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    MSc in Atmospheric Sciences

    About M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences is a post-graduation programme, which enhances the knowledge of the students in the areas of earth systems and atmospheric sciences. M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences curriculum is designed in such a way that covers all the aspects of numerical modeling of atmosphere and ocean, climate modeling, monsoons, and high influence severe weather forecasting to understand its physical and social consequences. M.Sc in Atmosphere Sciences programme also includes aerosol physics, meteorology, biogeochemical cycles, geophysics, remote sensing, and atmospheric chemistry and analysis. The course has a lot of scope.

    There are plenty of carrier options for an M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences. Some of them are as follows Broadcast meteorology, Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Research positions at NOAA, NASA, DoE, DoD, DoA, Weather analyst for industry, commerce, airlines, government, alternative energy companies, Military weather officer, Renewable Energy Sitting and Forecasting and so on.

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences Highlights

    Name of the Course

    Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences

    (M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences)


    Master of Science


    Post Graduation


    2 Years

    Course Fees

    INR 15,000 to INR 1,50,000

    Average Starting Salary

    INR 6,00,000 to INR 9,00,000

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria of M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences are given as follows.

    • Candidates must have a B.Sc degree and must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
    • Aspirants with B. Tech in Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical from any recognized University are also eligible.
    • Candidates should have a minimum of 55% to 60% aggregate in their graduation.
    • However, the eligibility criteria differ from organization to organization. It is advisable to go through the latest prospectus of the college where you are going to apply.

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences Syllabus

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciencescourse

    I Semester Syllabus

    • Fundamentals of Earth System Science
    • Physics of the Atmosphere
    • Physics of the Ocean
    • Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
    • Mathematical Physics 
    • Statistical and Numerical Analysis in Geosciences
    • Practical-1: Statistical and Numerical Computing
    • Practical-2: Weather Data Analysis and Forecasting

    II Semester Syllabus

    • Geological, Chemical and Biological Oceanography
    • Advanced Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    • Tropical Meteorology and Climatology
    • Climate Change and Its Impacts
    • Modeling of the Atmosphere and the Oceanic Processes
    • Practical-3: Observational Techniques in Oceanography
    • Practical-4: Meteorological and Oceanographic Computations 
    • Elective-I

    III Semester Syllabus

    • General Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean
    • Numerical Weather Prediction
    • Atmosphere and Marine Boundary Layer Processes 
    • Remote sensing and GIS in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences 
    • Practical-5: Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory
    • Practical-6: Model Simulations and Diagnostics
    • Elective-II
    • Elective-III

    IV Semester Syllabus

    Project Dissertation (Report, Presentation, and Viva-voce)

    Seminar on breakthrough papers

    Summer Internship (Report and Presentation)

    List of Elective Courses

    1. Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Electricity

    2. Diagnostic Studies of Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes

    3. Satellite Meteorology

    4. Satellite Oceanography

    5. Aerosols and Atmospheric Chemistry

    6. Ocean Acoustics

     7. Marine Pollution

    8. Ocean Optics

    9. Agricultural Meteorology

    10. High Performance Computing in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

    11. Ocean State Forecasting

    12. Mesoscale modelling

    13. Air Pollution Studies

    14. Coastal Oceanography

    15. Glaciers and Climate

    16. Climate and Energy

    17. Mountain Meteorology

    18. Climate and Water resources

    19. Middle Atmosphere Meteorology

    20. General Geology

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences Career Option

    • Broadcast meteorology
    • Military weather officer
    • Meteorologist for NWS
    • Analyst for environmental impact studies
    • Airline/Boeing Meteorologists
    • Meteorologist
    • Atmospheric scientist
    • Space scientist
    • Government consultant
    • Researcher

    M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences Admission Process

    • The admission process of M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences differs from institution to institution. The admission process takes on either Merit-Based or Entrance exams.
    • Some of the universities and colleges in India conduct entrance exams, through which candidates get admission in the course M.Sc in Atmospheric Sciences.
    • Some of the entrance exams are CUCET, Calcutta University Entrance Exam, University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam, Savitribai Phule Pune University entrance exam, and so on.
    • Candidates can also get admission, based on the percentage of the marks in the Under Graduation exam.

    Related Questions

    I want to read in IARI
    -Moumita -Updated on Jul-31-20222 Answers

    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi offers the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme in a wide range of specializations.

    The eligibility critieria for these programmes include a bachelor's / B.Sc degree in a related discipline.

    Admissions to these programmes are granted on the basis of merit created on the marks scored in an entrance exam conducted by the education division of ICAR.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you need information about any particular M.Sc specialization in IARI.

    Thank you.


    arzoo, Student / Alumni

    The demand for educated embryologists to assist in reproductive In-vitro fertilisation procedures in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centres has been expanding across India. Clinical Embryology will provide UG candidates in the field of biological sciences with new job prospects in the field of embryology. The programme will enable students to get a thorough understanding of both male and female reproductive systems, as well as associated illnesses that cause infertility and assisted reproductive procedures. Career Prospects: · Fertility centers · Marketing industry · Research industry · Academics Being alumni of LPU, I will share the details of this programme and LPU, I’ll start with eligibility. Eligibility Criteria: You should have passed with 60% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s Degree in (Applied Medical Science or Biosciences or Medical Science and Allied Medical or Life Sciences) or equivalent, subject to qualify for the LPUNEST. LPU is spread over 600 acres campus having 30000+ students and 3500+ faculty and staff. Many students come there across the world which made me feel like in a foreign country. Scholarships: I got a maximum scholarship while studying there. LPU provides very good scholarships to bright students who have a good academic record, sports, or extracurricular activities achievement. LPU also helps students in the Education loan facility. For further details you can also visit the website. All the best!

    priyal gogna, Student / Alumni

    LPU understands the social corporate responsibility and believes in holding hands of the needy. Hence, in a bid to owe the social responsibility towards the needy, and give a token to the meritorious, LPU offers a range of scholarships and financial aid. You do not have to apply for a scholarship every time you pay the fee. What you get at the time of admission, continues till the course is over. However, the criteria are different for those who have sought admission through sports quota, board toppers, and performing arts. If you are a board topper and someone from the sports category and extracurricular performance category, you will have to either maintain a CGPA or keep performing in sports or extracurricular activities as the case may be. Otherwise, if you have got a scholarship through LPU NEST then you are not bound to maintain your academic or sports performance. There are other scholarships the university offers. LPUNEST Marks based (for previous two qualifying Exams) Performance in other National Level Entrance test Performance in Sports, Performance in Cultural and Co-curricular Activities. Social Service, R&D and Bravery Activities . Special Scholarship for Toppers of Education Board Financial Aid for Defense /CAPF and their dependents Financial Aid for Orphan Candidates Financial Aid for Persons with certain disabilities LPUNEST Study Grant Minorities Transgender Non Traditional student Need Based-Financial Aid EWS scholarship for those whose family income is less than 5 lacs Single girl child Single Mother Orphan. LPU offers a special scholarship of Full Tuition fee waiver to Indian resident orphan students whose both parents are dead. The university gives scholarships based on a first come first serve basis to 10 applicants. The candidate having a benchmark disability of more than 70% and/or Locomotor disability caused by spinal cord injury can avail the benefit of a full fee waiver. However, the LPU committee scrutinizes the case. LPU offers exclusive Scholarship schemes for Tibetan Students studying in CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) Schools and Students studying in different schools managed by Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan where based on tests conducted in schools of the concerned organization and/or recommendation of the concerned authority of the organization, certain students may be offered full tuition fee waiver.

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