Academic Programs

M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy) at TERI University, New Delhi

TERI University

TERI University

1. Name of the Institute: TERI University, New Delhi


2. Name of the Programme: M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy)

3. Duration: 2 Years

4. No. of Seats: 15

5. Brief write-up on the Programme: The M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy) programme offered by the Department of Natural Resources intends to create professional capability in assessing and managing the risks posed by climate change, but with a sound base in the science of the subject. The programme will build a strong foundation in the scientific arena as also in the economic dimensions of climate change policy, mitigation and adaptation strategies, delivered through a diverse range of courses in the two years of study. The master’s will also provide a structured route to research and development in the area.

6. Eligibility: A Bachelor’s degree in Science/ Engineering/ Commerce/ Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 6.75 on a 10 point scale or equivalent as determined by the TERI University, wherever letter grades are awarded, or 60% marks in aggregate (of all the years/ semesters of the qualifying examinations), wherever marks are awarded.

For candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Commerce/ Geography, a relaxation of 5% or 0.75 CGPA could be allowed.

7. Selection Criteria: Admission to the M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy) is made on the basis of an online test conducted by the University. The online test will be one-hour long and will consist of one paper with 100 multiple-choice questions. The questions will be divided into three sections:
a) Proficiency in English
b) Analytical reasoning
c) Quantitative ability

Wrong answers would invite negative marking.

8. Sponsored Candidates: Candidates working in the Industry/Government can also apply for M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy) programme. Up to two seats can be reserved in this programme for such candidates. All those who satisfy the minimum qualifications mentioned above may be admitted to the programme on the basis of an interview. These candidates are required to submit, at the time of interview, a sponsorship certificate from their employer on a proper letterhead, stating that for the period of his/her study at the University, the candidate will be treated as on duty with usual salary and allowances and that he/she will be fully relieved for the period of study for pursuing his/her studies.

9. Programme Fee: Total fee payable at the time of admission is Rs. 53,955/-. Tuition fee for sponsored candidates will be 2.5 times that for non-sponsored candidates. Foreign students will be required to pay a fee of US $ 6000 per semester. In addition, a one-time fee of Rs. 2,950/- and a refundable deposit of Rs. 3,500/- will be required to be paid in rupees.

10. Tentative Dates/Months related to Admission:
Issue of Application Forms: February
Submission of Filled-in Application Forms: April
Online Test: May
Declaration of Test Results: June
Interview for Sponsored Candidates: June
Course Commencement: July

11. Contact Details:
The Registrar,
TERI University,
10, Institutional Area,
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi – 110070 (India).
Telephone: +91-11-2612 2222
Fax: +91-11-2612 2874



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