AICTE, IPA collaborate to offer plumbing education for engineering, architecture students

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Updated on Apr 21, 2022 11:21 IST

All educational institutions approved by the technical education regulator have received requests from IPA and AICTE to provide a plumbing (water and sanitation) programme to prepare students for their careers in the industry

AICTE, IPA sign pact to offer plumbing programmes

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has joined hands with the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA). The pact has been signed with an aim to introduce a course in plumbing in engineering and architecture institutions across India.

Four-credit course in Plumbing for students

Under this pact, students studying engineering, architecture, or interior designing, or graduates with a major degree in civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering, architecture, or interior designing, will be able to take a four-credit course in “Plumbing” (Water and Sanitation).

According to PTI, while signing the MoU, AICTE Chairman said, “There is a strong felt requirement of the plumbing curriculum in engineering and architecture curriculum as plumbing leads to the health of a building. The IPA and the AICTE have collaborated to create a 50-hour plumbing course that would be 80 percent theory and 20 percent practise.”

Plumbing Program to Prepare Students for Industry

All educational institutions approved by the technical education regulator have received requests from IPA and AICTE to provide a plumbing (water and sanitation) programme to prepare students for their careers in the industry

Through AICTE’s faculty development programmes, IPA will train institutional faculty to administer the plumbing course. Talking about the number of career opportunities available for candidates in the plumbing sector, Arora said,“This is a tremendous opportunity for the whole plumbing sector stakeholders since plumbing will become more organised and structured following this. One of IPA’s goals is to educate and instruct engineers, architects, and students in these fields on the characteristics of excellent and proper plumbing techniques.”

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