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Bengaluru, March 25 (IANS) International Institute of Industrial Safety Management (IIISM) on Thursday emerged as the first college in Karnataka to be recognised by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) for offering an industrial safety course.
VTU incharge vice chancellor and registrar H. G. Shekharappa handed over Karnataka Labour Department's approval to IIISM.
"Aim of the two semester course is to minimise the possibility of risks, accidents and injuries by the implementation of varied techniques of risk and safety management systems and also to create employments for engineering graduates," said an official statement.
According to the statement, Regional Labour Institute (RLI) in Chennai with limited seats is the nearest college offering industrial safety course to Karnataka students until now and with its emergence and recognition, IIISM aims to bridge the gap. (IANS)