Central Department Of Hydrology & Meteorology Tribhuvan University
Posted on: 23 September, 2020
Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (CDHM) at Kirtipur Campus, under Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University was established in 1987. CDHM has been offering MSc and PhD in Meteorology and Hydrology for more than three decades. However, BSc in Meteorology was started at Trichandra Campus, under TU in 1973. In last three decade of its establishment, 200 students have already graduated from CDHM. Graduates of CDHM have gone to work in divers sector including National Hydrological Meteorological Agency, academia, private consultancies, NGOs and INGOs and some of them holds leading positing in their institution. Our research is globally recognized, our students are highly valued by employers, and our alumni are making significant contributions in academia, industry, government.
Basically, knowledge of Meteorological and Hydrological processes is of prime importance for agriculture and water resources management and development of Nepal. In the field of agriculture, weather forecasting for immediate future is essential for its successful operation. Similarly, Meteorology and Hydrology is considered as one of the most important and influential factors for the development of water resources projects as well as in the work of flood forecasting. Besides, human health, tourism and aviation etc are also vulnerable to anomalies in weather and climate which has been accelerated in recent period by climate change. Therefore, study of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nepal is very essential for socio-economic development of the country.
The primary objective of these courses is to produce skilled manpower and perform cutting edge scientific research in the field of Meteorology, Hydrology, Glaciology and Climate Science. CDHM has been known for producing competitive Meteorologists and Hydrologists with outstanding academic records. CDHM offers not only theoretical and laboratory-based courses but also extensive fieldwork techniques so as to build students’ with competent knowledge in various fields. CDHM curriculum covers wide range of the fields that includes hydrology, water resources, weather forecast, cryospheric process, climate change, hydro-meteorological disasters, numerical modeling, air pollution, etc. Courses offered by CDHM are designed to maximize employment prospects through acquisition of subject knowledge and practical skills.
To be a preeminent institution in the country/region for research, education, and outreach in hydrospheric and atmospheric science