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About the Course

Certificate Course on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management is a flagship course offered by IPCA Centre for Waste Management and Research, TERI School of Advanced Studies. Having successfully trained three consecutive batches, the course is back to engage a new batch of budding entrepreneurs, working professionals and individualswho are passionate to work in the field of waste management.

The course aims to enhance the understanding of participants on waste management, its associated issues, policy frameworks and technology options. It also aims to help participants explore the scope of entrepreneurship in the supply chain of waste management through sessions on business development, project management, financial evaluations and management, marketing and branding, etc. It is a one-of-its-kind programme where subjective knowledge on waste management is blended with practical applications.

The upcoming batch of the course will begin from 7th October2023 and will involve approximately 64 hours of engagement, spread across 8 weeks. Classes will be held online on weekends (Sat-Sun).

Course offerings
  • Rules, policy and guidelines, SOPs related to waste management
  • Solutions and technological interventions
  • Supply chain of solid waste
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Interaction with entrepreneurs
  • Visit to waste management facilities
  • Internship opportunitiesfor select participants
  • Lifelong mentoring by experts
Business development
  • Procedures to form a business entity
  • Developing business proposals
  • Financial evaluation of projects
  • Marketing and branding
  • Opportunity for building networks
Core Team
  • Prof Kansal, Director (ICWMR) and Professor, TERI SAS
  • Mr Ashish Jain, Founder Director, IPCA
  • Ms Garima Kaushik, Head, ICWMR, TERI SAS
  • Mr Ajay Garg, Secretary, IPCA
  • Dr Reena Chaddha, General Manager, IPCA
Who should register

Participants from across the country are invited to join the course.

  • Working professionals
  • Undergraduate and post graduate students
  • Individuals who are keen on working in the waste management sector

The admissions will be provided on first-cum-first-served basis since there are limited seats.

There is a provision of sponsorship for the individuals belonging to rural areas. To know more, please contact our Manager at or 011-71800222

Testimonials of few former participants
  • I would like to thank IPCA and TERI SAS for this initiative where people from different fields came together on a single platform to learn about solid waste management which is one of the major issues being faced worldwide. This kind of course is really helpful to create awareness & also for students and others who are willing to make career in this field.
    Shilpa Sharma, Student
  • Trainers had a calm and positive approach towards every participant in spite of their technical and non-technical background. There was no prejudice attached with the thoughts of trainer while delivering the content.
    Pooja Garg, Regional Business Manager, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park
  • The course effectively blended the principles of entrepreneurship with the context of solid waste management which was highly valuable. This included exploring opportunities for innovation, identifying business models, and understanding the economic aspects of waste management.
    Tanuja Rao, Lead, Products and Circular Design, Sahas
Important Dates
Last Date to register:30th September 2023
However, the registration may close early. So please do not wait for the last date to register.
Course Start: 7th October 2023
Programme fee:
For Students - INR 11,500 + 18% GST
For Foreign Participants- USD 360*
For Others - INR 23,000 + 18% GST

NEFT Details:

Acc No : 048801009754


Type: Savings


Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd

Branch : Rohini, Sec 09, New Delhi

*Foreign participants will be given separate payment access details. Please writeto
For more information, please connect with

IPCA Centre for Waste Management and Research
TERI School of Advanced Studies
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Phone: 011 7180 0222