Programme in Ocean & Atmospheric sciences offered
at the University of Hyderabad from the academic
Hyderabad|India|May'2012: The atmosphere and oceans form the
major fluid envelops of the Earth and play important roles in the Earthís
weather, monsoons and climate. Many of the properties of fluids, the basic
mathematical equations describing the dynamics of the two are quite
similar. Yet traditionally these two subjects have been tangent as
separate courses in the Indian Universities. University of Hyderabad is
the first in the country to offer ocean and atmospheric sciences under one
In the context of global warming and climate change models of increasing
complexity involving ocean Ė atmosphere - vegetation interactions are
being developed by the International researchers to be able to precisely
predict anticipated changes in the Earth system during current century. To
develop trained human resources in India to tackle problems related to
global change, we need to teach both oceans and atmosphere as single
integrated course highlighting their similarities and differences, with
both practical and modeling approaches. University of Hyderabad with
excellent schools in physics and chemistry and this new course structure
here will have the benefit of strong interaction with physical sciences.
This programme will be offered from the academic year 2012.
The eligibility for admission is B. Sc with mathematics and physics as
main subjects, and through the University Admission Test. The intake of
students is 15, of which 5 seats are assigned for the sponsored
candidates.The last date for applying for the admissions is May 4, 2012.
A large technical man power in earth sciences is required at various
institutes and universities in the country under the Ministry of Earth
Sciences, Govt. of India. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information
Services, located at Hyderabad, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, is a
partner of this programme with the University of Hyderabad.