The Department aspires to advance and impart knowledge about the environment and natural resources, including their characteristics and dynamics, their economic and societal values and their management in an ecologically, socially, technically, and economically sound and sustainable manner. The Department offers masters in Geoinformatics and doctoral programme. The programme prepare students to meet the changing needs of society for effective and integrated environmental management. The courses equip them with cutting edge tools and techniques through teaching and research. The Department's areas of research include remote sensing, GIS, GPS, forestry, applied ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity assessment, conservation and characterization and related fields.
Department of Natural Resources (TERI SAS) envisions capacity building in the broad areas of sustainable utilisation and development of Natural resources, rehabilitation and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, disaster resilience and ecosystem integrity, forging new partnerships and collaborations using sustainability solutions. DNR shall also endeavour to act as a think tank for natural resources management and ecological restoration.
Head of Department
Dr Vinay Shankar Prasad SinhaHoD and Professor, " Dr. Vinay S P Sinha is HoD and Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning domain from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He did his M.Tech in Remote Sensing and Post graduation in Geography. He has over 15 years of research, teaching and consultancy experience in the areas of Geoinformatics, Water Resource Planning, Groundwater Resource Modeling and Natural Resource Assessment and Management."