IIT BOMBAY NOVEMBER 2016
INTER DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMME IN
CLIMATE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME
To foster a fundamental understanding and problem-centred analysis of climate
change science and solutions, from local to global scales.
The Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies was initiated at the Indian Institute of
Technology Bombay, in January, 2012, as one of the first doctoral programmes in India addressing
research related to climate change.
Over 24 faculty participants are drawn from 12 departments across IIT Bombay, who increasingly
apply a depth of expertise in their fields to address the complexity of climate change.
Expertise in climate science, adaptation, mitigation and policy.
Curriculum with courses in science and policy tracks.
Currently, 36 students are enrolled for the doctoral programme.
Creating a pool of trained researchers Undertake high impact, problem-
to cater the growing need for climate driven research for end to end
change professionals. solutions to climate change.
Objectives Providing critical assessments to
support government policy and
Building long term scientific capacity decision- making. Serving public and
and systems (models, tools) addressing private sector entities on Climate and
climate change and climate futures. Sustainability initiatives
The Student Experience Lecture series: Experts from premier
universities around the world, are invited to
Summer School: The summer school attracts deliver series of lectures to the students. Till
outstanding students towards exciting research date five lecture series have been arranged.
areas in Climate Studies. The course content
includes lectures and tutorials on climate Seminars by National and International experts
science and policy by faculty members from
IITB and other renowned institutes.Till date Seminar series comprises weekly lectures on a variety of
three summer schools have been organised topics specific to Climate Studies. Scholars are invited
catering to 68 students. for an interactive session of lectures and visual
International exposure is provided to
students through exchange visits or for
participation in courses and conferences.
Sixteen students have so far availed the
tiJoonursnals where we publish
Number of Publications from (2012-2016)
International Conference Proceedings
40 National Conference 31 29
20 15 14
6 8 7 8
21 43 2 24
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The core of our academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater
scientific understanding and service to society.
Decision Support Research Activities
Workshops on Specialised Themes Cost-benefit analysis of proposed
technological and policy interventions.
International workshop on Green Finance
Opportunities and Challenges, April 25 - Customized Technology Assessment Tools
26, 2013. to assess sustainable development goals
(SDGs) specific to climate change mitigation
1st Climate Science and Policy Workshop and adaptation.
(CSPW), March 6-7, 2014.
Development of a decision support system
Climate Modelling Workshop was on a GIS platform to aid governmental
organised on March 20, 2015. policy.
Natural resources data base development
and data analysis through various models
and framework developed.
Contribution to human resource development
Three CEP (Continuing education
programmes) offered to assist industry
professionals in improving their skills.
Summer Internships Organised: To create
an awareness about the climate research for
undergraduate students. Seven interns
trained till date.
Exploring different climate finance options.
Consultation for risk assessment on
business growth due to climate change.
Suggestions on available mitigation options.
Linkages With Policy Makers
Participation with various National and
State level agencies.
Preparation of a Flood Forecasting System
Participation in Climate Change proposal
for the coastal districts of Maharashtra
(GEF UNDP project).
Engagements The Climate IDP falls within the definition of an implementation
partner with activities that benefit a catchment constituency at
societal or national levels.
The Climate IDP serves goals of the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate
Change (NMSKCC) through:
• Scientific human resources development
• Building national capacity for climate modeling.
• Generation of knowledge basis for technology choices.
The Climate IDP leads a 17-institution network project of the
MoEF&CC, as a constituent activity of the Climate Change
Action Plan of India.
CSR activities defined under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, to be developed
through an “implementation partner” and include activities towards philanthropy,
educational institution building, environmental sustainability, community focus and
enhancement of responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society.
CSR project to be developed with distinct baselines, defined
activities, ‘monitorable’ targets and budgets. Multi-year projects, to
include a provision for annual reviews.
Quantifiable outcomes for CSR reporting include:
• Courses developed and taught • Capacity building programmes
• Numbers of personnel trained • Outreach activities
• Research products
Climate Affiliate Programme
Levels of Engagement
Tier levels Support
SILVER Two named PhD fellowships
GOLD 15 Lakhs (annual)
+ Two PhD student international conference
+ Named best PhD award
+ Support for the climate seminar series and
30 Lakhs (annual)
+ One named chair professorship
30 Lakhs (annual) + 90 Lakhs (one time
Company Privileges Company privileges
SILVER Regular mailings of publicity materials from the
Announcements of and free attendance at climate
Early access to graduating student resumes.
+ Free access to one workshop attendance per year.
+ Membership of Climate IDP Advisory Committee to
guide development and future growth of the IDP.
Convener, IDP in Climate Studies
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400 076, India
Tel: +91-22 2576 5141
Email: [email protected]