shield Course - Post Graduate Diploma In Disaster Management and National Security

Post Graduate Diploma In Disaster Management and National Security



The course focuses on the causes of disasters and how to minimize their impact and their effect on national security. The course will enable students to learn different areas of disaster management, which include management of the situation, response to the needs of the people and the area, evacuation process, distribution of food and other issues related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear issues (CBRN) and its relation with national security.


Today, disasters are occurring at a phenomenal rate with considerable magnitude. The changes in the eco-systems due to infrastructural development, industrialization, the changing life styles and changing socio-cultural environment have a great impact on life. The multitude and magnitude of hazards have an adverse effect on the globe.

India, like many other developing nations, faces multiple hazards – natural and human induced and its Prevention, Mitigation and Response Regimes are fragile at individual, community and administrative levels. This has caused substantial loss of life and property.

There is hardly any formal training in disaster management being imparted to the youth and working people and the awareness was not even taught to senior government officials. This has resulted in mishandling the disaster.

The changing nature of security has formulated the nation’s wellbeing. The contemporary security issues had also question about the role of security forces, whose core objective was to protect and defend the nation from unwanted interferences. Any disaster which disturbed the Country’s economic, institution, day to day life or in short- the wealth of the nation, threatened the national Security. A disaster not only hampers the nation’s security, but also has a huge global impact. The subject of disaster management is a multi-discipline issue, ultimately impacting the national security and, in turn, the national interests. This subject needs to be given due importance. It is also a dire need that has multitude of implications.


  • There are good employment opportunities in the government as well as in private organizations.

  • One can serve as social workers, engineers, medical health representative, environmental experts, rehabilitation workers etc.

  • NGO’s and international organizations such as World Bank, Development Bank, United Nations Organizations (UNO), Red Cross, and UNESCO offer various opportunities for professionally trained Disaster Management professionals.

  • Students with Post-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management can also start their own consultancy.


Post graduate diploma Course for Disaster Management has 32 credits which spread over two semesters in one year. The diploma course carries four papers of 100 marks (4 credits) in each semester. For each paper, there will be an internal evaluation of 50 marks and the external evaluation of 50 marks.


While teaching the courses, there will be an attempt to introduce the Case Study Method. Sessions are arranged in an informal manner and are interactive, so that there can be debate and discussion on every aspect of the subject. Students will be asked to discuss on specific cases relating to the course and that, which has been taught in the class. Case studies would be used for the internal evaluation component of the course. Also, as a part of the course, Field Trip, Mock Drills, Special workshop (demonstration) and visits will be organized.


Candidates should hold Graduation in Any Discipline from recognized College / Institute / University.

Any working government servant or industry sponsored candidate.


One year (Two Semesters )


Kindly contact to the department


1st Semester- from July to December

2nd Semester- from January to May


Every year SPPU conducts centralized admission process in the month of June /July. Aspirant will get information on (  All the information about admissions is available in the respective year’s admission notification on the same web link.

Course Structure

Semester I

Course No Course Title Course Credit Total Marks
DMNS 1.1 National Security 4 100
DMNS 1.2 Understanding Natural And Manmade Disasters 4 100
DMNS 1.3 Risk Assessments, Vulnerability & Preparedness Analysis 4 100
DMNS 1.4 Research Methodology 4 100



Semester II

Course No Course Title Course Credit Total Marks
DMNS 2.1 Disaster Management, Indian Armed Forces & State Mechanism 4 100
DMNS 2.2 Disaster Management: Planning, Reconstruction And Recovery 4 100
DMNS 2.3 Post Disaster Psychological Issues 4 100
DMNS 2.4 Dissertation 4 100

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