Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
Have you passed 12th standard? Do you want to become a sanitary inspector? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of Diploma in Sanitary Inspector course. This program is also known as DSI or SI Diploma course.
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- Name of the course: DSI (Diploma in Sanitary Inspector)
- Type of course: Diploma
- Duration: 1 year
- Minimum qualification required: Passed 12th standard (any stream) from a recognized board
If you are interested in a short-term allied healthcare course, DSI program will be of help to you. Come, let us take a close look at the domain of sanitary inspection. What is sanitary inspection all about? What is it like to work in this field? You will find answers to these questions in the next section. Let us begin –
Sanitary Inspection: Basic Details
This domain deals with aspects such as – health and sanitisation problems, preventive health, family welfare, environmental conditions, common diseases etc. Sanitary standards play an important role in our day to day lives. At home, we make sure that sanitary standards are always met and maintained. For example – at home, we wash the floor regularly, we take care of waste disposal each day, we ensure that the rooms are pest-free, we ensure that food-waste is taken care of. In short, we personally ensure that sanitary standards are observed and maintained at home. But what about public places, healthcare centers, public establishments etc? What about railway stations, airports, bus stands, office spaces, public parks etc? This is where trained sanitary inspectors, professionals and workers come handy. It is a well known fact that government hires sanitary workers to take care of the sanitary standards of public spaces and establishments. These workers function under the supervision of trained and skilled sanitary inspectors. Let us consider an example – a railway station. Hundreds of thousands of travelers visit a railway station each day. Hundreds of trains arrive and leave daily. Naturally, the station generates huge amount of waste (food, plastic, paper etc). Railway stations do have toilets, waste disposal cans and waste-management mechanisms. In addition to that, they also have sanitary workers who make sure that sanitary standards are maintained at the station and its premises. They also have sanitary workers aboard the train. These sanitary workers take care of tasks such as – sweeping the platforms clean, waste collection and disposal, seeking feedback from travelers, keeping the coach clean etc. They work under the supervision of sanitary inspectors. A sanitary inspector is responsible for seeing to it that the sanitary guidelines are being followed at the station and its premises. He/she must make sure that the station and its premises pose no threat to the passengers and visitors (due to sub-standard sanitary standards). This is just an example of a railway station. Sanitary inspectors are hired by other establishments such as – airports, municipal corporations, banks, commercial buildings, hotels, resorts etc.
Diploma in Sanitary Inspector: Basic Details
It is a diploma certificate course. The program is also known as DSI or SI Diploma course. It is a paramedical course. The program caters to the needs of allied healthcare sector. The program trains students and turns them into skilled sanitary inspectors. The course is one year long. Students who have passed 12th class are eligible to pursue this course. The program deals with topics such as – health and diseases, sanitary problems, sanitary standards, family welfare, environmental conditions etc. Come, let us take a close look at the course-details. Here it is –
Type of course
As the name suggests, it is a diploma certificate program. It is a paramedical course.
The course is one year long.
Candidates who have passed 12th standard (any stream) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course.
Here are some of the popular subjects present in DSI course –
- Nutrition and health
- Health and diseases
- Environmental Science
- Disease prevention and control
- Family welfare
- Communicable and non-communicable diseases
- Sanitary problems and standards
The following centers of All India Institute of Local Self-Government are known to offer DSI course –
- Navi Mumbai
- New Delhi
Tuition fees may vary from one college to another. It depends upon factors such as – type of college, scholarship status of the candidate, location of the college etc. On an average, government colleges may charge anywhere between 2-5K INR per year. On the other hand, private colleges may charge anywhere between 20-50K INR per year (average).
Admission process may vary from one college to another. Three main modes of admission are as follows – merit based admission process, direct admission process and donation based admission process.
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If you want to get into a good private college or government college, you must crack relevant entrance examination or selection test. This process is known as merit based admission process. Some private colleges, which have access to a large number of vacant seats, usually conduct direct admission process (first come, first served basis). Some other private colleges are known to carry out donation based admission process.
Some of the main recruiters are –
- Relavant Government bodies
- Municipal corporations
- Railway stations
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