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TEZPUR UNIVERSITY

Centre for Disaster Management

Napaam, Tezpur - 784 028, Sonitpur, Assam

 


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The Centre for Disaster Management was established in 1997 under the central sector scheme (NDM) of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India.  The scheme of NDM has subsequently been transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India during 2002. At present the Centre is working under School of Management Sciences and receiving fund from Tezpur University for Disaster Management related activities.

Until XI plan period, the Centre had been engaged in conducting training programmes and workshops on different aspects of disaster management for different target groups, mainly government officials, under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The Centre also organized one international conference on Disaster Management, where experts from 13 countries took part.

Besides trainings, workshops and conferences, the Centre is now offering open elective courses on Disaster Management at UG and PG levels as per mandate of MHRD and UGC. The Centre has been extending academic support to other organizations in conducting disaster management related courses and activities.

The Centre for Disaster Management in association with Department of Environmental Science of Tezpur University is offering a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management under the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Tezpur University.   

The Centre is also involved in case studies and research works mainly on disaster risk assessment of vulnerable areas.