Disaster Management

Disaster Management can be defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters.  It is a discipline that involves preparing, supporting, and rebuilding society when natural or human-made disasters occur. In general, any Emergency management is the continuous process by which all individuals, groups, and communities manage hazards in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impact of disasters resulting from the hazards.
 
Eligibility :
 
UG : 3 Years
For admission into bachelor’s degree program a student must passed Intermediate10+2 examination with a minimum 50% marks from a recognized university. 
 
PG : 2 Years
For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from any recognized University. 
 
Courses : 
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (New Delhi)
  • University of North Bengal (Darjeeling)
  • International Centre of Madras University (University of Madras)
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam)
  • Disaster Management Institute (Bhopal)
  • Centre for Disaster Management (Maharashtra)
  • The National Civil Defense College (Nagpur)
  • National Institute Of Disaster Management (Delhi)
Job Prospects :
There are good employment opportunities in disaster management in government as well as in private organizations. Apart from that, students can build their career in emergency services, law enforcement, local authorities, relief agencies, non-governmental organizations and international agencies such as the UNO. After joining any organization, the person can work as systems or network administrator, database analyst or administrator, security administration or operations analyst. They can also offer service as social workers, engineers, medical health experts, environmental experts, rehabilitation workers, etc.

Names of some organizations having likely employment opportunities are as follows:

  • National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • SAARC Disaster Management Centre, NIDM Building, New Delhi.
  • National Disaster Management Authority, Near Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Indraprastha Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi.
  • India Meteorological Department, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
  • Centre of Disaster Management, HCMRIPA, JLN Marg, Jaipur.
  • Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Gurgaon.
  • Ambedkar Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh.
  • Shri Krishna Institute of Public Administration, Ranchi.
  • G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
  • Disaster Management Centre, Bhopal.
  • Disaster Mitigation Institute, Ahmedabad.
  • Centre for Disaster Management, Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Kashmeri Gate, Delhi.
  • Indian Agriculture Research Institute (ICAR), New Delhi.
Remuneration :
Many government and non-government organizations in India have their own salary packages in the field of disaster management. Those, who are at entry level, can earn around Rs. 8,000 - Rs10,000 per month. The candidates with two or three year's experience can easily earn between Rs. 15,000 and 20,000 per month. On the other hand, well experienced candidates can be paid up to Rs. 1,50,000 per month.
 

 

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