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Disaster Management 4th Sem Syllabus, University of Kashmir

BSc/BCom/BBA/BCA/BMMMC 4th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE
DM418S: DISASTER MANAGEMENT
CREDITS: THEORY: 2, TUTORIAL/PRACTICAL: 2
Course Objective: The frequency of extreme events resulting in widespread loss of lives and assets has been observed to be
increasing globally. Collaborative efforts involving everyone are needed at all levels for making Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
initiatives effective. In this direction/ the introduction of disaster management as a discipline at UG level is an academic initiative
expected to be very productive for the process of education., training, mass awareness, and skill enhancement. This course is
mandatory for all undergraduate courses. The course comprises of four (4) credits; out of which two credits are theory and other
two cover practical/tutorial aspects of the subject.
THEORY
Credit-I: Fundamentals of Disaster Management
 Concept of Disaster, Hazard, Vulnerability, Exposure, Capacity; Disaster Management Continuum;
Preparation, Response and Recovery; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
 Disaster Management Act 2005; Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Plan (2016)
Credit-II: Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards
 Natural: Flood, Cyclone, Drought, Snow Avalanche, Wildfires, Earthquake, Tsunami, Landslide,
Volcanic Eruption.
 Anthropogenic: Nuclear (weapon), Chemical (Spill, weapon), Transportation (road accidents),
Campus shooting, bomb threats.
TUTORIAL / PRACTICAL:
Credit-III: Disaster Preparedness
Dos and Do not’s at individual or household levels (before, during and after a disaster), Communication,
Coordination, Cooperation during the emergencies; Community Based First Aid (CBFA); Community Based
Disaster Management (CBDM); Mock drills (Fire, Earthquake, Campus Shooting, Bomb Threat).
Credit-IV: Disaster Risk Assessment Techniques
Risk identification; Application of Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and Global
Positioning System (GPS) in Risk Assessment
SUGGESTED READINGS:
 A Manual on Disaster Management Parag Diwan (2010), Pentagon, Earth
 Andrew S., 2003. Environmental Modelling with GIS and Remote Sensing
 Bryant Edwards., Natural Hazards, Cambridge University Press, U.K, 2005
 Carter, W. Nick., Disaster Management: A Disaster Manager’s Handbook; Asian Development Bank, 2008
 Damon Coppola., Introduction to International Disaster Management 3rd Edition, 2015
 David Etkin., Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes, 2014.
 Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis: A Guide Book
 Stephan Baas (2008), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
 Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management; Christian N Madu and Chu-Hua Kuei, 2017, World
Scientific
 N. Peterson, 2009. GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design, Gretchen, New York, 2nd Edition.
 Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction; Ben Wisner, J.C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman, (2012)
Routledge
 H.K. Gupta., Disaster Management, 2003
 Patrick L. Abbott., Natural Disasters, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2004.
 Systems Approach to Management of Disasters: Methods and Applications, Slobodan P., Simonovic (2011),
Wiley
 http://www.unisdr.org/
 http:// www.ndma. gov.in/en/
 http://nidm.gov.in/default.asp
 https://www.ifrc.org/

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