BDevS Course Structure

Bachelor in Development Studies
(affiliated to Kathmandu University)

Restructured Courses and Credit Hours by Years and Semesters


(Approved on June 20, 2013 by KU Academic Council, and to be Effective for 2013 Batch and Onwards)

I Year I Semester
Code I Year I Semester 17
ECON102 Introduction to Micro Economics 3
ENGL 161 English I 3
ENVT101 Introduction to Ecology and Environment 3
MATH121 Linear Algebra 2
NEPL105 Nepali I (Grammar and Writing) 3
SOCL105 Concepts & Theories of Development 3
I Year II Semester
Code I Year II Semester 17
DEVS101 Concepts and Theories of Development 3
ECON205 Macro Economics 3
ENGL 162 English II 3
MATH 122 Calculus and Application 2
NEPL106 Nepali II (Literature and Research) 3
STAT105 Introductory Statistics 3
II Year I Semester
Code II Year I Semester 18
DEVS205 Community Development 3
ECON303 Monetary Economics 3
ENVT203 Community Based Natural Resource Management 3
PSYC205 Human Behavior and Organizations 3
SOCL204 Nepalese Culture and Society 3
STAT205 Statistics II 3
II Year II Semester
Code II Year II Semester 18
DEVS204 Nepal’s Political and Constitutional Development 3
DEVS207 Development Communication 3
DEVS303 Agriculture and Development 3
ECON301 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
ENVT202 Education for Sustainable Development 3
SOCL206 Gender, Caste, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion 3
III Year I Semester
Code III Year I Semester 18
DEVS302 Conflict Resolution 3
DEVS402 Project Management 3
ECON307 Microfinance and Enterprise 3
ENVT301 Environment Policy and Law 3
ENVT402 Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing 3
SOCL304 Governance and Development 3
III Year II Semester
Code III Year II Semester 18
DEVS305 Research Methodology 3
DEVS401 Urban Planning and Development 3
DEVS407 Project Evaluation 3
ECON401 Development Economics 3
ENVT401 Environment Assessment 3
SOCL301 Tourism and Development 3
IV Year I Semester
Code IV Year I Semester 12
DEVS403 Proposal/Report Writing, and Presentation 3
Elective (select one field of three subjects) * 3
IV Year II Semester
Code IV Year II Semester 9
DEVS405 Project Work 6
SOCL407 International Relations 3

*Elective (select one field of three subjects from anyone branch of specialization):

Area Course Title Credit
Economic Development ECON407 Poverty & Food Security 3
ECON405 Resource Economics 3
ECON403 International Trade & Development 3
Environment and Development ENVT 403 Earth Science 3
ENVT 404 Ecosystem Services 3
ENVT 405 Integrated Watershed Management 3
Social Development SOCL 405 Child Rights 3
PHLT 401 Public Health 3
SOCL 406 Urban Sociology 3