As the Indian industrial sector grows, so do its health, safety, and environmental challenges. The sector needs qualified and trained professionals that hold expertise in managing health and safety issues, can establish optimal standard operating procedures, and carry out safe work practices across departments.

The PGP HSEM program trains and prepares you for a stellar career in the ecosystem by enhancing your knowledge of safety, health, and environment for various sectors. The program extensively focuses on improving your business acumen and understanding of the challenges, along with training you on cutting-edge tools and techniques to tackle health issues, safe handling of machinery and materials, and safe work practices.

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What You'll Learn

Discover what this program has in store for you.

  • Learn how to manage the health, safety, and environmental aspects with knowledge and expertise in health issues, safe handling of materials and machinery, and safe work practices.
  • Gain domain expertise in areas like Construction Safety, Safety Management, Safety Legislation, Occupational Health, Environmental Management, and Industrial Safety.
  • Enhance communication skills and knowledge of latest trends like data analysis for safety management.

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Program at a Glance

Spread across two exciting semesters, the PGP HSEM program aims to develop qualified and trained professionals to manage safety, health and environment issues in developmental and operating projects with an array of competencies.


Domain-specific courses

The PGP HSEM program comprises domain-specific courses on Construction Safety, Safety Management, Safety Legislation, Occupational Health, Environmental Management and Industrial Safety to develop sufficient knowledge of students to serve in the health, safety, and environment domain.


A host of pedagogical approaches, such as case studies, lectures, group, and individual exercises, etc., enrich the program delivery. Site visits are organized as and when required. Every student will also have the chance to complete a project that is associated with the health, safety, and environmental management domain.

Hyderabad Campus

Nestled away in the green burrows of Shamirpet, our vibrant Hyderabad campus offers an irresistible academic experience for the discerning learner.

Duration: One year full time


Semester 1

The first semester courses provide basic and fundamental knowledge in health safety management, engineering controls, legislation, occupational health, and construction safety.

This semester also offers a course on managerial communication to improve communication skills. The learners will also get an opportunity to select a MOOC course as per their choice of interest.

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  • HSE Management

    Lean on how to organize, direct, and monitoring for safety

  • Safety Engineering-I

    Know the techniques to minimize injury through various engineering controls for various engineering activities.

  • Safety in Construction Industry

    Understand the techniques used in the construction industries to improve safety

  • HSE Legislations

    Familiarize the rules, regulations, and legislations in the health, safety, and environmental arenas.

  • Industrial Hygiene and Occupational health

    Gain knowledge on physical hazards and occupational health and toxicology of an industrial context.

  • Data Analysis for Safety Management

    Learn the basics of research methodology, and the sampling methods used in research methodology.

  • Managerial Communication

    Improve managerial decision-making and analytical problem-solving abilities to resolve workplace communication-related issues.

Semester 2

Courses in the second semester focus on advanced levels of safety interventions, safety in various industries, quality control, and environmental and ergonomics aspects of safety.

The project work in the health, safety, and environmental management domain allows the learners to demonstrate their problem-solving skills through the completion of the project.

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  • Safety Engineering-II

    Understand the various safety measures applied to various engineering industries.

  • Quality Control in Occupational Health and Safety

    Deal with quality control techniques for improving safety practices

  • Environmental Management

    Gain knowledge to develop, implement, monitor, and maintain environmental strategies, policies, programs and systems that promote sustainable development

  • Safety in Chemical Industry

    Learn the safety in process design and pressure system design, know about the plant commissioning and inspection procedures and learn the activities involved in plant maintenance, modification and emergency planning.

  • Fire Engineering and Electrical Safety

    Get inputs on physics and chemistry of fire, impart knowledge on fire prevention and protection, industrial fire protection system, and the concepts and statutory requirements of electrical safety.

  • Human Factors & Ergonomics

    Know the applications of ergonomic principles and physiology of workers, elements of man-machine interaction to enhance workplace safety, human behavior and perception to create and promote a safe working culture.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse group of learners who are passionate about making
workplaces healthier and improving business performance.

  • 21–22

    Average age

  • 6-7

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 24

    Average Credits Per Semester


Our leader

Prof. Vishnu Namboodiri V, Program Director, PGP HSEM

An Assistant Professor at NICMAR, Hyderabad, Prof. Vishnu Namboodiri V brings with him a vibrant experience of four years in the field of energy. His research interests lie in energy systems and their optimization for built environment. With an M.Tech in Energy Systems Analysis, Prof. Vishnu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Renewable Energy from IIT, Delhi. He has pursued Design from Government Engineering College, Kerala and has done B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from SCAD CET (Anna University, Chennai).

Prof. Vishnu has significantly contributed to Materials for Energy Applications through numerous publications in international journals. His area of research interest is related to energy systems and their optimization for building environments.

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Admission and Degree Requirements

  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with minimum 50% aggregate marks from a recognized Institution / University are eligible. Final year Graduating students can also apply.
  • Students currently in their final year of undergraduate studies can also apply, however, they must have completed their graduation prior to the commencement of the program.
  • Prospective candidates should visit NICMAR’s website and fill out the application. Applications are screened and admissibility is framed based on the documents submitted.
  • Eligible candidates are invited to appear for the election procedure, which includes NICMAR Common Admission Test (NCAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Assessment of Application.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

Safety officer Safety engineer
Safety consultant Risk assessor


  • How are the placement prospects of the PGP HSEM program?

    We’re proud of the industry connections that we’ve built and nurtured over the last 30 years, which has allowed us to invite only the best and most sought-after recruiters for our students. In fact, every year, we are visited by over 200 companies for on-campus placements. You can rest assured that you will be given top-notch placement assistance during the course of your final semester.

  • What kind of financial aid can you help with?

    We’ve tied up with India’s leading banks and financial institutions for you to get education loans with utmost ease. These institutions include HDFC Credila, ICICI Bank, Saraswat Co-op Bank, Bank of Baroda, Credenc, Union Bank of India, Avanse and many others.

  • Is there any compulsory subject I need to take in graduation to be eligible for PGP HSEM?

    Absolutely not! Students from any stream and with any choice of subjects can apply for PGP HSEM.

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