Source: Jean Ferox; Anna Uffmann; Anju Peter; Piero Bellanova; IIT Madras; Panjak Kumar; Kishor Bathi; Jacqueline Duwe

Who we are

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) conducts research on current sustainability challenges and disseminates the knowledge thus generated. In order to achieve that, IGCS offers funding opportunities for individual research exchange between junior and senior researchers from both Germany and India. Another focus of IGCS is knowledge transfer through Summer and Winter Schools carried out in both countries. IGCS premises are located at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.

India and Germany are committed to promote and implement sustainability. The essence of sustainability is a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world. There is an evident need for further, coherent reform towards full integration of sustainability and environmental concerns in mainstream socio-techno-economic development, especially in securing and protecting our resources such as water and energy, and in infrastructure development considering land use and waste management.

With its vast network of scientists and practitioners and its activities, IGCS is a source of inspiration and skills, conceptual models and standards, as well as best-practice examples for proactive transformation. It offers highly esteemed human capital and solutions for various global challenges affecting India, Germany and other countries.



Join us on March 16 – 17 at the #IndoGermanForum on ‘Cities and Climate’ organised…

Global Talk on Sustainable Development Goal Number 9

Have a look at the Global Talk on Sustainable Development Goal Number 9 held by…

Symposium: “Tsunami Risk Reduction & Community Resilience

The Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham UNESCO Chairs and Esri India are…


Summer School 2020: Online-event in October!

IGCS has made the decision to shift the Summer School to a later time this…

Summer Call for IGCS Scholarships in 2020

Next deadline: 30.06.2020! IGCS is proud to announce the scholarship program for 2020. We are…

Workshop “Resilient cities: promises and paradoxes”

Application deadline: 30.03.2020! IGCS-Alumni Mariana Brito invites early-career researchers to participate in the international workshop…
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Januar 15th


The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) along with its Knowledge Partner RWE Technology International GmbH is pleased to invite you to a webinar on ‘Tackling Air Pollution in India – from fossil fuel and biomass-based power generation’ on Thursday 21 January 2021 from 02:30 pm to 3:45 pm.

Emission Reduction and Zero Carbon: a top priority in many industries worldwide. The webinar will show the different options to reduce emissions from combustion in fossil fuel power generation and explain how to do it successfully.

This webinar from IGCC and RWE Technology International will provide useful insights on this subject.

Axel Meschgbiz, Senior Expert Thermal Power, RWE Technology International will briefly share and discuss:
- Options to reduce emissions in fossil fuel power plants
- Key technologies for emission reduction in fossil fuel power plants
- Technical solutions and how we effectively implement them
- Solutions in practice
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Januar 7th

We love this initiative! @ IITMadras

We love this initiative! @ IITMadrasIIT Madras students have launched an online campaign to empower women during this pandemic period by creating awareness about opportunities in education, upskilling, and financial literacy.

Through the ‘She Can’ social initiative taken up as part of the annual Tech Festival Shaastra, IIT Madras, the IIT-M students provided career guidance counselling to girl students from schools and colleges across India. Sessions on financial management were also conducted for working women in Mumbai and Chennai. This online campaign was intended to help them adapt to the ‘New Normal’ created by the #COVID19 pandemic.

The campaign launch was launched virtually on 3rd January 2020 with a panel discussion of eminent women from various walks of life.

Among those who participated include Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, Ms. Roopa Karemungikar, Vice President of Customer Value, HighRadius, Ms. Vandhana Ramanathan, Co-founder of Wsquare, and Ms. Jagadharini SampathKumar, Former VP National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

The discussion touched upon women empowerment topics in multiple fields and helped the listeners gain valuable insights into how to navigate the corporate world, deal with obstacles in a career in technology and develop the skills needed to take up leadership roles in their lives.
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Januar 5th


The IGCC is proud to announce the start of our Business and Human Rights Training. Join us on 11 January for the launch event: “Indo-German Sustainable Trade: Protecting Human Rights and Supporting Businesses”.

As both India and Germany are continuing the impetus on responsible and sustainable business conduct, challenges remain for companies to achieve their Human Rights agenda.

The IGCC in partnership with amfori - Trade with Purpose, invites you in this momentous event that will bring together the Indo-German business community and partners as we launch our flagship Training on Business and Human Rights.

Join our speakers as they provide insights on how businesses in India can navigate the implementation of business and human rights.

To register for the event, click on the link:

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