Kolkata, February 19, 2018: Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Ltd.), a leading building material company and The School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University (JU) have collaborated to introduce a 3 Semester Diploma course in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management (DISEM). Introduction of this Diploma Course will surely try to meet the growing needs of HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) personnel in industrial and manufacturing organization which is also a statutory requirement as per the Factories Act 1948 and subsequent changes thereafter.

 The course was inaugurated at the main campus of JU by Prof. P. K. Ghosh, Pro Vice Chancellor, JU; Dr. Prabal Bandyopadhyay, Chief of Health, Safety and Environment, Nuvoco Vistas; Prof. Samita Sen, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies Law and Management, JU; Dr. Joydeep Mukherjee, UGC Associate Professor, School of Environmental Studies, JU; Ms. Madhumita Basu, Chief of Sales, Marketing & Innovation, Nuvoco; and Mr. Sunil Mahajan, Chief of Manufacturing & SCM, Nuvoco; along with other eminent dignitaries.

 Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Prabal Bandyopadhyay, said, "We are honoured to associate with a highly reputed institution like Jadavpur University. This is a first of its kind initiative wherein the objective is to integrate Industrial Safety and Environment Management under one umbrella and introduce concept of behavioural science, which is essential for an EHS professional. In the next few years there will be huge development envisaged in construction, Service sector like Health care and logistics along with manufacturing and with the introduction of this course, professionals will be better equipped to take care of people safety and mitigate environmental challenges associated with operation. Our endeavour is to make a small contribution in the development of our nation by opening a gateway to young students who would like to take this as their profession.”

 The course is customized so that the students get maximum industrial exposures.The course has been compiled with a vision to cater to the growing need for skilled labour and bring it at par with international standards. Some of the subjects which will be covered include Ethics of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Rules and Regulation; Importance of Disaster Management, and H&S management of different sectors. The application round was received enthusiastically, with more than 130 candidates applying; out of which 30 students were selected for the course based on their credentials, through written examination and personal interview. The final certificate will jointly be issued by Jadavpur University and Nuvoco.

 Speaking about the course, Prof. P. K. Ghosh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University said, “Environment Protection is a very important issue in the present context and there should be awareness amongst people. Hope this course serves as a good platform for the students in understanding the environmental issues and guides them in implementing good practices across industries.”

 About Nuvoco

 Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Limited), is a leading manufacturer and retailer of construction materials with a vision to build a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. The company started operations in India in 1999 by taking over plants from Tata and Raymond and over the past eighteen years, it has emerged as one of the major players in India. Today it has an installed capacity of around 10.92 MTPA with six cement plants in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal; and a pan-India presence in the ready-mix concrete (RMX) business with close to 70 plants across the country. Our operational focus is currently across two business divisions;

 in Cement we are amongst one of the leading players in Eastern, Central and North India; with high performance blended cement variants. Our premium product portfolio includes Duraguard, Duraguard Microfiber, PSC, Concreto, and Infracem. We have also forayed into value added products like construction chemicals, wall fill solutions and cover blocks. Our Ready-mix concrete is trusted alike by large developers, small contractors, builders, architects, government agencies, and individual house builders. The premium product range comprises Mega™ Series, Mega™ LWC, InstaMix, Artevia™, Agilia™. Guided by the enduring principles of safety for its employees and social responsibility for the community, the company is charting new roads in providing solutions to meet the country’s infrastructure needs. [www.nuvoco.in]