M.Sc in Environmental Science - Tribhuvan University

At present there are many global environmental issues. Nepal is not exception to this problem as many of our cities or towns continue to be plagued by air pollution as well as many other environmental problems. Our rivers suffer the effects of poorly treated sewage and industrial discharges. Deterioration of environment and loss of biodiversity are linked with poverty. Moreover, a wave of concern for environment swept across the developed world in the sixties and reached its climax in 1970 with the celebration of ‘The Earth Day’ under the auspices of The United Nation. After that the need for environmental education was keenly felt at the national level in Nepal.

In border terms, environmental science is a multidisciplinary science that deals with the study of natural resources, their degradation, and pollution, fate of species and role of human beings for the conservation of environment. Keeping this in view, this syllabus has been designed to provide knowledge to the students about the importance of protection and conservation of our environment and the need to restrain human activities, which may lead to indiscriminate release of pollutants into the environment. This knowledge will also enable the students to evolve the best way of dealing with seriously endangere

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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.


Eligibility for Admission:

The candidates who have passed B.Sc. Degree with major in environmental science with second division from Tribhuvan University or equivalent Degree from other University recognized by Tribhuvan University shall be considered eligible to apply for admission to M.Sc. Environmental Science.

The students other than BSc in environmental science in accordance with decision of Faculty Board of Institute of Science and Technology (TU-IOST) are also qualified to apply.

Admission Criteria:

An applicant seeking admission to M.Sc. Environmental Science most appear in Entrance Examination of two hour’s duration conducted by a campus or the Central Department of the Environmental Science, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University.

An applicant who does not appear in the Entrance Examination and fails to obtain a minimum qualifying score will not be allowed to get admission in M.Sc. Environmental Science. A merit list of the qualified applicants will be prepared-on the basis of the percentage of their B.Sc. Examination and the marks obtained by them in the Entrance Examination. Admission of students will be based strictly on the merit list and on the enrollment

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Job prospectus

Career Opportunities

  1. Environmental Officer, Environmental Inspector (MOEST)
  2. Consultancy: IEE, EIA, Environment Monitoring (Road, Hydropower, Irrigation, Building complexes, Hospitals, River Conservation)
  3. Environmental Monitoring Officer : (Air Pollution Monitor, Water Quality Monitor, Noise Pollution Monitoring and experts in the same fields.)
  4. Green Sector Jobs: Conservation officer, Wildlife Expert, Natural Resource
  5. Management Expert.
  6. Conservationist: Wild Life - Bird, Animals , Plant Species .
  7. Global Issues : Climate Chang officer, Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) Related
  8. Projects Related Jobs: Environment Officer
  9. Teaching : School , +2, and Above
  10. Laboratory expert: Measurement and Environment Aspects in Laboratory
  11. Job in : Zoo, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuary , Army
  12. International Agencies:
  • United Nations Environment Program(UNEP)
  • UNDP
  • FAO
  • WWF(World Wildlife Foundation
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Curricular structure

Semester: I (Compulsory Courses)

Course Code Subject Credit hrs

Env. 511 Ecology and Environmental Science 4

Env. 512 Environmental Earth Science 4

Env. 513 Environmental Pollution and Monitoring 4

Env. 514 AEcology and Environmental Science Practical 2

Env. 514 BEnvironmental Earth Science Practical2

Env. 514 CEnvironmental Pollution and Monitoring Practical

Semester: II (Compulsory Courses)

Course Code Subject Credit hrs

Env. 521Environmental Conservation and Management4

Env. 522Environmental Impact

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