Hyderabad : Greenko, India’s leading energy transition and industrial decarbonization solutions company, and IIT Hyderabad signed an MoU to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology.
The Greenko School of Sustainable Science and Technology (GSSST) aims to plug the rising research, education, and skills gaps caused by the imperatives of sustainable development. The school will be advancing knowledge in these key thrust areas:
· Climate Change Mitigation
· AI & Space Technology
· Energy Transition & Industrial Transformation
· Circular & Regenerative Economy
· ZeroC processes, fuels, materials, and products
· Industrial Ecology and Net Zero Clusters
GSSST will open towards the end of this year and, by June 2023, will induct students for MTech and Ph.D. in sustainable science and technology, followed by BTech programs. The experience gained at GSSST will be replicated at other IITs, engineering colleges, and later at polytechnics and schools.
This joint initiative demonstrates the national educational establishment’s endorsement of Greenko’s pioneering initiative to accelerate R&D and contextualize education and skills for sustainable development. Greenko is working in consultation with the Ministry of Education, AICTE, NCERT, and NCVET to ensure GSSST both conforms to and advances learning in sustainable science and technology.
Congratulating IIT Hyderabad on occasion, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, ““India cannot just be a consuming nation. We have to innovate and establish our own models for achieving self-sufficiency as well as for furthering global welfare. In the 21st century, technology is available to ease our job, and NEP 2020 has given us the liberty to take advance of local language with available technology. He stressed that India is going to play a leading role in the fourth industrial revolution and IIT Hyderabad will play a major role in building the brand India globally and in carving out a better and prosperous future, especially during the AmritKaal. We have to fulfil Prime Minister’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he added.”
Speaking on occasion, Mr. Anil Chalamalasetty, Founder, CEO & MD, Greenko Group, said, “Govt. of India under the visionary leadership of Honourable PM Narendra Modi has positioned India as a leader on the global stage in the Climate Change mitigation and energy transition goals of the world and fulfilment of commitment under the Paris Climate Accords. The vision and commitment to sustainability and idea to develop R&D centres of excellence that helps India build necessary technologies and skills in India led to this opportunity and would also like to thank Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
Greenko is honored to partner with IITH, a reputed institute, and focus on reconfiguring existing global energy transition technologies to improve efficiencies, economics, and employment in emerging economies. GSSST aims to be the knowledge and human resource powerhouse for driving decarbonization & sustainable development and pursue twinning arrangements with globally reputed research and educational institutes, he added.”
About Greenko Group
Greenko Group is the World’s largest Renewable Energy Storage and leading Energy Transition & Decarbonization solutions company. Greenko has an installed Renewable Energy capacity of ~7.5 GW across Wind, Solar and Hydro capacities and over ~10 GW of projects under development.
Greenko has invested over US$7.5 billion; with Equity of over US$2.5 billion and raised Global Green Bonds of over US$5.0 billion over the last 10 years and today produces 18 BU’s (1~1.5%) of India’s total energy production.
Greenko is building an intelligent, lowest cost “Energy Cloud Storage Platform” of 50 GWh capacity to be commissioned by 2025 and expand to 100 GWh by 2027 along with green hydrogen production systems of 10 GW capacity by 2030.
Greenko is majority owned by two of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, Government Investment Corporation (GIC) of Singapore and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) of Abu Dhabi, UAE along with Orix Corporation, Japan and the Founders Anil Chalamalasetty & Mahesh Kolli.