Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India, has formulated two national programmes - the National Programme for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBEERM) and the National Programme for Capacity Building of Architects in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBAERM). These programmes were launched in the year 2004 and envisaged training 10000 practicing engineers and 10000 practicing architects. These programmes underline the shift of focus in disaster management from post disaster relief and rehabilitation to pre-disasters risk mitigation.
Under each programme, nationally reputed institutions of excellence are expected to train faculty members of colleges / institutions of the states / UTs who in turn would impart the knowledge to the practicing professionals. There are 17 institutions have been nominated as National Resource Institutes (NRIs) - 10 for NPCBEERM and 7 for NPCBAERM. The curriculum for the training of trainers (ToT) module has been finalized by the MHA through a consultative process while the course material has been developed by the NRIs themselves. The states/ UTs have nominated about 200 State Resource Institutes (SRIs) whose faculty, trained by NRIs, conducts training for the practicing engineers/architects.
For more details please visit http://www.nidm.gov.in/npcberm