Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management (CDMM)

The Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management (CDMM) was inaugurated in January 2006 by the Honorable Home Minister of India Shri. Shivraj Patil in the gracious presence of General NC Vij., Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and patronized by VIT with stateof-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 major activities of the centre are Research & Development, Consultancy Services in Disaster Reduction Programs (like., Storage tank protection, Firefighting system design, Industrial Safety, and mapping natural disasters), Innovative Disaster Education Initiatives, Knowledge Networking & Partnerships.

The centre aims to achieve excellence in the key areas of research on par with international standards. The centre works towards addressing some of the regional issues and concerns, especially in condition monitoring of structures through non-destructive testing, disaster risk reduction, Environmental Management, Safety and Sustainability.

The centre has a team of professionals from various disciplines such as Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, Geological studies, Fire, Industrial Disasters, Chemical disasters, and Geospatial Technology (Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, Surveying, Digital Photogrammetry, etc.). The research focus of CDMM includes hazard mapping, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, modelling and forecasting for both natural and man-made disasters. The centre facilitates seminars, workshops, training & capacity development programmes to the students, academicians, industrial employees and officials from Government and NonGovernment organisations. Research and consultancy projects are carried out through sponsored funding from the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and International Donors like UNDP-India, Provention Consortium / Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (UK), Geophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.


Natural hazards and monitoring for mountain territories in Russia and India, P.I. Dr G.P. Ganapathy Amount – INR 68.67 Lakhs under Indo Russia Bilateral Collaboration - Funding Agency : DST- RFBR (2019) - Ongoing


V. B. Svalova, V. B. Zaalishvili, G. P. Ganapathy, P. G. Ivanov (2020), Engineering and technical methods for landslide risk management and reduction, Scientific Journal Sustainable development of Mountain Territories, Volume .12. №1(43), pp. 162 -170 DOI: 10.21177/1998-4502-2020- 12-1-162-170



Saratov Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, RUSSIA.

Integrity Evaluation Lab :

Integrity Evaluation Lab at Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management (CDMM) includes equipment for rapid assessment of ...


  • AICTE sponsored Online STTP III on Sustainable design of chemical process plants using Aspen Plus and Aspen Hysys simulating tools (21-09-2020 to 26-09-2021), organised by CDMM, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India.

Dr. Chandrasekaran S S


Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management


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