Solar Energy: With the creation of the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and US (SERIIUS), there is a prime opportunity to scale up the activities with projects of mutual interest, specifically focused on distributed generation and deployment, use of the campus as a living laboratory, and various educational and train-ing programs.
Clean Coal Technology: With the impetus provided by the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization (CCCU), an opportunity to create a global nodal structure is being envisioned. Working with the corporate and government partners in India, there is a possibility to create a R&D effort based in India that is complementary to the global efforts.
MAGEEP Educational Programs: various certificate programs based on short courses and other modalities are being explored. In addition to training programs for professionals, UG and PhD student programs that are mutually beneficial to both institutes should be explored.
Executive MBA Program: preliminary discussions are underway to create a synergistic program between the management schools at the two institutions.
Abundant Clean Cost Effective Energy Systems for Sustainability (ACCESS): Programs to address the energy and environmental needs of half the world’s population that do not have access to sufficient energy or a clean environment; and what a network of Universities can do to collectively address this issue will be developed. TISS will also be a partner in these activities.
Creation of a technology park collaboratively with Industry in the vicinity of Mumbai.
India – USA Lectureship Series: It is envisioned that an annual lecture be organized at both campuses to highlight the collaborations and build on the strengths.
8 Framework for other collaborative programs in Research and Education. In addition to conventional faculty exchange programs, these could include visiting faculty programs, exchange programs and others. A frame-work that promotes grass root interactions amongst faculty would be developed