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MSc Natural Resources Management | PU (Pokhara)

Master of Science (MSc) Natural Resources Management or MSc NRM 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, they get familiar to various related subject matters such as land use systems, agricultural economics, urban & community based management etc.
MSc 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 undergraduates 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.

Objectives of MSc Natural Resources Management

Some of the major objectives of MSc Natural Resources Management program  for students are listed below:

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

Admission Requirements in MSc 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.

Career and Scope

MSc Natural Resources Management 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