Master in Development Communication | Purbanchal University

Purbanchal University (PU) offers a globally recognized master's degree course, which is called as Master in Development Communication. The total duration of this course is two years. This course is based on the semester system and has been divided into altogether four semesters in total. After the completion of this course, the graduates will have an adequate knowledge about various aspects of our society, its development methodologies, and the role of communication.
To enhance the skills of students, various different practical sessions are carried out which will help them to gain the proficiency in the proper utilization of equipment related to communication. This two years academic course also includes educational tours, Field trips, workshops, & seminars as per the need of the degree. Students are required to submit a thesis at the end of the program.

List of Master in Development Communication Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Master in Development Communication program under Purbanchal University in Nepal.

Objectives of Master in Development Communication

The major objectives of this course are given below:
  • To provide students with the knowledge of 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 enhance the skill through various practical sessions
  • To learn basic skills to conduct research in various areas of development.

Admission Requirements in Master in Development Communication

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 the Graduation/ Post-Graduation Mark sheet
  • Verified copy of School Leaving Certificate
  • Two recent passport size photographs not older than 3 months
Admission is totally based on merit list. Candidates must have to attend the entrance examination held by Purbanchal University (PU). Candidates, who qualify in the written test can proceed with the admission procedure. The college session starts in the month of Magh every year.

First 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)

Second 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)

Third 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)

Fourth 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

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth 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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