Disaster Management is an intended textbook for students pursuing a first and intermediate course on the subject in any undergraduate programme, especially engineering courses like civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and other specialized courses on the subject. The latest AICTE and the earlier UGC model curriculums have been extensively consulted to design the contents of the book.
The main objective of the book is to create awareness about and understanding of disasters and disaster mitigation measures. It deals with the subject in a structured manner. Starting with an introductory chapter, the book goes to classification of disasters, separate chapters on natural and man-made (anthropogenic) disasters, basic management concepts, four-cycle disaster management, organizational structures in India and other countries, NGOs, ethical issues and case studies.
It follows the ';assurance of learning' model by enumerating the learning objectives in every chapter, followed by detailed exposition of each objective and ends with a rich suite of assessment questions.