Monday, March 30, 2009

BWI: Suzlon Signs MoU with TERI University for MTech Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management

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Source: TERI University
Monday, March 30, 2009 05:05 PM IST (11:35 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Environment; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Education & training, Energy companies; Technology
Release no: 19568
Suzlon Signs MoU with TERI University for MTech Programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management

New Delhi, Delhi and Pune, Maharashtra, India, Monday, March 30, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- 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 Asia's 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."

About Suzlon Energy Limited

Suzlon ranked as the world's fifth leading wind turbine manufacturer with over 10.5 % of global market share in 2007. The company has ranked as the leading manufacturer in the Indian market for nine consecutive years, maintaining over 50% market share. Suzlon has its corporate offices in Pune, India and company's global spread reflects in its projects and markets portfolio - extending across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. Suzlon is a highly vertically integrated wind turbine manufacturer with manufacturing capability along the full value chain - from components to complete wind turbine systems. The company currently has a combined manufacturing base of 2,700 MW of annual capacity, and has a further 3,000 MW of capacity coming on stream. Please visit

About TERI University

TERI University was granted "Deemed to be University" status by the University Grants Commission in Oct 1999. The University offers Masters and Doctoral level programmes. The University's inception from the research and training activities of TERI has propelled and influenced the evolution of its academic units. The University and TERI function jointly in collaborative research and programmes, undertake joint studies and offer mutual support for seminars, symposiums, and conferences. TERI's existing infrastructure - state-of-the-art laboratories, well-equipped field stations, and highly professional manpower - is available for the University to tap into and gain from.

The University has recently moved to a modern green campus at Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. The campus provides excellent facilities and an academic environment which enhances learning. It offers the following programmes: Doctoral programmes, MA (Public Policy & Sustainable Development), MBA (Infrastructure), M Sc (Environmental Studies), M Sc (Natural Resources Management), M Sc (Water Resources Management), M Sc (Geoinformatics), M Sc (Plant Biotechnology), M Sc (Climate Science & Policy), M Tech (Renewable Energy Engineering & Management), MBA (Business Sustainability).

Vivek Kher - VP, Corporate Communications, Pune, Suzlon Energy Ltd., +91 (20) 40122208,
Nishit Dave, Investor Relations, Mumbai, Suzlon Energy Ltd., +91 (22) 66393200,
Jitendra Jha, Adfactors PR Pvt. Ltd., +91 9920829216,
Tahera Nasser, Adfactors PR Pvt. Ltd., +91 9702085798,
Rajiv Chhibber, TERI University, +91 9810426698,


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