National Institute of Disaster Management and Jawaharlal Nehru University signed an MoU. NIDM will provide Rs 4.14 crore to JNU from 2015-16 to 2017-18 to start M Phil and Ph D in disaster management for the first time in India. Centre for Excellence in Disaster Research and Resilience Building will be established at JNU. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said it will provide positions in administration and generate disaster management professionals. The objective is to initiate research, teaching, capacity and manpower development within a trans-disciplinary framework which brings science to usable and understandable to communities in ecosystems.