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About TERI University

TERI University commits itself to academic excellence and provides an environment that will encourage both personal and intellectual growth through teaching, creating and sharing knowledge.

Our Mission

The TERI University aspires to contribute globally by serving society as a seat of advanced learning and to promote learning through teaching and through creating and sharing knowledge. The University commits itself to academic excellence and an environment which would encourage personal and intellectual growth.

The TERI University provides world-class facilities and resources to its students and faculty so as to usher in innovative and multidisciplinary research.


The academic programmes at TERI University are envisioned to provide students a holistic perspective of the subject at hand and have a wide approach to encourage interdisciplinary learning.

Apart from doctoral research, TERI University provides opportunities for M.Sc. degree programmes in various fields and subjects like Environmental Studies and Resource Management, Climate Science & Policy, Economics, Geoinformatics and Plant Biotechnology. Also on offer are M.B.A. programmes in Infrastructure and in Business Sustainability and M.Tech. programmes in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management and Urban Development Management. The University offers M.A. programmes in Public Policy & Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Practice, the TERI University being one of the ten institutions chosen world- wide by the MacArthur Foundation, to run this programme.

The University uses modern pedagogical tools for teaching which are richly supplemented by field visits, live industry projects and hands-on applications. The University provides the very best in equipment and instruments, including state-of-the art computer hardware and software, well-equipped laboratories, video-conferencing facilities and South Asia's most comprehensive library on energy and environment.

Faculty members act as guides to students, engaging them in expanding the boundaries of inquiry through minor projects, summer internships, and a semester-long major project. Guest lectures by experts in various fields are organised throughout the semesters in order to give a wider perspective to the students.

The University encourages exchange of ideas, cultural understanding and a wide range of knowledge that would result from international perspectives. To achieve this, the TERI University has academic collaborations with several select foreign universities, which provide for joint curriculum development and exchange of faculty and students. Top performers in the master's programmes get an opportunity to do their major projects at Yale University, USA, or at Freie University of Berlin, which are entirely funded through collaborative tie-ups.

The University firmly believes that ample opportunity should be provided to students to unwind and relax. From participating in presentations to displaying their creative talent in the University's annual festivals, students have many ways in which to take a break from classroom rigour.


Objectives

The University was established with the following objectives:

  • To provide for institution and training in Energy Studies, Biosciences, Environmental Studies, Public Policy and other such branches of learning as it may deem fit.
  • To provide for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
  • To do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or desirable to further the objective of the School.

These may include, inter alia

  • Establishment of and participation in collaborative activities with other educational institutions in and outside the country.
  • To sponsor and organize teaching and training programmes, conferences and seminars on subjects of theoretical or practical relevance to the courses of study.
University Governance
Board of Management

Chairman
Dr R K Pachauri
Chancellor

Members
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor

Nominees of the Chancellor
Dr Yasmine Hilton
Chairman, Shell Companies in India

Mr Tulsi R Tanti
Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Energy Limited

Mr Viren Shetty
Executive Director, Narayana Hrudayalaya

Mr Ashok Lavasa
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

Mr T N Thakur
Former Chairman and Managing Director, PTC India Limited

Prof. Parthasarathi Shome
Adviser to the Finance Minister

Mr Prashant Bangur
Director, Shree Cement Limited

Nominee of Sponsoring Soceity
Mr Shri Prakash
Former Chairman, Standing High Power Committee, Ministry of Railway

Nominee of the Government of India
Air Marshal K K Nohwar (Retd.)

Academic Professionals (Teachers)
Prof S Sundar
Prof P K Joshi
Prof Manipadma Datta

Deans
Dr Prateek Sharma
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr Arabinda Mishra
Faculty of Policy and Planning

Secretary
Dr Rajiv Seth
Dean (Admn) and Registrar

The Advisory Committee

Chairman of the Committee & Nominee of the UGC
Shri Manoj Gaur

Vice Chancellor
Prof Bhavik R Bakshi

Deans of Faculties
Dr Arabinda Mishra
Dean, Faculty of Policy & Planning

Dr Prateek Sharma
Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences

Heads of Centres/ Departments
Dr V V N Kishore
Dr P K Joshi
Dr Pallavolu Maheswara Reddy
Dr Suneel Pandey
Dr Priya Bhagowalia
Dr Sitaraman Ramakrishnan

Registrar
Dr Rajiv Seth

The Academic Council

Chairperson of the Council
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor

Deans of Faculties
Dr Arabinda Mishra
Faculty of Policy & Planning

Dr Prateek Sharma
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Heads of the Departments / Centres
Prof Manipadma Datta
Department of Business Sustainability

Dr Najmur Rahman
Department of Energy & Environment

Dr P K Joshi
Department of Natural Resources

Dr Anandita Singh
Department of Biotechnology

Dr Suneel Pandey
Centre for Regulatory and Policy Research

Dr Pallavolu Maheswara Reddy
Centre for Bioresources & Biotechnology

Dr Shaleen Singhal
Department of Policy Studies

Professors
Prof S Sundar
Prof Arun Kansal

Faculty from Departments

Amit Kumar
Department of Energy & Environment

Dr Kaushik R Bandyopadhyay
Department of Business Sustainability

Dr Mala N Reddy
Department of Policy Studies

Dr Sitarman Ramakrishnan
Department of Biotechnology

Dr Suresh Jain
Department of Natural Resources

Nominees of the Chancellor
Dr Paramjit Khurana
Delhi University

Dr B P Murthy
Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr V K Jain
Doon University

Prof T C Kandpal
IIT, Delhi

Prof Mihir Deb
Delhi University

Co-opted Members
Dr Kamala Sankaran
Delhi University

Dr Ravi Shanker
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Dr Vishal Narain
Management Development Institute

Prof Santosh Panda
IGNOU

Prof M N Murthy
Retired Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

Dean (Admn) and Registrar
Dr Rajiv Seth

The Finance Committee

Chairman of the Committee
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor

Nominees of the Government of India
Shri S K Ray

Financial Advisor, Ministry of HRD

Nominees of the Chancellor
Mr K S Sethi

Nominee of the UGC
Dr P Prakash
Additional Secretary-UGC

Nominees of the Board of Management
Mr M M Joshi
Dr Leena Srivastava

Registrar
Dr Rajiv Seth (Invitee)

Secretary
Mr Dhanraj Singh

The Planning and Monitoring Board

Chairperson
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor

Nominee of the UGC
Prof Sangeeta Shukla
School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University

Deans
Dr Arabinda Mishra
Faculty of Policy and Planning

Dr Prateek Sharma
Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences

Registrar
Dr Rajiv Seth

The Fee Committee

Chairperson of the Committee
Justice A K Srivastava
Secretary General, Association of Retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Court of India

Nominees of the Government of India
Shri S K Ray
Financial Advisor, Ministry of HRD

Vice Chancellor
Dr Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor

Registrar
Dr Rajiv Seth (Invitee)

Other expert
Prof. Subhash Chander
Consultant

Secretary
Mr Dhanraj Singh
Finance Officer

About our logo


The emblem signifies what TERI University stands for

'Looking for glory through reaching new horizons'


TERI University Logo


Inauguration by President

TU Inauguration by President

Colon top An exemplary example of combining traditional values of conservation and preservation of energy while building a state of the art campus. Colon bottom

President of India
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil


From the Chancellor's Desk

The twenty-first century will undoubtedly represent a high point for human civilization in the development and utilization of knowledge on an unprecedented scale...
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Dr R K Pachauri



Meet our Vice Chancellor

Leena Srivastava is currently the Vice Chancellor of the TERI University in addition to being the Hony. Executive Director (Operations) at TERI, New Delhi. The TERI University...  Read more

Dr Leena Srivastava


The figure of a running student symbolises his quest for knowledge with his arm reaching out towards a rising sun. The rising sun stands for hopes, aspirations and enlightenment which would go along with new and innovative research in an institution of higher education.

The dark blue colour signifies seriousness and tranquillity, whilst the bright orange and red stand for the enthusiasm and the fire within - qualities which students of TERI University will be imbibed with.

Along with the lofty ideals which the university stands for, the use of capital letters has been avoided in the emblem to signify modesty and humility which were the hallmark of ancient Indian sages and rishis.

 

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