The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee & The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for research of thematic areas of energy.
As per the agreement signed, both IIT Roorkee and TERI will collaborate in the areas of mutual interest with special focus on the thematic areas of energy, renewable energy, water management, climate change, food, environment, sustainable habitat and sustainable transport.
Further, the MoU was signed by Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and Prof AK Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
Commenting on the MoU signed, IIT Roorkee, Director, Prof Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi said, “We are delighted to tie up with TERI. The partnership with TERI will facilitate increased usage of the intellectual resources of IITR i.e. its faculty and students, for addressing energy and sustainability related challenges faced by developing countries, in general, and India, in particular.”
Besides, the move will also facilitate capacity building activities and joint events focusing on public policy and public action in the areas of energy transition, energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable cities, sustainable transport, air quality, sustainable land use, waste management, climate science & policy, resource efficiency and security.
Speaking about the association, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI said, “It is a matter of pride that TERI is further strengthening its ties with IIT Roorkee as both the institutions enter into a MoU. This formal arrangement would help leverage respective strengths to further research and academic collaborations given natural synergies in the areas of energy, environment, and natural resources.”
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