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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 four consecutive batches, the course is back to engage a new batch of budding entrepreneurs, working professionals and individuals who 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 8th June 2024 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 opportunities for selected 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. Arun 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

The course is an exceptional learning experience for individuals who have a passion for waste management, circular economy, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Since the course is offered online (with one day field visit), individuals from across the country and abroad are invited to join the course. It is especially suitable for:

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the certificate course. The content was insightful, providing a comprehensive understanding of sustainable waste solutions. It opened my eyes to innovative ways of tackling waste issues. Super grateful for this experience!
    Md Tasnim Kausar, Student
  • Through this course, I was able to upgrade my basic knowledge about waste and its management. I liked the open platform (that was provided) for discussion without hesitation.
    Aatish Bairolia, Businessman
  • All the sessions were fabulous.
    Supriya S, Senior Executive, JDPL
  • 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
  • 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
Important Dates
Last Date to Register: 31st May 2024     |     Course Start Date: 8th June 2024

The deadline may be changed to an earlier date, depending upon the number of registrations received. Please do not wait for the last date to register.
Programme fee:
For Working Professionals and Others - INR 25,000 + 18% GST
For Students - INR 12,500 + 18% GST
For Foreign Participants- USD 365*

NEFT Details:

Acc No : 048801009754


Type: Savings


Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd

Branch : Rohini, Sec 09, New Delhi

*Foreign participants will be given separate payment account details. To know the details, kindly write to Ms. Anugya Singh, Manager at

Participants will be allowed to withdraw their participation only by 31st May 2024.

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Sponsorship for Rural Participants
Sponsorship opportunity available for few participants belonging and residing in rural areas of India. If you want to apply for sponsorship, please fill the attached application form and submit to Manager, ICWMR at by 15th May 2024.
For More Information, Please Connect with

Ms. Anugya Singh
IPCA Centre for Waste Management and Research
TERI School of Advanced Studies

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Phone: 011 7180 0222