M.Sc. Natural Resources Management | Pokhara University

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Natural Resources Management is an interdisciplinary academic program, which focuses on equipping students with an understanding and knowledge along with the management of resources. By undertaking this course, students get familiar to various related subject matters such as land use systems, agricultural economics, urban & community based management etc.
Natural Resources Management program offered by Pokhara University (PU) is a two year course. Pokhara University (PU) is offering this course with aim of providing students with a distinctive education and knowledge needed to find sustainable solutions to diverse challenges related to the management. This program is popular among the professionals serving in the areas of ecosystem management, rural & urban planning, forestry, water resources management, and waste management.

List of M.Sc. Natural Resources Management Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for M.Sc. Natural Resources Management program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

Objectives of M.Sc. Natural Resources Management

Some of the major objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To equip students with an overview of prospective technical solutions and understanding of the limitations and advantages of water & sanitary systems
  • To equip students with knowledge and skills required to solve environmental issues.
  • Encourage students to conduct and participate in research works
  • To produce highly competent professionals in the field of Natural Resource Management

Admission Requirements in M.Sc. Natural Resources Management


  • Undergraduates in Animal Science, Forestry, Surveying, Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Economics, Geography, Science and Management subjects with minimum of sixteen years of schooling are eligible to apply for this program.

First Semester

  • NRM 511: Natural Resources System
  • NRM 512: Climate Change in Natural Resources Management
  • NRM 513: Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • STT505: Statistical Analysis
  • M 514: Energy Resources & Environment

Second Semester

  • NRM 521: Natural Resources Governance and Policy
  • ENV511: Environmental Assessment and Auditing
  • NRM 522: Natural Resources Economics
  • NRM 523: Geospatial Techniques in Natural Resources Management
  • : Elective-I

Third Semester

  • NRM 611: Integrated Watershed Management
  • RCH 601: Research Methodology
  • MGT 611: Program Planning & Management
  • NRM 612: Society, Livelihood and Participatory Development
  • : Elective-II

Fourth Semester

  • NRM 691: Thesis

Scope and Career Prospects

This degree enhances capability of students to navigate various disciplines, enabling them to create practical solution for complex international, national, and regional challenges. These qualities help them to grab respectable jobs, such as environmental consultant or natural resource manager in a number of organizations. Tribal, state and federal management agencies, public and private educational institutions, policy institutions, non-governmental organizations, local government, international organizations, department of water resources, forest industry are some of the prime recruiters.

Job Prospects:

Graduates with this degree have unlimited employment opportunities in natural resource management. And in the context of Nepal, the demand of the educated and skilled professional is increasing with each passing days as a lots of organizations working in the field of natural resource management are in a great need of competent manpower. An individual with this degree have option to work as:

  • Water Conflict Manager
  • Wildlife Habitat Specialist
  • Recreation Resource Manager
  • Resources Manager
  • Resources Educator
  • Land Use Planner
  • GIS Expert
  • Fisheries Manager
  • Forester
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Extension Agent

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