MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Wildlife Management

MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Wildlife Management

Masters
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2 years
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  • Fee: NPR 395,000

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) is a pioneer department of the School of Science, Kathmandu University which started a few programs first in Nepal. As such graduate studies program in Environment and Natural Resources (M. Sc. ENR) was started in 2000. This program is updated with a specialization in wildlife management as M. Sc. in Environmental Science Specialization in Wildlife Management (MScES-WM) in 2020. The program was conceived in response to the growing societal need for the professionals in the field of wildlife,capable of dealing with a wide variety of examples and interrelated courses at institutional, industrial and community levels. It emphasizes both scientific competency as well as applied skills like planning, management, policy analysis and information technology for re-designing the environment. The department has produced 169 Master’s levels, 3 m.phil. And 29 Ph.D. graduates till 2020.

Missions

  • Produce 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 as wildlife and protected areas arrangement, wildlife ecology, applied research, conservation and impact assessment.

 

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 Wildlife Management. Teaching program emphasises on students' active participation and involvement in learning.

Thesis
Students must complete their thesis related to Wildlife.

Semeter I

 

Courses

Credits

Natural Resource Conservation

3

Environmental Planning and Management

3

Environment and Resource Environment

3

Human Dimension of Environment

3

Biodiversity and Protected Area Management

3

Environmental Pollution

3

   

Semester II

Credit

Wildlife Ecology and genetics

3

GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

3

Research Methodology

3

Statistical Applications

2

Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment

3

   

Semester III

Credit

Wildlife Monitoring Tools and Technique

3

Wildlife Conservation, Challenge and Management

3

Wildlife Practical

2

Independent Case Studies

1

Research Seminars, Workshops and Internship

1

   

Semester IV

Credit

Thesis

15