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Ninth Convocation o TERI University will be held on 04 November 2016
India Education Diary, 16 October 2016

New Delhi: The Ninth Convocation of the TERI University will be held at 5.00 PM on 04 November 2016 at the TERI University campus, 10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070.

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Human resource Development, Government of India will be the chief guest.

Young Researchers South Asian Symposium on SDGs 2016
India Education Diary, 16 October 2016

New Delhi: TERI University, a leading institution for education on sustainable development, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the EU-supported SWITCH-Asia Programme, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)South Asia Region, recently organised its annual Young Researchers’ South Asian Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2016, from October 6-8, 2016. The symposium was organised as a special event at The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016 – Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress. The opening day of the symposium was held in conjunction with the formal investiture of WSDS 2016, inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.At the opening session of the symposium, Dr. Rajiv Seth (Pro Vice-Chancellor) of TERI University stated that the “… Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved if we focus on doable actions that will save our resources, finances and energy”. Dr. Shaleen Singhal (Head, Department of Policy Studies) remarked that “… promoting research on the very pertinent targets in the SDGs is crucial for informed decision-making and incorporation into policies for achieving sustainable development.”

Educational institutions play a vital role in supporting the transformation of the world through sustainable development by being the drivers of knowledge-creation, human capital development, policy research and multi-stakeholder dialogue. TERI University’s annualYoung Researchers’ South Asian Symposium on SDGs aims to provide high-level exposure and cultivate a community of like-minded doctoral, post-doctoral researchersand academicssharing progressive and cutting-edge research on SDGs in the South Asia region. The 2016 Symposium, on the theme, ‘Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Patterns’ highlighted ongoing research under the various thematic tracks of ‘Climate Change, Human Ecosystems and Public Health’, ‘Policies for Sustainable Development’, ‘Business and Sustainability’, ‘Natural Resources Management’, ‘Sustainable Food Systems’, and ‘ Sustainable Human Habitats’.

More than 60 scholars, researchers, as well as, high-level academicians and officials from leading educational institutions and international organisations across the South Asian region like Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),Royal University of Bhutan, University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, participated in the symposium. The three-day event gave researchers the opportunity to showcase their research aligned to the various targets ofSustainable Consumption and Production (SDG 12) in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Three young researchers were presented with the ‘Young South Asian Researcher on SCP Award 2016’ by Shri Ashok Chawla (Chairman), Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General), and Mr. Amit Kumar (Senior Director) of TERI at the closing of the WSDS 2016.

NSS day celebrated
The Arunachal Times, 25 September 2016

ITANAGAR, Sep 24: The NSS volunteers of Rajiv Gandhi University celebrated the NSS day by organizing a lecture on “Role of Youth in village eco-system management” and also formed an adventure and Mountaineering club in the university.

An environmentalist and anthropologist Joy Dasgupta, who is based at TERI University New Delhi, spoke at length about the prevailing rural socio-economic and cultural dynamics.

He shared that the there is a huge gap in the mindset and the approach of looking at things. Consequently, there are variation in lifestyle and habits, therefore he stressed that the youth ought to sincerely observe and patiently engage with the different rural communities.

He pointed out that the youth, especially the NSS volunteers should quite often visit their adopted villages for having first hand information and understanding the existing socio-economic and cultural systems existing in the villages.

Prof. Tomo Riba, who chaired the programme, also spoke at length on the possibilities of the changes that present youth could usher in the community especially in the rural areas through partnership and engagement. He also highlighted on drug abuse and increase of alcoholism among the youths which have become a major societal problem. He urged the NSS volunteers to inculcate the philosophy of “think globally and act locally” as practiced by Mahatma Gandhi the father of the nation for bringing perceptible changes in our societies.

An “Adventure and Mountaineering Club” was also formed with Dr. David Pertin, Deputy Registrar (Academic) as Chairman and Gomar Basar, NSS programme officer as the Secretary of the club.

Professor Amitav Mitra, Finance officer and Dr.Vivek Kumar, Assistant professor also attended the NSS day programme and encouraged the students to involve themselves in positive activities and develop their personality through community service along with their regular studies. Saint Claret College, Ziro, (SCCZ) celebrated the NSS Day on Saturday, inducting the fresh batch of NSS volunteers and flagging off the activities for the 217-strong NSS contingent of the college.

Speaking during then function, Ama Aba Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd. Hage Penji recalled his NSS days in college and underlined the necessity to engage in social service to make the world a better place. He commended SCCZ for winning the best NSS unit of the State award twice, in 2010 and 2014. Marpi Jilen, a third year English major student, was presented with a certificate and medal for winning the zonal level essay competition organized jointly by Ram Chandra Mission and the United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan in 2015.

The day also saw variety of cultural programmes.

On the same day, as part of the social commitment pledged through the NSS, the Junior Claretine Council of the College participated in the 9 km-long Road Safety Awareness Rally organized at Hapoli, winning the first prize of Rs.10,000/- for being the best performing contingent in the rally. The day was also observed at VKV Nirjuli with a small function. Teacher Ramoni Deori highlighted the objectives of the NSS and students of primary classes performed programme related to environment.

A cleanliness drive of the campus was also carried on this occasion. At Jawahar Lal Nehru College Pasighat, more than 250 NSS volunteers conducted a mass social service at Lower campus. The roadsides were made garbage free while the jungles were cleared. The compound of JN College auditorium was also cleaned.


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Malnutrition and Its Linkage to Sustainable Development
ThinK to Sustain, 10 February 2012

Nida Yamin, a student at TERI University, explores the long-prevalent issue of malnutrition in India and its effects on growth and development of the country as a whole, and suggests how community-based programs can improve the situation and lead to national nutrition security.   

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