The genesis of TERI University is rooted in the comprehensive research, consultancy, and outreach activities of TERI, 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.The University was established and constituted on 19 August 1998 and was granted 'Deemed-to-be University' status by the University Grants Commission and notified vide Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India (notification no.F-9/19/95-U-3 dated 5 October 1999).
The relationship with TERI has propelled and influenced the evolution of its academic units. This relationship is enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between the University and TERI, wherein the two have agreed on collaborative research and programmes, joint studies, and mutual support for seminars, symposia, and conferences. TERI has also provided an initial corpus to financially support the University's establishment. Additionally, TERI's existing infrastructure -- state-of-the-art laboratories, well-equipped field stations, and highly professional manpower -- is available for TERI University to tap into and gain from. With this consolidated base, in February 2002, TERI University also entered into a memorandum of understanding with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of the Yale University. In February 2003, TERI University signed MoU with Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre, USA. In April 2005, the University entered into a MoU with the University of Nottingham, UK. In September 2007, TERI University signed MoU with Michigan State University, USA. In November 2007, TERI University signed MoU with New South Wales University, Australia. In 2007 itself TERI University signed an agreement of cooperation with Freie University Berlin, Germany. In February 2008, TERI University signed MoUs with University of Iceland, Iceland and North Carolina State University, USA. These inter-institutional MoUs are aimed at facilitating mutually beneficial exchange of students, faculty, knowledge, resources, and ideas.
The TERI University aspires to contribute globally by serving society as a seat of advanced learning, and to promote learning through teaching and through creating and sharing knowledge. The University commits itself to academic excellence and an environment which would encourage personal and intellectual growth. The TERI University provides world-class facilities and resources to its students and faculty so as to usher in innovative and multidisciplinary research.
The placement cell of the University is a dynamic unit, which was set up with the objective of exploring placement opportunities at an institutional level.
The placement cell acts as the focal point for prospective employers. To facilitate interaction between them and the students, the placement cell organizes pre-placement talks (PPTs) on dates of mutual convenience, where the organizations participating in the placement process are requested to make a brief presentation about themselves and the opportunities and prospects for the aspirants.
TERI University, Delhi has 8 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at TERI University, Delhi