Dr Atul Kumar Dean (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.
Dr Shaleen Singhal Dean(Research and Relationships) As a Dean (Research and Relationships) of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, I’m extremely proud of the research leadership of examining complex dimensions of sustainable development that the School has upheld since its founding. The School strives to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world by creation of knowledge and human capacity through research and engagement with the discourse on sustainability challenges and solutions. An interdisciplinary approach to undertake and promote advance research defines the intellectual atmosphere of TERI School. The School draws strength from the ethos and cultural traditions of India and reaches out in sourcing knowledge from across the globe to meet expectations of a transforming research and academic landscape. School’s research excellence is demonstrated through an extensive and excellent record of high-impact, multidisciplinary research in overarching domains such as natural resources, energy and environment, biotechnology, water studies, policy studies, business and sustainability and legal studies. We take pride in the research profile of our faculty members and departments who employ research informed pedagogy for student centered teaching and learning that prepares our graduands to become leaders with values and intellectual rigour. In pursuit of advancing frontiers of research and higher education, the School has always been on competitive advantage through meaningful partnerships with industry, policy and decision makers, funding organisations, community and leading research and higher education institutions globally. We immensely value such partnerships and intend to strengthen them on a continual basis.