Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions

Post Graduate Diploma In Disaster Management

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

Centre: Centre for Disaster Management


Intake: 10

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 5 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

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IMPORTANT DATES

Academic Calendar 2019-20

Last Date of admission of application form
Will be announced shortly
Displaying the list of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview
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Interview Date : Skype interview for outstation candidates  
Interview Date : Personal interview at TISS campus for local candidates (Mumbai and Pune)
 
Declaration of Selection list with waiting list (On TISS Website)
 
Last date for completing admission procedure for selected candidates
 
Date of Commencement of program
 
First Contact program / I Semester Classes
 
First Semester exam and second contact program / II Semester
 

 

**Note: Deputed candidates working in the field of disaster management could choose to be placed for internship in their parent organization.

Description of the Programme:

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 Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management, offered by the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, aims at enhancing knowledge, capacities and skills, and perspective on disasters. While enabling an understanding of disasters from the vantage point of science and technology in prediction, mitigation and response, the programme will also foster a critical appreciation of current approaches to disaster risk reduction, response and recovery. It will seek to locate these approaches within the framework of an understanding of questions of development especially in the era of globalization, social, economic and environmental justice, state and civil society dynamics, and conflicts of different kinds.

 

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

4

Core Courses

30

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

4

Fieldwork / Internship (2+4 credits)

6

Total

44

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Courses (Common – Institute-wide)

4

MDM 01

Disasters, Hazards and Extreme Events

2

MDM 02

Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk

2

MDM 03

Ecosystems and Habitat

2

MDM 04

Policy, Institutions, Governance and Disaster Management

2

MDM 05

Research Methodology I

2

MDM 06

Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS

2

MDM 09

Emergency Response and Management

2

MDM 36

Field Work

2

 

Group Lab Sessions/ Simulation Exercises

-

 

Research Tutorials

-



II



 

MDM 07

Disasters and Development

2

MDM 08

Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning

2

MDM 10

Disaster Recovery

2

MDM 11

Research Methodology II

2

MDM 12

Introduction to Conflict

2

MDM 13

Introduction to Public Health and Mental Health in Disasters

2

MDM 15

Introduction to Technologies for Disaster Management

2

MDM 17

Project Management in Disaster Context

2

CBCS

Elective Foundation

2

CBCS

Open Elective

2

MDM 37

Internship I

4
 

TOTAL CREDITS

44
   

 

*Subject to revision as per the new Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Framework

Fee Structure:

FEES AND DEPOSITS (In Rupees)

Semester

I

Semester

II

TOTAL

 

STATUTORY FEES

Tuition Fee

12,000

12,000

24,000

Examination Fees

800

800

1,600

Sub Total

12,800

12,800

25,600

 

OTHER CHARGES

Field Work Fess

4,000

-

4000

Identity Card

300

-

300

Library

1,000

-

1,000

Library Deposit (Refundable)

1,000

-

1,000

Internship Expenses

-

4,000

4000

Convocation Charges

 

2,000

2,000

Development Fund

8,000

8,000

16000

Computer Infrastructure Use

           1,000

1,000

2000

Lab Expenses

4,000

 

4,000

Students Medical Insurance Premium

1,500

-

1,500

Medical Examination Fee

100

           100

Student Competency Funds

-

5000  5000

Students' Union Fund

500

          500         1,000

Caution (Refundable)

10000

-

10,000

Sub Total

31,400

20,500

 

51,900

 

TOTAL

44,200

38,300

77,500

*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. 44,200/-

Total of Second Semester Fees = Rs. 33,300/-

1. Insurance will be subject to different norms applicable for students.

2. The Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of the programme.

3. Field Work Charges and Internship Funds are non-refundable. Actual expenditure on the field and during the internship have to be met by the students.

4. Charges on Hostel and Dining Hall will be applicable if the services are availed based on the regulations and the fees applicable.