Introduction to Course

Introduction to Hazards and Disasters (earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides, cyclones, etc.), Social & Economic Aspects of Natural and human induced hazards, Hazard and Disaster Investigation, Disaster Management, Pre-Disaster Phase (Prevention, Mitigation & Preparedness), Disaster Phase (Response, relief and recovery), Post-Disaster Phase (Rehabilitation, Development), Damage assessment, Disaster management policies and institutional infrastructure from national to local level Monitoring of Infra-structure facilities; strategies for protection against possible damages; maintenance for different infrastructure facilities. Rehabilitation and repair strategies, Predictions and preparedness strategies for natural disasters such as Earthquakes etc; Emergency management; Awareness Programs; Follow-on Disasters; Recovery plans; Strategies for protection, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis; Disaster Mitigation.

Learnign Outcomes (CLOs)

  • Explain hazards and disasters and their management phases
  • Value the different phases of disaster management
  • Debate on sustainability after disaster occurrence
  • Develop emergency preparedness plan for different disasters

Textbooks to be Used for the Course

  • Thomas D. Schneid, Disaster Management and preparedness, CRC Press; 1st Edition (2000)
  • David Alexander, Principles of Emergency planning and Management, Published in the United State of America by Oxford University Press Inc. (1998)
  • Timothy Beatley, Philip Berke, David J. Brower (1999) Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning Island Press.
  • Charlotte Benson, Edward J. Clay (2004) Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters World Bank Publications.
  • Mr. Aloysius J. Rego Director of Knowledge Sharing and partnerships and Co-Team Leader of Disaster management System team Asian Disaster preparedness Center (ADPC) 2003.

Description of System of Evaluation (Exams, Assignments etc.)

  • Assignment/Quiz             :           10%
  • CEP                                  :           10%
  • Term Project                     :           30%
  • Final Exam                       :           50%

Key Dates and Time of Class Meetings

Semester Start: 13th January 2020

End of Classes: 8th May 2020




   8:00 am to 10:00 am

Course Material