Climate Change and Development (MSCCD)

MSc in Climate Change and Development

Course: 2 Years Program


This MSc in Climate Change and Development program was establish in 2070(2013) in Department of Applied Sciences and Chemical Engineering IOE Pulchowk Campus TU . There are more than 40  students have already graduated and they published the peer review papers in an international journals. Most of the graduates are working in academic, governmental,  nongovernmental institutions, different companies in Nepal and abroad.

Climate change is emerging subject which is essential to cope the local to global level environmental problems as well as many more complex series of calamities which are addressed through adaptation, mitigation with global climate change model and others. It has far-reaching economic and social implications. This program examines the social scientific drivers, and consequences, of climate change and associated policy debates. It focuses on the interface between climate change and development, with particular attention paid to the perspective of ecological economics, glacier melting, desertification, forest fire, landslides, floods, burning issues and problems will mitigate and solve by using technical as well as climate change based models and also explore all possible smart possibilities. Students who follow this program are expected to have employment opportunities in a wide variety of environmental, climate change, and sustainable developmental settings in national and international academic institutions, research centers and other multinational companies in the world. The main mode of instruction will focus around lectures, talk program, guest lectures, discussions, presentations, project work on current burning topics on local, regional and global scale climate change issues, and many more. In addition, students are required to complete individual and group assignments. To facilitate completion of these assignments, there will be some time set aside during lectures to discuss and work on assignments, midterm, final exam and final thesis.


First Semester (I/I)

  1. Climate Science (4
  2. Energy and Environment (4
  3. Impact of Climate Change for Sustainable Development (4
  4. Climate Change Planning, Policy and Law (4

Second Semester (I/II)

  1. Research Methodology (4
  2. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Theory and Practices (4

Elective: I Climate Change Economics and Policy Analysis (4

     Elective: II (select one)

  1. Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (4
  2. Climate Change Impact on Agriculture, Forestry and Health Sectors(4
  3. Climate Change Impact on Hydropower (4

Third Semester (II/I)

Elective: III (select one)

  1. Community Based Adaptation
  2. Urban Climate Change Management
  3. Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Technology

Elective: IV (select one)

1. Glacier Melting

2. Sustainable Biodiversity Management and Technology

3. Climate Change Induced Disaster and Management

4. Climate Change Modeling

Group Project (Compulsory)

Fourth Semester (II/II)

  Case Study/Seminar

   Thesis Compulsory (16 Cr. hr. )

Note: Total Courses is 60 credit hours and each subject carries 4 credit hours.  Note : Thesis is 16 credit hours

Cutting Edge Research:  


  • Climate Scientist
  •  Environmental Scientist
  • Conservation Scientist
  •  Geoscientist
  • Climatologist
  •  Renewable Energy Scientist
  •  Energy Auditor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Planner

Cutting Edge Research: snow melting, glacier shrinking, rise in temperature at high mountains, Heat Island, carbon emission reduction, Forest fire, Rainfall pattern Changing, Floods,  landslides, and Desertification,

Program Coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Khem Narayan Poudyal

+977- 9841465598