Prof. Anandita Singh, Dean (Student Welfare), TERI SAS Message from Dean (Student Welfare)This planet is facing extra-ordinary challenges today and the future may be distinctly different! This is an exclusive message to the youth of the world to pause for a minute to reflect, whether the current pace of cultural evolution would continue to sustain even the most fundamental needs of mankind? Whether this planet will remain a safe place to live, environmentally and socially? There is an urgency for your generation to understand the needs of the “future” since the responsibility and capacity to reclaim a beautiful future for this world must come from you. We invite you into the membership of our unique institution of higher learning, “TERI-School of Advanced Studies” whose students and scholars are undertaking the onerous task of leading the global society into a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable world through conception and dissemination of ideas that are significant and value-based. TERI-SAS originated from the research organization TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) as an institution of higher learning. The architects envisioned the goal of the University as not only to disseminate knowledge, ethics, and core values on sustainability research more effectively, but to also challenge the conventional ideas by fresh intellectual inputs that must come from your open young minds. Your unbiased, independent thought process is much required to stimulate sustainability science into creative explorations and solutions. Your generation can view concepts in unconventional and less rigid ways. Thus, the future of the planet and mankind rests best on your able shoulders. The students of TERI-SAS stand apart, they firmly understand the multi-dimensionality and organic linkages among diverse domains of Sustainability Science such as Economics, Biotechnology, Business, Natural Resources, Environment and Energy. Our students are inspired by deep knowledge, remain grounded in pragmatism, and can reach out to people sensitively to influence thought and behaviour. This is so, because they can also see the connectivity and divide between Science, Technology and Policy. Equipped with such ideas and skills, TERI-SAS students know how to translate fundamental concepts into action and impact nature of the society for betterment of planet and humanity. If you are motivated to make a difference in this world, we welcome you into the large and vibrant family of TERI-SAS.