New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) today issued a notification to all varsities mentioning that the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) has initiated an Internship Scheme for the students and young professionals in the field of chemical safety and security. The details of the scheme are available on the website of NACWC.
As per reports, the NACWC has been set up under the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India to fulfil the obligations of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The CWC is an international disarmament treaty which prohibits the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and obligates the destruction of entire category of existing Chemical Weapons stockpiles from the globe.
The UGC release stated that the Internship Scheme of NACWC intends to provide short-term exposure to selected candidates with the National Authority as interns and encourage them to serve National Authority / Chemical Industry and further to train students / young professionals in the field of CWC thereby preventing the misuse of toxic chemicals and further to prepare trained workforce for the chemical facilities.
All universities are requested to motivate the students / young professionals to participate in the internship scheme and acquire knowledge in the field of chemical safety and security in their future professions and also to promote the above initiative among the students and display the Internship scheme on the college premises or campuses affiliated to the respective universities.