☺ To become a Centre of Excellence in Safety and Fire Engineering through advanced research, training and consultancy
☺ To provide quality education and to prepare nationally and internationally competitive undergraduate and postgraduate students for a successful career in safety, occupational health, environmental management and fire protection engineering.
☺ To promote research in the field of safety, occupational health, environmental management and fire protection engineering for improving safety and fire engineering practices.
☺ To encourage students for advanced study and research and to improve the safety standards of the society and the nation at large.
The B.Tech. course in Safety and Fire Engineering, when started in the year 1996 at Cochin University of Science and Technology, was the first of its kind in the country and has gained wide acceptance across the globe in the industry, academia and gvernment services.
The B. Tech degree course was started with an annual intake of 30 and later, in 2012, it was increased to 60. In the year 2014, the Division started M.Tech. programme in Industrial Safety with specialization in HSE management.
Apart from the UG and PG programmes, the Division offers Ph. D. programmes in the frontier areas of safety and fire engineering as well. There are five approved research guides in the Division and the award of research projects funded by several organizations like DST, KSCSTE, AICTE, etc. is a proof of the research potential of the Division. Till 2015, the Division has produced 12 Ph. Ds.; published 160 papers in international/national journals and conferences; and 23 research scholars are at different stages of their research works.
The Division is also active in providing consultancy services in the areas of safety auditing, risk assessment, structural scrutiny of buildings, strength assessment of fire damaged buildings, ergonomics, environmental impact assessment, etc.. Above 90% of our passing out students are placed in reputed companies through campus recruitment. Our alumni are working in reputed organizations in India and abroad- DRDO, ISRO, IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, Reliance Petroleum, British Safety Council, American Bureau of Shipping(ABS), USA Environmental department, Cummins, etc. , to name a few.