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Certificate Programme in Disaster Management (6 months)

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Management

Intake: 10

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

Intake : 10 (Including GOI Reservation)

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

 

Academic Calendar 2022-23

Last Date of submission of application form (Online)

July 5, 2024

Interview (Online) July 15, 2024
Announcement of selection on TISS website July 19, 2024
Last Day for Fee Payment  --
Date of Commencement of program August 5, 2024

 

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.

 

Medium of Instruction: English

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

4

Core Courses

16

Field Work

2

Total

22

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Semester

Course

Code

Course Title

Credits

Foundation Courses

 

 

 

 

 

I

FC

Foundation Courses

4

MDM501

Earth System Science and Hazards

2

MDM502

Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk

2

MDM503

Introduction to Ecosystem, Habitat and

Sustainability

2

MDM504

Policy, Institutions, Governance and Disaster

Management

2

MDM505

Research Methodology I

2

MDM506

Concepts and Advances in Geospatial Technologies

4

MDM509

Emergency Response and Management

2

MDM533

Field Work

2

 

Group Lab Sessions/Simulation Exercises

(compulsory non credited)

 
 

Research Tutorial

 

Total Credits

22

Fee Structure:

FEES STRUCTURE FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

Components

Semester

I

FEE

Tuition Fee

16,000

Examination Fee

1,000

Fieldwork

3,000

 

CHARGES

IT Charges

2,000

Library Charges

1,500

Other Charges (ID Card, Convocation & Misc.)

2,500

 

 

 

FUNDS

Students’ Competency Fund

3,500

Lab/Studio Fund

6,000

Development Fund

10,000

Students’ Union Fund

500

Alumni Fund

500

Health Care Fund

2,000

DEPOSITS

Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate)

10,000

Total Course Fee

58,500

 

Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:

 

OTHERS CHARGES

Dining Hall (Advance) Charges

20,000

Hostel & Electricity Charges

18,000

 

Total Charges

38,000


Notes:

1. Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary