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

TERI School of Advanced Studies was set up as a Trust by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) - a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development in 1998. In 1999, the TERI School of Advanced Studies was granted the ‘Deemed to be University’ status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified vide the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India, notification no. F.9/19/95-U-3, dated October 5, 1999.

The object of the TERI SAS is to build capacity around various themes of sustainable development adopting an inter-disciplinary approach and incorporating the most contemporary, research-based evidence into the curriculum. Since its inception, the TERI SAS has offered not just world-class education, but also an environment that enables its students to develop fresh perspective in their subject areas. Beyond the academic programmes, the deemed University is actively reaching out to school and college students as also to mid-career professionals to sensitize them towards the environment and sustainable development in a systemic, solutions-oriented manner.

The deemed University started functioning from its ‘green campus’, located in Vasant Kunj, in 2008 and today offers a dozen Masters programmes and has nearly 200 PhD students enrolled. It has started work on developing two new campuses at Hyderabad, Telangana in the south of India and at Guwahati in the north-eastern state of Assam and hopes to start offering academic programmes from these campuses by 2019.


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

Dr Leena Srivastava

Dr Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice-Chancellor

Dr Prateek Sharma
Dr Arun Kansal

Three eminent Academicians nominated by Chancellor
Prof. Dipankar Gupta
Former Professor in the Centre for the study of social systems, JNU
Dr. Ashok Gulati
Infosys chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER
Dr. Ashok Khosla
Chairman, Development Alternatives

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

Nominee of Sponsoring Society
Mr.Inder Walia
Former Group Director (HR), Bharti Enterprises
Mr.Tulsi R Tanti
Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Energy Limited
Ms.Anita Arjandas
MD & CEO, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
Mr.Ishteyaque Amjad
Vice President(Corporate Affairs),Coca Cola India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Alok Adholeya
Honorary Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI(Co. Opted)


Two teachers
(from Prof., Asso. Prof)

Dr. Smriti Das
Dr. Anandita Singh

One teacher of the rank of Asst. Prof
Dr. Soumendu Sarkar
Controller of Examination
Dr. Seema Sangita

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.)

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

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

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.)

The Academic Council

Dr Leena Srivastava - Chairperson
Vice Chancellor

Dr Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice-Chancellor

Dr Prateek Sharma
Dr Arun Kansal

Heads of the Departments
Dr Sapna Narula
Department of Business and Sustainability

Dr Suresh Jain
Department of Energy & Environment

Dr Sudipta Chatterjee
Department of Natural Resources

Dr Chaithanya Madhurantakam
Department of Biotechnology

Dr Nandan Nawn
Department of Policy Studies

Mr M V Shiju
Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies

Prof S Sundar

Two Associate Professors from Departments
Dr Naqui Anwer
Dr Anandita Singh

Two Assistant Professors from the department by rotation of seniority

Dr Anu Rani Sharma

Ms Fawzia Tarannum

Nominees of the Vice Chancellor
Dr Kanchan Chopra
Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran
Prof T C Kandpal

Co-opted Members
Dr Anubha Kaushik
Dr Vivek Suneja
Dr Rakesh Khosa

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.)

The Finance Committee

Dr Leena Srivastava - Chairman

Dr Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice-Chancellor

Representative of UGC
Shri S K Ray

Financial Advisor, Ministry of HRD

Nominees of the Trust/Society
Mr. Puneet Chandra, Sr. Director-Transformation, TERI

Two nominees of Board of Management
Prof Manipadma Datta
Dr Smriti Das (Member BoM)

Mr Dhanraj Singh, Finance Officer

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.)

The Planning and Monitoring Board

Dr Leena Srivastava

Internal members
Dr Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice-Chancellor

Dr Prateek Sharma
Dr Arun Kansal

Dr Sapna Narula
Dr Sudipta Chatterjee
Dr Suresh Jain
Dr Nandan Nawn
Dr Chaintanya Madhurantakam

Outside Eminent Experts
Dr Lakshmi Raghupathi
Prof M N Murty

Nominee of the UGC
Prof Vir Singh, Dept of Physics
IIT, Roorkee

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.), Registrar

The Fee Committee

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

Dr Leena Srivastava

Dr Rajiv Seth
Pro Vice-Chancellor

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

Mr Dhanraj Singh
Finance Officer

Capt. Pradeep Kumar Padhy (Retd.)

About our logo

The emblem signifies what TERI SAS 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

Former President of India
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

Meet our Chancellor

Ashok Chawla has been a distinguished civil servant with over 40 years of experience in various sectors of the economy in India as well as in...Read more

Mr.Ashok Chawla

Meet our Vice-Chancellor

Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics...Read more

Dr Leena Srivastava

Meet our Pro Vice-Chancellor

Dr Rajiv Seth is an Aerospace Engineer by training. He has a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an M.Tech from the Indian...  Read more

Dr Rajiv Seth

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 SAS 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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