Course structure

The core courses are designed to bring students of multiple disciplines onto a similar level of broad understanding of the climate sciences and its footprint in some key areas. The idea behind the electives is to get little more depth expertise in a few areas, e.g., agriculture, environment, energy technology, health or water resources, where climate change impacts are evident. Seminars by experts provide current advances and technological & engineering solutions in a discipline in both research and industry modes. The focus group discussions facilitate opportunities to discuss and brainstorm the topic(s) in depth. The field visits allow students to see the functioning of a few agencies/companies closely in real-time, which might provide an opportunity for the thesis work. The field visits may include national and international agencies as well as industries (e.g., IMD, NCMWRF, IITM, NRSC, ICRISAT, INCOIS, IMD, Skymet, Shell, McKinsey). Finally, the thesis allows a student to work on a problem of unsolved solution or the understanding of the processes. Thus, the proposed curriculum assists in honing skills that eventually assist in finding a job or pursuing research or embark in an entrepreneurial venture.
The following picture gives a quick glance at the proposed curriculum.
Structure of the curriculum