In today’s world, different environmental issues like pollution, global warming, exploitation of resources etc., has become one of the most debated and controversial matters. Environmental issues are one of the major concerns for country like Nepal. The natural resources of Nepal such as river, lakes, air, land, jungles, etc. are directly affected by the environmental issues. Due to poorly managed drainage and sewage system, the rivers and land have become much polluted affecting the nearby habitats. We can observe the condition of Bagmati River, how pathetic it is. So, this shows awareness and knowledge of environment to the general people is must. The need of environment was felt when the world celebrated the Earth Day in 1970 with the support of the United Nation.
Master of Science in Environment is a two year program of Tribhuvan University (TU) which consists of 64 credit hours. This program is based on semester system and has altogether 4 semesters in total. In first semester, there are compulsory courses and all the students have to study same subject. In second semester, students can choose one of the four elective courses. In third semester, there are two categories of elective courses; students need to choose any one from each group. Fourth semester is research oriented, where knowledge to use technical instrument is imparted to the students.
Below is the list of colleges for M.Sc. in Environmental Science program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.
The major objectives of this degree are as follows:
In order to get admission in this program of Central Department of Environment Science (CDES):
Env. 524 Mountain Environment
Env. 525 Wildlife Management
Env. 526 Freshwater Environment
Env. 527 Sustainable Development
Env. 633 Biodiversity Conservation and Management
Env. 634 Integrated Water Resources Management
Env. 635 Disaster Risk Management
Env. 636 Pollution Control Technologies
Env. 637 Climate Change
Env. 638 Urban Environment
The M.Sc. graduates will have many opportunities to work in government and private sector. They can get jobs in the departments related to pollution control, drinking water, urban planning. Several private organizations working in the field of refineries, distilleries, food processing, fertilizers, etc. hire large number of M.Sc. graduates. Many organizations working in the field of environment are recruiting environment science graduates as environment specialists, managers, and consultant. They can also work as environmentalist journals in the different newspaper, journals, TV, etc. Not only this, there are several departments of government which is working in the field of environment where you can work in different executive positions, as a research specialist, research fellow, research assistant etc. The graduates can also perform teaching and academic work in colleges and universities.
The scope of environment science is equally vibrant in foreign countries as well. Every year large number of students get chance to enroll in reputed universities abroad for further study. So the career prospects of environment science graduates are very bright and will become more lucrative in days to come.