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TERI The Energy and Resources Institute

The Energy and Resources Institute, commonly known as TERI (formerly Tata Energy Research Institute), established in 1974, is a Research Institute focusing its research activities in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.
TERI is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute focused on energy, environment and sustainable development, devoted to efficient and sustainable use of natural resources

Originated at Mithapur, Gujrat, Where a TATA engineer, Darbari Seth, proposed the idea of a research institute to tackle the depletion of natural resources and energy scarcity. J.R.D Tata Then chairman of the TATA Group liked the idea and accepted the proposal. On the invitation of the then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi, TERI registered in Delhi in 1974 as the Tata Energy Research Institute, later it was renamed The Energy and Resources Institute in 2003

TERI also has a University which was established on 19 August 1998 and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as a deemed to be University in 1999. Set-up as the TERI School of Advanced Studies in 1998, the institution was subsequently renamed the TERI University. Since then TERI University running various educational Programmes and various courses . TERI University is the first of its kind in Ito dedicate itself to the study of environment, energy and natural sciences for sustainable development. The University offers following Programmes

1. Ph D programmes in Biotechnology, Regulatory & Policy aspects, Energy & Environment and Natural Resources.
2. Masters programmes are offered in Public Policy & Sustainable Development, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Resource and developemtal economics, Climate change science and policy, Renewable energy technologies and management, Water Resources Management, Geoinformatics, Plant Biotechnology, Business Sustainability and in Infrastructure Management. The university transcends the traditional teaching and its courses attract students from various fields like economics, geography, engineering that has allowed a concoction of various perspectives into the curriculum, which provides a holistic approach to their study. The foundation of TERI University came about as an extension to the research, consultancy and environment-related activities that were carried out by TERI. its parent body, which happens to be a prominent nonprofit organisation devoted to environmental causes

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