Dr Atul KumarDean (Academic) The University since its inception has been striving to live up to its motto of ‘knowledge for sustainable development’ and has been offering academic programmes that are unique and have societal relevance in sync with its motto. The nature of the programmes is such that it’s imperative that the curricula be updated and reviewed at regular period programmes based on the inputs received from academic, industry, alumni and other stakeholders. In continuation of this philosophy, a major programme review exercise was undertaken by the Department of Energy and Environment for the MTech (Renewable Energy Engineering and Management) and MSc (Climate Science and Policy); and Department of Regional Water Studies for the MTech (Water Science and Governance) and MSc (Water Science and Governance). Inputs were taken from industry, research institutions, academia, and alumni.
A reshuffle in terms of relocation of few programmes was carried out in order to improve their mapping under the relevant Department. In this regard, MSc (Environmental Studies and Resource Management) and MSc (Climate Science and Policy) were relocated to the Department of Energy and Environment. The Department of Natural Resources continues to run the MSc (Geoinformatics) Programme. There are plans to develop Masters programme relevant to Department of Natural Resources in the near future. All the departments are committed to carry out teaching and research ensuring a multi- and interdisciplinary approach that is required to address complex sustainability issues that cut across disciplinary boundaries. The pedagogy integrates information and knowledge from different disciplines.