Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday commissioned a “first-of-its-kind, an unequaled and unparalleled course in India”, A Post Graduate Diploma in Fire and Safety Audit which shall be offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)’s Centre for Disaster Management Studies.
Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has inaugurated a Post Graduate Diploma Course for Fire Fighting Professionals on Thursday, December 03. As attested by PTI, the Deputy Chief Minister of the state – Manish Sisodia while launching the PG Diploma Course in this Fire Fighting and Safety Audit said that this is the first course of its kind. The course will be conducted by the IP University’s Center of Disaster Management Studies (CDMS) in technical collaboration with the National Fire Service College, Nagpur.
“Fire and life safety has been one of the most challenging and pressing issues in India. It becomes especially tough in metro cities, and urban conglomerates due to lack of public awareness and non-adherence to building codes” said Sisodia.
“Keeping this in mind, the first-of-its-kind course by a university in India is a step forward in the right direction for safeguarding the needs for a safer society at large. We want to give more well-rounded fire professionals to the society so they can contribute to the nation, and save more lives,” he added.
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Speaking about the PG Diploma Course in Fire Fighting and Safety Audit, Centre For Disaster Management Studies (CDMS)’s Director Amarjeet Kaur affirmed, “With the commencement of this course, we appeal to the institutes associated with Fire and Life Safety to offer their employees to benefit from this course.”
Sisodia, AKA the Education Minister, beseeched the universities to ensure that as the popularity of the course increases, it should continue to develop further and give it a more dynamic look.
To which he mentions, “As the world progresses, and urbanizes more, we need to prepare for its cost. I am extremely happy that the university has conceptualized, and designed the course curriculum to address the requirements necessary to minimize the danger to life from fire”. “This course will help bridge the gap in the existing safety system, and the needs of the society for fire and life safety audits, especially in urban spaces like hospitals, hotels, commercial centers, academic institutions, residential complexes, and more by following a standard procedure.”
“I don’t want this course to produce fire and safety audit robots. Instead, they should be progressive professionals with new analytical thinking. They should enable best safety practices using minimum resources as it is a pressing need of the day,” he summarized.
Henceforth, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)’s Centre for Disaster Management Studies imparted A Post Graduate Diploma in Fire and Safety Audit to change the course of direction in order to inculcate a new perspective of analytical pondering.