Disaster Management and Mitigation (CV476)

Course Name: 

Disaster Management and Mitigation (CV476)






Open Electives (OE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Concepts of disaster; Types of disasters - natural and manmade: Cyclone, flood, land slide, land
subsidence, fire and earthquake, tsunami, coastal erosion, river erosion, chemical spills, nuclear disasters,
mine disasters etc.; Psychological and Social Dimensions in Disasters, Trauma and Stress. Techniques of
monitoring and design against disasters; forecasting and early warning; communications & IT Tools;
disaster risk reduction through prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, rehabilitation and
reconstruction.Management issues related to disaster, national Policy on disaster management, legislative
responsibilities; mitigation through capacity building, disaster mapping, assessment, pre-disaster risk &
vulnerability reduction, post disaster recovery & rehabilitation; Participation by voluntary Agencies &
Community at various stages of disaster management; disaster related infrastructure development


http://ndma.gov.in/ (Home page of National Disaster Management Authority). http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/ (National Disaster Management in India, Ministry of Home Affairs). Pradeep Sahni, 2004, Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia, Prentice Hall. Singh B.K., 2008, Handbook of Disaster Management: techniques & Guidelines, Rajat Publication. Ghosh G.K., 2006, Disaster Management ,APH Publishing Corporation


Civil Engineering

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Dr. Varghese George, Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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