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The Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM) is the first center of Disaster Mitigation and Management in India. It was established on March 27, 2006 with the aim of conducting the educational program, cutting edge research and training on disasters, vulnerability and their mitigation. Creation of a National Database for rapid dissemination of information and knowledge is also an objective.
The centre is a multidisciplinary research and education centre. The main aim of the educational program is to impart advanced knowledge on technical and managerial skills to the professionals to make them equipped with innovative technologies for effective mitigation and management of disasters for the overall benefit of the society.
The centre aims to achieve excellence in key areas of education and research at par with international standards. Regional issues especially related to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, Cyclones, Fire, Avalanche, Land Slides, Cloud Burst and their early warnings are other focus areas.
The centre offers two year course in disaster mitigation and management specialization. The doctoral program is strongly supported by professors who are stalwart of their field.
The centre has faculty with domain expertise in Earthquake, Landslide, Cyclones, Floods, Tsunami Cyber Crime, Avalanche, Fire, Industrial disaster, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) and Geomatic Technology. Various research and consultancy projects are being carried out through sponsored funding from Govt. of India and other National and International funding agencies.