The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) is a pioneer department of School of Science, Kathmandu University which started few programs first in Nepal. As such graduate studies program in Environmental Science and Natural Resources (M. Sc. ENR) was started in 2000.
The program was conceived in response to growing societal need for proffessionals in the fields of environment capable of dealing with the wide variety of complex and interrelated issues at institutional, industrial and community levels. It emphasizes both scientific competency as well as applied skills like planning, management, policy analysis and information technology for re-designing the environment for sustained enhancement of its quality.