Disaster Management and Mitigation (CV326)

Course Name: 

Disaster Management and Mitigation (CV326)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

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

Contact us

Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.