Teri University is one of the finnest universities in the country and it was started in the year 1998. It is a non profit independent research institute recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university offers world-class education to the students and its environment enables its students to develop fresh perspectives on their subjects. TERI University started functioning from the new 'green campus', located in Vasant Kunj- a prestigious institutional area in New Delhi. However, it continues to share the rich and diverse resources of TERI in terms of knowledge and expertise. The new campus has been planned to provide a setting that enhances learning, while simultaneously showcasing the concept of modern green buildings.
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 offers Ph D programmes in Biotechnology, Regulatory & Policy aspects, Energy & Environment and Natural Resources. Masters programmes are offered in Public Policy & Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Practice, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Resource and Environmental Economics, Climate change science and policy, Renewable energy technologies and management, Water Resources Management, Geoinformatics, Plant Biotechnology, Business Sustainability and in Infrastructure Management. It has memorandums of understanding with several international universities aimed at facilitating mutually beneficial exchange of students, faculty, knowledge, resources and ideas. It has a diverse group of talented and dedicated faculty who come from the best institutions. The core faculty at the University comprises distinguished academicians and leading professionals. 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. From the past 11 years the University has achieved significant progress in creating an institution of higher learning with a strong foundation of research and innovation.