PG Certificate in CBDM

Post- Graduate Certificate programme in Community-Based Disaster Management (CBDM) is envisaged in technology- enabled distance learning mode and is meant for graduates from Medical sciences and allied biological sciences with an intention to work with a holistic, integrated, multidisciplinary, inter-sectorial approach aiming at reducing the impact of disasters on animals, people and property, as is defined in Disaster Management Act (2005). CBDM empowers communities to cope with the emerging risks of plethora of disasters. The course delivers a comprehensive introduction and consolidated awareness to Community-based disaster management practice and its application in the existing world which is thwacked with by glut of disasters. The course provides skills to new generation scientists to address Community-based disasters with a more holistic approach.Community-Based Disaster Management covers a broad range of interventions, measures, activities and programs to reduce disaster risks,  to reduce vulnerabilities and increase capacities of vulnerable groups and communities to cope with, prevent or minimize loss and damage to life, property, and the environment, and to minimize human and animal suffering, and   hasten recovery. The advantage of CBDM is bringing people together within the same community to enable them to collectively address a common disaster risk and to collectively pursue common disaster preparedness. The course deals with disaster preparedness, sorting out problems concerning sustainability, replication/ adaptation of disaster preparedness practice and integration of risk management plans with government and non?government development plans.

Mode: Technology enabled distance learning mode

Duration: 6 months.  Contact classes: 5 days

Certificate awarded: Post Graduate Certificate in Community Based Disaster Management

Total No. of Modules: 5

Total No. of seats: 25 (Flexible)

Dept/ Centre Offering the programme: COHEART, KVASU

Mode of Selection: Open Selection

Year of start: 2014

Medium: English

Educational Qualification: Veterinary Graduates (B.V.Sc. & A.H.); Medical Graduates (MBBS); Dental Graduates (BDS); Graduates in Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Nursing sciences, BA (Sociology; Anthropology) and B.Sc. (any biological sciences) from recognised University

Total fee: Rs. 12, 000 (Rupees Twelve thousand)

Mode of evaluation: Semester end examinations, assignments

Contact: Dr. Jess Vergis, Course Director ( )




CDM- 001

Basics of community- based disaster management

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CDM- 002

Natural and man-made disasters

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CDM- 003

Disaster Health care management

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CDM- 004

Management strategies for Community- based disaster management

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