Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Meteorology - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Science and Technology

4 year(s)


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Meteorology is a four years course is offered by Tribhuvan University. The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program at Trichandra Campus, under Tribhuvan University, has been started since 1973.

Basically, knowledge of Meteorological and Hydrological processes is of prime importance for agriculture and water resources management and development of Nepal. In the field of agriculture, weather forecasting for immediate future is essential for its successful operation. Similarly, Meteorology and Hydrology is considered as one of the most important and influential factors for the development of water resources projects as well as in the work of flood forecasting. Besides, human health, tourism and aviation etc are also vulnerable to anomalies in weather and climate which has been accelerated in recent period by climate change.


Eligibility

The candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Minimum 'C' grade in all subjects to be eligible for admission in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Meteorology program of Tribhuvan University. 


Curricular structure

B.Sc. First Year Meteorology (Met. 101)

Course Contents

Group A: General Meteorology

Group B: Climatology

B.Sc. Second Year Meteorology (Met. 201)

Group A: Physical Meteorology
Course Contents
  • Meteorological Variables
  • The atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Equation of state
  • Heat and Energy
  • Moisture variable
  • Thermodynamic diagram
  • Hydrostatic stability and convection
Group B: General Hydrology
Course Contents
  • Introduction
  • Precipitation
  • Hydrological losses
  • Surface Runoff
  • Hydrography
  • Ground Water
  • Snow and Glacial Hydrology

B.Sc. Fourth Year Meteorology 

A) Fluid Dynamics and Dynamical Meteorology (Met. 401)

Course Contents

Definations and Properties of Fluids

Viscosity- dynamic and Kinematic viscosity

Fluid Pressure and its Measurement

Hydrostatics and its Application

Equilibrium of Floating Bodies

Kinematics of Fluid Flow

Dynamics of Fluid Flow

Introduction

Atmospheric coordinates

Static Atomosphere

Conservation of Momentum

Conservation of Mass

Conservation of Energy

Basic Equations

Circulation and Vorticity

B) Engineering Hydrology (Met. 403)

Course Contents

Catchment Characteristics

Precipation

Flood Hydrology

Ground Water exploration

Limnology

Measurement of Stage

Measurement of Discharge

Station Calibration

Erosion and Sedimentation

Water quaility

Surveying

Hydropower

Municipal/rural water supply

Irrigation

Flood risk management and river training

C) Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Change (Met. 405)

Course Contents

Composition of the atmosphere

The Atmosphere

Pollutant and their properties

Dispersion of pollutants

Ozone

Climate change

Climate and human affairs, climate and civilization, Earth Atmosphere

Climatic controls

Defination, HIstory of climate change; Recent climate change evidences

Extraterrestrial factors

Internal factors

Climate Change impacts

Climate resilience, adaptation technique and mitigation of climate change

Projections of future changes

D) Monsoon Meteorology

Course Contents

Zonal average tropical circulation

Zonally asymmetric features of the topics

Introduction of monsoon

Synoptic component of the monsoon

Precipitation and mesoscale feature of the monsoon

Climatological features of monsoon

March of the seasons

Monsoon in Nepal

B.Sc fourth year project work guideline.pdf
Revised Syllabus B.Sc First year and Second year-2073.pdf
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