Masters of Science in Environmental Management

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SchEMS is running Environmental Management course at the postgraduate level. Environmental management being a multidisciplinary subject, the course gives due emphasis to social, cultural and economic aspects of the environment. This course is balanced in the sense that multidisciplinary fields of knowledge have been integrated to provide a comprehensive working knowledge on the environmental management. M.Sc course is a two year (four semester) of intensive and comprehensive teaching and practical input. The first semester of the program is focused on fundamental knowledge courses while the second semester is focused on environmental management tools such as EIA, SEA, CP, EMS, RA, GIS and Strategic Planning. The third semester courses are focused on advanced courses and development of thesis proposal. Fourth semester is dedicated to a 12 credit thesis study in which in-depth research is carried out. SchEMS provides all necessary facilities for the research with an appropriate supervisor. Upon completion and on the recommendation of the research supervisor, the thesis should be submitted to the Examination Board of Pokhara University and the final examination will be held according to the rules and regulation of Pokhara University for the award of M.Sc. in Environmental Management.
The main objectives of M. Sc. Programme are to:

  1. Offer the courses and research study covering fundamentals, environmental management tools and advanced courses.
  2. Provide an opportunity of carrying out thesis or research using cross- cutting tools and state of the art information.
  3. Provide an opportunity for the students to acquire the advance knowledge on the subject and enhance the individual skills and expertise.
  4. Contribute to policy research and support the concerned institution in the country.
Career Opportunities
With the enforcement of environmental protection legislation in Nepal, the enforcement agencies at the central, regional and local levels require trained human resources in environmental management. Good career opportunities also exist in INGOs, NGOs and several other statutory and voluntary organizations, as well as the donor agencies involved in development works may need such human resources.