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July 29, 2009

TERI University's MBA in Business Sustainability and MA in Economics with specialisation in environmental and resource economics

TERI University's MBA in Business Sustainability and MA in Economics with specialisation in environmental and resource economics

New Delhi: TERI University, associated with the think tank The Energy and Resources Institute, is starting two new courses this academic year, its tenth since getting deemed university status.

The university, located here, is starting a specialised MBA programme on business sustainability, which will produce people able to manage businesses in such a way that natural resources do not get used up, chancellor R.K. Pachauri announced here on Wednesday.

"We are likely to see a major transition in energy supply. We need to change and bring about the changes that are required," Pachauri said at a press conference. The head of TERI and of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change referred to the university's plan to start a course on renewable energy as well.

"We have introduced this MBA course to create ethical, environmental and social considerations among people. Besides, the government needs to be educated on this," Pachauri added.

The second programme is a masters in economics with specialisation in environmental and resource economics, to be headed by well-known scholar Badal Mukherji. He said 28 out of 30 students for the first batch had already been selected, and they had better scores in their graduation examinations than students being admitted in postgraduate economics courses at Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Pachauri and Mukherji said the course would be enriched by the large amount of research material available at TERI.

TERI University was established in 1998 and was granted deemed university status by the University Grants Commission next year. It now has around 350 students in its eco-friendly new campus in Vasant Kunj, southwest Delhi, to which it shifted last year. IANS

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