Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions


Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Management

Intake: 50


At least a Second-Class Bachelor's Degree or the overseas equivalent


The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Certificate in Disaster Management (DM) provides an online learning platform with a blend of academic excellence and practical experiences.


About the Course


A one-year programme to help you bridge the knowledge-practice gap in disaster management. Specially designed for working professionals. Extensive theoretical models in Development and Disasters, GIS, Disaster Response and Recovery, Humanitarian Laws, Principles and Standard, and Disaster Risk Reduction. Interactive programme team to guide you through assignments, and faculty supervisors to guide youthrough a research paper.


Course Objectives


This Certificate in Disaster Management is designed to impart domain knowledge, values, capacities and skills to:


  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response
  • Understand and appreciate the specific contributions of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement to the practice and conceptual understanding of disaster management and humanitarian response and their significance in the current context
  • Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising from the nexus between paradigm of development and disasters
  • Critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives
  • Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance in specific types of disasters and conflict situations
  • Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and
  • Respond to disaster risk reduction initiatives and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner.


Bi-annual in May and October


One year

Application Procedure

You can register and apply for the coming cohort online.




Cohort XVII starts on 16 th August, 2021

Deadline for application

Last date for Bursary application 15 th October, 2021 2359 IST (GMT +05:30 Hrs)

The last date for general applications is 15 th November, 2021 2359 IST (GMT +05:30 Hrs).


Cohort XIX: Announcement to be made next year.



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)