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TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, Delhi


TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, Delhi
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TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Delhi is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University. TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Delhi was established on / in 05.10.1999.

TERI School of Advanced Studies is situated in New Delhi of Delhi state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Delhi is 011-4682144, 4682145, +91-11-26122874.

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Website of TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Delhi is http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in.

Contact Details of TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi Delhi are : Telephone: +91-11-24682100, 24682111

TERI University
Plot No. 10 Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110 070
Phone: +91-11-26122222, 26139110, 26139011

Profile of TERI School of Advanced Studies

The genesis of TERI University is rooted in the comprehensive research, consultancy, and outreach activities of TERI, 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.

The University was established and constituted on 19 August 1998 and was granted Deemed-to-be University status by the University Grants Commission and notified vide Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India (notification no.F-9/19/95-U-3 dated 5 October 1999).
The relationship with TERI has propelled and influenced the evolution of its academic units. This relationship is enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between the University and TERI, wherein the two have agreed on collaborative research and programmes, joint studies, and mutual support for seminars, symposia, and conferences. TERI has also provided an initial corpus to financially support the Universitys establishment. Additionally, TERIs existing infrastructure -- state-of-the-art laboratories, well-equipped field stations, and highly professional manpower -- is available for TERI University to tap into and gain from.
With this consolidated base, in February 2002, TERI University also entered into a memorandum of understanding with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of the Yale University. In February 2003, TERI University signed MoU with Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre, USA. In April 2005, the University entered into a MoU with the University of Nottingham, UK. In September 2007, TERI University signed MoU with Michigan State University, USA. In November 2007, TERI University signed MoU with New South Wales University, Australia. In February 2008, TERI University signed MoUs with University of Iceland, Iceland and North Carolina State University, USA. These inter-institutional MoUs are aimed at facilitating mutually beneficial exchange of students, faculty, knowledge, resources, and ideas

Journey of TERI from college to university
TERI was formally established in 1974 with the purpose of tackling and dealing with the immense and acute problems that mankind is likely to face within in the years ahead on account of the gradual depletion of the earth's finite energy resources which are largely non-renewable and on account of the existing methods of their use which are polluting

Over the years the Institute has developed a wider interpretation of this core purpose and its application. Consequently, TERI has created an environment that is enabling, dynamic and inspiring for the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable. The Institute has grown substantially over the years, particularly, since it launched its own research activities and established a base in New Delhi, its registered headquarters. The central element of TERI's philosophy has been its reliance on entrepreneurial skills to create benefits for society through the development and dissemination of intellectual property. The strength of the Institute lies in not only identifying and articulating intellectual challenges straddling a number of disciplines of knowledge but also in mounting research, training and demonstration projects leading to development of specific problem-based advanced technologies that help carry benefits to society at large.

The Institute's growth has been evolutionary, driven by a vision of the future and rooted in challenges looming today, based on an approach that looks beyond the present and across the globe. TERI has, therefore, grown to establish a presence not only in different corners and regions of India but is perhaps the only developing country institution to have established a presence in North America and Europe and on the Asian continent in Japan, Malaysia and the Gulf.

The global presence and reach attained by TERI are not only substantiated by its presence in different parts of the world, but also in terms of the wide geographical relevance of its activities. Symbolic of this fact is the annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), a major event focusing on sustainable development, the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and assessment of worldwide progress in these critical areas. DSDS attracts the most prominent thinkers and practitioners in a range of fields that impinge on development. Since development worldwide is moving towards an architecture based on partnerships, the leaders who participate in DSDS come from government, business and industry, multilateral and bilateral organizations, research and academia and civil society. Encouraged by the success of DSDS, TERI has now established the World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF), which is guided by the patronage of a group of select world leaders. WSDF would extend the experience of each DSDS to other parts of the world and carry out careful evaluation and monitoring of developments worldwide, particularly in meeting the MDGs.

The Institute established the TERI University in 1998. Initially set-up as the TERI School of Advanced Studies, it received the status of a deemed university in 1999. The University is a unique institution of higher learning exclusively for programmes leading to PhD and Masters level degrees. Its uniqueness lies in the wealth of research carried out within TERI as well as by its faculty and students making it a genuinely research based University.

TERI now has staff strength of over 700 dedicated employees, drawn from a range of disciplines and experience, supported by infrastructure and facilities, which are world class and distinctively state-of-the-art. The Institute continues to grow in size, spread and intensity of work undertaken.

In this world of increasing globalization and buoyed by optimism generated by the success of the Indian economy TERI moves forward to meet the challenges of the future through the pursuit of excellence embedded in its visionary charter.

ERI University, situated in Delhi, is a Deemed University. It is the first of its kind in India dedicated to the study of environment, energy and natural sciences for sustainable development. Established as an institution of higher learning, TERI University strives to meet the needs of a rapidly developing country like India. The major strength of the University lies in the reservoir of knowledge, experience and research experience of the parent body Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI).

Educational Streams
TERI University has structured its academic programmes around the research experience and skill sets gained in TERI over the past. All the programs offered by the University are related to energy conservation and related fields viz. the doctoral program and research in the University centre around four basic themes - Biotechnology, Regulatory & Policy aspects, Energy & Environment and Natural Resources. Postgraduate degree courses are offered in Public Policy & Sustainable Development, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Resource and developmental economics, Climate change science and policy, Renewable energy technologies and management, Water Resources Management, Geo-informatics, Plant Biotechnology, Business Sustainability and in Infrastructure Management.

TERI University has established international collaboration by signing memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with several institutions with the aim of facilitating mutually beneficial exchange of students, faculty, knowledge, resources, and ideas. Associations have been established with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of the Yale University (Donald Danforth), Plant Science Centre (USA), University of Nottingham (UK), Michigan State University (USA), New South Wales University (Australia), University of Iceland, (Iceland) and North Carolina State University (USA).

TERI University has a fully networked computer centre equipped with high-end computers, scanners, digitizers, printers and plotters. It has set up laboratories equipped with advanced equipment that facilities aid and stimulate research. It has been harnessing the best of modern technology to support the intellectual curiosity of its students and faculty. Apart from all these facilities it has a Placement Cell that caters to the demands regarding jobs and placement of the students.

TERI University was established on 19 August 1998 as TERI School of Advanced Studies. Later, in the year 1999, it gained the status of a deemed to be University by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University was founded to perform research activities in the field of environment-related subjects under TERI, its parent body, which is a prominent non-profit organization devoted to environmental causes.

Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Policy and Planning

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TERI university press release regarding Aahvaan

Source: TERI University
Monday, September 20, 2010

To Build a New Consciousness on Social and Environmental Sustainability and to Promote zero-emission Lifestyles, TERI University Celebrates Aahvaan 2010 - India's only three day 'green' Cultural Fest

The Fest Reaffirms TERI University's Commitment to Contribute Globally as a Seat of Advanced Learning in the Realms of Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development

TERI University, under the aegis The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), headed by Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Chancellor, TERI University, and Director-General, TERI, celebrated its annual 'green' cultural fest Aahvaan 2010. (http://aahvaan.com/).

Aahvaan 2010 a three day 'Green' cultural festival took place from 17th to 19th September 2010 with participation from 2000+ students from different colleges from Delhi NCR. 'Towards Zilch Lifestyle' - was the motto of this year's fest. It aimed to promote a change towards adopting zero waste, zero emission lifestyles. This is the idea that ran through all activities & events at the fest.

Highlights of the fest were various participatory events that gave 2000+ students from participating colleges a chance to showcase their talents and creative abilities.

Kabaad se Jugaad: A 'best-out-of-waste' competition designed to challenge creative minds to manage waste. This contest showcased Reverse Engineering - innovation challenge - at its best. The event was not an engineering event but it was based on the format where anybody using intuitive skills can breakthrough and reformulate a new set of convention for a system.

Grey Matterz: A unique event testing a team's creativity, managerial, analytical and communication skills. The event brought students from top Indian management institutes to give them a platform to prove their strategic decisions at the highest level.

Sketchboard: A special initiative to create awareness among the future architects and designers of the country about the concept of sustainability and the relevance of green architecture. Sketchboard is a competition for architecture students to showcase their creative and designing skills. 10 selected teams were given the opportunity to design the stage for Rhythm Street - the Rock Music festival and the finale performance by Them Clones. Models of the conceptualised stage design were judged for their creativity, use of recyclable materials, relevance of the theme employed etc.

Rhythm Street: The grand finale of Aahvaan 2010, an evening that saw a crowd of over 2000 young music enthusiasts come together to enjoy one of the best rock performances in the country. The event is a platform for upcoming bands selected from across the country to prove their mettle & compete with their peers. Judges to the event are renowned band Them Clones, who concluded the evening with a blasting performance.

Addressing students from diverse colleges and distinguished people from various facets of life who had come for the celebrations and competitions, Dr RK Pachauri, Chancellor TERI University and Director-General TERI, while congratulating and lauding the students and staff of the university said, 'The twenty-first century will undoubtedly represent a high point for human civilization in the development and utilization of knowledge on an unprecedented scale. We are living in a period of rapid change when skills and expertise in several fields are expanding across the globe and depth and rigor of education needed to create new frontiers at a brisk rate is required. Here is where TERI University finds its self uniquely positioned to produce leaders in various disciplines, who not only advance in specific professions but who are also sensitive to the importance of environmental protection and the need to maintain equity, ecological security, and the wealth of global natural resources.'

There were a range of other events for a plethora of students coming from various other colleges and Universities. The events ranged from debating, block & tackle and inquisitive (a quiz) to face-painting, rangoli, ad-mad, movie-making, photography and script-writing.

Also, keeping the University's mission of creating leaders, the fest held an interactive session between the Youth (tomorrow's global leaders) and the global Movers and Shakers. Titled 'Capacity building for sustainability by developing indigenous knowledge systems and innovation—the forum debated on the significant influence of non-Indian communities in our technology solutions, communication, food, construction, policies, lifestyle and outfits etc. Irrespective of their suitability to our way of life, a lot of western manipulations have found their way and have become an inevitable part of our living. While it does demonstrate the impacts of globalization and growth, it sadly often seals the fate of a lot of indigenous ideas, region specific solutions to problems and local good practices. The need of the hour is to look within and to break away from the existing notions of the path for development, by tailoring sustainable approaches to local situations by incorporating the indigenous knowledge systems that have historically evolved to suit the local environment.

The panel was a group of dynamic leaders including Timothy D. Neely - Chief, Environment, Science and Technology, US Embassy, New Delhi and Ms Veena Padmanabhan - General Manager, Wipro Limited.

About Aahvaan

Aahvaan is the only annual 'Green' University festival in India. It celebrates TERI University's mission, existence and purpose as a university, known for its unique post-graduate programs and initiatives in the fields of sustainability and environment. The fest is a confluence of youthful energy, talent and innovative ideas.

About TERI University

TERI University was established in 1998. Initially set-up as the TERI School of Advanced Studies, it received the status of a deemed university in 1999. The university is a unique institution of higher learning exclusively for programmes leading to PhD and Masters level degrees. Its uniqueness lies in the wealth of research carried out within TERI, its parent body, as well as by its faculty and students, genuinely making it a research-based university. The richness of programmes presents a refreshing flavour of innovation and relevance to address challenges of tomorrow's sustainability. TERI University aspires to be a seat advanced learning and contribute globally by serving society, 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. www.teriuniversity.ac.in

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