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  • Applications for PhD admissions are open
  • Special round of admissions for M.Tech (Renewable Energy Engineering and Management) and M.Sc. (Plant Biotechnology)

1. How should I apply?

Applicants can apply online by going to Admissions -> How to apply -> Apply now OR alternatively can download the forms (in word format) from the deemed university website and submit them by registered post/courier or by hand at the Reception.

2. What is the application fee?

For Indian Candidates If the application form is being submitted through online mode, INR 1250 needs to be paid (either online or a DD can be sent to the deemed University, at the following address: Registrar, TERI School of Advanced Studies, 10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070.

If the application form is being submitted through offline mode, a Demand Draft (DD) of INR 1450 needs to be sent to the deemed university at the above-mentioned address.

For International Candidates International candidates do not have to pay any application fee.

3. Where can I find the eligibility criteria?

On the website, go to Admissions -> How to apply -> Eligibility (please select Masters/Doctoral/Diploma etc.)

4. Where can I find the fees details?

On the website, go to Admissions -> How to apply -> Fee (please select Masters/Doctoral/Diploma etc.)

5. Where can I find the selection criteria?

On the website, go to Admissions -> How to apply -> Selection Process (please select Masters/Doctoral/Diploma etc.)

6. Is there any age limit for applying to these programmes?

No, there is no upper age limit for the programme.

7. I am a working professional. Can I apply for these programmes on a part time basis?

TERI SAS degree programmes are offered as full time 1 or 2 year programmes, where students are required to attend classes regularly and maintain 75% attendance.

8. What is the last date for application?

The last date for submission of application forms is 15 May 2020, for both Indian and International candidates.

9. Can I join the programmes without receiving the final year graduation result?

Admission is possible for students expecting their final year results provided they complete all requirements for the qualifying degree prior to joining the TERI SAS; however, all such admissions are provisional and are confirmed upon production of the original final year mark sheet.
For admission, students can submit a letter from the “Head of the Institution” stating that the student has completed all requirements for the award of degree.

10. Is the TERI SAS common entrance test mandatory?

Yes - it is mandatory for all regular full time programs, other than the MBA programmes (where the CAT/MAT/GMAT/CMAT/XAT scores are also considered / taken into account). There is no entrance test for the MA (Public Policy and Sustainable Development).

11. What is the syllabus of the entrance test exam?

The test is a general aptitude test; including logical reasoning, quantitative ability and English language.

12. Is there any guidance available for preparation for the entrance test?

The test is a general aptitude test; including logical reasoning, quantitative ability and English language.

13. Where are the test centers for entrance examination located?

Indian Candidates 
A list of centers is available in the information brochure on the website. The written test will be held at a large number of locations across India; however, test centers are subject to change, depending on the number of applicants. 

Foreign Candidates
Foreign applicants are not required to appear for any written examination conducted by TERI SAS; however, they are required to submit their TOEFL / IELTS scores. 

14. When would the interviews be held?

Indian Candidates
For MBA programmes 8-9 June 2020. For other programmes, interviews will be held sometime been 08-11 June 2020, after the written test. 

International Candidates
Interviews would be held sometime in May/June for international candidates. 

15. What can I expect to be asked in the interview?

The interview would be general in nature, aimed at judging the candidate’s motivation to work in the field of development, aptitude and general awareness of issues and recent occurrences in field of development.

16. In how many installments can I pay the fee?

Tuition fee can be paid in four/two installments – once at the beginning of the programme and thereafter at the beginning of each semester. The programmes are spread over 4 semesters except LLM, which is spread over 2 semesters.

17. Are there any scholarships offered for these programme? What is the process for applying for scholarship?

Limited scholarships are available.
Details on scholarships and the application process are available on the deemed University website under Admissions -> Scholarships.

18. Are bank loans available for studying at TERI SAS?

Yes, TERI SAS has a tie up with Credila (An HDFC initiative) for Student Education Loans.
Please note that provision of loans and formalities required for the loans are dealt with directly by Credila and not through the TERI SAS. Details about these are available on the deemed University website under admissions -> Education Loan

19. Is there a hostel available for students?

Limited seats are available for outstation female students. Seats are allotted according to merit in entrance test and previous academic record. International female students are provided with seats in the hostel. Male students are helped in getting accommodation around the deemed University by the administration. For details on Hostel please visit deemed University website under Life@Campus -> Hostel

20. In case I do not secure a seat in the hostel, what budget should I allocate for accommodation in the vicinity of the deemed university?

You could roughly allocate anything between INR 15,000 INR to 20,000, depending on the kind of stay. For charges for the deemed University hostel please visit 

21. Does TERI SAS provide any placement assistance?

TERI SAS has a centralized placement cell; however, students' placements, both for internships and jobs, follow a programme specific approach. Each programme possesses a core placement committee, represented by one faculty member and a few student representatives, largely from the second year. Placement activities performed by the committee continue year-round. However, accelerated efforts take place in the third semester.

22. Where could I be placed at the end of this programme?

Students can be placed in PSUs, MNC, NGOs, Government Bodies, private firms. academic institutes, research organizations