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Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PGDDRRM)

8 June, 2024

 Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PGDDRRM)


The Faculty of Public Administration, School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is happy to announce the launch of Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PGDDRRM) Programme. This programme is designed to address the increasing threats from natural and human-induced hazards, aiming to make our nation safer and more resilient while enhancing the career prospects of learners.

The Programme is designed to comprehensively cover various aspects of disaster risk reduction and management, including an internship component aligned with the National Education Policy, 2020.

Eligibility and Admission

Candidates who have completed a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Admissions are open twice a year, in the July and January admission cycles, through the             official website at https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in

Programme Fees

Candidates are required to pay Rs. 7, 400 as the Programme fees.


The PGDDRRM Programme has duration of one year, with a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years for completion.



Target Group

In addition to students, the PGDDRRM Programme shall cater to the needs of the following target groups:

  • Government and NGO functionaries
  • Military, para-military, police, home guards, and civil defence personnel
  • Academicians, geologists, scientists, meteorologists, engineers, journalists, and officials from public sector undertakings and corporate sectors
  • People’s representatives, rural development functionaries, primary health centre functionaries, relief workers, social workers, environmentalists, and more.


The PGDDRRM Programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach with an Internship designed for practical experience, as Disaster Risk Reduction and Management is a crucial field that requires skilled professionals. In this context, learners/students will gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in disaster risk reduction and management, preparing them for current and emerging job opportunities. The flexibility in learning facilitates students to study at their own pace, accommodating their schedules and enhancing their learning experience.


For more information and to apply, please visit https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in.