Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) offers UNIGIS M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science and Systems (GIS) since 2012 in cooperation with theDepartment of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria (Europe) within the framework of UNIGIS @ Salzburg. This programme has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. Individuals aiming at a career in GI or professionals already active in this field who are interested in continuing education and pursuing an academic qualification while working will find this program quite attractive.
Major Subject Areas
This programmeis based on the curriculum of UNIGIS MSc at the University of Salzburg, Austria and carries120 point according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This course contains 9 compulsory modules (GIS Introduction, Data modeling, Open GIS and Distributed GI infrastructures, Geographical analysis, Spatial analysis, and visualization and Cartography) of 54 Credit, 12 Credits learning practices and academic work, 24 Credits electives and 30 Credits Master’s thesis. With the acquired know-how from this program, graduates are expected to master challenge in business, industry of government in any of the following fields:
- Environmental analysis and management
(e.g. climatic factors, forest, water bodies, soil erosion, bio-diversity, conservation areas, coastal areas, mountainous areas etc.)
- Natural resources and economic planning
(e.g. agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, fisheries, mining, landscape analysis, tourism, industry etc.)infrastructure development and management (e.g. transport networks, water & sanitation, health facilities, education institutions etc.)
- Security and safety
(e.g. crime & danger assessment, risk & vulnerability assessment, emergency response, disaster management, disease & epidemic pattern, public safety measure etc.)
- Business planning and management
(e.g. site location, product marketing, supply networks, insurance calculation, stake analysis etc.)
- Government and Politics
(e.g. public administration, electoral analysis, voting pattern etc.)
- Urban, rural and regional planning
(e.g. integrated approach to land use planning & management at various spatial units etc.)
- Other fields related to spatial analysis and management
The session starts in March-April and July-August each year.
The College enrolls 25 students in each batch from various fields including Forestry, Agriculture, Engineering and Sciences of any disciplines. Students should pass entrance exam for admission.
A Bachelor Degree in any discipline with at least 45% aggregate marks are eligible to appear entrance exam administered by the KAFCOL.
Interested students are required tosubmit completedapplication form, which can be obtained from the College or directly downloaded from KAFCOL website (http://www.kafcol.edu.np).
Total fee for a sponsored student is Euro 3,500. Self-paying students can get a subsidy of Euro 500 on the total fee and need to pay Euro 3,000. Fee can be paid in two installments, in which case an extra Euro 400 will be charged (refer to http://www.kafcol.edu.np for details).