Disaster Management


The Centre for Natural Disaster Management was set up in March 2003 under a Central Government sponsored scheme at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati. The Centre started functioning after the appointment of two faculty members. The Centre conducts several orientation and refresher training courses in the field of Disaster Management under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs, Disaster Management Division, New Delhi. 



The Faculty for the Centre for Natural Disaster Management joined in the month of March’ 2003. The Centre is headed by one Professor who is assisted by one Research Officer. They design, direct and co-ordinate the programmes of the Centre. 

The Guest faculty of the Centre includes officers from State Government Departments, Faculty from Universities, Autonomous Bodies, NGOs etc. The training inputs are provided through audiovisual presentation, practical demonstrations, exercises and group discussion.


  • The principal aim of the Centre is to strengthen training facilities to  enhance competence in prevention, preparedness, mitigation and other aspects of disaster management. The various objectives of the Centre are:-

  • To train personnel from government departments and agencies, community / private sector groups, NGOs, managers, those involved in warning process, emergency operations, persons responsible for needs and damage surveys, etc.,

  • To undertake research projects/studies for improving the quality of disaster management with the help of professionals, scientific, technical and research institution/organization/experts.

  • To compile the information available using computer database programs,

  • To disseminate by publishing booklets, handouts, print media, television, radio, public meeting, arranging workshops and other methods,

  • To let people to know about the likely damages of any form from natural disasters,

  • To find the best & immediate action to take himself, for family and society during and after a disaster,

  • To train people to Improvise self and sustenance until assistance is available,

  • To encourage people to participate effectively in disaster communication warning,

  • To let the people know about the plan & activities of Government to assist them.



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