After the 2001 Bhuj earthquake in India, the need to include appropriate components of earthquake engineering in the civil engineering and architecture curricula became obvious. However, just changes in the curricula by themselves cannot be effective till there are sufficient number of qualified teachers in the subject, and the course materials. Hence, a comprehensive National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE) has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.
The project envisages the 8 premier institutes of technology in India (the 7 Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore) to act as resource institutes.
The programme is open to all recognized engineering colleges/polytechnics and schools of architecture having related academic degree or diploma programme. The initial project is for the duration of three years with project cost of about Rupees 13.76 Crore.
National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Eduction (NPEEE) - INDIA