PBL South Asia Network



Facilitate and execute global sustainability projects in collaboration with multidisciplinary master’s programmes and courses to foster new settings for students to develop their capabilities in real-life environments.


Initiate and mobilize funding for new multidisciplinary research and innovation projects in the field of frugal and sustainable innovations, inclusive businesses, renewable energy, water and sanitation, ICT and digitalisation, new media and design thinking.


Engage academic and societal stakeholders to enable multicultural co-creation and a global network of sustainability practitioners.

Host Institutes

The Indian Institute of Science is a public, deemed, research university for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. It is located in Bengaluru, in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) is among the most research and technology intensive design and manufacturing schools in India, steeped in the ambience of IISc, Bangalore.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is a public technical and research university located in Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

IIT Bombay was established in 1958 and the Civil Engineering Department is part of the institute since its inception. The Department has grown tremendously over the years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering departments in the country.


All 10 partnering HEIs have been active in coordinating, contributing and executing activities such as PBL based curriculum adoption and new course implementation, PBL student cases management, teacher trainings, methods workshops, dissemination etc., which can be seen from the links below.