India Universities and Institutions Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (IUIN-DRR)

Agenda 6 from Prime Minister's 10-point agenda on DRR

National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government Of India


Training Programmes


NIDM, with an objective to sensitize and orient students with the disaster management system and enable them to innovate and contribute new ideas and techniques to the subject of disaster risk reduction activities, has been admitting students from various Universities/Institutes for internship and masters/dissertation projects. This year also NIDM invites applications to admit students as interns.

  • Eligibility: Students pursuing gradua t i on, post graduation, Diploma, M.Phil courses shall be eligible, in general, for admission as Interns.
  • Duration: Duration of internship will in general be 8 -12 weeks (3 months).
  • Logistic Support: Interns will be provided with the necessary logistics support, i.e. office space and computer with internet facility.
  • Work Plan: Interns shall be assigned tasks/ activities pertaining to the mandate of NIDM.
  • Opportunity to Interns: Interns will be provided the opportunity to attend workshops, conferences and seminars, training programmes conducted during the period of internship.
  • Submission of Report: The interns will be required to present an Internship Report to NIDM at the end of the internship in prescribed format. Interns may also be asked to make a presentation about their assigned activity(s).
  • Propriety of Report: The report submitted by intern will be the sole property of NIDM and Institute is free to use its contents in any form of documentation. Although a copy of the report will be given to the intern/ concerned institution/ agency, who had sponsored the intern.
  • Certificate of Internship: At the end of the internship, a certificate will be issued only to those who successfully complete the assigned work and submit their Report within the stipulated time of internship (except in very emergent situations/ conditions). In such emergent cases, Executive Director NIDM will be the competent authority to grant permission for late submission of report.
  • Selection Process: The applications received for Internship will be reviewed by NIDM administration for the purpose on the basis of the qualification and experience of the candidates. The final decision shall be taken by the Executive Director, NIDM.
  • How to apply: The interested and eligible students must send their applications, along with their CVs in the enclosed prescribed format, duly forwarded by nominating institution/ agency, to the Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, A-wing, 4th floor, NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi - 110001. Such Internships are open all round the year.

Online Courses

National Institute of Disaster Management in partnership with the World Bank (GFDRR), Washington offers a series of Online Courses on Disaster Management. The aim of these programmes is to raise the level of awareness and preparedness as well as to enhance analytical skills and professional competencies of different key stakeholders in various areas of Disaster Risk Management. The NIDM online courses are first of its kind in India which help different users in acquiring knowledge base in the subject. The courses also facilitate participants to globally share their views, ideas and information on a common platform.

The courses provide excellent opportunities to learn about the Disaster Risk Reduction under professional guidance. The training materials in the form of CDs are sent through post which may also be accessed through online course platform. The programmes include discussions, queries, clarifications, assignments and end-of-course projects which are evaluated by experienced course facilitators. Successful candidates are provided certificates jointly issued by the NIDM and the World Bank (GFDRR).

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Why to join NIDM e-learning Courses?

  • Open 24 x 7 with Flexi Time
  • Completely online, Interactive & Convenient for users
  • Designed to build competencies of general people & Disaster Management practitioners
  • Helpful in knowledge & competency enhancement
  • Free from physical examination system
  • Automated system of course delivery
  • Inspiring for social & humanitarian causes

Course Fee

  • For each Basic course : Rs.1,500 /-
  • For each Thematic course : Rs.1,000 /-

(Plus Bank Charges if paying through Bank Transfer)

The course fee can be paid through Bank Draft in favor of the Executive Director, NIDM, New Delhi, payable at New Delhi or through Bank Transfer from within India and abroad.

Self Study Programmes

On the occasion of "Disaster Reduction Day" on 12th October 2011, NIDM in collaboration with C-DAC launched e-learning self study programme on disaster management for general public as well as government officials and other stakeholders who have role and responsibility of managing disasters.

These self study programmes on disaster management could be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the world as per user's convenience in flexi time free of cost.

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