SRM University established an Earthquake Research cell (ERC) in July 2012 for Advanced Research on the causes for origin, occurrence and prediction of Earthquake by better understanding the geodynamical behavior of this natural disaster on the globe. Further to establish the non-plate tectonics causes for the earthquake through re-looking into the existing causes and to develop computer simulation model for geodynamic character, prediction, prevention and management model to reduce the damages on the Earth. Globally Computing and simulation models are playing critical and enabling roles in addressing many complex problems of earthquake research. Quick to realize this development, SRM University decided to formulate an action plan to develop the existing technology and infrastructure to understand and predict earthquakes with better accuracy.The Earthquake Research Cell is having an interdisciplinary approach towards the goal and the Research Scientific team comprises of Earth scientists, Geophysicist, Civil Engineers, Computer science Engineers, Chemical engineers, Nanotechnology Scientist and related experts. The institute has enough research facilities such as equipment, software and computing systems to address the above.

Research Theme

  • Seismic hazard assessment
  • Active tectonic study - Identification of Active fault zones.
  • Geomorphic and morphotectonic anomaly- analysis of geomorphic indices, paleo-seismic evidences
  • Crustal deformation studies and development of deformation model and 3D visualization.
  • Analysis of epicenter data and prediction through ANN model.
  • Quantification of seismic energy and simulation model
  • Mathematical model  through continuum / regression model.
  • Remote sensing based surface fault mapping and geotectonic analysis.
  • GIS based seismic database creation.
  • Development of customized Seismic Information System.
  • Designing seismic resistant structures.
  • Disaster planning and Management

Focused Area

  • Sikkim- Darjeeling Himalaya, N-E region
  • Andaman Region,
  • Ponnair basin, South India
  • Gujarat, western India


To be a Global Centre of Excellence in Earthquake Research, Disaster Management and Mitigation studies


  • To be a leading Centre for Earthquake Research of international repute for the investigation of Geodynamic activity.
  • To enhance the knowledge based on research, education and information transfer to reduce the damages through systematic understanding of seismological characters.
  • To provide capacity building to mitigate future earthquake scenario for better planning and development.