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First Indo-Israel training academy collaboration set up in Gurgaon, India to impart quality security education

Published on 23 August, 2010

The International College for Security Studies and Israeli College for Security and Investigations set up training academy in Gurgaon, India
The Israeli College for Security and Investigations facility

In a landmark development to enable the youth of India gain leadership positions in the fast growing Private Security Industry and to bring best practices of Security Intelligence and management to the industry and the nation, The International College for Security Studies (ICSS) and Israeli College for Security and Investigations (ICSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up of a Security Training and Intelligence college at New Delhi. Spread over 150 acres of lush green environs with best-in-class facilities, the ICSS academy will provide extensive training methodology and modules in all disciplines of Security Intelligence and management for young graduates, serving security professionals in the Government and Private Sectors, NCC C and NCC B certificate holders and youth at large.

The various programmes to be conducted at ICSS have been designed keeping in view the present and future demands of the industry and will hone the mental and physical skill, knowledge and endurance in simulated and life like situations to produce the best future ready professionals the Indian Security Industry has seen to date. According to a recent report released by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), the Private Security Industry in India is presently the country's largest tax payer and employs more than 55 lakh professionals. The industry is estimated at approximately Rupees 22,000 crore and has been consistently growing at over 25% every year over the past 5 - 7 years.

The ICSS will provide extensive training methodology and modules in all disciplines of security

Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen (Retd),N S Malik , PVSM, Chairman, ICSS said: "It is our proud privilege to bring to the industry and the country an academy that will impart quality training to the youth of India to occupy leadership position in the fast changing private security industry of today. Today's needs and demands necessitate skills that can diffuse and counter demanding real life situations posing danger to country's security as well as the security of critical industrial establishments and mankind alike. ICSS aims to equip the students with the latest aides to be able to protect the integrity and security of life and property in India as well as overseas. The extensive training methodology at ICSS will ensure that students go on to be the future Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and CEOs of respective entities and bring glory and honour to their organisations and the country.''

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ronen Erez, Director, Professsional Educational Department, ISCI said: "India and Israel have shared a deep cordial and bilateral relationship for so many centuries. The two nations also have similar cultural and social value systems. We are very happy to be in India at this point in time and have deep faith with the ICSS management. Together with ICSS, we are confident of providing the best-in-class security officers and managers to the Industry.''

Dr R S Nehra, Director, Placements, ICSS, said: "Israel is among the best in the world in the security training and intelligence domain and we are happy to collaborate with the best. Prospective students as well as serving professionals wanting to make a career in this dynamic industry will get the best-in-class training at the college. Our qualified faculty will be there to assist students and help them decide on the course they wish to pursue. Each course curriculum at the academy has been drawn from extensive research and development from the best in the world."

"The environment as well as facilities for training and skill enhancement at the academy will facilitate interactive learning between the student and the teaching fraternity, thereby leading to knowledge and enlightenment of young minds. The Industry, Corporate India and the world will ever be in need of qualified and certified security professionals and ICSS will effectively bridge this gap by providing quality trained manpower across all levels (from Security Guard and Security Supervisor to Security Manager to potential CEOs) for the Industry, the Corporate Sector and Security Agencies.''

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