Climate Change and Development
The proposed program on Masters of Science in Climate Change and Development (CCD) will be offered by the Department of Environmental Management under the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESM) at IUB in collaboration with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Independent University, Bangladesh with approval of University Grants Commission (UGC). The proposed program on Climate Change and Development is expected to start in September 2011.
The Climate Change and Development Masters Program recognize the need to address local, national, and international efforts to build capacity at all these levels in light of the climate change debates. This program will provide the opportunity to produce skilled and efficient leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who understand the demands and nuances of the ever-challenging and changing times.
The Biology Laboratory and the Chemistry laboratory of the School of Environmental Science and Management are well equipped with advanced scientific equipment and facilities for quality research. The modern computer laboratory will also give access to a vast world of knowledge to the students.
The faculty members of the School of Environmental Science and Management and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development have earned their degrees from various reputed national and international universities. With their accomplished backgrounds, the faculty will be able to provide a demanding and competitive program to the students.
The IUB library is rich in resources with up to date books and reputed scientific journals. The reference materials are regularly updated and students have electronic access to recent books and journals. Recently the Varsity.com web portal ranked the Independent University, Bangladesh as the number one private university with the largest number of electronic resources.
The University has well-organized classrooms with multi-media, slide projector and other modern facilities that help students acquire knowledge in comfort.
Duration of the Program: The proposed M.Sc. program will be a 12-month program carrying 36 credit hours offered over a period of 3 semesters. Students with a GPA of 3.5 over the course of the first two semesters will have an option to do a thesis. For these students, the program will be extended by three months. The passing grade will be a minimum of 2.75 GPA. The program will start in September 2011. Each semester will have 4 courses each (3 credits per course). The first two semesters will have 4 core courses each. The third semester will have 1 core course and 3 optional courses.
**All classes will be offered during the daytime from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and from Sunday to Thursday. The duration of each class will be 90 minutes and each day students will attend two classes. Tutorial hours will be given for special cases during weekdays with prior appointment.