Given the global depletion of natural resources due to unsustainable consumption pathways societies have adopted, emerging economies like India are at crossroads to choose a trajectory which ensures inter-generational equity, inclusiveness and sustainability in their growth journey. The Department of Energy and Environment (DEE) at TERISAS, aims to address the challenges relating to energy and environmental resource management through teaching, research and capacity building. The DEE creates a cadre of trained professionals committed to bring positive change through scientific, technological and policy innovations for strengthening resilience in communities. The DEE offers interdisciplinary post-graduate and doctoral programmes in renewable energy engineering & management, environmental studies & resource management, climate science & policy, and urban development & management to equip students with knowledge and skill sets to create solutions for sustainable development pathways in urban and rural habitats. The Department undertakes research in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, air & water pollution, waste management, energy & environmental modelling, environment & health, sustainable consumption & production, sustainable agriculture, climate adaptation & mitigation, ecosystem management, and smart cities with focus on services, infrastructure & governance. The DEE encourages collaboration with industry, government, academic & research institutions, and multi-lateral organisations to deliver practice informed research and teaching.
The mission of the Department of Energy and Environment at the TERI School of Advanced Studies is to provide a intellectually stimulating and culturally diverse environment for:
The discovery and application of knowledge in energy, environment, climate change, policy, governance and sustainable development
The education of our students to their fullest potential
Service to the public through outreach and professional activities
Head of Department
Dr Atul KumarHoD and Professor "Dr Atul Kumar holds Master's degree in Physics from H.N.B. Garhwal University and Ph.D. in the area of Energy Policy and Planning from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. His areas of research interest include Energy Technology Systems Analysis, Energy Modelling, Techno-economics of Renewable Energy Systems, Rural Energy Planning, etc."
Centre of Excellence in Thermal Energy Storage has been set up up under the department with the support from MHRD, GoI. The centre aims to develop TES based applications and materials for sustainable development through collaborative research and enhance trained scholars and professionals in the area of TES. For more information about the centre please visit the home page.