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Vision Mission Core Values


To accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world through the creation of knowledge and human capacity. To be a globally recognized deemed University in the sphere of sustainability studies.


  • To create new knowledge through research and contribute to the discourse on sustainability issues at national and global levels.
  • To design and deliver academic programmes, training and research on sustainability issues relevant to all streams of life and across age groups, assimilating the latest science and evidence.

Core Values

TERI School of Advanced Studies, in the design of its teaching-learning environment, adheres to the following values

  • To instill the knowledge of, and desire for, systemic approaches to problem solving.
  • To empower the commitment to environmental protection and social justice.
  • To constructively engage in deliberative processes.
  • To promote critical, and solutions-oriented, thinking.

TERI SAS commits itself to academic excellence and provides an environment that will encourage both personal and intellectual growth through teaching, creating and sharing knowledge.

TERI School of Advanced Studies was set up as a Trust by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) - a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development in 1998. In 1999, the TERI School of Advanced Studies was granted the ‘Deemed to be University’ status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified vide the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India, notification no. F.9/19/95-U-3, dated October 5, 1999. The objective of the TERI SAS is to build capacity around various themes of sustainable development adopting an inter-disciplinary approach and incorporating the most contemporary, research-based evidence into the curriculum. Since its inception, the TERI SAS has offered not just world-class education, but also an environment that enables its students to develop fresh perspective in their subject areas. Beyond the academic programmes, the deemed University is actively reaching out to school and college students as also to mid-career professionals to sensitize them towards the environment and sustainable development in a systemic, solutions-oriented manner. The deemed University started functioning from its ‘green campus’, located in Vasant Kunj, in 2008 and today offers a dozen Masters programmes and has nearly 200 PhD students enrolled. It has started work on developing a new campus at Hyderabad, Telangana in the south of India and hopes to start offering academic programmes from this campus .