Kathmandu University offers a Bachelor's degree in the field of Arts and Sociology, entitled as Bachelor in Development Studies. It is a four years course which is divided into 8 semesters. It was a three-year program which was later extended to four years course.
Kathmandu University provides an extensive curriculum with some challenging academic course. The teaching faculty is committed to teaching and development research. Field visit is also a supreme part of the curriculum which enhances the practical knowledge to produce some great results.
Development course consists of individual subjects such as Demography, Anthropology, Political Science, History, Economics, Philosophy, International Relations, Ecology, Sociology, Geography and Public Management.
National College is the only college offering Bachelor of Development degree under Kathmandu University since 1999.
Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor in Development Studies programs:
The main objective of this course is listed below:
There is certain admission criterion that has to be met by the students/applicants. The applicant must have passed higher Secondary examination in any discipline with a score of at least second division. The applicants must undergo entrance examination set by Kathmandu University. Students qualifying entrance examination will be called for a personal interview. Only short-listed applicants will get admission which is totally on the merit basis.
There are total of 66 seats available for admission in which 60 seats are for Nepali students and rest 6 seats for foreign students.
Brilliant students are offered scholarship annually in which one student is provided with full scholarship. Other than that, college also tries to provide financial support through various NGOs and INGOs.
Development studies mainly focuses on improving living standard of people. Development demands effective utilization of human and financial resources so the basic concept of the course comprises of disciplines such as concepts and theories of development, project management, community development, conflict management, environmental management, resource management, good governance and many more. Deep knowledge and skills in such disciplines certainly produces professionals who can implement development process.
Development studies graduates can get career opportunities in global organizations like World Bank, United Nations, private sector development consultancy firms, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and research centers. Salaries are also satisfactory considering if it is a government or non-government organization.
Divya Gyan College
The British College
Padmashree Int'l College
Thames International College
Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Silver Mountain College
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