Masters of Science in Disaster Risk Management


A catastrophe cannot be ascertained, pre-evaluated or neglected but a strong response can be done to avoid further damage. We cannot ascertain what is on the way but we can prepare on our own to know what needs to be done as it comes. This is the concept extracted concerning disaster risk management. Disaster results in risks whereas management needs to be done for the risks that have been faced as a consequence of the disaster. Disaster Risk Management is a compilation of risk management policies and strategies to tackle the phase rather than suffering from no alternatives. Master of Science in Disaster Risk Management is a curse for graduates for two consecutive years.

Objectives of the course

The course is an initiative with less publicity but a course that needs to be considered at the most because disaster risk management is a very important skill to protect humanity, state as well as nationality.  This is because one can lead to the devastating state in the absence of the concept of disaster risk management. The major objectives of the course are as follows:

  • To develop the conceptualized environment in response to the disasters and their risks
  • To facilitate the readers with the kinds of disasters and respective risks as a consequence
  • To make certain that disaster risk is a matter of concern in a national as well as a local priority
  • To recognize the possible disasters risks as well as manage the warning systems in the area to reduce the loss
  • To innovate the safety culture to monitor the risks caused by the disasters
  • To facilitate them with the emergency response towards the consequences
  • To lessen the risks with the innovation of technologies 
  • To widespread the ability to deal with them in a proactive way
  • To extend the reach of manpower in recovering the unexpected loss  in a state 

Scope of the course

The prior concern of the course is the mitigation and the reduction of the loss for sure. The need for the course felt in local as well as global perspectives. Therefore, there is no doubt to say that the reach, of course, is in a wide range in present days. The major scope of the course are listed below:

  • Government agencies
  • Relief sectors
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Awareness bodies 
  • Technical fields
  • International agencies like UNDP and WHO
  • Insurance companies
  • Research centers

Universities offering the course

The course was first introduced by Tribhuvan University from 2011/12 under the Institute of Engineering. It has limited seats only for 20 students with the prevalence of quotas. 5 students are taken from regular merit whereas one seat is reserved for Institute of Engineering. 6 seats can claim the full fee for the course whereas the remaining 8 are for the sponsored students. 


A candidate must have completed their Bachelors in Engineering or Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Science with a minimum of four years of formal education after passing their high school. They must possess the sound academic background and should meet the marking criteria as stated by the Institute of Engineering. They must appear for the entrance and be able to secure a seat accordingly to the allocation made. 

Admission criteria

The candidate must fill the application form online within the given deadline as prescribed by the Entrance Exam Board The amount or the application fee should be paid in the bank and the voucher number should be mentioned in your application form. The details of the form and the application fee can be extracted from the websites as or A color photograph of the identification document like citizenship certificate or password or last exam admits card needs to be uploaded with the application form. The changes made to the form once submitted is charged with an extra fee to edit or less numb of normal texts. The letter of request for correction needs to be submitted with the payment voucher to correct their uploaded photo or identity document. 

Affiliated College

Pulchowk Campus

Address: Pulchowk, Lalitpur

Contact no. : 01-5543078


As a whole, the course in the emerging matter of concern in today’s days because disasters are being the major reasons for disrupting human life. Thus, the course has a lot to serve and function which can be a good step taken by candidates while developing their career. 

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