Career Courses in Disaster Management : : Importance of Disaster Management
In the field of Disaster Management following Courses are offered :
M.A / M.Sc in Disaster Management :
I. The Master’s Program in Disaster Management offered by the Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, AIMS at enhancing Knowledge, Capacities and Skills, and Perspective on Disasters. While enabling an understanding of disaster from scientific point of view and technology in the Prediction, Mitigation and Response, the program also foster a critical and reflective appreciation of current debates in disaster management within the framework of social and environmental justice, state and civil society dynamics, development, conflict and displacement, and globalisation.
Spread over four semesters, this Master’s Program is a pioneering initiative within the country and has certain unique features which will enable mid – career professionals to combine their work with study. Research is a compulsory component of this program. The Program also has a multi level entry/exit option where student coming for a semester can obtain certificate in Disaster Management on completion of the stipulated requirements. Students who wish to continue through the next semester would obtain a Diploma. Alternately, a student on completion of the Certificate program could come back after a break ( not exceeding five years from the date of completion of the Certificate Program ), and join in for the second semester. In order to obtain the Master’s degree a student can complete the four semesters without a break or in an incremental manner after the credits required for a Diploma.
II. Certificate Program in Disaster Management.
III. Post Graduate Diploma Program in Disaster Management.
IV. National Institute of Disaster Management ( NIDM )’s Online course in disaster Management.
Institutes/Universities offering Courses in Disaster Management are :
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai- M.A/M.Sc in Disaster Management,
- IGNOU www.ignou.ac.in.
University of North Bengal,
P.O. North Bengal University,
District, Darjeeling – 734 430,
- International Centre of Madras University,
University of Madras,
Chennai – 600 005.
www.unom.ac.in/ icom– offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management.
- Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Tadong.Gangtok, Sikkim in association with the following address :
Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment,
A-15, Paryavaran Complex,
Maidan Garhi Marg,
New Delhi – 110 030.
- Offers Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management www.sikkimmanipal.net, www.ecology.edu/iiee/ courses
- Disaster Management Institute ( DMI ),
E – 5 Paryavaran Parisar,
Bhopal – 462 016,
Organises training for working managers and Government officials in the management of natural disasters. The author is Assistant Professor, Centre for Agrarian Studies & Disaster Mitigation ( CAS & DM ), National Institute of Rural Development ( NIRD ) Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030.