Master of Science in Hydrology and Meteorology is a two year, 4 semester program of Tribhuvan University. In the first and second semester, there are compulsory subjects where all the students need to study same course content. However, in third semester, out of five elective subjects: Water Resources, Environmental aspect of Hydro-meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Monsoon Meteorology, and Mountain Hydro-Meteorology, students have to choose any one of them. Fourth semester is tilted towards research where students get opportunity to integrate the theoretical course with real life experience. The study of hydrology and Meteorology in Nepal began at B. Sc level since 1973 and it was upgraded to Master level in 1988.
Hydrology is the science which deals with the study of earth water and its movement in relation to land where as meteorology is the study of atmosphere. The study of hydrology and meteorology has great importance to the country like Nepal. The knowledge of Meteorological and Hydrological processes is of very essential for agriculture and water resources management. In agriculture, weather forecasting is very crucial for having good production. Also, Meteorology and Hydrology is considered very important for the development of water resources projects and flood forecasting.
List of Colleges:
M.Sc. hydrology and Meteorology is studied in Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kirtipur, TU only.
For knowing the fee structure of studying M. Sc. in hydrology and Meteorology in TU, the aspirants should contact the Department.
Below is the list of colleges for M.Sc. Hydrology and Meteorology programs:
Some of the objectives of M.Sc. in Hydrology and Meteorology are as follows:
Nepal is very prone to flood and landslides and in the major cities there is extreme shortage of water and those cities also lacks the basic water management system. First sentence itself signifies how important this subject is in the context of Nepal. The work for the graduates includes monitoring of river hydrology, climate, agro meteorology, sediment, air quality, water quality, limnology, snow hydrology, glaciology, and wind and solar energy. The graduates can also work in the field of aviation and weather forecast. The graduates can also get jobs in various NGO/INGO working in the field of hydrology and meteorology. One can also work as research specialist, research associates in the concerned field. In The academic sector also, M. Sc graduates can find job as college and university teacher. Every day we hear the weather forecasting, this weather forecasting is very important for travelers, trekkers and general people. Scores of skilled manpower is needed for accurate and reliable forecasting. Not only this, weather forecasting has huge role in agriculture and industry. Thousands of lives can be saved if prediction related to typhoons, tsunami can be made accurately. The graduates in this field have wide range of job opportunities in international market. They can also go to foreign country for further study and earn handsome salary after finishing their study.
Divya Gyan College
The British College
Padmashree Int'l College
Thames International College
Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Silver Mountain College
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