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Nepal College of Development Studies

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Phone: 01-4782982 | Email: [email protected] | Website:

The Nepal College of Development Studies was established in 2007 in Shankhamul, Kathmandu. It is owned by the Sutra Centre for Development Education and affiliated with Tribhuvan University. It has functions in areas of academics, research, and extension activities that benefit the surrounding communities. It provides an opportunity for students to experience real-life practical models from the academic programs. The offered program is a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Rural Development. The course has a practicum with social work training and an educational excursion to understand rural societies, besides academic knowledge of social work and rural development theories. Nepal College of Development Studies is well facilitated and well equipped to support the education needs of each student with training and skill development from highly proficient and experienced educators with professional knowledge and experience in social work programs.

Why NCDS ?

Here are the reasons to choose Nepal College of Development studies:

  • faculty with enriching experience and academic knowledge in respective fields.
  • exposure towards learning, and networking, research and extension activities.
  • strengthen social work education in the country.
  • been part of International conference in community exchange program.


Following facilities are offered to students in the academic program of Nepal College of Development Studies:

  • 5-10 days volunteer camps to learn alongside community member and volunteer in projects
  • multimedia classrooms
  • library
  • Cafeteria
  • Counseling
  • Scholarship
  • Education tour
  • Job placement

The various programs at NCDS are as follows:

Bachelor of Rural Development