MSc Meteorology

MSc Meteorology

2 years

M.Sc. Meteorology combines the field of science and weather to understand the fundamental principles of forecasting weather, understanding soil condition and other dimensions related to the study. 

The program imbibes in students the understanding of physical processes and its subsequent effect on the climate and atmosphere of Earth. Meteorology deals with the happenings surrounding atmosphere and an in-depth knowledge of its interaction with soil, water, and vegetation on the surface. 

M.Sc. Meteorology course also induces in the candidates the skills of understanding how to gather data, analyze, and forecast based on the collected data in addition to converting them into a computer model. The program offers the students a medium to train themselves to think quickly and work in teams for solving issues related to weather.

Candidates seeking admission to the program must have in them the necessary skills of analysis, data collection, and data interpretation. Those who are skilled in Mathematics and Geometry are deemed apt for the program. In addition, they should have the traits of patience, organizational skills, forecasting and generating modules in the computer.


Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Engineering, Environmental science, Forestry, Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, etc., or Equivalent degrees recognized by TU can apply for admission. 

Each batch of admissions is limited to 29 fixed seats. Out of 29 seats, 24 seats are reserved for candidates with bachelor’s degrees in Meteorology and five for candidates with bachelor’s degrees in other streams. 

Each applicant must appear and pass the entrance examination conducted by the Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, IOST, TU. Candidates with bachelor’s degrees in other streams must take a basic Hydrology and Meteorology bridge course.

M.Sc Hydrology and Meteorology Entrance Examination 

  1. The weightage of the entrance examination will be 100 full marks, and the duration will be 2 hours. Questions are asked according to the B.Sc syllabus prescribed by the committee.
  2. The questions will be Objective or Multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question will carry 1 (one) weightage.
  3. 35% marks must be obtained to pass the entrance examination.

Admission Criteria

  1. Students must attend and pass the entrance examination.
  2. Pass mark for the entrance examination is 35%.
  3. Students will be enrolled on the basis of merit. Merit list is published on the basis of both marks obtained in Bachelor level and entrance examination.Merit list: = 20% (marks obtained in B.Sc) + 80 % (marks secured in entrance examination)

In Central department and constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University; out of total available seats 80% seats will be filled from free competition and 20% from reserved (inclusive) category.

Students who want to compete from proportional representation category must fulfilled following criteria.

  • Passed SLC from community schools
  • Students who are permanent resident of backward region must have passed SLC from the same region
  • Students must have passed Bachelor level from constitutent campus of Tribhuvan University or Community campuses.

Documents needed:

If any seats remain vacant in the inclusive/reserved category; remaining seats will be fulfilled from the merit list of free competition.

Job Prospects

A graduate of this field has the potential to fulfill a number of exciting positions in a number of exciting industries. A scholar may become a weather forecaster, research meteorologist, teacher, professor or government adviser. They may find a position in air pollution control or oceanography. Many organizations throughout different industries may benefit from someone with a Master of Science in this area.