Department of Coastal Disaster Management

About Department

The M.Sc., course in Disaster management was started in the Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology in 2007 and bifurcated as separate Department of Disaster management in June 2010 and centre is located in Port Blair. The Department is being fully supported by UGC. The Centre has excellent hostel facilities for M.Sc., students and research scholars. The M.Sc., Disaster Management course is intended to develop basic understanding of the natural Disaster such as Earthquake, volcano, landslide, tsunami, cyclones,  floods, land subsidence, coastal erosion, salt water intrusion and long term disasters of climate change and sea level rise and manmade disasters like nuclear, epidemic and air pollution. The curricula is planned to identify the natural earth related problems by Microzonation mapping of through Geophysical, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System. Both theory and practical classes are handled by experienced faculty members. World class equipments facilities are available.

Entrance Examination

Selection of the candidates for the admission of M.Sc., degree in Disaster Management and PhD Programme on the basis upon the marks obtained   from entrance examination. Objective type questions from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Environmental Sciences, and Zoology at B.Sc., level and Engineering.

Programmes Offered

M.Sc. Coastal Disaster Management
Ph.D. Coastal Disaster Management


   Department of Coastal Disaster Management
   Department of Coastal Disaster Management
   Department of Coastal Disaster Management
   Department of Coastal Disaster Management
   Department of Coastal Disaster Management
   Department of Coastal Disaster Management

Infrastructure Facilities

The department has well equipped laboratories with world class Geophysical, Remote Sensing, GIS, Marine Geology, and Land survey equipment to cater the needs of the practical course for M.Sc., students and Ph.D scholars. The major equipment facilities available in the department are:

  • Seismograph with 12 channels
  • SIR 2000 Ground Penetration Radar
  • Electrical Resistivity Imaging
  • Transient Electromagnetic (terra TEM)
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyser
  • Differential Global Positioning System
  • Automatic weather Station
  • Microscope with Image analyser
  • Oceanographic Equipment
  • Marine Magnetometer
  • Side Scan Sonar
  • Echo sounders
  • Current meter

Apart from these facilities sophisticated Remote Sensing and GIS laboratory with software of ArcGIS and ERDAS. Computing and Network facility: Adequate numbers of PCs in Remote Sensing Laboratory with Internet connectivity are available.


Contact Us

Dr. K. Dharanirajan, Assistant Professor & Head (i/c) , Department of Coastal Disaster Management ,Brookshabad Campus Post Bag No.26,Junglighat Port Blair - 744 103, Andamans
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