School of Disaster Management - under Centurion University of Technology and Management, was established in 2013 with a vision to provide education, research and knowledge management. SDM has felt the need to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from an intense impact of disasters in and through education, capacity building trainings and action research for and with the various stakeholders like students, professionals, govt. and non-govt. organizations both at state, national and international level.

The School of Disaster Management endeavours to establish synergies across political & environmental sciences, social sciences and humanities with a focus on people-centric approaches towards disaster risk reduction and disaster response. It offers systematic approach in the areas of hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments; business continuity; community resilience; humanitarian emergency management; and techniques such as Geographical Information System (GIS) application.

In order to materialize the goal and objectives, School of Disaster Management from its inception has been functioning as a catalyst agent facilitating Disaster Management Classes to B. Tech and M. Tech students, undertake action research and documentation, develops training modules on disaster management and organize training programme, provide required assistance to the training and research institutes for development of training and research programmes. SDM has also been extending its supporting hand to the State Governments and State training institutes facilitating relevant capacity building training on Disaster Management and risk reduction measures.

It gives its quality time for preparing IEC materials on Fire Safety, First Aid, Disaster Risk Reduction, community contingency planning, develop educational materials for disaster management including academic and professional courses. Promoting awareness among stakeholders including college and school teachers and students, technical personnel and others associated with multi-hazard mitigation, preparedness and response measures are some of its topmost focus.



Since its inception, SDM has been closely associated with international and national stakeholders like OXFAM, Save the Children, CRS, CARE, IGSSS as well as Government Agencies like OSDMA, OCTMP, Indian Red Cross, ODRAF, NDRF to manage risk, disasters and resilience.

SDM has been actively participating as a member of the civil society and government bodies like Inter Agency Group (IAG) Odisha, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA), Red R, Indian Red Cross, ODRAF, NDRF etc.


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