School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
Centre: Centre for Disaster Management
Medium of Instruction: English
This program is being offered to students only from the SAARC region. The final selection will be made through written exams and personal interviews.
Preference will be given to candidates from disaster affected communities or candidates working with organisation working in disaster affected communities. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three 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 recognized university, in Arts/ Commerce/ Medicine/ Law / Nursing/ Sciences/ Engineering with a minimum average of 50 percent of marks. (40 percent for Scheduled Castes [SCs] and Scheduled Tribes [STs]).
Mode of conducting:
The Diploma Programme is spread over 2 semesters i.e from June to April. Of this the students will initially spend 2 weeks (after orientation by faculty over skype) with a pre-designated organization as part of Fieldwork I, followed by 8 weeks of course work in TISS,Mumbai. After 8 weeks of course work, students will go back to their respective organisation to work on 6 weeks of Internship I and 12 weeks of internship II.
The above modality is designed to specially facilitate professionals working with disaster affected communities to participate in the programme. Working professionals can continue to work while working on their internship I and II and thus would need only to take a 8-9 weeks break from their organization to complete the course work in Mumbai.
Students are encouraged to seek partial or full sponsorship from in-country organizations/ employers and thus continue working in the community with which the organisation is already engaging with. Similarly, organisations can also nominate and sponsor individuals to apply for this course.
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Academic Calendar 2018-19
Will announce soon
March 15, 2018
April 13, 2018
May 1, 2018
May 21 to June 3, 2018
**Note: Deputed candidates working in the field of disaster management could choose to be placed for internship in their parent organization.
The emerging discipline of disaster studies is largely shaped by perspectives and debates in the humanitarian sector including both practice and research. Though the focus has been gradually shifting from relief and response to long term recovery and disaster risk reduction, very few academic programmes address the long term recovery dimensions extensively. Thus there is a dearth of trained professional who could examine, conceptualize and deliver the key recovery interventions that is comprehensive and context specific. Economic, Housing and Livelihood recovery are key component of disaster recovery among others and are among the upcoming sectors in the context of disasters, where lots remain unexplored and untouched.
The current diploma programme emerges from the above identified gap. A diploma programme which equips young graduates, from disaster hit communities, with appropriate inputs to be able to examine, conceptualize and deliver on Livelihood and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives among the disaster affected communities locally and internationally.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
* 1 credit = 15 hours of contact classes/37 hours of field work/internship
Research and Research Based Writing Courses
Note: *The course structure and content under revision.
*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. 37,700/-
Total of Second Semester Fees = Rs. 30,300/-
For students from SAARC region (excluding India)
Total of First Semester Fees and Deposits = Rs. 63,490/-
Total of Second Semester Fees = Rs. 39,390/-
Note: Due to unavoidable circumstances, the institute reserves rights to suspend and amend/change/alter the program structure at short notice.
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