Diploma in Gerontology

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
In Mumbai

Price on request

Important information

Typology Diploma
Location Mumbai
  • Diploma
  • Mumbai

Gerontology is a growing and upcoming field thus after graduating the Course participants will be able to: Engage in direct services. Initiate and sustain programmes and services for Older Adults. Be active members of inter-disciplinary teams working with Older Adults. Supervise and train field functionaries especially paraprofessionals and volunteers.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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Starts On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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· Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree (under10+2+3+ or 10+2+2+1) year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education), in any discipline and minimum age of 25 years. Priority would be given to those who are working in social work organisations.

Course programme

Objectives of the Diploma Programme in Gerontology:
-To offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary 'rights-based' perspective in the field of gerontology
-To inculcate a holistic understanding of the biological, social, political and economic issues involved in working with Older Adults
-To impart the necessary attitudes and skills for making effective interventions in the field of Gerontology .

List of course and distribution of credits:
- Basic Course 1 Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 2: Health and Wellbeing I (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 3: Health and Wellbeing II (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 4: Policies, Programmes and Management of Services for Older Adults (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 5: Family Dynamics, Skills and Interventions (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 6: Collective Action, Advocacy and Networking ( 2 Credits)
- Basic Course 7: Developmental Interventions with Older Adults (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 8: Older Adults with Special Needs (2 Credits)
- SC I: Ageing and Media (2 Credits)
- SC II: Training for Human Resource Development (2 Credits)
- SC III: Creative Arts and Work with Older Adults (2 Credits)
- SC IV: The Professional Self (Non-Credit Compulsory Course (15 hours)
- Term Paper: Case Study of an Organisation (2 Credits)
- Field Practicum (Exposure Visits and Direct Field Work) (14 Credits)

Total: 38 Credits

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