Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR) was established in November 2020. A team of young and energetic faculty members working in various fields related to disaster management contribute to this multidisciplinary centre through research, innovation, consultancy, capacity building and advocacy. The Centre aspires to be a leader in research and innovation and meaningfully contribute to the development of the Northeast region and elsewhere. CDMR at IIT Guwahati attempts to assimilate recent developments in climate change and disaster management and address the challenges through integrated adaptation.
The centre is a multidisciplinary research and academic centre. The main aim is to impart advanced knowledge 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 the society. The centre aims to achieve excellence in key areas of education and research at par with international standards. Regional issues especially related to Earthquakes, Climate change, Floods, Cyclones, Fire, Avalanche, Landslides, Cloudburst and their early warnings are other focus areas. The academic programs will help the candidates to build up the understanding on the disaster preparedness, response and recovery, vulnerability assessment, and post disaster management.
It will also help in developing innovation and R&D skills in the field of disaster risk reduction. This programme will be ideal for individuals who are from industrial, commercial or government institutions in the areas of disaster risk reduction and management and who wish to undertake R&D and innovation to solve problems in the field and its interlinked areas.