Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology at Kirtipur Campus, under Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University has been offering Master’s as well as PhD in Meteorology/Hydrology for more than two decades. However, Bachelor of Sciences in Meteorology at Trichandra Campus, under TU, has been started since 1973. The primary objective of these courses is to produce skilled manpower and perform scientific research in the field of Meteorology, Hydrology and Glaciology.
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.