The Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM) is India's first Disaster Mitigation and Management centre. On March 27, 2006, the Centre came into existence to conduct an educational programme, cutting-edge research, and training on disasters, vulnerability, and mitigation. Creating a National Database for the rapid dissemination of information and knowledge is also a core objective of the Centre. The main aim of the educational programme is to conduct multidisciplinary research and impart advanced expertise 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 society.
The Centre aims to achieve excellence in critical areas of education and research at par with international standards. Regional issues, especially Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, Cyclones, Fires, Avalanche, Landslides, Cloudbursts, and their early warnings are other focus areas. The courses offered in the Centre are a two-year post-graduate specialization course in Disaster Mitigation and Management and the doctoral programme focussing on Earthquake, Landslide, Cyclones, Floods, tsunamis, Cyber Crime, Avalanche, Fire, Industrial disaster, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear), and Geomatics Technology. The Centre has 17 joint faculty members and three core faculty members specializing in disaster-related domains. The interdisciplinary nature of the Centre supports various research and consultancy projects through sponsored funding from Govt. of India and other National and International funding agencies.
EGU Presentations from CoEDMM
A list of presentations by the faculty and students of CoEDMM at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2023
Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop
The Centre, in association with the Global Rescue Foundation and NDMA, conducted a 2 day workshop on DRR on museums and heritage safety in the Himalayan region
Forecasting and Early-Warning of Extreme Events and Disasters
This Karyashala event was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee with the support of SERB, a statutory body of DST, GoI, under the 'Accelerate Vigyan' scheme
Disaster Management Action Frontiers at CoEDMM
The event was organized jointly by CoEDMM and SAARDI on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
3rd Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Lecture at CoEDMM
The Centre hosted the 3rd annual Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Lecture. We were honoured to have Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department, Gov. of India as the Guest of Honour
PhD Admissions (Autumn Semester 2023-2024)
List of shortlisted candidates for PhD admission in the Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management for Autumn semester(2023-2024) is published here. Click to view.
Mr. Anurag Kale, (2nd yr M.Tech), got placed at Whiteklay Technologies Private Limited. Congratulations to Anurag and his supervisors!
Mr. Anandu P, Ph.D. 1st Year got the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) through the lateral entry channel (December 2022 cycle). Congratulations Anandu and his supervisors!
Mr. Manish Dewrari, Ph.D. 1st Year got the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) through the lateral entry channel (December 2022 cycle). Congratulations Manish and his supervisors!
Mr. Anand B Pai, (2nd yr M.Tech), got placed at vConstruct Private Limited as a Virtual Design and Construction Engineer. Congratulations to Anand and his supervisors!
Mr. Sudhanshu Dixit, Ph.D. 1st Year got the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) through the lateral entry channel (May 2022 cycle). Congratulations Sudhanshu and his supervisors!
Mr. Akshat Vashishta, (2nd yr M.Tech), received the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2022 Student Travel Grant. Congratulations Akshat and his supervisors!
Research paper led by PhD student Shalu Mathuria got published in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
A study by Centre's PhD student Praveen Kumar Singh in nature: Mt. Everest’s highest glacier is a sentinel for accelerating ice loss
Earthquakes, Landslides, Landslide dams, flood
Droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, Tropical cyclones, cloudbursts
industrial hazard, Stampede
CoEDMM at IIT Roorkee developed “Earthquake Early Warning System for North India”. Under this project, 165 pAlert type EEW sensors have been installed in Garhwal and Kumaun region of Uttarakhand.
Awards and Honours