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The School of Environment and Disaster Management (EDM) has been set up at the premises of the RKMVERI Narendrapur Camps in 2018 to conduct education and research programmes on various aspects of environment and disaster management, drawing from the infrastructure and multi-disciplinary team of professionals of the RKMVERI, and the rich experiences of the Ramakrishna Mission on humanitarian services for the people affected by natural calamities and human induced disasters.
MSc in Environment and Disaster Management
The School has started with a composite MSc programme on Environment and Disaster Management, which is unique of its kind in the country. The programme has been designed to orient the students with the latest advances in environmental sciences and disaster management with a strong focus on hands on exercises and field visits for practicing the knowledge imparted through theoretical lessons. The detailed syllabus of the MSc programme is provided in the brochure of the course.
The School has also started a PhD programme on EDM and a number of scholars have passed out researching on many complex and intricate issues of environment and risk management.
Focus and Priorities
The School of Environment and Disaster Management (EDM) puts special emphasis on the study of environmental systems in totality, including the atmospheric and ecological systems, climate change, sustainable development, environmental pollution, water quality management and waste water treatment, pollution and solid waste management, environmental health and safety management, environmental biotechnology and bioremediations, environmental toxicology, and disaster risk management across the cycles of risk prevention, risk mitigation, risk transfer and disaster preparedness, disaster response, relief, reconstruction and recovery.