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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, Plant Biotechnology and Water Resource Management. Also on offer are M.B.A. programmes in Infrastructure and in Business Sustainability and M.Tech. programmes in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management, Urban Development Management and Water Resource 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.


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 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

Former President of India
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

From the Chancellor's Desk

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 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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