BACHELOR IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (BDevS) Since 1999

BACHELOR IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (BDevS) Since 1999

INTRODUCTION

An internationally recognized and demand driven program affiliated to Kathmandu University, the Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) emphasizes sustainabledevelopment and practices introducing the scholars an interdisciplinary study of Economics, Sociology, Environment, Development Management, and Research. Thissemester system program spreads over 8 semesters in 4 years. Each semester consistsof 16 intensive study weeks – theoretical and practical. The course contains 127 credits.

MISSION

To produce sustainable development practitioners, entrepreneurs, and researchers. PRORGAM OBJECTIVES Upon the completion of this program, the BDeVS graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and practical skills on GIS (Geographical Information System),Environmental Impact Assessment, Project Management and Evaluation, Development Research, and Community Mobilization.

PROGRAM SIGNIFICANCE

The BDevS courses are conceived by the development experts, practitioners, and academicians with inputs from the local communities and international professionals. The course structure addresses the development issues of the developing countries like Nepal in the regional and global contexts. The dynamic courses give room for the faculties to incorporate the contemporary local and global development issues within the outlines of the syllabus.

PROGRAM PROSPECTS

There is a high need of sustainable development practitioners in the developing countries like Nepal and the BDevS graduates are fulfilling this demand. The BDevS graduates from National College have been working in the NGO/ INGOs led development projects, government organizations, donor agencies, corporate sectors, and independent research works along with their self-employment projects. This program's graduates are qualified for the Masters in Development Studies(MDevS), Masters in Sociology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Human and Natural Resources Management, Regional Planning, International Relations, Development Management, and other socio-economic related interdisciplinary programs including MBA among the others.

Senior Program Coordinator

Ujjwal Upadhyay

Graduates 527
Current Student 214