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Meteorology is the science of the atmosphere. The word meteorology comes from the Greek meteoros, which means lofty or elevated and logos, meaning discourse or description. The field of meteorology includes both weather and climate and is concerned with the physical, dynamical (a force producing change or motion), and chemical state of the Earth's atmosphere and interactions between the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. Humans' earliest observations of climate and weather date to hunters, gatherers, and farmers, who studied signs of changing weather in the sky. Today, scientists who study weather are called meteorologists.

Meteorologists are scientists who apply their understanding of the physics and properties of the atmosphere in order to understand weather and climate. The best-known meteorology role is predicting the daily weather, although the skills of meteorologists equip them for a range of other weather and climate related tasks. For example, they may be involved in interpreting and understanding satellite data of atmospheric phenomena, or in studying climatic trends over time in order to predict general changes in weather systems.


B.Sc. degree with Physics/Mathematics as the main subject with 55% marks. Those with Mathematics as the main subject should have studied Physics as one of the subsidiaries & vice versa.

(i) Second class M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in Meteorology, Oceanography, Mathematics or Physics

(ii) Pass in GATE or the Joint UGC-CSIR test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship candidate who have not passed GATE?NET will be considered for admission only if sufficient number of GATE/NET qualified candidates are not available


Diploma in Meteorology Bharathiyar University, Maruthamalai Rd., Coimbatore - 641046, Tamil Nadu
Diploma in Meteorology Panjabi University, Patiala - 147002, Punjab
M.Sc. (Meteorology) &M. Tech after M.Sc. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin University, PO Cochin - 682022, Kerala
M. Sc. Meteorology MS University of Baroda, Fatehganj, Vadodara - 390002
M.Sc. Oceanography & Meteorology Andhra University, Waltair - 530003, Andhra Pradesh

Name of University
Andhra University, Vishakapatnam,Andhra Pradesh - 530 003 M.Sc. (Oceanography and Meteorology)
Cochin University of Science and Technology,Cochin University,PO Cochin - 682 022, Kerala M.Sc. (Meteorology)M.Tech after M.Sc.
Bharathiyar University, Maruthamalai Road,Coimbatore - 641 046,Tamil Nadu One year diploma in Meteorology
Punjabi University,Patiala - 147 002, Punjab One year diploma in Meteorology
MS University of Baroda,Fatehganj,Vadodara - 390 002 M.Sc. Meteorology
Shivaji University, Vidyanagar,Kolhapur - 416 004, Maharashtra B.Sc. with Oceanography
Manipur University, Canchipur,Imphal - 795 003 B.Sc. with Oceanography