Disaster Management deals with management of assets and information for a disastrous occurrence and also how effectively and impeccably one coordinates and mitigates these calamities is critical (pre-, during, and, post event) for the safety of the people and the habitat. Disaster management has to address prevention and prompt mitigation of the hazards and susceptibility rather than only prepare for the worst scenario. In addition, it requires an overhaul of the emergency management.
The Institute has from time to time identified thrust areas of research, around which several research projects and studies are designed cutting across disciplinary boundaries.
This category refers to a student who is working on a sponsored project in the Institute and is admitted to the PhD Programme to work on a full-time or part-time basis. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least one year. If the project gets completed before the student completes his/her PhD Programme, his/her category will be converted to that of SELF-FINANCED unless he/she is granted an assistantship/fellowship from the Institute or any other agency.