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Admission Announcement for PhD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, School of Science, Kathmandu University

isms | 23 August, 2012 09:37

KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

Admission Announcement for

PhD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

Kathmandu University (KU), School of Science announces admission open for PhD course in Environmental Science. The PhD course is supported by the project “Establishing a Collaborative Effort to Assess the Role of Glaciers and Seasonal Snow Cover in the Hydrology of the Mountains of High Asia.” KU is a project partner with Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences/National Snow and Ice Center (CIRES/NSIDC), University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. In collaboration with Asian partners, this project is designed to make a fundamental contribution to the improved understanding of the water resources of High Asia: provide an accurate, comprehensive, systematic assessment of the snow, glacier melt, rain and ground water contribution to river discharge.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION INTO PhD IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

Students having completed a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science and other related field with minimum 2.5 CGPA or 50% or more in aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Details of eligibility criteria is available in the website of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), KU. Work experience in relevant fields and experience of field research, data analysis and scientific writing will be an advantage. Priority will be given to qualified female candidates, marginalized groups and candidates with sound health and high altitude field work experience.

 

AREA OF RESEARCH TO BE INVOLVED

 

Determination of separate contributions of seasonal snow and glacier ice melt to basin discharge across the study region (Langtang Valley and other river basin to be decided) using degree-day, ablation gradient, and other, melt models. Compare/Validate these results for selected river basins using isotopic and geochemical tracers in hydrologic mixing models, and estimate the contribution of groundwater and rainfall to these rivers using the same mixing models.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Application forms are available at the administration office, School of Science, Block 06, Dhulikhel, Kavre, or on-line at the website of the DESE, KU (PhD Application Form). Submit completed application form and application fee of Rs. 1000 along with photocopies of previous academic and citizenship certificates to the department office at Dhulikhel, Kavre.

Last date of submission of application is 3 September 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed to appear for interview on 7 September 2012.

For more information contact:

Head of the Department                                                           

Department of Environmental Science & Engineering                                   

Phone: 011-661399 (ext. 2238)                                             

Email: desehod@ku.edu.np

 
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