Short Term Programmes 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 10 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 2018-19

Last Date for Receipt of Completed Form at the Institute by Post and in Person

January 27, 2018

Personal Interview

March 12, 2018

Announcement of Selection on TISS Website March 29, 2018
Commencement of Academic Session 2018-19
June 4, 2018
SEMESTER - I
Classroom Sessions and Field Work June 7 to September 19, 2018
Study Leave September 20 to September 26, 2018
Examination September 27 to October 17, 2018
Vacation October 18 to November 14, 2018
SEMESTER - II
Classroom Sessions and Internship
November 15, 2018 to February 28, 2019
Study Leave March 1 to 16, 2019
Examination March 18 to April 2, 2019

 

**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

9

Core Courses

26

Fieldwork / Internship

6

Total

41

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester Course Code Course Title Credits
 Foundation Courses
I FC Foundation Courses      6
  FC

Research Methodology       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          FC  Elective foundation Course       2
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
MDM35 Internship I      4
Total   41

 

*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 (Non-reimbursable)

4,000

-

4000

Identity Card

300

-

300

Library

1,000

-

1,000

Library Deposit (Refundable)

1,000

-

1,000

Internship Expenses (Reimbursable)

-

4,000

4000

Convocation Charges

 

2,000

2,000

Development Fund

4000

4000

8000

Computer Infrastructure Use

           1000

1000

2000

Lab Expenses

3,000

3,000

6,000

Students Medical Insurance Premium

1,500

-

1,500

Medical Examination Fee

100

           100

Students' Union Fund

500

          500         1,000

Caution (Refundable)

5,000

-

5,000

Sub Total

21,400

14,500

35900

 

TOTAL

34200

27300

61,500

*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. 34,200/-

Total of Second Semester Fees = Rs. 27,300/-

 
 

*The Fees Structure of programme is under revision.

 

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