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Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management (CDMM)

The Centre was inaugurated in January 2006 by the 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 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 Centre aims to achieve excellence in the key areas of research on par with international standards and regional issues and concerns, especially in Earthquake Disaster Mitigation and Management, Early Warning Systems, Mitigation Efforts and Disaster Preparedness across India.

The centre has faculty with domain expertise in Earthquakes, Landslides, Cyclones & Floods, Droughts, Construction and Structural Engineering, Geomatics Technology (Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, Surveying, Digital Photogrammetry etc.) and Multi-media Technology. 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 (ADPS), etc.


Application of different Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Disaster Mitigation and Management.


Koteswara Reddy. G, Kiran Yarrakula, C. S. K. Raju, Alireza Rahbari,”Mixed convection analysis of variable heat source/sink on MHD Maxwell, Jeffrey, and Oldroyd-B nano fluids over a cone with convective conditions using Buongiorno’s model, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry,2018, 132(3) pp 1995–2002. Koteswara Reddy. G, Kiran Yarrakula,”Assessment of Contamination Levels and Ecological Risk Indices of Environmentally Hazardous Metals for Granite Mining Waste”, Indian Journal of...



Integrity Evaluation Lab :

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

A Memorandum of understanding" Signed between VIT University, India and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines.

International Conference (Attended)

  • Vaani N , Porchelvan P, “Monitoring of agricultural drought using fortnightly variation of Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the state of Tamil Nadu, India” , International Conference on ​Geomatics and Geospatial Technology (GGT) 2018, September 3-5, 2018, Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Aarthy .S,RamaMohan Rao P “ Evaluation of structural properties of hybrid fibre reinforced concrete , 3rd International Conference on civil...

Dr. Ganapathy G.P


Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Management

VIT University
Vellore - 632 014
Tamil Nadu, India.


91-416-2202290 (office), 91-416-2202281(direct), 91-416-4207035 (direct)