On Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated a first of its kind course in India, that will be offered by the IP University. The course is a postgraduate diploma in Fire and Safety Audit.
In technical collaboration with National Fire Service College, Nagpur, the course will be offered to support and train firefighting professionals in the country.
Sisodia said that fire and life safety has been one of the most challenging issues in India. Due to a lack of public awareness and non-adherence to building codes, it becomes especially tough in metro cities and urban conglomerates.
He also said that keeping this in mind, the first-of-its-kind course by an Indian university is a step forward in the right direction for safeguarding the needs of a safer society at large. He also said that they want to give more well-rounded fire professionals to society so that they can contribute to the nation and save more lives. The IP University will prove to be instrumental in this.
Sisodia also added that he does not want this course to produce fire and safety audit robots. Instead, he wants people to be progressive professionals with new analytical thinking. Using the minimum resources, they should enable the best safety practices as it is a pressing need of the day.
The IP University was urged by Sisodia who Is also the Education Minister, to ensure that the course evolves with time as it gains popularity and a dynamic structure is adopted by it.