Dr .Rakesh Dubey,Director

Educational/Professional Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry

Overseas Professional Exposure/Study tour:

Visited Bradford University UK in 1996 (for three months) and 2003 (one month) for higher studies for Environmental and Disaster management studies.

Visited Germany in 1996 (six weeks) and 2002 (three weeks) for trainers training for Environmental and Disaster management training.

Visited Japan in 2005 (one week) to participate as panellists in UN’s “World Conference on Disaster Reduction” in Kobe from India as one of the Indian members with German delegation.

Participated in UN’s Third International Conference on Early Warning, 27-29 March, 2006 Bonn, Germany

Participated and presented a paper in the International Disaster Risk Conference, Davos  (25-29 August 2008), Switzerland.

Organised a capacity development programme in Germany as moderator for various States and National agencies from 20 June to 3 July 2010.

2.       Professional Experience in Disaster Management Institute

Total Service Experience: More About 30 years experience in the area of Environment and disaster management.  Working at regional and national level and coordinating various states. Provided  technical leadership in making on-site and off-site emergency management plans to various hazardous industries and state Govts of the India.  Provided leadership in completing Risk assessment, safety audits for various industries.

Chief editor of www.hrdp-idrm.in which has been developed jointly by InWEnt-gtz-DMI under Indo-German bilateral programme.

Presently working closely with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home, and MOEF GOI as:

  • Core Group Member in drafting and publication of  “National Guidelines on Chemical/Industrial Disaster Management” 

    Coordinator of “Strengthening of Safety and Security for Transportation of POL tankers” 

    Technical advisor to NDMA in conducting Chemical/Industrial Disaster Mock-drills in the whole country

    Member Secretary, National Action Plan (NAP) of Chemical/Industrial Disaster Management. NAP is prepared jointly by NDMA and MOEF.

    Member of working group on Disaster Management of Planning Commission of 11th  and 12th  Five Year Plan

    Experience of working with following central Ministries:
    • Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI
    • Ministry of Labour, GOI
    • Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI


    Having experience of working with following foreign agencies for disaster and environment subject:

      • World Bank
      • German Technical Co-operation (gtz) and InWEnt, Germany.
      • NORAD
      • AUSAID
      • InWEnt and gtz

Technical Faculty

Mr. Sudheer Dwivedi , Deputy Director: -

Brief Profile :

A Mechanical Engineer from Indira Gandhi Government Engineering Collage under Dr. H.S. Gour University Sagar (M.P.). MBA (Project Management), having P.G. Diploma in Environmental Management. Has been trained on Disaster & Emergency Management Systems (DEMS) at Safety Solutions, England, U.K.  Obtained specialized training at IIT, Mumbai &  IICT Hyderabad on Process Safety Management under continued education programme. Also trained on thematic cartography at National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), Calcutta. attended various training programmes & seminars at various reputed organizations on various aspects of Industrial disaster and risk management.

Professional Expertise :

Industrial Health & Safety: Safety Audit, Consequence Analysis, Risk Assessment, Hazard & Operability Study (HAZOP), Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA), On-Site/ Off-Site Emergency Planning, Environmental Audits etc. Conversant with specialized software viz. SAFETI Micro (DNV Technica U.K), EFFECTS, DAMAGE (TNO Neatherland), HAZOPRO in executing various consultancy projects.

Experience :
Having total experience of about 21 years out of which 4 year in production planning, maintenance, erection / commissioning activities in process / engineering industries and rest 17 years at DMI in coordination & execution of consultancy projects in on Safety Audits, HAZOP, FMEA Studies, Quantitative Risk Assessment, On-Site/Off-Site Emergency Management Plans in various hazardous industries and in providing training to many process engineer, management executives from industries, different level government officials and students of various schools. The selective consultancy experience is as under :

Safety Audits : Conducted many safety audit across the country of various reputed organisations like : NTPC : Ramagundam, A.P., Kawas Gujrat, Jhanor Gandhar, Gujrat, Singrouli, U.P., Simhadri, A.P, Farrakha, West Bengal, Anta, Rajasthan, Faridabad, Auraiya, U.P.,Koraba, Sipat Chhatisgarh, Vindhyachal, M.P. etc. IOCL : Bhopal, Guna and Ujjain, All five units of NALCO located at Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, Units of Indraprastha Power Generation Company, New Delhi, Bokaro Thermal Power Station, Tear Smoke Unit of BSF,

Takenpur, Private Companies : SS Crop, Govindpura, Siel Chemical Complex, Rajpura, Patiyala, Aich Aar Chemicals, Deewangunj, Shree Acids and Chemicals Limited, Gajroula, U.P, Orient Paper mills, Shahdol, Chhatisgarh, SRF Chemicals, Rajasthan, CFCL Limited Rajasthan, Siel Chemicals Limited, Rajpura, Punjab, etc. in repeated years.

HAZOP/FMEA Studies: NTPC-Ramagundam, Korba,Faridabad, HEG Limited, Mandideep, ONGC – Adamtilla, Baskandi, Assam, Ankleshwar,Gujrat, Rajamundari, A.P., Gas Compressor Station of GAIL, Jhabua, SFD and Chemical Division of Grasim Industries, Nagda, High Tech Carbon, Tamil Nadu, Kerla Minerals & Metals Limited, Kerela, Durgapur Steel Plant, W.B. & Different Units of NALCO at Orissa and AP.

Risk Assessment / Onsite Plans : HPCL Refinery Mumbai, GCS Kuthalum of ONGC, Chemical / Staple Fiber Division of Grasim, Nagda, IOCLUjjain, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Gwalior Chemicals, Hindustan Zink Limited, Chhitorgarh, Rajasthan, Jindal Steel Works, Bellari, Karnataka, Gas Compressor Station of GAIL, Jhabua, Mauda Super Thermal Power Station, Maharastra, Rapid Risk Assessment of Malanpur, Gwalior and Raipur, Chhatisgarh Industrial Area, Disaster Management plan of Durgapur Steel Plant etc.

Off-Site Plans: Bhopal, Dhenkanal, etc.

Fire Management Plan : Maharajbada Market area of Gwalior

Environmental Audit: Siel Chemical Complex, Rajpura, Punjab in repeated years.

Training : 

Imparted specialized training at district and national level to many scientists, engineers, industrial managers, from various private and public sector undertakings, government officers from different departments, teachers and students of various schools and collages etc. on 

Documentation : Various technical reports on consultancy and training material. Also provided technical contribution in preparation of training modules on about 15 themes pertaining to industrial disaster and risk management in support of gtz, Germany.


Dr. George V. Joseph, Deputy Director

A Disaster Management Professional with PhD. in Social Work from RDVV- Jabalpur, a Masters from the University of Madras and BA (Hon.) from St. Antony’s College-Shillong, North Eastern Hill University. Has over 24 years of experience in the varied fields of disaster management, human resource development, education and community development in various states of India. The PhD work was on “Major Accident Hazardous Industries and the Risk Perceptions of the people”

Over 17 years of exclusive National Level experience in disaster management planning, capacity building, research, advocacy and awareness. Major projects handled include, disaster management capacity building programme under the Central Sectoral Scheme- ministry of agriculture , Government of India, Institutionalization of incident command system in India, community based disaster risk reduction- a joint project of Government of Madhya Pradesh and Unicef, Disaster Management Capacity Building Programme, Government of Madhya Pradesh, School Safety Programme - Government of Madhya Pradesh, Contingency Planning -Narmada Valley Development Authority, Hospital Safety programme- National Health Mission, NGO capacity building on disaster management programme- World Vision, CASA, Red Cross, Capacity building programmes for financial institutions NABARD, RBI, Preparation of off-site emergency management plans etc. Has also undertaken research projects like mid-term evaluation of Gujarat Earthquake intervention by international NGOs, risk perception studies, community preparedness etc.

Has experience of working with National University for Educational Planning and Administration (Formaly NIEPA) –New Delhi, Allen Bradley India Ltd. (Rockwell Automation), Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development, CEVA, Caritas India, Don Bosco Social Welfare Society etc. in various capacities, in different parts of country including in the North East India

Major subject expertise include among others, Psycho-social impact of disasters and their management, Disaster Management Planning, Disaster Research and Documentation, Incident Command System, Community Based Disaster Management, Off-site emergency management planning, Table top exercise and mock drills, child protection in emergencies, Risk Perceptions studies and Risk Communication, Participatory Learning Methods, Result based management, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Project management, project monitoring and evaluation, Social Science Research, Hospital Disaster Management Planning, Integration of DRR into development process, NGOs and Disaster Management, Networking and Partnership development for effective disaster management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Disaster Risk Reduction, Training Need Assessment, Training Design, Training Evaluation etc.;



Dr. Asit Kumar Patra, Assitant Director


Nature of Work

To Conduct Training, Awareness, Advisory/Consultancy and Research on Disaster Management and Planning.

Consultancy Projects Completed (as Team Leader) for PSUs and other industries/industrial estates/districts etc. across the countr : 81 (Contd.)

    Training Programs Conducted
  • National level Training programs: 75 (Contd..) (Funded by the Industries/MoEF/CPCB/DISH-Govt. of Maharashtra/Others) :
  • Around 25 programs per year for various departments of Govt. of M. P
  • National level Workshops: For PNGRB installations, ENVIS centres, National Institute of Industrial Safety (NIIS - Upgradation of DMI by MOEF), National Action Plan on Chemical Disasters etc
  • Mockdrils: Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (Rajasthan), Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd. (Karnataka), GAIL (Vijaypur), Indraprasth Gas Ltd. (Delhi), HPCL (Visakhapatnam), Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. etc.

Technical Competency/Know-how

  • CFD modelling (3D/2D): ANSYS, CFX etc.
  • Dispersion Modelling and Consequence Analysis in industries
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) in Chemical industries
  • On-site and Off-site Emergency Management Plans
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA): HAZOP/FMEA etc.
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of industrial accidents
  • Smoke modeling due to fire
  • Acts and Rules on Chemical Safety and Emergency (National & International)
  • Emergency planning while transporting hazardous chemicals on road
  • Safety Audit
  • Weather and Climate Related Disasters
  • Commands on specialized software (for Dispersion Modeling, Risk Analysis etc.):

    • CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Modelling (3D) through ANSYS, CFX, etc.
    • Phast Risk, EFFECTS, HAZOP-Pro, ALOHA, ALOFT Smoke model etc
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    Specialised Training Received

    • On Disaster Management from University of Hull, U. K. and Safety Solutions Ltd., London (2003) (01 Month)
    • On Risk Based Chemical Process Safety Management from IIT Mumbai (2001: 01 week) and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad (2001:01 week)
    • On Soft Computing Techniques in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) from MANIT Bhopal (2012:01 week)
    • On Detection, Prevention and Response to Radiological Threats from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (2014:01 week).

    Research Publications and Thesis Supervision

    • In International / National Journals: 13
    • In International /National Conferences: 09
    • At Post Graduate level (IIT Chennai; MANIT Bhopal; Gwalior University and CEPT Ahmedabad): 07
    • At Graduate level (Chemical Engineering, MANIT Bhopal): 05)
    • Awards/Fellowships/Accolades etc.

      • V. Bhavanarayana Award from India Meteorological Department, New Delhi (1999) for the best research paper
      • Young Scientist from DST, Govt. of India (2003) and Granting of Research Fellowship for three years (2003 – 2006).
      • Expert Nominated by the CPCB, Delhi for Analysis of Risk in Common TSDF at Bahrauch, Gujarat (2008).
      • Core Member in the National Level Technical Team formed by the NDMA for preparation of National Action Plan on Chemical Disaster Management

      Academic Background

      • Research Associate at IIT Delhi (1998 -1999)
      • Ph. D in Atmospheric Physics (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1999)
      • PG Diploma in Industrial Pollution & Control (Annamalai University, 1996)
      • M. Tech in Atmospheric Sc. and Tech. (Applied Physics) (IIT Kharagpur, 1994)
      • M. Sc. in Physics (Burdwan University, 1992)
      • B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics (Bankura Christian College, 1990)



      Ms. Priyanka Saxena, Asstt Programmer:

      Ms.Priyanka Saxena, an MCA having sixteen years of working experience with Disaster Management Institute (Department of Home, Government of Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal as Asstt. Programmer. Fully experienced in the use, application and problem solving of a broad fields of software’s, networking and troubleshooting. Worked on GIS (Geographical Information System), MIS, Database Management System and Relational Database Management System. Also Developing, Maintaining & Updating the website of Disaster Management Institute in the capacity of a Webmaster. more...... More....



      Project member of DMI:

      Mr.Rahul Mathur,Technical Expert (Policy and Coordination)

      Brief Profile:

      Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering in 2013-2014 with specialization in Environmental Management from Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain. Bachelor of Engineering from Chemical Engineering in 2004-2008 from Madhav Institute Of Technology And Science, Gwalior.

      Working for policy development for various departments under Madhya Pradesh Govt. in line with Disaster Management Act, 2005.

        Experience :

        Having total experience of about 3 years out of which 2 years in Engineering education & rest of time at DMI in policy, coordination and execution of consultancy projects on Safety Audits, HAZOP, ERDMP certification & On-Site/Off-Site Emergency Management Plans in various hazardous industries and in providing awareness training to many government district officer in M.P. The selective consultancy experience is as under:

        Safety Audits :

        Conducted many safety audit and offsite disaster management plan across the country of various organizations like National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (Coal based), NTPC gas power plant Limited (Natural Gas based), Anta(RJ) , National Thermal Power Corporation, Lara, Raigarh (Chattisgarh) ERDMP certification: Many ERDMP certifications across the country of various organizations like Essar oil Refinery, Jamnagar Gujarat, Gail -Jamnagar Loni LPG pipe line, IOCL Lucknow Depot, ONGC Hazira. Awareness Training

        Imparted specialized training at district level to many government officers from different departments etc.