The doctoral program in Environment and Energy Management is a rigorous, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study. Students will be required to acquire substantial knowledge in primary environment and energy related disciplines with a focus on management and conservation, and sustainable development of resources; develop breadth in specialized fields related environmental and energy; become proficient in advanced research methods and develop expertise in a chosen dissertation topic. Students will be required to write a dissertation that evidences original research and high proficiency in the interpretation, analysis, and explanation of environment and energy related issues and phenomena. The overall objectives of the program are:

To improve understanding of environment and energy related Issues and to identify solutions to these problems.

To foster collaborative, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research amongst researchers from various disciplines


MS or equivalent graduates from HEC recognized institutions meeting the following criteria:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 (or overall 60% marks) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 18 years of schooling that corresponds to MS / M.Phil or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institutions in a relevant discipline
  • GRE subject specific or GAT subject test conducted by the NTS, or equivalent in the relevant discipline. A minimum of 60% (percentage) marks is required
  • An interview conducted by the Institute
  • All other HEC stipulated requirements
  • Complete deficiency courses

Program Requirements

PhD requires completion of course work and dissertation/thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years and maximum is 5 years:

  • PhD course work requirements consist of six graduate level courses (18 credit hours)
  • On completion of dissertation/thesis the student is awarded 30 credits

A PhD student must additionally complete the following requirements:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Development
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense
  • BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis
  • Continuous enrollment in supervised research courses for meeting the full-time residency requirements
  • Completion of PhD Dissertation/Thesis
  • Selection of External Evaluators by BASR
  • Publication of at least one paper in an ISI indexed or an HEC recognized journal or an official acceptance of the paper
  • Evaluation of PhD Dissertation by two foreign faculty members from developed countries as per HEC criteria
  • Dissertation/Thesis Finalization
  • Open defense of PhD dissertation
  • Any other HEC requirement
  • Final Dissertation/Thesis Submission to BASR

Course Structure

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four to Nine
Methods and Issues in Advanced Qualitative Research
Methods and Issues in Advanced Quantitative Research
Current Advancement and trends in Environment and Energy Management
Independent Study in Environment and Renewable Energy Management
Elective Courses (any two)
Advanced Environment Toxicology & Epidemiology
Advanced Pollution Control Technologies and Mitigation Options
Advances in Green Technology Mechanism
Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation Strategies
Trade and Environment
Sustainability and Conservation of Major Ecosystems
Research Thesis

It is mandatory for research students of MPhil and PhD programs to attend at least five sessions of the Multi-disciplinary Research Seminar Series in each semester.