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TERI picks youth ambassadors for Swachh Bharat Mission
Business Standard , 29 January 2016


TERI has selected a team of 50 "youth ambassadors" from various colleges across the country who will take theNDA government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission to local level starting next week.

  The Energy and Resources Institute selected the "youth ambassadors" by conducting competitions on the theme 'Strengthening Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings: Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management'.

  The final leg of the competition was held in the national capital today.

  "These students were selected through regional competitions we held on the theme. They were picked on the basis of their projects and presentations on the issue.

  "The youths will now work with TERI for six months from February 1 onwards, implement best ideas which came up during the competition in their respective areas," Ragini Kumar, associate fellow with TERI, said. 

Earlier in the day, the students from various states including West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Punjab presented "action-oriented, practicable and community participative proposals to address water and sanitation problems in their regions", TERI said in a statement. 

TERI's senior director (sustainable development outreach and youth education) Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran and acting vice chancellor of TERI University Dr Rajiv Seth were among those who attended the event.


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Teri University announces One Year LLM in Environment and Natural Resources Law & Infrastructure and Business Law
Live Law, 27 January 2016


Teri University established in the year 1998 works upon the mission of contributing globally by serving society as a seat of advanced learning and to promote learning through teaching and through creating and sharing knowledge.

Infrastructure laws and environmental laws are two emerging fields in legal practice. There is a dearth of qualified legal professionals in both these fields. With this context the TERI University announces a one-year LLM programme with specialization in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law.

Eligibility Criteria: LLB/BL degree from a recognized university/institution.

-Highlights of the Course Courses designed in consultation with industry and focusing on national and international developments
-Courses aimed at balancing theoretical rigour and practical application
-Wide variety of optional courses taught by legal professionals
-Skills development through research assignments, group work, moot courts, and seminars

Selection Process

1.Admission to the LL.M. programme is made on the basis of an all-India online test and interview conducted by the University. The online test will be one-hour long and will consist of one paper with 100 multiple-choice questions.
2.The questions will be divided into three sections:
* Proficiency in English
* Analytical reasoning
* Quantitative ability
3.Wrong answers would invite negative marking. The online test would be followed by an interview of short listed candidates.

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Last date for submission of application for the program: 22 April 2016

Click here to download the brochure


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TERI University’s 1 Year LLM Program in [1] Environment Law and [2] Infrastructure Law
lawctopus.com, 27 January 2016


PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Environmental laws and Infrastructure laws are two emerging fields in legal practice.
There is a dearth of qualified legal professionals in both these fields.
It is in this context that TERI University offers a one year LL.M. programme with specialisation in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law.

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
A developing country like India with a large population needs to protect the environment in its process of development. While development remains a priority to improve the standard of living, it cannot ignore environmental concerns in the process.
The environmental concerns need to be integrated into all economic policies and implementation decisions. A specialization in Environment and Natural Resources Law therefore assumes great significance.
The primary focus of this specialisation stream is to understand how the legal framework can reorient economic activity toward sustainability.
This reorientation can happen in different ways like prohibiting or regulating environmentally damaging activities, assigning liability for environmental harms and providing adequate incentives for benign environmental activities.
The course will also address the principles of allocation of natural resources according to the concepts of due process of law and equity.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUSINESS LAW
An adequate and robust infrastructure is necessary to promote and sustain economic development. India’s infrastructure development is inadequate and there is a need for massive investment in different infrastructure sectors to meet the demands of economic growth.
However, given the fiscal constraints, the investment needs of infrastructure cannot be met by the public sector alone and would require private investment, both foreign and domestic. Attracting private investment will be feasible only if there is a conducive and predictable legal regime. This specialisation stream will address the policies and laws relating to major sectors viz., transport, energy, telecommunications, urban infrastructure and water.
The purpose of this specialisation stream is to provide an insight into the fundamental legal concepts relating to business in general and various infrastructure sectors in particular including the issues involved in the development, financing and management of projects.
The programme will address issues relating to public private participation in detail.

WHY STUDY LL.M. AT TERI U?
LL.M. degree prepares a candidate to become a teacher, researcher, litigating lawyer or a corporate lawyer. An inter-disciplinary perspective is required at this level and the course curriculum and pedagogy offered by TERI University correspond to the needs of such an interdisciplinary learning.
TERI University has been offering courses in law in various programmes over time. In addition, a number of short term programmes in law have been successfully organised in the recent past.
The research projects at TERI and TERI University have focused on legal issues in an interdisciplinary setting. These reports are good starting points for classroom discussions.

CENTRE FOR POST GRADUATE LEGAL STUDIES
A Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies is set up as an interdisciplinary centre of excellence dedicated to legal research, teaching and outreach activities.
The One Year LL.M programme will be offered under the auspices of the Centre through the Department of Policy Studies. The highlights of this unique LL.M. programme are the following:

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
Courses designed in consultation with industry and focusing on national and international developments
Courses aimed at balancing theoretical rigour and practical application
Wide variety of optional courses taught by legal professionals
Skills development through research assignments, group-work, moot courts and seminars

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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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