NDU (IBCW) Postgraduate Form 2020/2021 | Full & Part-Time

Niger Delta University (NDU) Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watershed (IBCW) Postgraduate Admission Form, Courses, Requirements, Duration, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to full-time and part-time
Postgraduate Programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session in the institute for the following courses:


Available Courses

1. Postgraduate Diploma 'PGD’ in:

(a). Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management with options in:
i. Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
ii. Animal Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
(b) Climate Change Management
(c) Hydrology and Watersheds Management
(d) Environmental Health and Safety
(e) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
(f) Earth Law


2. Master of Science ‘M.Sc.’ Degree in:
(a). Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management with options in:

i. Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
ii. Animal Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
(b) Climate Change Management
(c) Hydrology and Watersheds Management
(d) Environmental Health and Safety
(e) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
(f) Earth Law


3. Doctor of Philosophy ‘Ph.D.’ Degree in:
(a). Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management with options in:

i. Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
ii. Animal Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystems Management
(b) Climate Change Management
(c) Hydrology and Watersheds Management
(d) Environmental Health and Safety

Admission Requirements

1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
Admission into the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of the Institute requires that:
i. All candidates must have five or four credit passes including Mathematics, two other relevant science/social science subjects and pass in English in case of science-based applicants and pass in
Mathematics in case of social science-based applicants, obtained at not more than two sittings in  SSCE/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
ii. Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree from an approved University, who have obtained a minimum of
Pass or Third class in the relevant science or social science and law disciplines.
iii. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Lower Credit in the relevant disciplines. Relevant disciplines include but not restricted to Botany/Plant Science, Microbiology, Agriculture, Forestry, Crop Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology, Genetics, Biotechnology or related social science fields.
*Work experience and possession of relevant professional training and membership certificates
attract waiver of admission requirements.


2. Master’s Degree (M.Sc.)
Admission into the Master’s Degree Programmes requires that:

i. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science or social science subjects obtained at not more than two sittings in SSCE/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
ii. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from an approved University, who have obtained a minimum of Second Class Lower with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.40 and above shall be eligible. Such related field include Agriculture, Forestry, Crop Science, Genetics, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science and other related social science areas.
iii. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Lower Credit may be considered for admission. Relevant disciplines include but not restricted to Botany/Plant Science, Microbiology, Agriculture, Forestry, Crop Science, Biochemistry, Zoology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Environmental Science or related fields.
*Work experience and possession of relevant professional training and membership certificates attract waiver of admission requirements.3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Admission into the Ph.D. Degree programme requires:
i. A minimum of five (5) credit passes, including English Language, Mathematics obtained at not more than two sittings in SSCE/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
ii. A Master’s Degree in any of the related fields from approved Universities with Cumulative Grade Point of 3.00 and above or an overall average score average of at least 60%.
iii. Such related field include Botany/Plant Science, Microbiology, Agriculture, Forestry, Crop Science, Biochemistry, Zoology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Biological Science, Environmental Science and other related social science areas.
*Work experience and possession of relevant professional training and membership certificates attract waiver of admission requirements.


Additional Admission Requirements

a. Academic transcript of past qualification (BSc, PGD, MSc, etc.) with forwarding letter signed by authorized officer of the institution and sent by confidential cover to the Director, Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa Sate, Nigeria. Candidates are advised to write to the school where they graduated for transcript immediately, they purchase and submit the form to avoid late submission of transcripts
b. Two referees, one of which must be an academic Referee (Lecturer who taught candidate in former school, Project/ Thesis Supervisor, Head of Department, Dean of Faculty. Candidates are required to fill in the email contacts of their referees in the course of the application, and also inform such referees as they would be contacted via email and required to provide information online.
c. NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption/Exclusion Letter. (Candidates awaiting NYSC Discharge certificate can apply, provided the certificate would be ready at the time of registration).

 

Academic Calendar

Programmes advertisement September 15, 2020 – November 30th, 2020
Registration October 6, 2020 – October 16, 2020
Commencement of First Semester October 19, 2020 – January 30, 2021
First Semester Examination February 1, 2021 – February 20, 2021
Commencement of Second Semester March 15, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Second Semester Examination July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021
Results presentation and approval August 2, 2021 – August 30, 2021
Graduation September 25, 2021.

*The academic calendar will be strictly adhered to during the session. Full time PGD and M.Sc. programmes will run for 12 calendar months without interference.

 

Method of Application

Purchase Application Form at www.ndu.edu.ng for the sum of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) only. Go to ibcw.ndu.edu.ng and click on admissions. Then click on application. Enter mobile number and payment receipt number. Fill the Form and upload necessary documents. Print out Application Form and submit with accompanying documents to the Director, Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa Sate, Nigeria.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE N30,000.00 APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Payment can be made to United Bank for Africa Plc, Swali Branch , Yenagoa, Account Number 1023328300.


Deadline

Sale and submission of Forms begins on September 15, 2020 and ends on November 30th, 2020. THE PORTAL WOULD CLOSE BY 12 MID-NIGHT ON November 30th, 2020 FOR SALE OF FORMS.


For enquiries please contact: [email protected]; Mobiles: 08063992193, 08034314207,  08038085958.