Master in Development Communication
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Master in Development Communication

Master in Development Communication (Purbanchal University)

Purbanchal University offers a master's degree course in Development Communication, called Master in Development Communication. It is a two years course divided into four semesters.

After the completion of this course, the students will have an adequate knowledge about various aspects of our society, its development methodologies and the role of communication. To enhance their communication skill, various practical sessions are carried out which will help them gain proficiency in the proper utilization of equipment related to communication.

The two years academic course also includes educational tours, Field trips, workshops & seminars as per the need of the program. Students are required to submit a thesis at the end of the program.


College of Journalism and Mass Communication is the only college affiliated to Purbanchal University that is offering Master's Degree in Master in Development Communication. The college charges a total of Rs. 1,71,900/- for this course which includes admission fees, examination fees, monthly tuition fees, affiliation fees and others.


The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • To provide students with the principles and functions of communication and to apply it for the development procedure.
  • To be familiar with the problems existing in the society and be capable of solving them.
  • To provide enhance the communication skill through various practical sessions.
  • To learn basic skills to conduct research in various areas of development.

Admission Requirements

Students holding graduate or post-graduate degree in any field with minimum of 50% score are eligible to apply for this course. Applicants are ought to collect admission form within the office hour (7 am to 10 am). The admission form should be filled properly. Along with the admission form, applicants are required to submit following documents:

  • Verified copies of their Graduation/Post-Graduation Mark sheet
  • Verified copy of School Leaving Certificate
  • Two passport size photographs

Admission is totally on Merit Basis. Candidates are required to appear in the entrance examination held by Purbanchal University. Candidates qualifying the written test can proceed with the admission procedure. The college session starts in the month of Magh every year.

Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Development and Communication
  • Communication Concepts and Types of Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism and Communication Skills
  • Radio Program Design, Writing and Production
  • Design for Development Activities
  • Project Work (Based on Master in Dev.Com)

2nd Semester

  • History of Development Communication in Nepal and its Perspective
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • Communication Methods and Practice for Development Support
  • Use of Traditional / Folk Media for Development
  • Photo Journalism
  • Communication Planning and Management for Development Project
  • Project Work (Based on Master in Dev.Com)

3rd Semester

  • Organizational Communication
  • Development Sociology
  • Planning and Implementing Communication Campaign for Development
  • Television and Video Production
  • Roles of NGOs INGOs
  • Civil Society and Communication
  • Advertising and Publisc Relations
  • Approaches for Development
  • Project Work (Based on Master in Dev.Com)

4th Semester

  • Communication and Behavioral Change
  • Thesis / Dissertation
  • Any Two Courses From The List Communication for Development in the Third World
  • International Communication
  • Science and Environmental Journalism
  • Role of Communication in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution
  • Health Communication

5th Semester

6th Semester

7th Semester

8th Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

The Master in Development Studies program provides in-depth knowledge about existing development issues and skills to analyze them in real world. So, graduates can find job opportunities in organizations that contribute to the development of the society and country. Graduates can pursue careers as development specialists and analysts, inside Nepal and abroad.


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