As evidenced by Gartner and Deloitte in their recent studies, sustainability has emerged as a top priority for organisations today, and this focus is driven by the belief that sustainable development practices can create greater efficiencies, save money, and meet the expectations of stakeholders, including investors.
Further, the impact sustainability can have on professionals within organizations is substantial. Organizations are encouraged to embed climate considerations into their cultures. This requires professionals to actively contribute to creating a culture of sustainability across hierarchical levels of the organization. They must adapt to new working ways that prioritize environmental and social responsibility.
The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sustainability Engineering and Smart Cities is designed to help professionals navigate the green transition.
"Sustainability engineering" and "green engineering" are related concepts that share common goals but are not necessarily interchangeable. Both focus on designing and implementing solutions that minimize environmental impact and promote sustainable practices, but their emphasis has subtle differences.
Sustainability engineering has a broader focus beyond the environment, encompassing social and economic dimensions. It aims to create solutions - minimising waste, using renewable energy sources, reducing pollution, and building long-lasting, efficient systems that future generations can enjoy.
On the other hand, green engineering is more specifically focused on environmental aspects - designing and implementing engineering solutions that minimize harm to the environment and promote the use of renewable and sustainable resources. It involves the application of environment-friendly technology, materials, and processes to enhance energy efficiency, reduce waste reduction, and prevent pollution.
India's #1 Research Institute and #1 University, IISc, is globally recognized for its academic and research excellence. Home to some of the remarkable achievements and milestones set in the history of science and technology, here are some of the reasons why IISc would benefit you in your career.
Career Advancement High Growth Domain
Cutting-edge Applied Learning
The programme is ideal for professionals practicing or aspiring to be urban planners, landscape architects, environmental engineers, consultants, policymakers, etc.
The programme will be taught by renowned IISc Faculties bearing academic accreditation from top institutions worldwide. Meet you faculty here.
Education: B.E./B.Tech/M.E./M.Tech/M.Sc degree with a minimum of 50% marks
Experience: Minimum 1 year of professional experience.
The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
Benefits of in-class delivery
Flexibility and additional value of online learning
The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending iPearl.ai, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs offered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.
This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will be certified by the Center for Continuing Education at IISc Bangalore.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon meeting all program requirements. IISc carries out all examinations and evaluations related to the certification.
As an Institution of Eminence, IISc enjoys considerable autonomy. Certificate programs the institution offers to working professionals, such as this programme, are governed and fully approved by the IISc Centre for Continuing Education. The program complies with all the relevant regulations applicable.
All participants must execute, before the start of the programme, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
IISc conducts the selection process for the programme. Candidates will be selected based on the details of their education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted by them along with the application.
*Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days
i) Education Certificate
ii) Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip
**Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.
The detailed learning modules are as follows:
Module 1: Technology Management & Sustainability
Module 2: Design, Technology & Sustainability
Module 3: Data Analytics for Smart City
Module 4: ICT for Smart Cities
Module 5: Renewable Energy
Module 6: Water & Waste Water Treatment
Module 7: Low Carbon Infrastructure
Module 8: Sustainable Transportation
Module 9: Solid Waste Management
The programme starts on April 2024.
The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s ipearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants can interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow programme participants during online sessions.
As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the program. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In unavoidable circumstances, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.
The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of the scores of various assessments.
Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.
Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the program.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IISc.
Yes, flexible EMI options enable you to pay the programme fee in instalments. Please contact your RM to know the details of the schemes available.
For scholarship-related details, please visit fee page. You can also reach out to your RM for more details.
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Professionals have multiple options for funding.
We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.
ipearl.ai (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning), alentSprint’s Digital Delivery Platform, truly open by design, is built on Open edX. The platform seamlessly integrates diverse learning technologies for synchronous and asynchronous learning, assignments, assessments, group work, cloud labs, and video indexing—all with a single sign-on, maximizing delightness for both students and instructors.
When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad, and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. More than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.
This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners now use it for their academic needs.
The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
A comparative study of iPearl.ai against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted. Features in the following categories were compared:
Do not worry. If you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version soon.
IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering and is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe.
The Advanced Certification Programme in Space Technologies will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) in collaboration with TalentSprint. CCE offers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups - aspiring research scientists, graduate engineers, and young professionals, enabling them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive organizations. For more information, visit cce.iisc.ac.in