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Disaster Management (2150003)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 0 0 3

Subject Credit :  3

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 0 0 100

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Unit-1:  Understanding Disasters

Understanding the Concepts and definitions of Disaster, Hazard, Vulnerability,Risk, Capacity–Disaster and Development, and disaster management

Unit-2:  Types, Trends, Causes, Consequences and Control of Disast

Geological Disasters (earthquakes, landslides, tsunami, mining);Hydro-Meteorological Disasters (floods, cyclones, lightning, thunder-storms, hail storms, avalanches, droughts, cold and heat waves); Biological Disasters (epidemics, pest attacks, forest fire); Technological Disasters (chemical, industrial, radiological, nuclear) and Man-made Disasters (building collapse, rural and urban fire, road and rail accidents, nuclear, radiological, chemicals and biological disasters);Global Disaster Trends–Emerging Risks of Disasters–Climate Change and Urban Disasters

Unit-3:  Disaster Management Cycle and Framework

Disaster Management Cycle–Paradigm Shift in Disaster Management Pre-Disaster–Risk Assessment and Analysis, Risk Mapping, zonation and Microzonation, Prevention and Mitigation of Disasters, Early Warning System; Preparedness, Capacity Development; Awareness During Disaster–Evacuation–Disaster Communication–Search and Rescue–Emergency Operation Centre–Incident Command System–Relief and Rehabilitation–Post–disaster–Damage and Needs Assessment, Restoration of Critical Infrastructure–Early Recovery–Reconstruction and Redevelopment; IDNDR, Yokohama Strategy, Hyogo Framework of Action.

Unit-4:  Disaster Management in India

Disaster Profile of India –Mega Disasters of India and Lessons Learnt Disaster Management Act 2005 –Institutional and Financial Mechanism National Policy on Disaster Management, National Guidelines and Plans on Disaster Management; Role of Government (local, state and national), Non-Government and Inter-Governmental Agencies

Unit-5:  Applications of Science and Technology for Disaster Management & Mitigation

Geo-informatics in Disaster Management (RS, GIS, GPS and RS) Disaster Communication System (Early Warning and Its Dissemination) Land Use Planning and Development Regulations Disaster Safe Designs and Constructions Structural and Non Structural Mitigation of Disasters S&T Institutions for Disaster Management in India

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Introduction to International Disaster Management Coppola D P Elsevier Science (B/H), London
2 Manual on natural disaster management in India M C Gupta NIDM
3 An overview on natural & man - made disasters and their reduction R K Bhandan CSIR
4 World Disasters Report, 2009. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
5 Encyclopedia of disaster management, Vol I, II and IIIL Disaster management policy and administratio S L Goyal, Deep & Deep
6 Encyclopedia of Disasters – Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies, Vol. 1 & 2 Angus M. Gunn Green wood Press
7 Disasters in India Studies of grim reality Anu Kapur & others Rawat Publishers
8 Management of Natural Disasters in developing countries H.N. Srivastava & G.D. Gupta Daya Publishers
9 Natural Disasters David Alexander Kluwer Academic London
10 Disaster Management Act 2005 Publisher by Govt. of India
11 Publications of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Various Templates and Guidelines
12 High Power Committee Report J.C. Pant
13 Disaster Mitigation in Asia & Pacific, Asian Development Bank
14 National Disaster Management Policy, 2009, GoI
15 Disaster Preparedness Kit, American Red Cross
16 Bryant Edwards (2005): Natural Hazards Cambridge University Press
17 Disaster Management, Asian Development Bank, Manila Carter, W. Nick
18 Disaster Mitigation Experiences and Reflections Sahni, Pardeep Prentice Hall of India
19 Natural Disaster, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. Sharma, R.K. & Sharma, G
20 Comparisons of Threatened Environments Kasperson, J.X., R.E. Kasperson, and B.L. Turner United Nations University Press, Tokyo
21 Disaster Management in the Hills Singh Satendra Concept Publishing Company
22 Disaster Management through Panchayati Raj Taori, K Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi

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