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M.A. (TISS), Ph.D. (University of East Anglia, U.K.)
For appointments contact Ms. Aruna Chavan
Phone, Landline: +91-2225525883
Professor Janki Andharia is currently the Dean of the School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and has over 32 years of experience in the field of community organization and social development. Her areas of work focus on gender issues, environmental concerns, democratic governance, addressing diverse forms of marginalization and vulnerability. At the World Education Congress Global Awards for Excellence in Education, Leadership and Teaching on 23rd July 2015 held in Mumbai, Prof. Andharia received an award for her outstanding contribution to education.
She has been involved in national and state level policy making work and has had a long association with grassroots organisations. She was awarded the Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarship to pursue her Ph.D from School of Environment Sciences, University of East Anglia U.K. in the area of Gender, Development and Environment.
Until 2006, she was Head, Department of Urban and Rural Community Development before moving on as Chairperson of the newly created Centre for Disaster Management. She has provided leadership in the area of Disaster Management within TISS, introducing a full-fledged Masters in the subject. The programme is located within the broad framework of social and environmental justice. Professor Andharia serves on several of the Working Groups and Committees of the National Disaster Management Authority of India and Boards of several organizations. In 2014 she was invited to the Rockefellar Foundation's Residency programme at the Bellagio Centre, Italy. In the same year, Professor Andharia was the receipient of the “Best Professor in Disaster Management award”, instituted by National Education Leadership Awards, Lokmat, Mumbai. This was in recognition of the critical leadership she provided to the establishment of a multidisciplinary Centre for Disaster Management
Over the years Professor Andharia has conducted research, trainings and consultancy assignments for governments, industry and NGOs and international agencies. She has traveled abroad to several countries to deliver special lectures, establish institutional linkages with Universities and also on research collaborations. She has published extensively and is now the series editor for Springer's new book series on Disaster Studies and Management. Professor Andharia serves on the Board of several organizations.
Courses Taught currently:
MDM2: Disasters, Vulnerability and Risk (2 Credits,30 hours)
Position: I Semester
MDM7: Disasters and Development (2 Credits)
Position: II Semester
MDM35: Field Internship II ( 6 credits, shared with Ms. Saumya Kumar)
Position : III Semester
MDM 29: Strategic Planning and Distribution Networks in Disasters: Transportation, Warehousing and Inventory Management (2 Credits)
Position: IV Semester
MDM 30 : Self Study in Disaster Logistics (2 Credits)
Position: IV Semester (with Dr. Shibu Mani)
MDM 37 Research Dissertation (Credits: 8 Credits)
Position: II, III and IVth semesters
Each year Professor Andharia guides 5 to 6 students for their Masters' dissertation.
She also teaches courses in the MPhil Programme
She is in charge of the IFRC-TISS Online Certificate Programme on Disaster Management