Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has disclosed two new certificate courses on Environment Impact Assessment for Environmental Health and Environmental and Occupational Hazards through SWAYAM, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform of the Government of India.
Both the courses will be of 12 weeks length, which will add to around 105 courses that are already being taught through SWAYAM.
The course on Environmental and Occupational Hazard examines natural hazards and catastrophes like earthquakes, floods, landslides that adversely influence the people either by harming the property or through the of life. The course also covers geological hazards, weather-related hazards or, coastal hazards, among other hazards. The course discusses Occupational Hazards as well. It covers dangers posed by specific occupations such as mining and construction, agriculture and allied sectors, hospitalized health centers, and corporate sectors. Finally, the management of the hazards and the mitigation of the same will be reviewed.
On the other hand, the course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Environmental Health understands the various steps pertained to various developmental activities in EIA.
This course comprises four blocks describing EIA in detail. The environment in the context mainly focuses on physical, chemical, biological, geological, social, economic, and aesthetic dimensions along with their complex interactions, which affect individuals, communities and ultimately determines their forms, character, relationship, and survival.
The University had launched a certificate course in mobile application development (CMAD), last year. Candidates who have qualified for Class 12 could enroll in this six-month course.