23 Aug 2019 17:48 IST

IMT Nagpur, IMT CDL launch course in sustainable development

Online programme to cover topics such as water management, renewable energy and green economy

IMT CDL and IMT Nagpur launched the country’s first multidisciplinary online post-graduate certificate programme in sustainable development. The digital programme is introduced to provide an integrated domain knowledge of environmental sustainability, social responsibility and sustainable development.

This six-month post-graduate programme is aimed at a well-rounded know-how on the purpose, principles, goals and objectives of sustainability. Programme offers a joint certification by IMT Nagpur and IMT CDL.

The programme will cover topics such as environmental issues, water management technologies, renewable energy, sanitation and health, fugitive emissions, green economy, ESG framework and UN’s 2030 agenda.

Executives, policy-makers, advisory functionaries and municipal and district officials engaged and associated with the CSR, sustainability and environment development and management will benefit from this course.

Improves quality of life

Vikas Aggarwal, CEO, IMT CDL, said, “We are immensely proud to pioneer the launch of an essential programme in the space of environment and sustainability. Essentially, sustainability is a paradigm for imagining a bright future where environmental, social and economic considerations are balanced in the pursuit of improved quality of life. Thorough education on this key topic will help us produce professionals who can learn about the global framework and conventions related to key areas of sustainable development. Our proposition is an initiative to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

Admission process includes 300 to 400 words Statement of Purpose to understand their eligibility level. The first batch is to commence from September.

There are four modules that will educate students on — environment science technology and management, strategising CSR, sustainability and sustainable development governance and reporting, and capacity building for sustainable development imperatives. Students will be required to perform a project based on a real-life application which will be provided basis their respective subject.

The course would virtual instructor-led trainings (V-ILT) to working professionals who may not be able to attend classroom sessions.