Program Overview

The PhD program in Meteorology is a rigorous, research-intensive degree designed for individuals aiming to become leading experts in the field of atmospheric sciences. The program delves into complex topics like climate dynamics, atmospheric physics, and meteorological modeling. It encourages original research that contributes significantly to the current body of knowledge in meteorology. Students develop advanced analytical and computational skills, contributing to fields like weather forecasting, climate change mitigation, and environmental management. The degree prepares graduates for careers in academia, research, government agencies, and industries requiring high-level expertise in atmospheric sciences.

Program Objectives

The primary objective of this program is to produce scientists capable of addressing future challenges in the fields of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences. Specifically tailored to meet the requirements of national research organizations, the program aligns with the mission statement of the Meteorology Department and adopts the following program goals:

  1. Provide students with the necessary education and training to succeed and remain competitive in their chosen career paths by maintaining a current and rigorous curriculum.
  2. Equip students with a comprehensive understanding of meteorological fundamentals and atmospheric sciences.
  3. Offer students a range of career tracks to develop specialized skills.
  4. Foster an environment that encourages experiential learning, including:
    1. Data analysis and interpretation in laboratory settings.
    2. Participation in field trips and field programs.
    3. Research experience.
  1. Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.
  2. Expose students to professionals and meteorological events beyond the campus environment.

Research Opportunities

Atmospheric Physics, Climate Dynamics, Weather Modeling and Forecasting, Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry, Tropical Meteorology, Mesoscale Meteorology, Climate Change and Variability, Synoptic Meteorology, Hydrometeorology, Biometeorology, Paleoclimatology, Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Studies, Atmospheric-Ocean Interactions.

Entry Requirements

An MS/M.Phil. degree with thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institute, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system), and no third division (annual system) or ā€˜Dā€™ grade (semester system) throughout the academic career. GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or minimum score of 60 in NTS GAT Subject.

Scheme of Studies

Career Prospects

PhD graduates in Meteorology can hold prominent positions in academia and research, leading groundbreaking studies or teaching the next generation of atmospheric scientists. In governmental agencies like the National Weather Service or Environmental Protection Agency, they can serve as high-level analysts or advisors. Careers in the private sector might include serving as lead atmospheric scientists for companies in the energy sector, consulting on weather risk mitigation strategies, or directing climate change adaptation policies for multinational corporations. They may also hold technical roles in developing and refining meteorological software, working on advanced modeling and simulation tools.

Scholarships available

Departmental Merit Scholarships and various studentships based on availability.