PG Diploma in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
In Mumbai

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Important information

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Mumbai
  • Duration:
    1 Year

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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· Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university, with minimum aggregate marks of 50 per cent (40 percent for SCs and STs). Candidates with basic people skills and sensitivity towards mental health issues would be preferred. Candidates with graduate/ post-graduate degrees or those with demonstrated interest in working with people for a minimum of one year would be preferred.

Course programme

The diploma programme aims at providing a basic understanding of the various components of disaster management cycle. The students will be engaged at both, the theoretical and empirical level, and will understand the importance of incorporating community based strategies in mitigation, relief, rehabilitation and recovery. Moreover, the programme will enable students to work at a higher level of complexity and will equip them to become practitioners through the imparting of research skills and by allowing them to work in field situations.

The programme covers a basic understanding of disasters and the importance of the need for disaster management. The programme introduces students to the various components of the disaster management cycle and the interface between technological innovation and disaster risk reduction.

The programme enable students to understand two major themes underlying disaster management. First, students realize the interlinkages of disaster management with public health, media, governance, culture, law and public policy. Second, the programme equips students to undertake research and utilize GIS-based tools in disaster management thus enabling them to work in this emerging field.

Course Structure:
This one year full time diploma programme is divided into 2 semesters, involving both theory and research based courses as well as field practicum and skill workshops. The total of 38 credits is distributed across the 2 semesters as indicated in the table below:

Semester I
FC 1 - Understanding Society (2 credits)
FC 2 - Introduction to Basic Economics (2 credits)
FC 3 - Development Experience, Social Conflict and Change (2 credits)
MDM 1 - Introduction to Hazards and Disaster Management (2 credits)
MDM 2 - Technology, Environment and Disasters (2 credits)
MDM 5 - Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) Techniques (2 credits)
MDM 6 - Research Methodology I (2 credits)
MDM 13 - Public Health and Disasters (2 credits)
MDM 29 - Study Visits and Tutorials (4 credits)

Semester II
FC 4 - Human Development, Identity, Culture and Media (2 credits)
FC 5 - Disasters and Development : Bridge Foundation Course (2 credits)
MDM 3 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning (2 credits)
MDM 4 - Approaches and Planning for Response ' Standards in Humanitarian Aid, Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (2 credits)
MDM 7 - Research Methodology II (2 credits)
MDM 11 - Governance, Law and Policy in Disaster Management (2 credits)
MDM 12 - Seminar Course in Disasters (2 credits)
MDM 30 - Field Work ( Internship) (2 credits)

Total 38

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