Pakistan Meteorological Department

Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics

University Road Karachi


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To enhance the understanding of Meteorology, Professional skill and competency of trainees to enable them to efficiently and effectively contribute in mitigation of climate related disasters and sustainable national development.

To become one of the best training Institute in the region

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,
Rawinsonde and Pilot Baloon Observatory
Wind Finding and Weather Surveillance Radar
Instruments Inspectorate and Meteorological Workshop
Main Analysis Center
National Meteorological Communication Center
National Seismic Monitoring Center & Seismic Observatory
Tsunami Early Warning Center
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
Climate Data Processing Center

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.
At the conclusion of the training, certificates are awarded to successful students. Evaluation reports on the completion of training are also sent to the sponsoring authority, on request.

All courses of duration thirty two (32) weeks or less have two examinations which are known as mid-term and final examinations respectively. The courses of duration more than thirty two (32) weeks have three examinations designated as first term, second term and final examinations. All examinations are generally held at equal intervals according to the duration of course. The results are complied and declared on the basis of marks obtained in the terminal and final examinations. The results are graded according to the following scales:-

Percentage Marks


Grade Points

85 and above



80 – 80.9



75 – 79.9



70 – 74.9



65 – 69.9



60 – 64.9



55 – 59.9



50 – 59.9



00 – 49.9



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.


The serving personnel are nominated by the Pakistan Meteorological Department according to their rank, experience and qualifications.

Non-departmental candidates are to be nominated by their respective departments.

The sponsoring authorities may send their requests to the Director-General, Meteorological Services, Meteorological Complex, P.O. Box No. 8454, University Road, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.

Government rules are applicable for medical treatment reimbursement for Pakistani/departmental  students. Medical treatment charges, if any will not be reimbursed during trainees for foreign students. However a small dispensary is available within the campus for minor medical treatment for all students.

Hostel accommodation is available and mandatory, and is provided Free to the departmental trainees and on payment of nominal rent to other trainees.

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