Course on Disaster Management is pertinent for a state like Odisha which is disaster-prone. The Course Curriculum has been framed with an intention to provide broad understanding of the dimensions of disaster caused by nature and disaster and environmental hazards induced by human activities.
Special emphasis is placed on application of GIS and ICT in disaster preparedness, response, rehabilitation and recovery. Students will get plenty of opportunities to interact with administrators, community leaders and NGOs to collect information on organizational set-up and community preparedness in the critical areas related to disaster management.
It intends to include civilians, civil defence officials, police personnel, Red Cross officials, NYKS members, etc. those who are required to get actively involved in Rescue and Relief Operations.