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Environmental Science (Disaster and Risk Management)

  • Main organization:Kathmandu University. Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science.
  • Type:University programme
  • Level:Masters
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate:MSc.
  • Geographical coverage:Global
  • City:Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Contact:Prof. Dr. Sanjaya Nath Khanal, Chair
    Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
    Kathmandu University
    Dhulikhel, Kavre
    P. O. Box. 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Tel. +977 11 661399 ext. 177, Fax. + 977 11 661443
    E-mail: sanjay@ku.edu.np, doese@ku.edu.np
  • Frequency:Annual
  • Language:English.
  • Duration:2 years.

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This is a two-year graduate programme, which reflects an increasing worldwide concern about the environment and disasters. This programme was conceived in
response to a growing societal need for professional scientists capable of dealing with environmental issues as they may arise in a variety of natural, institutional, industrial and community contexts. The 3 credit course on Disaster and Risk Management is a part of the natural resource management specialisation stream. For details please refer to programme brochure.

Subject Areas

Disasters, Risk management, Hazards, Vulnerability.

Target Audience

University Students, Disaster Management Professionals.

Admission Requirement

Candidates with four-year Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or equivalent degree with minimum CGPA of 2.5 or 50 % in aggregate are eligible for admission. Students having four-year education in any science stream, such as Geography, Geology, Agriculture or Forestry after intermediate/+2, or B.E. Civil/ Mechanical are also eligible. Admission is based on the academic promise of applicants as indicated by their academic records, statement of objectives, recommendations, scores on entrance test, proposal for the Master's dissertation and personal interview.

Application Procedure

Application forms can be obtained anytime during the year from the Accounts Section of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel on payment of NPR 300, either in cash or demand draft payable to KU. Interested students should submit the completed application form along with their credentials, proposal for the dissertation and application-processing fee of NPR 700. For details on admission process, please contact School of Science.


Few students of M.Sc. in Environment may avail the research/teaching assistance job while studying to support portion of the study cost, for details please contact School of Science.

Tuition and Cost

NPR 180000.00, for further details please see university home page.

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page.


  • Themes:Insurance & Risk Transfer, Risk Identification & Assessment

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/1035

Last updated

15 Nov 2007

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