M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management)

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Practice


Intake: 40

Eligibility

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

Description

The Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management), offered by the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (JTSDS), aims at enhancing knowledge, capacities and skills, and perspective on disasters. While enabling an understanding of disasters from the vantage point of science and technology in prediction, mitigation and response, the programme also fosters a critical appreciation of current approaches to disaster risk reduction, response and recovery.

It seeks to locate these approaches within the framework of an understanding of questions of development in the 21st century, challenges related to globalisation, social, economic and environmental justice, state and civil society dynamics. The programme flows from foundation and perspective courses to thematic and skill related courses. The programme endeavours to cultivate appropriate values, a strong multidisciplinary knowledge base and skills essential for intervention in disasters and their prevention.

Students will have opportunities to develop expertise in thematic areas of their choice such as peace and conflict, public health and development, remote sensing and GIS techniques, public health, mental health, and logistics and supply chain management. This two-year programme includes intensive contact classes, together with supervised fieldwork and internships. A master’s level research dissertation is a compulsory component of the programme. The Institute offers a choice based curriculum where the students are free to choose courses of eight credits from any School or Centre from the Institutes. It also offers a multi-level entry–exit option where a student coming for the master’s degree can obtain a Certificate in Disaster Management on completion of the stipulated requirements in the first semester. Students who wish to continue through with the next semester would obtain a Diploma towards the end of the first year, and the Master’s degree towards the end of two years.

Alternately, a Master’s student on completion of the Certificate/Diploma programme could come back after a break (not exceeding 5 years from the date of admission to the programme), and join in for the second / third semester and complete the masters programme. As an emerging field, the need for qualified personnel within disaster management is high. Students who graduate with this degree will find opportunities in the disaster risk reduction and management sectors, and allied developmental sectors, in government and non-government organisations and consultancy firms. They could also go on to pursue research, training and teaching careers in disaster studies and allied areas.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

7

Core Courses

36

Fieldwork / Internship

12

Concentration (Any One)

6

Research Dissertation

8

Total

69

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse TitleCredit
I Foundation Courses 6
  Research Methodology 1
  Core Courses
  Disasters, Hazards and Extreme Events 2
  Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk 2
  Ecosystems and Habitat 2
  Policy, Institutions, Governance and Disaster Management 2
  Research Methodology I 2
  Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS 2
  Field Work 2
II

Disasters and Development

2
  Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning 2
  Emergency Response and Management 2
  Disaster Recovery 2
  Research Methodology II 2
  Introduction to Conflict 2
  Introduction to Public Health and Mental Health in Disasters 2
  Internship I 4
III Economics of Disasters and Disaster Finance 2
  Technical Skills* 2
  Transboundary Governance and Humanitarian Action* 2
  Project Management in Disaster Context* 2
  Concentration Courses 1 & 2nd 4
  Internship II 6
IV Research Dissertation 8
  Concentration Course 3rd 2
  Elective (any course; any school) 2
  Optional Block Internship --
  Concentration Courses*  
 

Concentration I: Remote Sensing and GIS (Geo-Informatics)

 
III Digital Image Processing and Image Interpretation Techniques 2
Remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Studies 2
IV Geoinformatics in Disaster Management 2
  Concentration II: Conflicts, Peace and Development  
III Conflicts and Conflict Analysis 2
Conflicts and Humanitarian Crisis 2
IV Self Study: Conflicts, Peace and Development 2
  Concentration III: Psychosocial Health in Disaster Management  
III Mental Health Theory for Disaster Management 2
  Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services in Disasters: Approaches and Interventions 2
IV Self Study: Mental Health and Disaster 2
  Concentration IV: Disaster Logistics  
III Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and Disaster Logistics 2
  Strategic Planning and Distribution Networks in Disasters: Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management 2
IV Self Study: Humanitarian Logistics 2
  Concentration V: Public Health and Disaster Management  
III Public Health Planning and Management for Disasters I 2
  Public Health Planning and Management for Disasters II 2
IV Self-Study: Public Health and Disaster Management 2

 

* Concentrations will be offered subject to availability of faculty resources and student strength.

Present Course Structure and Options for Exit-Entry Programmes

Semesters

Certificate

Diploma

Masters

 

No. of Courses

Total Credits

No. of Courses

Total Credits

No. of Courses

Total Credits

I

9

21

9

21

9

21

II

--

--

8

18

8

18

III

--

--

--

--

7

20

IV

--

--

--

--

2

10

Total

9

21

17

39

26

69

Fee Structure:

Components DM
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 0 0 0
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 0 4000 4000 0
9 Lab Charges 12000 0 0 0
10 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
11 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
12 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
13 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 50200 26300 19800 16300
14 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
15 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 81200 57300 50800 47300

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.