The TERI University was established in 1998 and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as a deemed to be University in 1999. In the period since its inception, the University has developed and evolved as a research university exploring the frontiers of knowledge in areas of major significance to human endeavour.
The University offers Ph D programmes in Biotechnology, Regulatory & Policy aspects, Energy & Environment and Natural Resources. Masters programmes are offered in Public Policy & Sustainable Development, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Water Resources Management, Geoinformatics, Plant Biotechnology and in Infrastructure Management.
Set up as an educational arm of TERI, the University benefits from the traditions and record of TERI's cutting edge research in its fields of endeavour as well as its networking infrastructure involving hundreds of institutions and organizations across the world. Its research infrastructure includes state-of-the-art laboratories, well-equipped field stations and powerful connectivity through the provision of advanced information technology facilities and linkages.
The University will be moving to a new campus at Vasant Kunj in July 2008. The campus has been planned to provide a setting that enhances learning, while simultaneously showcasing the concept of modern green buildings.