Master of Science(MSc) in Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management or MSc IWRM program conducted by the Pokhara University (PU) is designed to produce academically sound and highly proficient professionals. The graduates will be carved with interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise, and capability to respond to the evolving multi-disciplinary challenges. The total duration of this course is two years. This course provides a unique opportunity to learn the socio-economic, institutional, legal, environmental, and biophysics aspects.
MSc in Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management program comprises of Basic Courses, which aims to cover the core of social and natural sciences. The core courses are related to Integration Courses that combines natural as well as physical sciences with the social elements and Application Courses. This course deals with detailed knowledge and expertise required to plan, design and implement development program.
MSc in Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management program covers major science subjects. Such as Hydrological Science, Public Health, Livelihood and Ecosystem, Role of Water in Productive Activities, Water Flow and Hydraulics, Hydrological Science, Legal and Policy Dimensions of Water Management, Conflicts in Water Management, Economics of Water Resources Management, Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Induced Disaster, and Risk Management.
Objectives of MSc Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management
The key objectives of MSc in Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management program for students are mentioned below:
To furnish a comprehensive understanding of the water use and its management
To exhibit the ability to plan and execute a project in the related field
To analyze, evaluate and solve the issues related to the resources management
To encourage life-long learning and conduct research
Admission Requirements in MSc Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management
Candidates interested in pursuing MSc in Interdisciplinary Water Resource Management program should meet the following requirements:
Interested candidates must have to complete bachelor level in Science and Technology with from the college/ board/ university recognized by Pokhara University (PoU)
Must have to appear the in entrance test conducted by the Pokhara University (PoU)
Candidates must have to attend a personal interview with the representative of respective college or university
Career and Scope
The graduates of MSc IWRM degree can work as hydrologists, supervisors or experts in different sectors, Regular Resource Managers, geologists, and aquaconservation specialist. Such as in natural counseling firms, in mechanical waste aqua treatment offices, and in hydro engineering organizations. Graduates can also work in local water resource offices or in government organizations.