Suzlon signs MoU with TERI University for MTech Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management

Written by Businesswire India | New Delhi | Updated: Mar 31 2009, 14:43pm hrs
Suzlon Energy Limited, the world's fifth leading wind turbine maker, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TERI University for setting up and offering an MTech Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management. This MoU will facilitate Suzlon Energy to contribute to the Programme through exchange of ideas and expertise, and guest faculty.

Since its inception in 1999, TERI University has developed and evolved as a research university exploring the frontiers of knowledge in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development, amongst others. The aim of this degree programme is to produce engineering graduates who have a strong grounding in the renewable energy engineering subject, and also equip them with a good understanding of the social and economic aspects of energy policy. Backed by an advisory committee constituting of a senior Suzlon executive, this programme will enable them to provide inputs to the curriculum, monitor the quality of the programme, determine and facilitate access to experimental facilities, equipment, etc and oversee the proper conduct.

Speaking about this initiative Mr. Tulsi Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Energy Ltd. said, Suzlon today is the evolving face of renewable energy. By joining hands with TERI University we clearly demonstrate our vision and commitment towards green energy. We are proud to extend our support to this course that will give birth to a young dynamic generation of engineers who will inherit the challenge of creating a sustainable future.

Dr RK Pachauri, Chancellor TERI University and Director General The Energy and Resources Institute said, TERI University is a unique institution which is focusing on the challenges that humanity is facing today and would continue to face in the future particularly in respect of unsustainable use of natural resources. Against that background we are pleased and proud to receive support from Suzlon Energy, an organization which has been a pioneer in promoting and implementing renewable energy solutions in India and several other parts of the world. We believe the graduates of the TERI University who benefit from support being provided by Suzlon Energy will help take the world towards a sustainable energy future.

Commenting on the partnership Dr Rajiv Seth, Registrar, TERI University said In the light of a worldwide recognition of the need for clean energy, there can be little doubt that the growth of renewable energy technology will continue to escalate. By introducing a program in Renewable Energy Engineering and management, in partnership with Asias leading wind turbine manufacturer, Suzlon Energy, TERI University will be able to impart first hand knowledge and expertise, making it one of the most prestigious programs of its kind.