The Centre was inaugurated in January 2006 by the Honorable Home Minister of India Shri. ShivrajPatil in the gracious presence of General NC Vij., Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and patronized by VIT University with state-of-art infrastructure. It was the first centre to be set up in India for disaster mitigation and management after the National Disaster Management Act was passed in Parliament in December 2005. The focus areas are Research, Development & Consultancy Services in Disaster Reduction Programs, Innovative Disaster Education Initiatives and Knowledge Networking & Partnerships.
The building consists of 5 floors in total includes regular class rooms, faculty cabins, smart class rooms, research labs in addition to CDMM.