MSc In Environmental Science

Admission & Eligibility

In order to gain admission to MSc in Environmental Sciene program of CDES, a candidate must appear in and pass the entrance examination conducted by Institute of Sciencce and Technology, Tribhuvan University (IOST-TU) and the admission is strictly merit based. An applicant must have completed BSc in Environmental Sciene or equivalent degree recognized by Tribhuvan University with at least second division aggregate percentage. The application of the candidates having degrees other than BSc in Environmental Science can be accepted based on the decision of Faculty Board of IOST-TU.

Semester: I (Compulsory Courses)

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env. 511 

Ecology and Environmental Science

4

Env. 512 

Environmental Earth Science

4

Env. 513 

Environmental Pollution and Monitoring

4

Env. 514 A

Ecology and Environmental Science Practical

2

Env. 514 B

Environmental Earth Science Practical

2

Env. 514 C

Environmental Pollution and Monitoring Practical

2

Total

 

18

Semester: II (Compulsory Courses)

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env. 521

Environmental Conservation and Management

4

Env. 522

Environmental Impacts and Management Techniques

4

Env. 523

Environment and Energy

4

Env. 528

Case Study and Field Work

2

Total

 

14

Scholarship

CDES is seeking support from the government, private and corporate sector, family endowment, private industries, and other institutions to sponsor outstanding students towards their tuition and other essential fees. Currently, the department is awarding 50% tuition fee waivers to the top two students of each semester based on the merit of previous semester examination or entrance examination. The department also awards dissertation grants on competitive basis.

Training

CDES conducts following training programs for the studens in different semesters:

1. C Programming (II Semester)

2. Proposal writing (III Semester)

3. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (IV Semester)

4. Research Methodology and Statistical Packages (SPSS/ R) (IV Semester)

Apart from these programs, the department also runs special training packages on technical/ scientific writing, EIA, bio-engineering etc. 

Evaluation

Students must pass all theory and practical papers separately in order to be awarded with the MSc degree. The pass marks of all papers is 50% of the full marks. The department conducts an internal assessment in each semester which carries a weightage of 40% of the total marks.  It is mandatory to pass the internal assessment to be eligibile to take the End Semester Examinations. The End Semester Examination is conducted by IOST-TU which carries a weightage of 60% of the total marks. 

Academic Calendar

Semester: II (Elective Courses) (Any One)

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env.524

Mountain Environment

4

Env.525

Wildlife Management

4

Env. 526

Freshwater Environment

4

Env. 527

Sustainable Development

4

Total

 

4

Semester I New (compulsory courses)

Semester I New compulsory courses

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env. 511

Ecology & Environmental Philosophy

3

Env. 512

Environmental Earth  Science

3

Env. 513

Atmospheric Science and Environmental Chemistry

3

Env. 514

Environmental Quality Management

3

Env. 515

Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

2

Env. 516

Hydrology, Meteorology and Geology

2

Env. 517

Environmental Pollution

2

Total

 

18

Semester: II New Compulsory Courses

Semester II New (compulsory courses)

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env. 551

Climate Change and Resilience

3

Env. 552

Environmental economics and Management  

3

Env. 553

Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science

 

3

Env. 554

Remote Sensing and Geo- Information Science (Practical)

2

Env. 555

Field Work  (Research)

2

Env. 556

Case Study  (Research)

1

Total

 

14

Semester: II New (Elective Courses) (Any one)

Semester: II New (Elective Courses) (Any One)

Course Code

Subject

Credit hrs

Env.557

Mountains and Plains

3

Env.558

Freshwater Environment

3

Env.559

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

3

Env.560

Urban Environment

3

Total

 

3