Master in Development Studies | Purbanchal University

Purbanchal University (PU) offers a master's degree course the sector of development studies, called as Master in Development Studies (MDevS) course which falls under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The total time duration of this course is 2 years. This course is based on the semester system and has been divided into altogether four semesters in total.
 
MDevS course comprises of theoretical and useful development practices. This course would be very much beneficial for those who would like to contribute our nation socially. There are many areas of specialization in Development Studies which the students can undertake.

List of Master in Development Studies Colleges

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

Objectives of Master in Development Studies

The main objectives of this course are mentioned below:

  • To understand the drastic variations emerging in the societies.
  • To enhance the standard and the quality of life.
  • To investigate different factors that brings changes in the society.
  • To evaluate the policies and practices of the society.
  • To be able to conduct research in the different areas.
  • To build a solid base for further studies in similar field.
  • To acquire an ability to have effective communication to solve development issues.

Admission Requirements in Master in Development Studies

  • Any individual with a bachelor's degree from college/ university board recognized by Purbanchal University (PU) in any field are qualified to apply for MDevS Degree.
  • Usually students are selected on the basis of academic qualification, performance of entrance examination, and interview.

Master in Development Studies Syllabus

 

YEAR (S)

 

SEMESTER (S)

COURSE CODE

 

COURSE TITLE

 

CR. HRS

 

 

I

 

 

I

 

MDEP

501

Development Perspectives

3

MPUP

601

Public Policy and Planning

3

MDEC

551

Development Economics

3

MORD

651

Development Management

3

MCAG

502

Community Actions and Governance

3

 

Total Credits

15

II

MECD

701

Environment, Climate Change and Development

3

MASD

552

Agrarian Structure and Development

3

MPDE

602

Project Design and Evaluation

3

MPOL

553

Poverty and Livelihoods

3

MRMC

603

Research Methods – Epistemology and Concepts

3

 

Total Credits

15

II

 

I

 

MRMT

604

Research Methods – Tools and Practicum

3

MGSI

503

Gender and Social Inclusion

3

MPMD

605

Project Management for Development

3

MCRS

606

Case Studies Review and Seminars

3

MSRC

505

Resource Conflicts and Management

3

MDIS

506

Regional Development Politics in South Asia

3

 

Total Credits

18

II

MTHR

751

Thesis Research

12

Total Credit Hours

12

All Total Credit Hours for the Course

 

First Semester

  • Development Perspectives
  • Public Policy and Planning
  • Development Economics
  • Development Management
  • Community Actions and Governance
  • Environment, Climate Change and Development

Second Semester

  • Agrarian Structure and Development
  • Project Design and Evaluation
  • Poverty and Livelihoods
  • Research Methods - Epistemology and Concepts

Third Semester

  • Research Methods - Tools and Practicum
  • Gender and Social Inclusion
  • Project Management for Development
  • Case Studies Review and Seminars
  • Resource Conflicts and Management
  • Regional Development Politics in South Asia

Fourth Semester

  • Thesis Research

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

Students who are willing to contribute to the country or society socially opt to this course. Students will be aware of the development factors, issues, and policies required to create solutions after the completion of this course.

The students will be trained professionally to understand issues and to solve them with the help of available method of analysis. The graduates can work as development specialists as well as analysts in various agencies, either private or government.

The graduates of this degree can also seek for career opportunities in different private sector development consultancy firms, international organizations like World Bank, United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) bodies, research centers, etc.

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