Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) Admissions

IFRC-TISS Programme in Disaster Management

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Management

Intake: 50


Qualification: Applicants should have Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made. Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they can demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.


Minimum work experience required for the course) Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Ability to work on computer with reasonable level of access to the Internet


Duration of Course : 1 year online course

Medium of Instruction: English


"NOTE: All students who have sought deferments in the past batches are requested to contact the ifrc-tiss team at: before 31st December, 2023.

All concerned are being notified that the Certificate in Disaster Management will no longer be available after December 2023."

Globally, disasters are on the increase, impacting communities and nations with grave social and economic consequences and threatening the survival, dignity and livelihoods of the vulnerable sections of their populations. Shifting socio-economic situations, unplanned urbanisation, environmental degradation, climate variability and change, geological hazards, competition for scarce natural resources, and the threat of epidemics are factors that compound the impact of disasters. Disasters increasingly impact the global economy and the sustainable development of developing countries. Organisations like The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other humanitarian actors are tremendously proficient at mounting immediate response interventions. There is a growing need to bring together the wealth of practical disaster response experience and knowledge of the IFRC and other humanitarian actors and the academic community like Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to address humanitarian response in a holistic and integrated manner.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) have established an on-line Certificate Course on Disaster Management. This initiative is in line with IFRC’s Strategy 2030 which places “communities at the very centre of change”. The IFRC Strategy 2030 Goal 1 to “continue to strengthen our ability to reduce risk, take early action, and respond to crises by building strong local response and preparedness capacity alongside complementary international support mechanisms” and TISS's commitment to excellence in disaster management education are essential cruxes of the Programme. This course positions the IFRC with TISS in an innovative partnership to collaborate in evolving new areas in the realm of Disaster Management. This course, while leveraging the decades of experience, inherent strength and uniqueness of the IFRC in disaster response, will enhance the knowledge and capacities of highly qualified and motivated Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers and new humanitarian professionals, resulting in more professional support to building sustainable and resilient communities and nations. This online DM certificate course is designed to address the existing practice-knowledge gaps by developing humanitarian professionals with the right blend of academic and practical approaches to reduce vulnerabilities and risks to hazards while developing ways of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.





Notification for (2022-23) admission (Adv schedule/website display) 01-09-2022  
Application Process (Online) 01-09-2022  
Last date of submission of application form 25-11-2022  
Last Date for Submission of
Bursary Application form
Written Test and Selection Schedule Dates NA NA
Declaration of Selection Candidates with waiting list (On TISS website) 13-06-2022 28-11-2022
Last date for completing admission procedure for selected candidates 20-06-2022 05-12-2022
Last Day for Fee Payment TBC TBC
Commencement of program 05-12-2022  
First Semester Contact Classes - -
First Semester Examination - -
Second Semester Contact Classes    
Second semester exam and viva voce    
Conclusion of Program 04-12-2022  



For more details about admission, write to Tata Institute of Social Science at or call +91 9784716030 (10.30 a.m-6:00 p.m IST)


  1. Please note that the last date for submission of the application form is 25 November , 2022 2359 hrs (GMT +05:30).
  2. Please note that if you are applying for bursary, the last date for bursary application is 31 October, 2022 2359 hrs (GMT +05:30)