MSc in Fisheries (Aquaculture) is offered by Agriculture and Forestry University. It is a 2 year academic program.
Maximum Allowable Duration
M.Sc. – 4 years (8 Semesters)
One Academic year is divided into two semesters.
Semester is a period of start of classes to the end of the final exams. A semester will cover a period of 18 weeks in which, 16 weeks of effective teaching and 2 weeks for examination.
Credit Unit (semester hours):
Each unit of credit carries at least 15 semester hours for instruction. Each credit hour represents one hour of theory class per week and three hours of laboratories or field work per week.
November – March (Mangsir – Chaitra)
May - September (Jestha – Aswin)
There will be semester break after each Semester. However, academic calendar will be developed each year to specify the dates for semesters.
Call for Application: 2 weeks before the start of Dashain holidays Entrance Exam: Between Dashain and Tihar
Course Registration and Class Start: November 1st week 1st Internal Assessment: December 3rd week
2nd Internal Assessment: February 1st week End of Class: March 2nd week
Final Exam: March last week Semester break: April Semester Results: April 20
Course Registration and Class Start: May 1st week 1st Internal Assessment: June 3rd week
2nd Internal Assessment: August 1st week End of Class: September 1st week
Final Exam: September 2nd week Semester break: Dashain to Chhat
Semester Results: After Dashain and before Tihar
However, Academic calendar for every year may be adjusted based on Dashain, Tihar and Chhat holidays.
Student Category and Fee Structure Student Categories:
Competitive subsidized student Competitive full pay student Sponsored Nepalese student Sponsored foreign student
Competitive subsidized student Fee (NRs): Admission Fee: 10000 (one-time payment) Semester Fee: 5000/Semester
Tuition Fee: 1000/credit hr
Total fee with minimum required credit hours: NRs 75000
Competitive full pay student Fee (NRs): Admission Fee: 20000 (one-time payment) Semester Fee: 10000/Semester
Tuition Fee: 2000/credit hr
Total fee with minimum required credit hours: NRs 150000
Sponsored Nepalese student Fee (NRs): Admission Fee: 25000 (one-time payment) Semester Fee: 10000/Semester
Tuition Fee: 5000/credit hr
Total fee with minimum required credit hours: NRs 290000
Sponsored Foreign student Fee (US $): Admission Fee: 500 (one-time payment) Semester Fee: 500/Semester
Tuition Fee: 100/credit hr Total fee with minimum required credit hours: US $ 7000
A = Excellent B = Good
C = Satisfactory D = poor (Fail) I = Incomplete
A = 4 point B = 3 point C = 2 point D = 1 point I = no grade
A = 85% and above
B = 70 to less than 85% C = 50 to less than 70% D = Less than 50%
I = Incomplete of the courses/thesis which is replaced by other grade upon the completion of the course or thesis
Requirement for degree:
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be 2.5 for Master.
- If he/she has less than the passing CGPA, the student would disqualify to get the degree.
- However, he/she can reappear in any subjects of his/her choice till he/she attains the minimum required CGPA to get the degree.
- No division will be allotted in Ph.D. degree. However, transcript of course work with grade will be provided and should have 3.0 passing CGPA.
- Transcript with Dissertation topic with satisfactory grade will be provided upon the completion of the degree.
CGPA: M.Sc. Level
3.8 and above: Distinction
3.5 and above: First division
2.5 and above: Second division
Credit Transfer and Enrollment
Credit Transfer System and Enrollment:
M.Sc. /Ph.D. students enrolled at other university may apply to AFU for enrollment with his/her completed credit credentials.
AFU may accept those students with credit transfer based on AFU’s credit requirements and regulations.
Such students should pay admission fee and registration fee as required.
Course and Research Requirements M.Sc. Fisheries (Aquaculture) Program
(Total credit requirements) Major (Minimum) 15 18* Minor (Range) 5-10 Supporting (Range) 5-11 Seminar 1 Thesis 15 Total (Minimum) 45
Passed B.Sc (Agriculture/Animal Science) or B.V.Sc and AH or Bachelor in Fisheries Science examination at least in second division.
Advertisement for Admission
The notice regarding students' admission is published in a national newspaper and will be put on the website of Agriculture and Forestry University (www.afu.edu.np). The exact date of admission process may vary from year to year but it generally starts in August- September and classes begins from mid of November.
How to apply
The process of application will remain online. Online application can be accessed at the official website of the university : www.afu.edu.np
When encountered with any problem, then applicants can contact the responsible authority at email@example.com for technical help.
Admission is done on the basis of entrance examination (90%), aggregate score of Undergraduate level (10%). The applicants will be selected on merit basis.
A total of 90 questions (multiple choice/ objective) will be included in the written test. Questions are made with reference to the 7 subjects students usually study during their undergraduate level. Following is the list of distribution of questions among those 7 subjects:
1. Fisheries and Aquaculture (Aquaculture, Aquatic Resource Management, Fish Production Technology) - 67
2. Plant Sciences - 5
3. Animal Sciences - 5
4. Animal Health - 3
5. Social Sciences (Agri. Economics+ Agri. Extension) - 5
6. Basic Science (Biochemistry + Statistics) - 3
7. General Knowledge - 2
OFFICIAL COPY (attested copy) of followings is required:
- Complete Academic Certificates and Transcripts (from bachelor degree)
- Grade conversion certificate (if marks are mentioned in GRADE basis)
- Official Release Letter & Recommendation Letters
- Work Experience Letter
- Concept Note of Proposed Study
- Letter of Sponsorship (Funded by sponsoring agencies)
- Application fee paid receipt (from account section of AFU
Please visit NOTICE section of AFU for more detailed information regarding admission