Disaster Management

[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]Disaster management as a career field deals with the management of programs and resources in order to prepare and respond to emergency situations created by natural disasters such as flood, tsunamis, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Professionals in the field undertake the responsibility of preparation, rescue, recovery and rehabilitation measures in the event of natural disasters, in order to lessen their impact.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Disaster Prevention

Disaster prevention is one of the major and most important task of disaster managers. It is focused on activities and measures undertaken to prevent the occurrence of natural disasters and human hazards.

Disaster Preparedness

A crucial phase of disaster management; disaster preparedness is concerned with the reduction of the impact and damage caused by disasters. It can involve activities such as removing people and property from a high-alert location in order to facilitate effective and timely rescue.

Disaster Relief

Disaster relief is a coordinated response to reduce the impact of disasters and their long-term results. Relief activities include relocation, rescue providing water, food and shelter, providing emergency health care, taking steps to prevent disease and disability, etc.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery involves initiating activities to help the disaster areas recover after an emergency. These activities include reconstructing infrastructure, administering health care and rehabilitation, developing policies and practices to avoid similar situations in the future.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in Any stream Pursue B.A. / B.Sc. in any field for 3 years. Pursue M.A/ M.Sc/MBA in Disaster Management for 2 years. Pursue Ph.D for 2-3 years in Disaster Management
Path 2
Clear Class XII in Any stream Pursue B.A. / B.Sc. in any field for 3 years Pursue P.G Diploma in Disaster Management/ Certification Programs of Disaster Management for 1-2 years

Important Facts

  • Most colleges have eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII.
  • M.Sc. Disaster Management and Post-Graduation Diploma in Disaster Management available as a course only in selected colleges.
  • This is a specialized field which is done at the Post-Graduation level.
  • No Mandatory Subject in Class XII.
  • Anyone after graduation can pursue this course.

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  • Analyze and prepare for potential risks, such as outbreaks of infections or diseases, technical failure of electrical networks, major gas leaks and severe weather conditions
  • Complete risk assessments for a diverse range of sites, such as chemical factories, nuclear factories, city centers and major sporting venues
  • Respond to incidents, such as natural disasters, and assess the situation and level of response required
  • Work with various agencies to ensure that normal support for local communities continues in the event of an emergency
  • Support the recovery of local communities to their pre-incident state
  • Impact safety training to staff in local authorities or businesses
  • Raise awareness of public safety issues through attending events, developing information and delivering special projects


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