Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR)
A new academic research Centre at JNU which is also the first transdisciplinary research Centre has finally arrived on the JNU turf. The academic environment at JNU is already multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary at every centre but the new centre which has been given the name ‘Special Centre for Disaster Research’ is transdisciplinary in nature. Transdisciplinarity suggests that the nature of research would not be confined to strict parent disciplines of social sciences or natural sciences but transcend their boundaries and limitations to absorb both the scientific findings which provoke decision making and social sciences sensitivities to decipher and direct these findings to communities and institutions of decision making. The three key functional areas are, first; natural sciences, GIS and satellite imagery ,second; communities…..Read more
CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT THE SPECIAL CENTRE FOR DISASTER RESEARCH IN 2018
- Lecture Series of eminent experts selected from across the country in the area of disaster risk reduction, preparedness, disaster law and vulnerable communities. For further information Contact GAURIKA CHUGH 9599853905 (Second Thursday of every month)
- Role of Media, Film Discourse and Round table discussion around nonhuman rights in Disaster Research, For further information Contact HOMOLATA BORAH 9821420294 (Fourth Tuesday every month)
- ICSSR sponsored two week workshop on Capacity Building programme for faculty of all universities and colleges in the country and sponsored participants from NGOs and Government on ‘social sciences approach to Disaster Research’ : 5th – 18th February 2018 at HRDC/JNU. For further information Contact SCDR Office, 011-26741978
- Three days Workshop and international conference in collaboration with Harvard University and experts from the International Network of Disaster Research . For further information Contact SCDR Office, 011-26741978
- ‘Publish or Perish’. A series involving young students in their MPhil/PhD stages of research who would like to present their work/writings on DRR or wish to get trained in the writing and publishing on issues of disasters. For further information Contact NOOPUR MAURYA ,9425915279(First Monday every month).
(First Monday every month).
- An Open Competition for students in the MPhil/PhD stage They have to write a case study of Disaster management by Government and community collaboration from any part of India.
- Case Study should be not more than 3000 words
- Should be in ‘Doc-Word’not be in Pdf,
- The authors cum researchers should give a certificate of originality and Age certificate for being under 30 years.
- The case study should be able to highlight the management of vulnerability through collaboration between government, private organizations, communities and Capacity Building organizations..
- The case study should be indicative of any progress made in mitigating disasters, protecting damage and losses to property and life resp.
- The role of NDMA, SDMA,DDMA and NIDM should be narrated if they have done anything for the region.
- Last date for applying: 12th February, 2018
For further information Contact SCDR Office, 011-26741978