• The future of water

    The future of water

    Tata Center researchers pioneer strategic planning of rural water systems that serve 900 million people in India. Full story →

  • Ending extreme poverty

    Ending extreme poverty

    USAID's David Ferguson says it's possible in a visit to MIT. Read the full story →

  • Modi: Tata Center

    Modi: Tata Center "changing lives"

    India PM applauds research in agriculture, housing, and energy. Story on Slice of MIT →

  • Strengthening ties

    Strengthening ties

    The Tata Center Annual Symposium explored pathways for doing impactful research in the developing world. Story on MIT News →

  • 3 Years of the Tata Center

    3 Years of the Tata Center

    Ratan Tata and Rob Stoner take the stage at SOLVE MIT to talk about India, energy issues, and the Tata Center's mission. Story in MIT Tech Review →

+ Our focus areas


Improving food security and the livelihood of the agricultural workforce through technology, systems, and knowledge.


Addressing the developing world’s massive disparity in energy demand and availability, from sustainable energy production to isolated power grids.


Confronting India’s primary environmental challenges, including waste management, pollution control, and sanitation.


Developing cost-effective health solutions that can support quality care for large numbers of people with limited resources.


Providing solutions for housing India’s growing population while emphasizing safety and affordability.


Analyzing water issues and deploying technology to improve availability, delivery, and cleanliness of water throughout India and the developing world.

+ Research in action