School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
Centre: Centre for Disaster Practice
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.
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:
Fieldwork / Internship
Concentration (Any One)
Disasters and Development
Concentration I: Remote Sensing and GIS (Geo-Informatics)
* Concentrations will be offered subject to availability of faculty resources and student strength.
Present Course Structure and Options for Exit-Entry Programmes
No. of Courses
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