Pakistan Meteorological Department
Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics
University Road Karachi
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) offers professional training courses in various branches of Meteorology, Geophysics and allied sciences at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (IMG), Karachi. The Institute established in 1960, provides training to the serving personnel of Pakistan Meteorological Department, Pakistan Air Fore, Pakistan Navy and other departments. Trainees from Meteorological Services of other countries are also welcome. The courses are of various levels and are designed for the new-comer to Meteorology as well as for those who have acquired sufficient experience in the field and require higher training. The syllabi of courses provided at the Institute have been prepared mainly according to the pattern recommended in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Technical publication No. 1083. In terms of the new classification system, there are two categories of meteorological personnel (i) Graduate professionals, Meteorologist and (ii) Meteorological Technicians; within each of which there are three career development levels (Entry level, Mid level and Senior level). The training programme for the two types of personnel are Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologist (BIP-M) and Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT).
The courses aim to provide both theoretical and practical background to the students and to equip them fully for the job after completion of the training. Adequate emphasis is laid on practical and professional aspects of the subject at the Institute and is supplemented by on-the-job training at one of the Meteorological Forecasting Office. Medium of instruction is English. Candidates from abroad desiring enrollment are to be sponsored by their respective Government. Candidates from other departments are to be nominated by appropriate authorities.
Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (IMG) is situated at the Met. Complex, University Road, Karachi. Along with IMG, other directorates and units of PMD are also located within Met Complex.
These are :-
Model Met Observatory,
These directorates and units are very beneficial for the trainees for their practical, hands-on practice within one campus (Met Complex) and the trainees become familiar with their functions as well. Institute has its own Library with thousands of books and Journals on Meteorology and related disciplines. New books, journals and publications are added from time to time. The Institutes's “Computer Lab” is equipped with latest computers and high speed DSL internet connections. The institute has its own modern projection hall, equipped with multimedia and overhead projectors and sound system.
EXAMINATION AND DECLARATION OF RESULTS
Persons securing less than 50% are declared as unsuccessful.
After the completion of the training course, the students are assigned on-the-job training for four (04) to twenty (20) weeks. Refresher courses in all categories of regular courses are also held for shorter durations as and when considered necessary.
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