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Disaster Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

24 months
2200 USD/year
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In consideration of this objective the Special Centre for Disaster Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University aims to build upon an appropriate relationship between social sciences, ICT and geospatial sciences on one hand and between the government and academic research on the other hand. 


The objective of teaching and research in Disaster Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University is to understand how disasters affect development, national resources and  human and nonhuman lives.  It also highlights the need for ecologically sensitive land use policies through GIS mapping and demarcation of fragile ecological areas.

Key Features 

  • The centre looks into the new areas of  information and communication research(ICT) , Artificial Intelligence and preparedness to disasters, ecosystem and communities, smart cities and urban development. 
  • The research would also define the parameters of scientific preparedness, technology of mitigation and institutional accountability. 
  • Much of disaster prevention is about transparency, accountability, constitutional and environmental law which are helped through a basic understanding of  geospatial sciences, Computational intelligence  and community resilience. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Disaster Law, Politics and Implementation
  • Regional Geography of Hazards and Disasters in India
  • Early Warning Systems and Computational Intelligence
  • Disaster Challenges for Vulnerable Populations: Physical & Age Related
  • Disaster and Gender Concerns
  • Application of Geospatial to Disaster Risk Mapping and Monitoring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the this programme must have a Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences /natural sciences/ any other professional stream from any college in India or abroad which is duly recognized by UGC in India.
  • Government executives working in the field of disaster management  would be encouraged to apply.
  • Admission will be based on the performance of the student in a written OMR based examination followed by a test of language, writing and communication skills. On qualifying in this two stage examination  there would be an interview of candidates who obtain a minimum qualifying percentage of 50% in the written examination. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per semester during 24 months.

216 RS - national


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