K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce announces the commencement of a postgraduate one-year full-time diploma in Solid Waste Management, which will commence from January 2019.
The course will be conducted with National Solid waste Association of India (NSWAI) as knowledge partner. NSWAI helps the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in various fields of solid waste management. It makes policies and action plans o collect, process and compile a database on solid waste generation and management throughout the country;
NSWAI also promotes the development as well as use of clean technologies and the sharing of know-how. It provides a forum for exchange of national and international experience, expertise and information in the field of solid waste management.
The aim of this course is to enlighten the participants with cutting-edge waste management technology, organizational and legislative developments, sustainable practices, financial problems and benefits of handling solid wastes.
Any Graduate from Science, Engineering, Medical Sciences and management streams (with a minimum of 2 years work experience in Solid Waste Management ) is eligible to enrol themselves for the course. The duration of the course will be a year.The classes scheduled for the course will be held during weekdays in the evening from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm and /or Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Course participants may be employed by government departments,Urban local bodies –municipal corporations , private companies, NGOs, universities, research institutions, consultancies, aid agencies or international bodies such as WHO, UNICEF or UNDP.
On occasion Dr Sugandha Shetye, Dean (Academic Affairs) said “K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce is well known as the leading institutes proactively contributing to the cause of Environment Education and environment monitoring. In the past we have regularly hosted programs on Environment Management in collaboration with Mumbai Metropolitan Region Environment Improvement Society ( MMR-EIS ), Teacher Training programs like Refresher Courses in Environmental Studies in collaboration with UGC -HRDC, Lecture series –Enlighten Yourself Every Saturday (EYES) in association with University of Mumbai, also organized our Intercollegiate event on Environmental awareness –‘Convergence’ to name a few”