In 1985, GNFC as a part of their social obligation established an education trust name “NARMADA EDUCATION & SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SOCIETY (NEST)”.
NEST has a wider vision to support the need of society and industries of surrounding region of Bharuch. Bharuch and its out skirt is a cluster of chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals and pesticides industries. Most of the industries are engaged with huge man-power in manufacturing, handling and transportation of hazardous chemicals with advanced and high competitive technology.
The rapid changes in technology and complexity in operation generate high expectation with respect to quality of product and parallel maintaining high standards of safety and environment and overall sustainability to pace with global market, forces the management to have a day without any man, material or machine loss. Moreover, to comply stringent legislations like Factory Act, Gujarat Factory Rules, 1963, MSIHC Rules and Environment Protection Act and to follow the norms of Gujarat Pollution Control Board, these courses becomes essential. Apart from this when most of the industries have been following their business activities as per ISO:9002, ISO:14001 and ISO:45001, when technology is changed to recycle and recovery, all these issues are to be properly addressed at top managerial level which demands developments to have (1) well qualified Safety professionals and (2) Environment Engineers.
To fulfil the objectives, NEST established a separate Institute. NEST BD-76, which is affiliated to Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Gujarat and have started the course in Safety & Environment as put below:
a) Post Diploma in Industrial Safety (PDIS)
b) Post Diploma in Industrial Environment Technology & Management (PDIETM)
a) Post Diploma in Industrial Safety (PDIS) is a two-year part time evening course. This course provides comprehensive education of Industrial Safety which emphasis on academic as well as practical aspects. It is designed to provide in depth knowledge in industrial safety and health. It enables a candidate to acquire the knowledge which is required to mitigate industrial accidents. Candidates will be trained to prevent losses related to industrial hazards, techniques and procedures and for overall safety management which can contribute effectively to the safety function in an industrial establishment.
To enable a person to acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective necessary to contribute effectively to industrial safety function in a large /medium scale industrial establishment.
Statutory requirement as per Factory act makes the great need of Safety officers in various industries like Chemical plants, Pharmaceutical, Food processing, Textile, Paper industry, Power plants, Oil refineries, Cement Industry, Electrical equipment manufacturing industries, petrochemical industries, Engineering industries etc. There are service industries like Transportation, Tourism, Packaging, Logistics, Insurance, real estate etc. where also potential of recruitment as a Safety officer has increased.
b) Post Diploma in Industrial Environment Technology & Management (PDIETM) is a two-year part time evening course. This course focuses on providing the theoretical and practical knowledge for success in the ever-changing environmental technology field. The course combines the natural and social sciences in a truly interdisciplinary manner, providing a foundation for students to demonstrate their ability to identify and holistically resolve environmental and sustainability issues.
To develop an understanding of environmental and sustainability issues in general and related industrial sector in particular. It is a flare for environment management in the industrial sector. This course improves the awareness about environmental issues and remedial measures with a social aspect and helps to develop environment friendly policy instrument.
Statutory requirement as per Environmental Legislations makes the great need of Environmental engineers and sustainability experts in various industries like Chemical plants, Pharmaceutical, Food processing, Textile, Paper industry, Power plants, Oil refineries, Cement Industry, Electrical equipment manufacturing industries, petrochemical industries, Engineering industries etc.