Welcome to DPMM

Disasters have become a huge threat. Rapid population growth, urbanization, poverty, and climate change have increased the vulnerability of many Asian countries. Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management is offering interdisciplinary degrees and short-term trainings for capacity-building and skill development.

RSS USGS Earthquake RSS Feed
  • M 4.9 - 47 km SE of Al Ḩasakah, Syria January 26, 2021
    Time2021-01-26 11:17:40 UTC2021-01-26 11:17:40 UTC at epicenterLocation36.166°N 41.070°EDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 5.0 - south of the Fiji Islands January 26, 2021
    Time2021-01-26 07:59:27 UTC2021-01-26 07:59:27 UTC at epicenterLocation23.975°S 179.186°WDepth528.00 km (328.08 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 4.8 - 35 km SSW of Cordova, Alaska January 26, 2021
    PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - IV DYFI? - III Time2021-01-25 22:02:00 UTC2021-01-25 22:02:00 UTC at epicenterLocation60.237°N 145.940°WDepth16.50 km (10.25 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 4.6 - 57 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam January 26, 2021
    DYFI? - IITime2021-01-25 23:46:56 UTC2021-01-25 23:46:56 UTC at epicenterLocation13.978°N 144.588°EDepth194.79 km (121.04 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 5.4 - 82 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea January 26, 2021
    PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - IVTime2021-01-26 04:17:56 UTC2021-01-26 04:17:56 UTC at epicenterLocation6.975°S 155.828°EDepth87.56 km (54.41 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 5.1 - Santa Cruz Islands January 26, 2021
    Time2021-01-26 05:08:48 UTC2021-01-26 05:08:48 UTC at epicenterLocation11.265°S 165.270°EDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 4.6 - 5 km ESE of Lithakiá, Greece January 26, 2021
    DYFI? - IITime2021-01-25 13:35:27 UTC2021-01-25 13:35:27 UTC at epicenterLocation37.699°N 20.887°EDepth27.46 km (17.06 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 4.9 - south of the Fiji Islands January 26, 2021
    Time2021-01-26 01:30:32 UTC2021-01-26 01:30:32 UTC at epicenterLocation22.253°S 179.402°WDepth577.70 km (358.97 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 5.0 - 146 km N of Neiafu, Tonga January 25, 2021
    Time2021-01-25 20:37:55 UTC2021-01-25 20:37:55 UTC at epicenterLocation17.340°S 174.169°WDepth72.55 km (45.08 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • M 5.1 - 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea January 25, 2021
    Time2021-01-25 21:26:08 UTC2021-01-25 21:26:08 UTC at epicenterLocation5.500°S 151.861°EDepth35.00 km (21.75 mi)
    U.S. Geological Survey

Academic Programs

Doctoral Degree (84 Credits) 7 Semesters / 42 Months

Faculty and staff of universities, researchers, senior staff of government and international agencies, and NGOs/INGOs are the appropriate candidates for this program. They can have better career opportunities after the completion of this degree. Students must possess a master’s degree with 3.5/4 CGPA for the enrollment. Total credit requirement for the doctoral program is 84.

Master’s Degree (48 Credits) 4 Semesters / 22 Months

The target groups of Master’s Degree Program are those who are looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management, along with the faculty and staff of universities and research institutions. After completing the Master’s Program, students have the advantage of doing further studies in doctoral program in DPMM.

The minimum entry requirement for this degree is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Total credit requirement of this course is 48 credits which include 26 credits of course work and 22 credits of thesis researchIt is 22 months’ academic program distributed in 4 semesters.

Professional Master’s Degree (30 Credits) 2 Semesters + Inter-semester / 12 Months

Those who are currently working in disaster-related institutions, and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree. Credits earned in this degree can be transferred to regular master degree program in DPMM if the requirements are met.

The entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree plus 3/4 years of work experience. Students will have to cover 33 credits including an internship.

This is 12 months’ academic program distributed in 2 semesters and an internship.

Post-Graduate Certificate (12 Credits) 1 Semester / 5 Months

This program is designed for those with interest in disaster related activities. Students can transfer the credits to professional masters or regular master degree program in DPMM as well as to programs in appropriate fields of study. Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement of the course.

It is 12 credits course (4 courses of 3 credits each) with the duration of 15 weeks (1 semester).

Internships are a must for our Professional Master’s Students. We also encourage all our students to do internships so that they can have exposure to disaster related issues in the practical level.

Course Highlights

  • Managing Disasters

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management - Theory and Practice

  • Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Mitigation

  • Human Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergency Management

  • Mitigation of Earthquake Disasters

  • Climate Hazards and Early Warning Systems

  • Disaster Governance, Policy and Risk Management

  • Floods and Droughts

  • API Course in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

  • Humanitarian Emergencies and Response Planning

  • Multi-Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

our teaching team

Indrajit Pal

Assistant Professor

He has done extensive work on capacity development of decision makers, risk assessment, disaster governance and case documentation from field situations.

Pennung Warnitchai


He has considerable experience when it comes to conducting research projects in the area of seismic hazard and risk assessment.

Mokbul Morshed Ahmad

Associate Professor

He teaches and researches on economic geography, rural and regional development planning, NGOs/PVDOs and disaster management.