M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management)

Location: Mumbai

School: Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies


Intake: 40

Eligibility

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 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 recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 02, 2018 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 29, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

Description

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The Master of Arts / Master of Sciences (Disaster Management), offered by the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (JTSDS), 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 also fosters a critical appreciation of current approaches to disaster risk reduction, response and recovery.

It seeks to locate these approaches within the framework of an understanding of questions of development in the 21st century, challenges related to globalisation, social, economic and environmental justice, state and civil society dynamics. The programme flows from foundation and perspective courses to thematic and skill related courses. The programme endeavours to cultivate appropriate values, a strong multidisciplinary knowledge base and skills essential for intervention in disasters and their prevention.

The students will select one of the 3 specialisations based on specific norms and criteria: 1.Disaster Policy and Action, 2. Disasters and Development 3. Technologies for Disaster Management. This two-year programme includes intensive contact classes, together with supervised fieldwork and internships. A master’s level research dissertation is a compulsory component of the programme. The Institute offers a choice based curriculum where the students are free to choose courses of eight credits from any School or Centre from the Institutes. It also offers a multi-level entry–exit option where a student coming for the master’s degree can obtain a Certificate in Disaster Management on completion of the stipulated requirements in the first semester. Students who wish to continue through with the next semester would obtain a Diploma towards the end of the first year, and the Master’s degree towards the end of two years.

Alternately, a Master’s student on completion of the Certificate/Diploma programme could come back after a break (not exceeding 5 years from the date of admission to the programme), and join in for the second / third semester and complete the masters programme. As an emerging field, the need for qualified personnel within disaster management is high. Students who graduate with this degree will find opportunities in the disaster risk reduction and management sectors, and allied developmental sectors, in government and non-government organisations and consultancy firms. They could also go on to pursue research, training and teaching careers in disaster studies and allied areas.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Courses

Credits

Foundation Courses

7

Core Courses

36

Fieldwork / Internship

12

Concentration (Any One)

6

Research Dissertation

8

Total

69

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse No .Course TitleCredit

 
FC Foundation Courses 6
  Philosophy of Research 1
                                             Core Courses
       I MDM1 Disasters, Hazards and Extreme Events 2
MDM2 Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk 2
MDM3 Ecosystems and Habitat 2
MDM4 Policy, Institutions, Governance and Disaster Management 2
MDM5 Research Methodology I 2
MDM6 Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS 2
MDM34 Field Work 2
II        MDM7

Disasters and Development

2
MDM8 Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning 2
MDM9 Emergency Response and Management 2
MDM10 Disaster Recovery 2
MDM11 Research Methodology II 2
MDM12 Introduction to Conflict 2
MDM13 Introduction to Public Health and Mental Health in Disasters 2
CBCS Elective Foundation --Ethics of intervention in Disasters Management (student can choose from any school / Centre ) 2
CBCS Open Elective -GIS for Social Sciences (students can choose from any school /centre) 2
MDM35 Internship I 4
III MDM14 Economics of Disasters and Disaster Finance 2
  MDM15 Technical Skills* 2
  MDM16 Transboundary Governance and Humanitarian Action* 2
  MDM17 Project Management in Disaster Context* 2
    Disciplinary elective Course 1st & 2 4
  MDM36 Internship II 6
IV MDM37 Research Dissertation 8
    Disciplinary Elective Course 3rd 2
    Optional Block Internship --
                                                 Concentration Courses** (Disciplinary Elective Course)
  

                                                 Concentration I: Remote Sensing and GIS (Geo-Informatics)

 
III  MDM19 Digital Image Processing and Image Interpretation Techniques 2
 MDM 20 Remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Studies 2
IV  MDM21 Geoinformatics in Disaster Management 2
                                           Concentration II: Conflicts, Peace and Development  
III  MDM22 Conflicts and Conflict Analysis 2
MDM23 Conflicts and Humanitarian Crisis 2
IV  MDM24 Self Study: Conflicts, Peace and Development 2
                                             Concentration III: Psychosocial Health in Disaster Management  
III  MDM25 Mental Health Theory for Disaster Management 2
  MDM26 Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services in Disasters: Approaches and Interventions 2
IV MDM27 Self Study: Mental Health and Disaster 2
                                               Concentration IV: Disaster Logistics 
III MDM28 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and Disaster Logistics 2
  MDM29 Strategic Planning and Distribution Networks in Disasters: Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management 2
IV  MDM30 Self Study: Humanitarian Logistics 2
                                             Concentration V: Public Health and Disaster Management  
III  MDM31 Public Health Planning and Management for Disasters I 2
  MDM32 Public Health Planning and Management for Disasters II 2
IV  MDM33 Self-Study: Public Health and Disaster Management 2

 

* Concentrations will be offered subject to availability of faculty resources and student strength.

Present Course Structure and Options for Exit-Entry Programmes

Semesters

Certificate

Diploma

Masters

 

No. of Courses

Total Credits

No. of Courses

Total Credits

No. of Courses

Total Credits

I

9

21

9

21

9

21

II

--

--

8

18

8

18

III

--

--

--

--

7

20

IV

--

--

--

--

2

10

Total

9

21

17

39

26

69

Fee Structure:

 

Components DM
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES



Field Work Charges 4000 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 1000 1000  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 12000 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 4000 4000 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 50200 27300 20800 16300
Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300
*Details under School        

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

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