K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce announces a full-time diploma in Solid Waste Management (in Association with NSWAI


26th November 2018

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K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce announces a fulltime diploma in Solid Waste Management (in Association with NSWAI)

First and only college in Mumbai to offer diploma in Solid Waste Management

Mumbai 26th November 2018: 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 Associuation 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.


About Somaiya Vidyavihar: (www.somaiya.edu)

Somaiya Vidyavihar encompasses 34 institutions, with more than 38,982 students and 1,400 faculties. Its main campus is in Mumbai, but Somaiya Vidyavihar also operates six schools in rural India. It was founded by the Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya in 1959, to provide quality holistic education.

Somaiya Vidyavihar has always been a place with a purpose - making a positive difference in the quality of life of its students and the community. It is known as much for its science, technology, engineering, management, social sciences and commerce programs, as for its programs for academic studies in various faiths and cultures of India.