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College of Development Studies

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College of Development Studies was established in 2006 AD which provides education in the field of development studies. This college has been conducting postgraduate diploma and graduate programs in affiliation with Purbanchal University. Dedicated, experienced, and talented faculty members are in charge of running the courses, and the result it has been as expectedly better. Students are guided and motivated thoroughly by faculty members. This college is located at Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal. Since the location is in the central part of the Kathmandu Valley, it is easily accessible via public vehicles.

Under the affiliation of Purbanchal University Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, MDS, and Diploma in Community Development and Training courses are offered by this college.

Scholarships at College of Development Studies

The scholarships at the College of Development Studies are as follows:

  • Board toppers in respective bachelor levels are facilitated with full scholarship provision and entrance toppers will get full scholarship in tuition fees for the first semester.
  • The semester topper will also receive a full scholarship for next semester if the GPA score is more than 3 in aggregate.
  • Needy and deserving students will be provided partial scholarships and full scholarships are provided to those recommended by the University.


The facilities at the College of Development Studies are as follows:

  • Well-furnished and spacious classrooms with projectors installed can be found at the College of Development Studies.
  • Library with textbooks, reference books, research journals, and magazines.
  • Computer lab is available to complete presentations, assignments, and research with high-speed internet.
  • Educational tours are conducted regularly as the course demands more research activity about progress within our country.
  • Seminars, group discussions, workshops, and lectures from reputed personalities help in generating extra enthusiasm to complete the course with high grades and are conducted by the College of Development Studies.
  • Internal assessments, presentations, and assignments are there for making improvements in course study.
  • Students are monitored and guided to solve problems they have been facing in academic courses.
  • Extra curriculum activities like sports, cultural programs, and annual programs are performed. College competitions for curriculum activities are organized.
  • Transportation facility is provided by college bus.
  • Cafeteria is also available providing healthy snacks at affordable prices.

Additional Information

Admission Procedure at College of Development Studies

  • Students completing a master level with minimum second division masks in the aggregate are eligible to apply for Master of Philosophy in Development Studies of any stream at the College of Development Studies.
  • Students are eligible from any stream of Bachelor level with a minimum of 45% in aggregate recognized by Purbanchal University to apply for Master in Development Studies and diploma level.
  • Diploma level is of one year and only students completing the bachelor level are eligible to apply since it is a postgraduate diploma course.
  • An entrance test is conducted by the college and entrance-passed students are selected based on the merit list since limited seats are only available.

The various programs at College of Development Studies are as follows:

Master's in Development Studies

Are you excited to put your development knowledge into practice? Study Master of Development Studies at College of Development Studies and gain the proficiency in this field. Here is a basic overview of the program and requirements to join the college.