MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Glaciology

MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Glaciology

Masters
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2 years
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  • Fee: NPR 395,000

This program was conceived in response to the growing societal need for professionals in the field of glaciology, capable of dealing with the wide variety of complex and interrelated issues at institutional, industrial and community levels. The program emphasizes both scientific competency as well as applied skills like planning, management, policy analysis and information technology for re-designing the environment for sustained enhancement of its quality.

Mission

  • Produces professionals with sound theoretical and practical background in environmental processes, problems and issues through an integrated systems approach.
  • Develop personnel with specialized knowledge and skills in glaciology, meteorology, applied research, impact assessment and climate science.

 

Salient Features

Fees and Scholarships
Total cost of the two year M.Sc. in Environmental Science program is NRs.395000. University Grant Commission (UGC). Nepal provides Formula Based Founding Scholarship to sizable members of deserving M.Sc. students. The department also provides Silver Jubilee Graduate Assistantship To needy and deserving M.Sc. students. Need and merit based partial tuition fee waiver scholarships are also available as per KU provision.

Evaluation Scheme
Evaluation is based on continuous assessment. Students are evaluated through class Participation, assignment, practical and projects weeks,term papers,semester and end semester examinations and thesis defense. At the end of semester, for each course student will be evaluated on a 4 point scale indicated by letter grades. To compete M.Sc. degree students are required to maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

Grade

A

A-

B

B-

C+

C

F

Grade Point

4

3.7

3.3

3

2.7

2

0

Eligibility

Candidates with four year Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or equivalent degrees with minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 50th in aggregate are eligible for admissions. Students having four year education in any science stream, such as Geography, Geology, Agriculture or Forestry after intermediate +2, or B.E. Civil/mechanical are also available.

Job Prospects

The rigorous practical and project-based training prepare students for different sectors and organizations:

  • Government organizations
  • NGOs/INGOs Projects,
  • conservation and development agencies
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Academic institutions, research centers and industries

Curricular Structure

Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to impact both theoretical and practical knowledge as related disciplines of Environmental Science and Glaciology. The teaching program emphasizes on students’ active participation and involvement in learning.

Thesis
Students must complete their thesis in topics related to Glaciology.

Semester i

 

Courses

Credits

Natural Resource Conservation

3

Environmental Planning and Management

3

Environment and Resource Environment

3

Human Dimension of Environment

3

General Hydrology

3

Meteorology and Climate Science

3

   

Semester II

Credit

Advances in Glaciology

3

Glacier Hydrology

2

Himalayan Geology

2

GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

3

Research Methodology

3

Statistical Applications

2

   

Semester III

Credit

Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

3

Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment

3

Independent Case Studies

1

Research Seminars, Workshops and Internship

1

   

Semester IV

Credit

Thesis

15