The 16th convocation of TERI School of Advanced Studies (TSAS) will be held alongside the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS).
The genesis of TERI SAS is rooted in the comprehensive research, consultancy, and outreach activities of TERI. The relationship with TERI has propelled and influenced the evolution of the University's academic units. This relationship is enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between the University and TERI, wherein the two have agreed on collaborative research and programmes, joint studies, and mutual support for seminars, symposia, and conferences.
This vision was strengthened in 1999, when the University was granted "Deemed to be University" status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India. Earlier known as ‘TERI University’, the institution changed its name to ‘TERI School of Advanced Studies’ with effect from 29 November 2017.
With a mission to create knowledge and capacity in various areas of sustainable development, TERI SAS exposes its students to a variety of subjects, tools, and methodologies in an interdisciplinary mode. Students are encouraged to develop a new way of thinking that looks at problems not from the lens of a subject specialist, but from the perspective of one who recognizes the complex linkages between humankind and their environment.