While CERCA is a centre of excellence hosted at an institution known for its high quality research and education, the approach of CERCA will combine the best practices from the entire ecosystem. It will include:
- Multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with other institutions in India and overseas on Ambient Air Quality and Indoor Air Quality.
- Working with and providing scientific information to policy makers at Government of India, State governments and Municipal Authorities and provide scientific feedback on effectiveness of various air pollution management programs.
- Help enhance public understanding and participation in promoting Clean Air initiatives.
- Collaborate with Industry on Clean Air equipment and emission reduction initiatives and Indoor Air Quality Improvement.
In other words, CERCA will function as thinktank and action centre hosted at and drawing from the research expertise available at IIT Delhi and working for clean air in Delhi, India and beyond, as appropriate.