To qualify for admission to the M.Sc. programme, candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree/diploma (recognised from a University/Institute) with high second class, i.e., 55% for general candidates and 50% for reserved category, in any subject of knowledge.

For Indian Nationals, admission to the programme is through Seminar/Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Applications for admission are invited in November/December and shortlisted candidates are called for Interview/Seminar.

The selection procedure emphasises academic achievement of the applicant as well as his/her potential for becoming an able Natural Resource Manager. Consequently a multifactor selection model incorporating scholastic achievements, work experience, and performance in group discussion/seminar and personal interview is used for selecting participants for the programme.