for clusters of 10 to 15 villages,
which dealt with the rules and privileges of the Employment Guarantee Schemes
(EGS) — a programme being implemented on a large scale to counter the rising
unemployment in the area, originating from drought conditions. The principles of
watershed development were covered in these shibirs with a view to link the
implementation of the EGS with possible location specific (villages) resource devel-
opment plans. In this regard, an effort was made to encourage the communities to
plan and implement schemes of rural development at the local level. The Rural
Campus has initiated work in four new villages for the creation of such plans, which
will attempt to develop local resources through government schemes, supported/en-
hanced by innovative and experimental structures initially funded by an external
In the first phase, 200 to 500 acres in each of these villages will be developed for
the purpose of experimentation and demonstration. The J.R.D. and Thelma J. Tata
Trust and the Indo-German Social Service Society have come forward with grants
of Rs. 6 lakhs and Rs. 2 lakhs, respectively, for this programme. We are most grateful
to them for their generous assistance. Additional funds are being sought.
The focus is also on the organisation and mobilisation of women in the project area,
as equal partners in development, which was initiated from the commencement of
activities in 1987. Dialogue has been initiated on the need to arrive at equitable
norms for the sharing of basic local resources, such as water. Exposure tours, film
shows and discussion meetings are being organised for this purpose. Front line
workers will be identified and trained for increased coverage. One women's group
has already commenced work in the area where work has started on watershed
The Mahila Mandal of Apsinga village has initiated the process for the establishment
of a wasteland development project. Negotiations are under way to obtain 10 acres
of wasteland on lease for 15 years. The Mahila Mandal, based in Tuljapur, made
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were distributed during this programme to those who had space to plant them, and
pencils were distributed to the others to spread support for the Total Literacy
Campaign. About 250 saplings were distributed and more than 1000 women were
contacted through this programme. The wider contact will be extremely useful in the
Mahila Mandal's efforts to mobilise public support for restrictions on the sale of
alcohol in the town. The Mandal also conducted a health camp for women from the
project area in March to celebrate the International Women's Day.
Collaboration in the activities of the Nehru Yuvak Kendra has also been initiated and
its support extended to the project villages with a tailoring unit in Kakramba village
and a motor rewinding course in Tuljapur town. The Rural Campus will also be
involved in the implementation of the Total Literacy Campaign in Tuljapur Taluka by
providing input, motivation and monitoring in the project villages and feedback to
the District Committee.
A three day training programme was held for the women members of the Zilla
Parishad and Panchayat Samitis of Osmanabad District in February. 1992 Thirty-
two of the 47 women, recently elected (as a result of the 30 per cent reservation
policy), attended the training programme. The programme covered perceptions of
their roles, information on government schemes, and an indepth session on health.
Members will be encouraged to take up specific programmes in their constituencies,
based on which a series of training programmes will be organised. Similar training
programmes are likely to be held for nagar parishad and gram panchayat members.
Training programmes parallel to those organised at TISS, Bombay, for police force
personnel are planned for Tuljapur Taluka also.
With regard to campus land development, the laying of a main pipeline of 700 metres
from the borewell to the campus land and an internal pipeline, were completed.
Electricity has reached the border of the campus and a telephone has been installed
in one of the Pabal Domes. Several thousand saplings have been planted and the
soil in the first plantation plot has been reworked for improved soil and water
conservation. With these developments, the campus land is now ready for construc-
tion work. At present, there are only Rs. 20 lakhs available. However, contacts have
commenced with innovative architects who can help us develop architecture which
is low cost and can blend with the locale. The programme is supported by the
University Grants Commission and the Ford Foundation. We thank them in support-
ing this pioneering effort.
This year, the number of books and bound volumes of journals increased by nearly
2,121 units, taking the total to 81,150 volumes. Dr. Y. D. Phadke, who retired in June
1992 as our Professor in Social Sciences, gifted 225 valuable books to the Library.
Besides books, journals, magazines and newspapers, the Library also acquired
government reports, project reports and International Dissertation Abstracts. It has
a collection of audio-visual materials. The Bibliographic Centre prepared ad hoc
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bibliographies on the occasion of seminars and workshops conducted at the
Institute. The subjects of these bibliographies have been child abuse, child labour,
child welfare services, counselling techniques in social work education, social
conflict, team building and aging. The Library rendered various services to about
500 outsiders, including teachers, research scholars, students, government officials
and policy makers. The Librarian has been nominated to the Standing Committee
for the Social Sciences of the International Federation of Library Associations and
Institutions. A proposal was put up to have collaboration between the Institute and
some other institutions to start online services in India by which an International
database will be made available for users.
Publications Unit
The Unit produced, during the year seven books, two general issues and two special
issues of the Indian Journal of Social Work. The books were AIDS Prevention: The
Socio-cultural Context in India by Purnima Mane and Shubhada Maitra, published
with financial assistance from the US Agency for International Development; Drug
Abuse Demand Reduction
edited by Prof. Vimla Nadkarni and supported by the
U.N. ESCAP; Treating Industrial Alcoholic Employees by Darshana Mehta (A Case
Study); Justice Processing Sans Justice: Delays and the Plight of Defendants by
M. S. Pawar; Mental Health in India, an edited volume by Purnima Mane and Katy
Gandevia, and Child Adoption: Trends and Emerging Issues by Shalini Bharat. The
Indian Journal of Social Work published a special issue on Sexism in Research with
a large number of contributions from foreign authors, eminently known in the subject
area. The second special issue was on Family Development. The Unit also under-
took to edit, print and publish a book on The New Economic Policy and Women on
behalf of the Indian Association for Women Studies, who fully met the production
Over the past two years, there has been steady progress on the Unit's proposal for
establishing a full-fledged professional organisational structure, under the aegis of
TISS, for dealing with the multifarious problems besetting the publications and sale
of books and journals. Feedback from other universities was obtained which
revealed similar problems and an interest in trying to solve it. Experts, who were
publishing professionals and senior academicians, met with the Editorial Board in
August 1992, to discuss the feasibility of the proposal. With the overwhelming
support of the experts for the idea, and its financial feasibility with some modifica-
tions, the Editorial Board decided to place it before the Academic Council meeting
in October. Suggestions and ideas of the Academic Council members were incor-
porated. In the meantime, the British Executive Services Overseas, London, at the
request of the Institute, deputed a senior publishing consultant from U.K. to the
Publications Unit. Mr. Michael Wayte, who had retired as Managing Director of
Arnold Educational Publishers in England, spent a month in the Unit rendering
consultations for solving the problems faced in sales, marketing, production, pricing,
and manpower planning. He also met with several Editorial Board members and
faculty members. His recommendations were discussed with the Editorial Board and
the Chairman of the Governing Board. The Chairman met Mr. Wayte and gave his

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support to the proposal which was indeed most encouraging to the Unit and the
The week commencing November 30 saw much excitement in the campus over
Publications Unit's busy schedule of events, consisting of sales, exhibition and
discussion of books, in a programme entitled 'In Celebration of Books'. For the first
time in the Institute, a Book Fair was organised to kindle and encourage the love for
books among all members of the campus. Eight commercial booksellers and
publishers, and two university publishers were invited to sell and display their books.
The USIS also participated with their Indo-American low cost books and the British
Council exhibited their low cost group of titles, popularly known as the ELBS titles.
Celebrating the printed word in a book form, a Book Review panel, consisting of
three economists — Mr. Sunil Bhandari, Economic Advisor, Tata Industries, Mr.
B.P. Singh, Manager, Rehabilitation Finance, IDBI, Bombay, and Prof. Sarthi
Acharya, Deputy Director, discussed the much publicised book Indian Economy by
Bimal Jalan at a Faculty Development meeting. An article, as representative of the
printed word, published in a social science journal, was the focus of discussion
another evening. A panel of four invited speakers — Dr. Suma Chitnis, Prof. Victor
D'Souza, Prof. Jacob Aikara and Mr. S. P. Sathe (the author), with Dr. A. S. Desai
in the Chair, spoke on the Supreme Court Judgement on the Right to Education. A
third meeting was devoted to learning about the publishing related art of calligraphy
by the well-known Prof. R. K. Joshi of the MT Design Centre. Several competitions
were held in book reviewing, creative writing and designing among different cate-
gories of Institute members. Encouraged by the positive response of students,
faculty and staff, the Publications Unit is entertaining plans of making the event an
annual celebration.
There were two workshops organised during the year — one was in 'Skills of Proof
Reading" with voluntary participants from among the wives of resident faculty for a
period of five half days from October 19. The second workshop was held for a week
from March 9, 1993, in "Effective Writing and Critical Thinking" by Dr. Deborah
Lange, a very experienced resource faculty brought to us by USIS under their
Academic Specialist Programme. There were 18 participants from our faculty and
research scholars, who spent an introspective five days analysing and enhancing
their writing efficiency. We are most grateful to the USIS for their ever present interest
in enriching our human resources through their various programmes and Mr. Roger
Rasco, Director, for inaugurating the seminar.
Towards the end of the financial year, the Unit was also able to utilise the UGC grant
for the purchase of a Desk Top Publishing system. For the past year, computer
experts, along with some members of the Editorial Board, were deliberating on the
choice of an appropriate configuration that would best suit the needs of the Unit.
Based on its recommendations, the Unit placed an order with the most competitive
vendor, Software India Ltd., for a configuration consisting of an 80386 main system
with a colour monitor, a mouse and a HP III Laser Printer with 600 dpi resolution.
With the DTP system located in-house, savings in time and cost are expected.

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National Service Scheme Unit
During the academic year, the Unit conducted 4 Orientation Courses of two weeks
each, for the NSS programme officers from Maharashtra and Goa. A one week
training programme for NSS key personnel on 'Transfer of Technology for Water-
shed Development' was organised by the Unit in Dapoli, Ratnagiri District, in
collaboration with Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth and the NSS Training Centre at
Ahmednagar College. The programme aimed at sensitising NSS personnel from the
region to the need and scope for voluntary work on watershed development.
Besides routine consultancy work, the Unit started an experimental project on
HIV/AIDS education through NSS peer leaders in six local colleges. The participat-
ing'colleges are Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel; Bhavan's College,
Andheri; Bhavan's Hazarimal Somani College, Chowpatty; Jai Hindi College; Kirti
M.D. College and Maharashtra College. The student peer leaders, and the teachers
in charge of the NSS from the participating colleges, were given pre-project and
ongoing training to plan, implement and evaluate the AIDS education project for the
entire student community of their respective colleges. The Unit submitted a project
manual to the Department of Youth Affairs on "HIV/AIDS and Lifestyle Education in
Colleges through Peer Leaders". The strategy proposed is replicable in col-
leges/higher secondary schools all over the country. The NSS Unit also collaborated
in the preparation of a manual to be used for training NSS functionaries and peer
leaders for the national project 'Univesities Talk AIDS' (UTA).
The NSS Unit initiated a discussion meeting on 'A Search for Solutions to Commu-
nalism in India', in February 1993. The Secretary, and the Programme Adviser,
Department of Youth Affairs, Government of India, Mr. B. N. Bhagwat and Mr.
Bhagaban Prakash, respectively, participated. The Unit also documented the pro-
ceedings of the seminar on 'Role of Colleges in Meeting the Challenge of Total
Literacy in Bombay'.
Electronic Data Processing Unit
The Unit was well utilised by the staff and outsiders. It processed the data of 22
research projects of the Institute, 61 research projects from outside and 31 research
projects of students. The Local Area Network computer system is being extensively
used by the staff and students. During the year, the Unit organised four training
programmes for the teaching and administrative staff. Twenty-one members have
been trained in Word Processing and dBase III. The Unit also conducted 3 training
programmes in computer data analysis for teachers, researchers and Ph.D./M.Phil
scholars in the social sciences.
Audio-Visual Unit
A video production of the Unit entitled, From the Diary of a Genetic Counsellor, has
won the best programme award in the Open/General category at the fifth UGC
Countrywide Classroom Video Festival held in November 1992. Produced in col-
laboration with the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, the programme highlights
the counselling strategies that could be adopted to help clients to come to terms
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and Parvati which explores in depth the perceptions of two visually disabled women,
who speak of their experience of childhood, getting an education, finding employ-
ment, marriage and child rearing. A video on the demystification of police procedure
for women, entitled Sudha Police Station Gayi Thi (Sudha Visited the Police Station)
has been also completed.
One Hundred Years of Droguht, a video on drought and watershed development,
funded by the Government of Maharashtra, is being produced for the Rural Campus
in English and Marathi, the latter version for use with farmers in drought-prone areas.
A Marathi version of the video, Magra Mewar Vikas Sanstha, has also been
produced with a rural audience as its focus. Other video productions, on the anvil,
include a series on communal harmony, family life education, and women and
reproductive health. The Unit took up various graphic design assignments, including
a set of posters for GIF-India and a series of wall hangings for the Day Care Centre.
A brochure on the Institute, to be used for resource development, was also designed
by the Unit.
A pilot study was completed, supported by UNESCO, on the reception of television
news. The project report entitled "The Spectator Indian — A Pilot Study on the
Reception of News" was presented at the seminar on "News of the World" at
Perugia, Italy, in June 1992 by the Unit Staff. The Seminar was a consultation of
media researchers from ten countries to chalk out the methodologies and logistics
for a more exhaustive study due to start in May 1993. Our Audio-Visual Unit will be
representing India in this project.
The field action projects of the Institute are a base to test new models of service and
social work intervention. Currently, there are 15 field action projects at various
phases of development, some started many years ago, moving into newer phases,
while others commenced recently to respond to emerging needs and for evolving
new areas of practice. Each project is directly under the charge of at least one
faculty, who works through social worker(s) appointed for a specific period. Two
were inactive this year.
The project Prayas, a rehabilitation project of the Department of Criminology and
Correctional Administration for the under-trials in the Bombay Central Prison,
continued with its activities and set up an office in a room at the B.D.D. Chawls which
was utilised earlier for a community centre by the Institute and had been closed for
the last 10 years. The Project staff have also been working with the police and the
judiciary in handling the cases.
The Department of Family and Child Welfare continued with two projects of last year
and commenced a new one this year. At the Special Cell for Women in Distress, for
the ninth consecutive year, services were provided. Women and children coming to
the police station, either on detention or on their own in search of relatives or for
protection against family violence, were given immediate services, including coun-
selling and advice. Training programmes on 'Atrocities Against Women and Family
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For many of the police officers, the programme was a platform for discussion not
only on women's issues, but complex social issues which they confronted in their
work. The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India,
funded this programme.
In the second field action project of the Department, the Bombay Child Welfare
Coordination Council, started in 1989, the representatives of residential care insti-
tutions and Annapurna Mahila Mandal, a voluntary organisation, arranged for a
training programme for the rehabilitation of the institutionalised girls. This was the
outcome of the workshop held last year. Towards initiating an area approach for the
integration of handicapped children in regular schools, significant progress was
made, with the Deputy Director of Education finally agreeing to start five more units
on an area approach basis.
A new project, commenced this year, is titled Mel-Jol Hum Bachon Ka. In 1991-92,
as a part of the activities of the Bombay Child Welfare Coordination Council
(BCWCC), the Child Interaction Programme was organised with a view to bring
about a closer relationship between children of private schools and municipal
schools. Since it became unwieldly to coordinate this activity within the range of
programmes under BCWCC, and since this new programme by itself was found to
have good potential to be organised as an independent activity, a new field action
project under the name of 'Mel Jol Hum Bachon Ka' was started in August 1992.
With funding assistance from Concern India Foundation and the Bombay Commu-
nity Public Trust, it was possible to commence this activity independently: (1) To
provide a platform for interaction between school children from different segments
of society, (2) To create awareness about the different 'Rights of the Child' and
students' responsibilities in relation to these rights. This year, thirteen pairs (one
private and one municipal) of schools were enabled to meet and organise pro-
grammes such as quizzes, discussions on issues of topical interest, picnics and
The Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work continued work on four
action projects of previous years and started one new project. At the Integrated Rural
Health and Development Project, started in 1986, mass immunisation and family
planning camps and eye camps were held this year in collaboration with the primary
health centre at Aghai village. At the Thane Schools Health Project, started in 1986,
meetings were held with the teachers, administrators and the staff of the child
guidance clinic with a view to improve medical health services to children of the local
schools in Thane. This year, two specific objectives were pursued: to help initiate
the child guidance services and to develop a working committee for the maintenance
of the play spaces project.
At the Institute's oldest field action project, the Child Guidance Clinic at the Wadia
Hospital for Children, commenced in 1937, services to children were continued, such
as mental testing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, financial and material help
and outreach services in the community.
In collaboration with three organisation — Mukti Sadan, Jagruti Kendra and SUP-
PORT — the Departments of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and Research
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Development Division, ESCAP, Bangkok. It is a drug addiction reduction pro-
gramme carried out in three areas of the city for slum dwellers and street children
who are addicts. It involves the training of community level workers. The first training
module has already been completed. This is an action project to involve people in
organising at the community level to reduce the menace of drugs.
The Centre for Environment, Technology and Resource Development (CETRD) of
the Department of Urban and Community Development had an eventful year. After
years of ground work to create awareness among tribals in the project area through
various means, the tribals in two hamlets, Dandwadi and Mulshi Katkarwadi, have
decided to work out specific self-help projects in the areas of housing and economic
self-sufficiency. Both these activities are to be taken up with the assistance of the
Office of the Additional Commissioner, Tribal Development, Maharashtra. With the
help of the tribals themselves, houses have been designed keeping in mind cultural
nuances, low costs and use of local material, while adding the dimensions of
durability and utility. Efforts are also being made to increase the personnel attached
to the project, with a view to further the activities of the Centre. The first and second
year students, one senior and five juniors, attached to the Department, had a very
important role to play in support of the main thrust of the project. They have
enthusiastically worked with the project staff on supportive activities like land
restoration, creating awareness among people, dealing with local conflicts, helping
people acquire government schemes for activities such as basket weaving, electric-
ity connections, old age pensions, and literacy. In addition, they have jointly
organised a tribal dance festival for all tribal hamlets which involved mobilising
resources from within and outside the area. The future activities of CETRD aim at
helping people towards self-reliance and further enhancing their capabilities to take
on responsibility for their own development. We intend to work actively on areas
such as horticulture, water harvesting and interact closely with the State Govern-
ment and other like-minded groups in the district.
The Department of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, which started
the Employment Assistance Programme in 1990, continued to develop organisa-
tional infrastructures to help employees at the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam to solve
their personal and on-the-job problems as well as provide support to the counsellors.
The Department of Extra Mural Studies continued two of its previous projects and
started a new one this year. The Mental Health Awareness Cell, started in 1991, in
collaboration with the Cooper Hospital and the Family Welfare Agency, appointed
a full-time social worker this year and conducted self-awareness and communication
programmes for the youth in the communities at N. M. Joshi Marg. The Cell identifies
populations at risk, develops intervention modules, and networks with agencies
doing similar work in Bombay. Skills for Adolescence, a project started in 1991 on
behalf of Lions Quest International, is a preventive mental health programme
originally developed in the USA, now being implemented in its adapted form at the
local communities at Ulhasnagar. The target groups are children in secondary
schools, who are helped to cope with problems arising out of changes taking place
in their adolescent period. This year, the project completed integration of two more
units into the action programme and more trainers are being trained for conducting
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The TISS Literacy Committee, established in 1989, continued to work for the
organisation of training for literacy, mobilisation of resources and implementation of
a total literacy project at Panjarapol. In February 1992, the target was set to achieve
100 per cent literacy in the slum of Panjarapol (originally a village). Local community
workers and volunteers were trained and their work was coordinated and supervised
through regular visits.
The Unit for Child and Youth Research had two field action projects continuing from
previous years, apart from its faculty being responsible as chairpersons for institu-
tional services such as TISS Social Services Centre and Day Care Centre managed
by it. Hamara Club, the project for Street Working Children, initiated a number of
activities this year including two residential camps at Lonavala; admission of 17
children in the B.M.C. School near Haji Ali; running an income generating pro-
gramme out of the sale of small articles crafted by the children; facilitating children's
participation in programmes organised by other organisations; creating bathing and
washing facilities for girls at the Bombay Central Station; organising the annual
event, 'Chacha-ka-Mela' on November 14; procuring identity cards, issued by the
Police, for seven Children at the Bombay Central Station; and conducting an AIDS
awareness programme. On March 19 and 20, a festival for children, 'Bal-O-stav'
was held in collaboration with the Coordination Committee for Vulnerable Children
and the YWCA, Agripada. One hundred children of six agencies participated in the
various competitions. Roshni Sangam, a project started in 1991, did not make much
headway, due to the unavailability of a social worker and only festivals were
observed with small get-togethers.
The Unit for Research in Sociology of Education had to suspend activities on the
project, Raising Performance of Students in Schools in Dadra and Nagar Haveli,
pending official response from the Union Territory for funding.
The Unit for Women's Studies commenced a new project for Overseas Development
Assistance, U.K., on Rural Drinking Water, Sanitation and Community Participation
at Jalgaon, Dhule and Nasik. The programme involves training of government
functionaries at state, district, block and village levels to deal with people in a
sensitive manner, and mobilising and activating the people for village water com-
mittees and achieving the participation of women and SC/STs in decision making.
Six social workers and two other staff were employed during the year and, by 1995,
the project is expected to be completed.
For the first time, the NSS Unit also launched a field action project AIDS Education
for College Students through Peer Leaders.
The objective is to identify the training
inputs for peer leaders and propose a strategy for AIDS education in the local
On the morning of December 7, 1992, as the newspapers woke up people to the
violence of the Babri Masjid demolition at Ayodhya the day before, faculty, staff and
students collected and expressed shock and total disapproval at the man-made
tragedy inflicted on the Muslims of the country. In an emergency meeting, convened
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were voiced, registering in an unambivalent terms, the Institute's united stand
against the act of demolition, and the death of and injury to thousands of innocent
people, subsequent to it. During the next few days of violence, which paralysed the
city, resident faculty and students met to discuss and identify the issues raised by
the events. As soon as it was possible to enter the affected slums at Deonar, the
Director, Deputy Director and two resident faculty, visited the area and identified the
need for commencing immediate relief in spite of the prevailing tensions. Volunteers
came to the fore, from the students and faculty, for the immediate work of identifying
the victims of the riot in Deonar. A census was undertaken, along with Apnalaya
workers and volunteers, to prepare lists of those dead, injured and missing, as also
a list of house damage and loss of belongings of the families in Deonar and Govandi
areas. A similar but a much smaller number were required to be identified, sub-
sequent to the January riots, as the area was generally peaceful. Coordination
teams met the Collector and concerned authorities in hospitals and prisons, and
worked collaboratively with NGOs such as Apnalaya, Committee of Resource
Organisations (CORO), and Stree Adhar Kendra with a view to organise speedy
While census work was continuing in Deonar, a team of faculty and students, along
with the Nair Hospital medical team from the Urban Health Centre, was mobile in
the area to treat riot victims who could not go to the hospital and others who needed
medical care, but had no access to it as private doctors had not returned and there
was no transport, public or other available. The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation reached
out to the Institute and sanctioned Rs. 1 lakh immediately for medical relief. Even
while the riots were in the initial stage, 26 students donated blood at the LTMG
Hospital, Sion.
On account of our close association with the Police Station at Deonar, where
students are placed for concurrent and block field work, a team of concerned faculty
and students coordinated police work with the victims enquiring at the police station
for the whereabouts of relatives. Outside the police station, a temporary office was
created for our team, who were provided with the list of persons arrested in the riots.
Relatives and family members were helped to locate missing persons, either
detained in the city police lock-ups or appearing in the list of the injured in local
hospitals. At Thane Central Prison, also, similar assistance was provided, including
filling up compensations forms and application for financial relief as well as for bail.
At the Kurla Court, attempts were made to arrange for free legal aid for the accused
who were not represented by any lawyer. The Bombay Legal Aid and Advice Board
was approached, who then introduced two lawyers to advise riot-affected families
in legal matters.
A fourth team worked on enumerating and detailing the nature of damage or
destruction of houses, shops and other establishments. The detailed survey became
the base for the distribution of compensation from the office of the Collector
While immediately following the riots, the Institute concentrated on a census of
victims in the Deonar slums, to enable them to get compensation, medical and legal
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thereafter in assisting with the rehabilitation of the riot affected persons. The
latter activity was made possible largely due to the Tata Relief Committee at
Bombay House which involved the Institute in the disbursement of the needed
funds. The College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, and Youth for Unity and
Voluntary Action (YUVA) were also involved in the disbursement with TISS taking
care of north-eastern parts of the city, YUVA, the north western and the College
of Social Work, the south and central. These funds were utilised for assistance
required in relief camps (food and medical relief) and rehabilitation (basic
household requirements and house reconstruction). Foodgrains, vessels, dur-
ries and charasas were packed into kits and about 1,772 kits were distributed to
families of Asalfa Village, Chirag Nagar and Vikhroli Parksite, at Ghatkopar, Tata
Nagar at Govandi, Mahim Jamatkhana, and victims of Prateeksha Nagar staying
at Jogeshwari. Most of these camps had several thousands who had taken
refuge. Distribution work in these camps was undertaken along with Saki Naka
Welfare Association, Central Relief Committee, Memon Welfare Association,
CORO, Hamdard Welfare Association and the College of Social Work, Nirmal
Niketan and YUVA. Occupational rehabilitation was made possible for 110 small
vendors, hawkers, stove repair workers, fitters, plumbers, balloon sellers and
fruit sellers. Financial assistance was given for the purchase of materials re-
quired to start work/business again, such as sewing machines and tool kits.
Notebooks and uniforms were given to about 500 children of riot affected victims.
For 500 families whose houses were destroyed or damaged, besides the finan-
cial assistance, the Unit for Urban Studies has undertaken a project for assisting
in their reconstruction. About 526 houses will be repaired/reconstructed. The
Institute has been in touch with other NGOs in the city and the Secretary, Relief
and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra, for undertaking relief related
activities. The Audio-Visual Unit has prepared T.V. spots on feedback from
school children affected by the riots.
From December 1992 to March 1993, a sum of Rs. 43.22 lakhs were disbursed
with donations from a number of sources, which were the Tata Relief Committee
(Rs. 35.25 lakhs), the Government of Maharashtra (Rs. 3.50 lakhs), Times of
India Relief Fund (Rs. 1.62 lakhs), Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (Rs. 1.00 lakh) and
a miscellaneous sum of Rs. 1.85 lakhs which we received spontaneously from
a number of individual contributors and neighbourhood groups who collected
money quite unsolicited by us. We record our heartfelt gratitude for such
munificence enabling us to render timely services and especially to the Tata
Relief Committee for the substantial amount mobilised by them. The faculty
members, students and some administrative staff readily volunteered to carry
out the activities.
Discussions have been held with Apnalaya for long term involvement in the
Deonar area. The rehabilitation work will continue for some time to come. In the
meantime, we are also examining the manner in which we can forestall the
negative effects of communalism, as also to have a permanent Crisis Interven-
tion Cell for immediate response to man-made and natural crises, since the
Institute has been responding to them regularly from the first major upheaval
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Golden Jubilee Chairs
With a view to provide an ongoing flow of outside intellectual expertise in areas of
interest to the Institute faculty, specialised Chairs were created during the Golden
Jubilee celebrations in 1985. Persons in India or abroad, who have a distinguished
record of academic accomplishments, are invited for appointments to three Chairs
that have been instituted with donations from TELCO, Mahalaxmi Temple Charity
Trust and, recently in 1991, from Aba Garware Research Foundation. The Institute
has had many experienced professionals/academicians appointed to these Chairs
and this year also we have been very fortunate.
Dr. Sindhu Phadke was appointed to the TISS Golden Jubilee Mahalakshmi
Temple Trust Chair from January to December 1992. The faculty, students and
the service staff have had an extremely interesting interaction with her and many of
us still miss her presence and active participation. A large number of students and
faculty held consultations and received guidance from Dr. Phadke on various
matters such as designing practicum research, setting up a field action project,
reorganising articles or papers, revising courses, preparing the prospectus for a new
certificate course, and preparing the proposal for a research project. The Publica-
tions Unit greatly availed of her expertise in evaluating articles for publishing and
appreciates her efforts to work with the authors for introducing modifications.
A Subject which had greatly interested Dr. Phadke some years ago, when she was
with the East India office of the UNICEF, was the situation of women in the
North-Eastern States of India. During her tenure at our Institute, she was able to
undertake an extensive library survey which revealed that there was little published
material available on this topic. In September 1992, Dr. Phadke visited Shillong,
Guwahati, and Delhi to search for materials and, on her return, made a very
interesting presentation at the Faculty Development meeting. Her final report is due
to be submitted shortly.
Dr. Phadke was also instrumental in helping service staff women to develop an
income generating activity of providing mini-lunch for day staff and students in the
main quadrangle. It was due to her sustained follow-up that the ladies have
continued to undertake the activity to the pleasure of employees and students
wanting to take a quick lunch. On behalf of all the faculty, students and staff, we
extend our grateful thanks to Dr. Sindhu Phadke and wish her many stimulating
years ahead.
A Chair in Social Sciences was instituted last year by the Aba Garware Research
Foundation, the Chair being now called the TISS Golden Jubilee Garware Chair
in Social Sciences.
We are extremely fourtunate to have, as the first incumbent,
Dr. Victor D'Souza, who was appointed in July, 1992. Dr. D'Souza was Professor
and Head of the Department of Sociology, Punjab University, from 1961 to 1984.
He was Founder and Honarary Director, Population Research Centre, Punjab
University and Founder and Honarary Director, ICSSR North-Western Regional
Centre, Chandigarh. Prof. D'Souza has many distinguished professional achieve-
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Prof. D'Souza has taken active part in all the activities of TISS. He gave guest
lectures to students of various classes on the following topics: Social Change and
Health, Inequality and Justice, Rural Urban Linkages and Cleavages, and Popula-
tion and Development. He also gave talks at the courses held for IAS Officers, IPS
Officers and N.S.S. Programme Officers. He presented the following papers at
faculty meetings: Two Models of Communalism'; Theory of Social Stratification:
Caste and Class'; 'Occupational Diversification'; 'Urbanisation and Development';
and 'Bombay: A City on the Horns of a Dilemma'. During his current tenure at the
Institute, he has been able to author papers on the changing family in India, the
changing image of the administrator, the concept of active aging, communalism and
a socio-demographic perspective, and occupational diversification and urbanisation
in India. Prof. D'Souza was one of the panelists in a discussion on the Supreme
Court Judgement making education a fundamental right. He also served on the
committee for developing the future perspectives of the Institute and on the com-
mittee for looking into a major publications proposal of the Publications Unit. We
look forward to his continuing contribution.
This year there was no appointment to the TISS Golden Jubilee TISCO Chair for
Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.
Faculty Development Programme
The Faculty Development Programme was conceived in 1987 to provide a forum
for sharing ideas and experiences from outside and within the Institute. The talks
given on various topics by faculty and guests of the Institute included the Rhetoric
of Participation Reexamined; Sociology of Violence; Situation of Women in the
North-Eastern States, and Bombay: a City on the Horns of a Dilemma. The
Committee collaborated with the Publications Unit to discuss the issues thrown up
by a newly released book on the Indian economy by Bimal Jalan. 'Ram ke Nam', a
film by Anand Patwardhan, on the Ayodhya issue, was also screened soon after the
demolition of the Babri Masjid. Being very topical, the film generated much discus-
sion between the film maker and the staff and students.
The Kumarappa — Reckless Lecture
Organised by the Department of Criminology and Correctional Administration, the
Kumarappa — Reckless Lecture was given by Mr. S. Ramamurthi, Director General
of Police, Maharashtra, on February 18, 1993. The title of Mr. Ramamurthi's talk
was 'Communalism in India and the Role of Police'. He pointed out that there were
several core communal issues over which the police, as an instrument for maintain-
ing law and order, have no control. According to Mr. Ramamurthi, the role of the
police is restricted to reacting to the events. However, he stated that it was important
that they react in an efficient manner to bring the situation under control.
Social Work Educators Forum (SWEF)
SWEF, conceived and set up by social work academicians four years ago, provides
a platform for growth oriented activities for social work educators at the Institute.
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understanding of the core subjects of the social work curriculum. The current phase
includes three major activities. One group is looking at the role of the educator during
riots with the objective of establishing long term peace. Another group is working on
social work ethics, to prepare a draft Code of Ethics for social work professionals in
India. The third group reviewed the constitution of the Association of Schools of
Social Work in India, based on the educators' experience of membership in it. As a
long term activity, SWEF plans to increase the visibility of the profession in the print
A major event, for which SWEF is collaborating with the Cell on Social Work
Education and Practice, is a self-supporting National Workshop on Social Work
Practice and Teaching during the summer vacation. It is to be held at the Institute
from May 11 to 14, 1993. The thrust of the workshop is on human rights and social
development, and on innovative projects by social work professionals, which will be
examined for the strategies and techniques employed. SWEF has also agreed to
support the Cell for Social Work Education and Practice for the regional biennial
conference of the Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education, to be
hosted by the Institute in November 1993.
Attendance at Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/Courses and Membership of
This year, 53 faculty members attended seminars, workshops and other short term
programmes. They read 169 papers. As office bearers and committee members in
200 professional and academic bodies, 44 of our faculty members shared their
expertise and interest.
One of the faculty of the Institute is participating in the Gender Planning Training
Project, a joint collaboration of the Governments of Britain and India. The wider
objective of this project is to establish gender issues as a priority concern in the
government's planning and implementation process. As a networking participants,
TISS is expected to provide and share its experience in gender issues with
participating teams; contribute to the development of the project through networking
with participating teams; report on the use of course methodology and gender
framework at appropriate stages in the project. In the first phase, the emphasis will
be on violence against women.
Visits Abroad
Fifteen faculty members went abroad on various academic assignments. Of these
8 were professors, 5 were readers and 2 were lecturers.
Publication of Papers and Books by the Faculty
This year, the faculty published 47 papers and 8 books, Prof. Vimla Nadkarni,
Dr. Purnima Mane, Ms. Subhada Maitra, Ms. Katy Gandevia, Dr. A. M. Sarma,
Dr. Shalini Bharat, Dr. M. S. Pawar and Ms. Chhaya Datar were the faculty members
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Some Major National/International Assignments Carried Out by the Faculty
Dr. Armaity S. Desai: President, Association of Indian Universities, 1992; Member,
Council, Association of Commonwealth Universities, London and Member, Execu-
tive Council and the Court, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Prof. Meenakshi J. Apte: Member, Governing Board, NIPCCD, New Delhi (ap-
pointed by the Minister of State for Women and Child Development); and Member,
Research Advisory Committee on Social Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.
Prof. R. K. Hebsur: Member, Governing Council, ICSSR, New Delhi.
Prof. Niranjana Gokarn: Fellow, International Association of Parenthood and Sex
Education; Member, U.G.C. Panel for Social Work Education; Member, National
Panel for Young Scientists' Scheme, Department of Science and Technology, New
Prof. C. A. K. Yesudian: Member, Advisory Committee on Research, Tuberculosis
Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research.
Prof. Usha S. Nayar: Co-Convenor, Council for Youth Research, Asia and Pacific;
Member, Consultative Committee, Street Children and Drug abuse, WHO, Geneva;
Member, Indian Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO.
Prof. V. G. Panwalkar: Global Coordinator for the South, Alternative Treaty Process
Technology Bank.
Dr. Purnima Mane: Member, Working Group on Sexual Behaviour and Research
on AIDS and Reproductive Health Network, Boston, USA; Specialists' Panel Mem-
Dr. M. R. Bhatia: Member, Advisory Committee, National Committee on STD
Dr. Murli Desai: Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Schools
of Social Work.
Dr. Shalini Bharat: Member, Sub-committee on Research and Development, Indian
Council of Child Welfare, New Delhi.
Ms. Anjali Dave: Member, National Resource Group, Mahila Samakhya, Depart-
ment of Education, Government of India.
Awards to Faculty
The Institute Director, Dr. (Ms.) Armaity S. Desai, was awarded the Katherine A.
Kendall Distinguished Service Award, established by the International Association
of School of Social Worker, at a function held in Washington on July 16, 1992, to
recognise her contribution to social work education. She is the first recipient of this

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Retired Faculty
Mr. K. D. Sikka, Reader, Department of Criminology and Correctional Administra-
tion, retired in June 1992, after a long service of 22 years at the Institute.
Students' Union and Institute Sponsored Activities with the Students' Union
The Students' Union swung into action right away as the academic calendar
unfurled. The Union gave the juniors the 'Fresher's Party' and was in turn treated
with a 'Rain dance' as the scorching heat took a heavy toil on the inmates of the
Campus. This was followed by the 'Candlelite Night' and the 'Ethnic Night' which
symbolised the varied culture of the Institute, with students from the different states
putting up ethnic shows typical of their state. This ethnic mood carried on with the
Union making arrangements for the celebration of Pongal, Onam and Lori. The
festivals were celebrated by the Union not only to highlight the ethos of that particular
state, but also to help students appreciate the ethnic diversity of TISS. In tune with
the belief that variety is the spice of life, the Union organised a rockshow on New
Year's Eve.
'Quintissence' marked the culmination of all the literary and cultural events of the
Union. The Department of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations clinched
the trophy for the third successive year for the cultural events followed closely by
the Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work in the second place; and
Urban and Rural Community Development and Criminology and Correctional Ad-
ministration tying for the third place.
There were several literary events conducted over the year. The debates, quiz, and
dumb charades not only provided educative entertainment but also helped in the
expression of talent. The Union also organised a SPIC-MACAY programme at the
Institute, a violin concert by the maestro, Lalgudi Jayaram, which was well attended.
The Union increased the scope of its activities by organising an AIDS Awareness
Due to riots in the city in December and January the Sports Day and Institute Day
could not be held. Some informal matches of badminton, table tennis, chess,
scrabble, carrom, basketball, football and throwball were organised. The Union of
1992-93 formally stepped down after the elections which evoked a good response
from the juniors. The new Union will assume office in June 1993 with the commence-
ment of the academic year.
Social Work Students' Forum
The Forum organised the following activities this year:
(1) A Sensitivity Workshop in the month of September 1992, with the objective of
making the students more sensitive human beings — sensitive to themselves
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(2) Annual seminar entitled, 'Social Work Profession: The Task Ahead' on January
9 and 10,1993. It was inaugurated by Mr. Lalit Mathur, Deputy Director, Council
for Advancement of Rural Technology (CAPART). TISS Faculty and outsiders
spoke in the various sessions. The students made a presentation which was
well appreciated.
(3) Campus recruitment was conducted for the third year in succession. About 107
vacant positions were identified in 69 organisations, 38 of which were in various
parts of India and 31 in Bombay. Twenty-five offers have been finalised and 13
accepted by the students. Others are pending decisions by organisations as
also the students. Summer placements were identified for first year students
with 20 organisations where 42 positions were identified. So far, 19 students
have accepted the offers — 13 outside Bombay and 7 in Bombay.
PM and IR Students' Forum
The students of the Department of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
organised the annual seminar on September 25 and 26, 1992, on the theme of
'Human Resource Management: Managing Change'. Forty senior executives from
various industries participated in the seminar. Campus recruitment was held from
January 7 to 17, 1993. About 45 companies from the public and private sector,
offering about 180 jobs, visited our campus and conducted interviews, and students
were selected as management trainees, HRD officers and personnel executives.
Departmental Activities Involving Students
Work related to riot relief comprised a part of the work in the second semester. The
students were involved in preparing the census of riot affected persons (dead,
injured, property loss, house loss and occupational losses). They worked with a
medical team and helped at the Deonar Police Station to facilitate the identification
of missing family members who were traced to various lock-ups. They made
applications for bail and property loss and for getting legal assistance for those in
Health related work at the community level through the Urban Health Centre of
Preventive and Social Medicine Department at Nair Hospital was undertaken by the
students of the Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. The target
groups were adolescent girls, expectant mothers, children, women and youth from
the community. The work was carried out with the cooperation of Apnalaya and PSM
Department, Nair Hospital. Income generation activities were initiated for the
community women. As a follow up of the workshop organised by the Richmond
Fellowship Society and the Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, on
the 'Rehabilitation of the Mentally III: Therapeutic Community Approach', regular
meetings with the families of the mentally ill are organised. The students are actively
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Alumni Office
Since the commencement of the Alumni Office, it has assisted in organising
meetings of alumni in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Madras, New
Bombay and Pune. Mr. P. K. Sahoo is planning an alumni meeting in Bhubaneshwar.
The Bangalore alumni had been having several social events. More cities will be
covered in due course. The Director makes special efforts to meet alumni groups in
the different cities she visits from time to time. A major activity of the Alumni Office
is that of compiling statewise lists of alumni. The Annual Report of the Institute is
mailed to 2500 alumni whose addresses are on our records. However, due to
occupational mobility, addresses easily become dated. We have to constantly
update them and need the cooperation of the alumni in this effort.
The participation of alumni in the activities of the Institute is increasing and we hope
that this trend is likely to continue in the years to come. Almost 50 per cent of the
faculty are alumni of the Institute. The office functions on a one-day-a-week basis.
Mrs. Bakul Patel (alumna 1961) has been appointed Chairperson of the Industrial
Finance Corporation, Maharashtra. She is continuing to serve as a member of the
Governing Board of the Institute.
Bombay Alumni
With the keen involvement of several faculty of the Institute, under the initiative of
Dr. R. C. Datta, a dinner was held at the Institute on February 27, 1993. It was a
very successful event with 110 Bombay Alumni attending, besides our present set
of students, faculty and key administrative staff of the Institute.
On October 17, 1992, a select group of alumni were invited for a luncheon meeting
at the Institute for purposes of resources mobilisation. At this meeting, the Director,
members of the Resource Development Committee and Heads of Departments and
Units, appraised the alumni about the current activities of the Institute, its future
thrust and the dire need for augmenting the resources of the Institute. This was
followed by a brain-storming session with the alumni. Some of the suggestions were
to organise charity shows and cultural events; to approach industrial organisations
to donate for Institute projects and infrastructure; to utilise faculty expertise for
training and research activities which would generate funds and to develop a strong
alumni body especially of non-resident alumni living in foreign countries. The idea
of such a gathering was that resource development could be institutionalised into
an on-going activity of the Institute.
Bangalore Alumni
The Director held a meeting with the alumni in Bangalore. The meeting was hosted
at the Gateway Hotel, by Mr. X. S. Desai, Vice Chairman and Managing Director,
Titan Watches, as the former representative of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust on the
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several of them met one another for the first time. The Director briefed the group on
the current activities at the Institute including its resource development campaign.
Staff in Position and Total Number of Posts
The number of total academic positions in the Institute is 112, of which 92 were filled;
technical positions are 29, of which, 20 were filled; administrative positions are 103,
of which 88 were filled and out of a total number of 102 positions of the service staff,
79 were filled. About 80 per cent of the positions are filled.
The democratic functioning of a public institution, such as univesity, is facilitated by
groups of people sharing responsibilities for policy making and day to day mainte-
nance and care of Institute activities and properties. As Director, I have had the
singular fortune of having many senior and junior members of the faculty and
administration, as well as experienced professionals from outside, to voluntarily
undertake many responsibilities, for which I am most grateful. There are 40 com-
mittees which look after matters such as academic, administration, staff welfare,
students activities, resource mobilisation and advisory functions.
Training of Administrative Staff
Twelve staff members were sent for training in the use of computers in administra-
tive, financial and personnel management to universities and educational institutions
in India; recent case law and labour legislation; effective office supervision and
improving services; management of accounts, management development and
library management.
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Cell
The University Grants Commission has provided special assistance to universities
to set up Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Cells to look after matters pertaining to
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe employees and students. Accordingly, a Cell was
set up at the Institute in 1989. The posts sanctioned for the Cell are one Section
Officer, one Statistical Assistant and a Typist Clerk/Lower Division Clerk. At present
a Senior Assistant (against the post of Section Officer) and a Typist Clerk have been
appointed. The Cell has been placed under the supervision of a Professor and is
attached to the Personnel Section.
In accordance with the relevant Government of India rules, a Standing Committee
has also been set up at the Institute, with the Director as Chairperson to overview
the implementation of various Government of India directives relating to Scheduled
Caste/Scheduled Tribe matters. The Committee consists of members from the
faculty and administration with representation from the Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled Tribes. The Committee meets at least twice a year and reviews the
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programmes undertaken for the benefit of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
students and employees.
The Cell has been engaged in activities such as (i) maintenance of statistics relating
to the admission of students and the recruitment of staff belonging to Scheduled
Castes/Scheduled Tribes; (ii) ensuring that maintenance of rosters for various
categories is as per the guidelines prescribed by the Government of India; (iii)
ensuring that the advertisements for the recruitment of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled
Tribe candidates include all the relevant clauses relating to concessions and benefits
for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe categories.
Close liaison is maintained with the Academic Section of the Institute relating to
admission of the students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and
award of scholarships. The Cell has also been co-ordinating with the Student
Services Cell in areas like orientation for new students, conducting remedial courses
and allocation of hostel rooms for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students. The
Cell has also been associating itself with the activities of TISS Social Services Centre
in undertaking programmes such as special English classes for Group 'D' category
employees, including the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe employees, and train-
ing to improve skills such as typing and shorthand.
Long Service Awards
The following employees, who completed 20 years of service at the Institute, were
presented with a gift of the cash value of Rs. 500 in recognition and appreciation of
their services.
Mr. T.V. Subramanian, Assistant Registrar (Personnel)
Ms. Manju Gupta, Senior Assistant
We are greatly appreciative of their contribution to the work of the Institute.
TISS Newsletter
Madhyam, the TISS Newsletter, is a biannual publication of the Institute intended
mainly for internal circulation. It is released with the objective of facilitating the
exchange of professional and personal information among the TISS staff. It also
aims to keep a record of Institute activities, simultaneously giving an opportunity to
anyone who wishes to access its medium for giving expression to their creative
output. The new Committee has two editors and eight members. Of late, it has been
receiving requests for subscriptions from outsiders and the alumni. The Committee
is looking into this matter. In June 1993, the twentieth volume will be released.
Day Care Centre
The Day Care Centre, now in its sixth year of existence, has an enrolment of 24
children, six of them being infants. To enhance the functioning of the Centre, many
minor and major changes have been made in the day-to-day functioning. Further-
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has also been drafted. Day Care services are open to outsiders if seats are available.
However, the age limit of all children availing these services has been limited to
seven years of age.
Knowledge is being imparted in a play way method by setting up different play
corners to enable children of different age groups to play and learn with one another.
'Early world of learning', a preschool package, is also being used to make learning
In addition to the celebration of festivals and birthdays, a five day summer camp
was organised for the children which included a variety of activities for children of
all age groups like games, water play, animal show, cooking experience, creative
story, picnics to the zoo and local Diamond Gardens and a camp fire. The Centre's
children also participated in the Book Week.
People from organisations like Manav Seva Sangh, Sindhi Education Society, and
B.A.R.C. visited the Centre to look at its functioning and the variety of activities.
TISS Social Services Centre
The Centre organised a health check-up camp in collaboration with the Cancer
Patients' Aid Association for the Institute employees and their families. Out of the
forty-two persons examined, two persons were identified for follow-up and on further
investigation it was found they had non-malignant cells. A Diwali Vacation Camp
was organised for three days, which consisted of a picnic to Vajreshwari, some
drawing sessions, nature study and a cartoon show. About twenty children partici-
pated in the camp. A self financing tabla class has been started for the students,
staff, and their children with one of the faculty members as the teacher. An English
language class has also been started for the service staff, which is also a self-
financing activity.
An income generation programme was initiated among the wives of the Service Staff
supplementing their household income. Food is prepared and sold thrice a week for
the staff and students who prefer a light lunch. At present, two women take a keen
interest in this programme and earn two hundred and fifty rupees a month.
One of the employees' children. Narendra G. Gotankar, studying in the second year
B.Com. degree course, was selected by the TISS Social Services Advisory Com-
mittee as a recipient for the B.P. Gandhy Scholarship to pursue his higher studies
for the year 1992-93. A Consumer Cooperative Society, providing food grains and
household items, is being organised by the Social Worker for the benefit of the
families on the campus.
The Social Worker rendered professional help to three cases of marital discord and
ensured adequate support to the family of a deceased employee. Counselling was
provided to individuals in distress. Job opportunities in the nearby small industrial
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Construction of Library
After the approval and sanction of the Municipal Corporation for the construction of
the library building, the revised estimates were submitted in January 1991, to the
CPWD for approval. They have now cleared the estimates for a sum of Rs. 50.95
lakhs. The Building Committee has also approved the estimates and these are being
sent to the UGC for approval. The commencement certificate, issued by the Bombay
Municipal Corporation, has expired and the Institute is making efforts to get it
revalidated. As soon as the CPWD rates are examined in detail, and approved by
the UGC, work on the library will commence.
Malati and Jal A.D. Naoroji Campus Annexe
The paucity of funds continues to be a major constraint in initiating any developmen-
tal activities at the Naoroji Campus. Hence, the Institute is commencing a campaign
to raise the necessary funds. It will also evolve a long term plan for the campus
which can be spread over the subsequent plan periods to be executed in a phased
Development of the Institute Garden and Trees
With the continuing efforts of Mr. Amir Ali, our horticulturist, we are able to take
good care of the sylvan surroundings of this campus and the Naoroji Campus
Annexe which is also being developed. This year, a small nursery was set up for
producing plants from cuttings since we have such popular plants as Bougainvillea,
Hibiscus, Musaenda, Acalypha and Crotons. About 1000 plants were produced. We
hope to improve on this production and earn some more revenue next year. We
have been able to recover a major part of the deposit paid to the Municipal
Corporation by proving to the Corporation that we have planted and grown more
than 40 trees to replace the 15 trees cut down in the library area. We hope to recover
the balance amount this year.
On the Naoroji Campus, cleaning operations are in progress. A census was taken
of all the trees in the area and we found more than 40 chickoo trees which are old
and neglected, but an attempt is being made to rejuvenate them by cleaning,
watering and fertilising them.
The aftermath of the national economic crisis of 1990 is that all the higher educa-
tional institutions in the country had to undergo a drastic reduction in the quantum
of grants from the UGC. The Institute is moving into a public campaign for resource
development for several reasons. As a University, presently funded for 95 per cent
of its expenditure by the University Grants Commission, it cannot continue to rely
on Government funds to carry out its total mission. While governmental support is
crucial for the day-to-day maintenance of the University, it is no longer adequate to
support its growing activities, unforeseen needs and its requirements for capital
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requirements and staff quarters) and the expansion of computer, audio-visual and
publication facilities are crucially required to house and support the activities. The
Institute has to develop also an endowment capable of supporting the work of its
faculty, student fellowships, research and field action programmes, which can give
opportunities for experimentation and innovation.
Arising from the suggestion of the Accounts Consultative Committee, a committee
of 16 members of the faculty and administration was constituted in August 1992,
which has worked and is in the course of implementing a plan of mobilising
resources. Tata Press Ltd., Bombay, and Tata Advanced Materials Ltd., Bangalore,
have given an excellent start to the campaign by printing the Institute brochure at
their expense, which together with other publicity material printed by the Institute,
will serve as the basic material for the campaign. A group of business organisations
and trusts are being approached with appeals for donation. The alumni have also
been approached for making contributions as also generating parallel efforts in
industries and organisations where they are employed. With faculty and staff
support, the plans to step up mobilisation through personal visits to organisations
in Bombay are underway. Through such efforts, we hope to generate a substantial
sum for the corpus, other endowments and construction on the Naoroji and Rural
Today two candidates will receive their Ph.D. degree, one M.Phil. degree and 87
M.A. degree. We congratulate them and, particularly, the prize winners whose
names appear below.
Prize Winners
1. S. Kalsi Shield for the Best Student in Personnel Mr. T. G. C. Prasad
Management and Industrial Relations
2. Alumni Association Prize and Institute Shield for Ms. Roshni Nair
the Best Student in Criminology and Correctional
3. Aisha Harris Memorial Shield for the Best Ms. Manidipa Guha
Student in Family and Child Welfare
4. Leela Wadia Prize and Institute Shield for the Ms. Nemat Hajeebhoy
Best Student in Medical and Psychiatric Social
5. Aloysius Soares Prize and Institute Shield for the Ms. Kavita Krishnamoorthy
Best Student in Urban and Rural Community
6. The Prize instituted by the 1987-89 batch of Mr. Rohit N. Reddy
PMIR Students for the student ranked second in
Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
7. Prof. P. D. Kulkarni Prize for the Best Student in Ms. Premilla D'cruz
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8. Mrs. S. R. Panakal Shield for the Best Student in
Ms. Kavita Bhat
the course Social Work in Industry
9. Najamai A. Minocher-Homji Prize for the Best Ms. Premilla D'cruz
Project Report
10. Mrs. S. R. Panakal Shield for the Best PMIR Mr. T. G. C. Prasad
Student in Field Work
11. NIPM Silver Medal for student securing highest Ms. Maria P. Ramachandran
marks in PMIR for 1991-92.
12. Prof. Grace Mathew Field Work Shield and Ms. Roshni Nair
Award for Social Work in the Department of
Criminology and Correctional Administration
13. Prof. Grace Mathew Field Work Shield and Ms. Manidipa Guha
Award for Social Work in the Department of
Family and Child Welfare
14. Prof. Grace Mathew Field Work Shield and Ms. Kavita Krishnamoorthy
Award for Social Work in the Department of
Urban and Rural Community Development
15. Mr. Kalidas M. Shah Field Work Shield and Prof. Ms. Nemat Hajeebhoy
Grace Mathew Field Work Shield and Award for
Social Work in the Department of Medical and
Psychiatric Social Work
This evening, yet another batch of graduates leave the campus environment of
learning and knowledge acquisition, and peer group association and activities, to
enter into the competitive world of professional and working life. These two years
of their specialised education have been filled with field experiences not normally
provided in university education in India. The small size of the student population
has also uniquely contributed to their working closely with one another and their
faculty who owe a long term allegiance to the Institute and its ideals. This year, the
students have also had to witness the agony and helplessness of the riot torn people
and very early in life they have experienced the aftermath of political fascism and
divisions that have become the order of the day. But, on the positive side, as
members of this Institute, they were also a party to the people's cry for unity and
amity among different communities and their united stand against organised vio-
lence. While we are gravely concerned with the increasing power of fundamentalist
politics and the unleashing of harmful fissions in society; the quality of social
consciousness, we hope we have nurtured in our students, should enable them to
respond in a constructive way and counterveil the impact of such negative influences
sweeping the country. To the graduating students our last words are that you are
now equipped with a fair amount of analytical skills to understand and detect the
contours of the process of exploitation, and so you should be able to bear the torch of
the Institute to people in need whether they be in the family, the community, hospitals,
schools, industry, or larger organisations. On the economic front, the globalisation
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disadvantaged and the social sectors. These challenges have to be faced by
increasing perseverance and sharpening of our professional acumen. With this
determination and faith, and a hopeful public support for continuing our activities,
we bid farewell to the graduating students.
The Institute, itself, which is a microcosm of the larger national polity, is going
through a very challenging period where every policy needs to be dictated by the
larger implications for financial resource availability. All the outgoing students,
alumni, well-wishers and friends of the Institute need to empathise with our larger
than life reality, namely, the financial burdens we are newly forced to shoulder. The
central budget has indeed stepped up allocations to education, but it still leaves
universities to fend for themselves. We have to take up this burden also, digressing
from the basic functions of education and research. For this new task, we will have
to fall back on public support, which has always been forthcoming. The Institute will
look to its alumni to mobilise resources — their own and organisations with which
they are in contact.
This year, as all the years before, we owe a great deal of gratitude to the grants we
received from all our well-wishers, especially the Tata Trusts — the Sir Dorabji Tata
Trust, the J.R.D. Tata Trust, the J.R.D. and Thelma Tata Trust, the Sir Ratan Tata
Trust — and many other generous donors in government, industry, national and
international organisations especially the Ford Foundation, and private philanthro¬
phists. To the University Grants Commission and the Department of Education in
the Ministry of Human Resource Development, we convey our grateful thanks for
their financial allocations to our Institute and the help given to sort out many matters.
We are also grateful to the Governing Board for its tremendous support of all our
activities and especially its interest in the new programmes which have been
established in the past decade. Our special gratitude to Mr. J.J. Bhabha, Chairman,
for his stewardship as Chairperson in the last 25 years in which the Institute has
seen considerable growth and change. I personally thank my colleagues for their
involvement and contribution to the development of the institute, and their coopera-
tion, and the Publications Unit for their tremendous work in producing this report.
Dr. (Ms.) A. S. Desai
The Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol. LIV, No. 3 (July 1993)