Programme Team

Mr. Kulbhushan Kr Gopal, Senior Editor, BSDMA is creative and driven journalist with 20 years of experience. Great storytelling skills and a nose for the truth as well as an excellent track record as a journalism in print, electronic and digital media. Excellent reporting and magazine skills and award-winning writing techniques with Prabhat Khabar, Dainik Hindustan, Dainik Aaj & News 18. Seeking to leverage skills and experience to contribute to high quality journalism at Patna. He has done Master of Sciences in Botany from LN Mithila University and Master of Art’s in Journalism from Nalanda Open University.

Dr. Jeevan Kumar, Project Officer (Human Induced Disasters), is responsible for developing strategies for creating awareness about Human Induced Disasters. He is also responsible to carry out sensitization programme for various stakeholders and conducting policy studies in the area of Human Induced Disasters.  He has done Ph.D.  from Veer Bahadur Singh Poorvanchal University, Jaunpur and  M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Sciences from DR. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, and B.Sc. from Allahabad University. He has worked with organisations like Centre for Environment Education (CEE), North, Lucknow, Bihar Inter Agency Group (BIAG), Patna, Nav Jagriti, Khagaria and Department of Environment and, Water Management, A.N. College, Patna. 

Shri Pravin Kumar, Project Officer (Natural Disaster), BSDMA is responsible to develop and undertake research/projects activities, policy studies/analysis in the area of disaster management and suggest strategies accordingly. Currently, he is working on various disaster risk reduction and mitigation projects like masons and engineers training on earthquake resistant building construction, flood mitigation and action plan, fire safety activities etc. in the State.
He has worked as Research Officer and Senior Research Officer (Disaster Management) at Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) Gurgaon, an apex institute of Government of Haryana where he was actively involved in project planning, execution, implementation, supervision & monitoring. He also worked on development of Resource Mapping, IEC Materials, Disaster Management Plans (District, Important Buildings, Villages, etc) & other disaster management initiatives.
He has done his Master in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai.

Ms. Sumbul Afroz, Senior Technical Assistant (IT)

Ms. Sumbul Afroz, maintains & re-creates BSDMA website. Well versed in Software development and handles software related issues of Authority. Participated in various training programes of Disaster Management. Also served as Software developer in IT Company. Deep acumen in developing Desktop applications, web based applications and Portals. Ms. Sumbul is a Postgraduate in Computer Application (BCA MCA), five year intregated course from IGNOU. She also holds Certificate in Asp. net from NIIT.


Shri Manoj Kumar, Technical Assistant (IT)

Shri Manoj Kumar is responsible for providing support to information Technology and other communication system which is backbone of BSDMA. He is well-versed with the Information Technology infrastructure, network configuration, data storage & database maintenance and BSDMA website content management. Previously worked with IT majors and has a rich work experience in System Administration. An ITIL V3 certified professional and has excelled in IT infrastructure and Service Management. A graduate in IT from IGNOU, New Delhi, he also holds post-graduation degree in IT from Sikkim Manipal University.