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Career in Disaster Management - Courses, Colleges, Opportunities & Salary


Natural disasters have always taken unbearable tolls in human life – 3 million in the last two decades alone by UN estimates, and 800 million more were directly and indirectly affected. 

International and government bodies and educational programs have been formed to mitigate the fallout of such problems. These places provide a strong stepping stone into this career line.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum qualification required to take up a degree course in Disaster management is 10+2.
  • For pursuing master or MBA in Disaster Management one needs to be a graduate with minimum 50% marks from a recognized college or University.

Career Scope & Job Prospects

Since the career draws from multiple fields, many avenues can lead to a career in disaster management. IT personnel can design disaster prediction and modelling software and engineers can improve structural integrity of vulnerable areas. Jobs are offered by,

  • WHO
  • ADB
  • Government
  • Insurance Companies
  • NGOs

There’s no centralized structure to this.

Top Colleges/Institutes for Disaster Management Courses

National Center for Disaster ManagementNew Delhi
National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering – IIT KanpurKanpur
All India Disaster Mitigation InstituteAhmedabad
Environment Protection Training and Research InstituteHyderabad
Gujarat State Disaster Management AuthorityGandhinagar
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