Short Term Programmes Admissions

Certificate Programme in Disaster Management (6 months)

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Management


Intake: 5

Eligibility

Medium of Instruction: English

Eligibility:

 

A Bachelor’s Degree (under 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 of formal education), in any discipline from a recognized university, with minimum aggregate marks of 50 per cent (40 percent for Scheduled Castes [SCs] and Scheduled Tribes [STs])

 
Candidates with demonstrated interest in working with people in disaster situation for a minimum of one year would be preferred. Sponsored candidates from organizations working in the area of disasters would be given special preference.


There are a total of 10 seats available in the programme, including and observing the reservation norms {Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PWD)} of the GOI and International students/ children of Indian workers in the Gulf and in South-East Asia. The reservation for OBC will be followed as per GoI directives.

Description

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Academic Calendar 2019-20

Notification for (2019-20) admission (Adv Schedule/website  display)   

 November 20, 2018
Information brochure with application form available on website

 November 23, 2018

Last Date of submission of application form

January 28, 2019

Displaying the list of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview  February 11, 2019
Interview Date : Skype interview for outstation candidates March 19,  2019
Interview Date : Personal Interview at TISS Campus for local candidates (Mumbai and Pune)
March 19, 2019
Declaration of Selection list with waiting list (On TISS Website) March 29, 2019
Last date for completing admission procedure for selected candidates
 April 30, 2019
Date of Commencement of program  June 10, 2019
First Contact program / I Semester Classes June 13 to September 20, 2019 (Tentative Dates)
First Semester exam and second contact program / II Semester September 27 to October 17, 2019 (Tentative Dates)

 

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Introduction and Rationale


Disaster management is emerging globally as a field of study that deals with an increasing range of risks and vulnerabilities that societies, nations, and communities have to understand and learn to cope with. The expansion of the scope of the term disaster beyond its original definition, referring solely to natural hazards, has made disaster studies an important aspect of the way we study the impact of shocks, of varied origin and types, on society and peoples. Even if the subject began originally mostly in the practitioner’s domain, it is now increasingly a field of study that combines theoretical perspectives and understanding with a range of skills and techniques that have become increasingly sophisticated.

For developing societies, disaster risk reduction is increasingly understood as an integral part of development, especially in the era of climate change, and the vulnerabilities of the poor and marginalized have come to be recognized as the key to understanding the disproportionate impact of disasters in the developing world. Especially in the developing world, disaster risk reduction, disaster response and post-disaster recovery need to be examined and evaluated from the perspectives of justice, equity and social inclusion. In India, disaster management as a field of systematic study and practice is still in its initial stages, providing tremendous scope for exploration, research and the evolution of appropriate techniques and best practices.

The Certificate Programme in Disaster Management, offered by the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, aims at providing a basic understanding of the various components of disaster management.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

7

Core Courses

14

Total

21

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Foundation Courses

I

FC

Foundation Courses

6

FC

Research Methodology

1

Core Courses

I

MDM1

Disasters, Hazards and Extreme Events

2

MDM2

Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk

2

MDM3

Ecosystems and Habitat

2

MDM4

Policy, Institutions, Governance and Disaster Management

2

MDM5

Research Methodology I

2

MDM6

Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS

2

MDM34

Field Work

2

Total

21

Fee Structure:

FEES STRUCTURE FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

 

FEES AND DEPOSITS (In Rupees)

Semester I

 

STATUTORY FEES

 

Tuition Fee 12,000
Examination Fees 800
Sub Total 12,800
                        OTHER CHARGES
Field Work Fess (Non-reimbursable) 4,000
Identity Card 300
Library 1,000
Library Deposit (Refundable) 1,000
Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) -
Convocation Charges
2,000
Development Fund 4,000
Computer Infrastructure Use 1,000
Lab Expenses 2,000
Students Medical Insurance Premium 1,500
Medical Examination Fee 100
Students' Union Fund 500
Caution (Refundable) 2,500
Sub Total 19,900
TOTAL 32,700

*Insurance will be subject to different norms for working students

* Excluding the charges for the hostel facilities, if available and availed of.

   

Total of First Semester Fees and Deposits = Rs. 32,700/-

 

 

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