ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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S Parasuraman (1952–2022)

Reimagined the Relevance of Social Sciences

S Parasuraman, with his interdisciplinary educational background and vast experience in the development sector, contributed to institution building. He will be remembered for revamping the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to meet the challenges of the future.

The views expressed are personal.

Lakshmi Lingam ( is the dean and professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

S Parasuraman (1952–2022), educationist and a visionary, was ahead of his times. He helmed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) from 2004 to 2018 (14 years) as the director and vice chancellor. His untimely departure on 2 September 2022 has left an enormous void in the lives of people he touched with his work. The outpourings of loss on social media of the TISS alumni reflect this.

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Updated On : 25th Sep, 2022
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