Ahmedabad, Nove 10 (UNI) College of Fire Technology (CFT), the country's only institute to offer degree course in the field of fire-safety and disaster management recently renamed its 3 year degree course as B Sc(Fire&Safety) after availing permission from Gujarat University.
The change of name will provide wide spectrum to students for further opportunities in the field of fire, safety and disaster management, a CFT release said here today.
The students who have passed 12th standered with science with minimum 50 % marks are eligible for this course. CFT also has a 1 year ITI Firemen and Safety&Security course conducted by GCVT.
CFT is the only institute in the country to get ISO 9001:2000 certification.
The students have also an opportunity to pursue further studies in Fire Technology area. For this, CFT has tied up with University of Leeds, UK, where the students can get admission and obtain M Sc (Fire) degree. It has also affiliation with world's leading Institution of Fire Engineers, UK and National Fire Protection Association, USA.
The college has 416 students enrolled in Year 2007-08 in discipline of Fire, Safety&Security. The campus is equipped with state of the art laboratory, equipment and also has hostel and transportation facility.
The CFT, known for its high no of placements of students in Fire and Safety area, recently awarded a contract to provide fire&safety training to Petroleum Development of Oman through Oman based Alsafa Environmental&Technical Services LLC Oman, an associate organisation of College of Fire Technology in Oman. The contract is for 7 years and CFT will provide all round training of fire&safety to PDO.
This necessitates availability of large number of trained and dedicated Fire and Safety personals at all levels. As is the case with every growing sector, the sector of Fire&safety also has a shortage of skilled personnel, the release added.
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