Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) is an internationally recognized and demand driven interdisciplinary academic program dedicated to emphasizing sustainable development and its practices both at urban and rural settings. To create the quality of human resources in the field of development in coming decades—especially in the shadows of COVID-19--to speed up the sustainable economic growth, manage natural resources and create social balance, BDevS program has been the most relevant one in the present context especially to ensure long term inclusive development.
Upon the completion of the BDevS program, graduates will be equipped with the necessary academic and practical knowledge on multidimensionality of livelihood, natural resource management, community development and sustainable development goals (SDGs) along with essential professional skills on various tools like GIS (Geographical Information System), EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), Project Management and Evaluation, Development Research, and Community Mobilization among others.
BDevS graduate will be capable enough to be involved in diverse fields of development sectors ranging from economic development, conservation, impact assessment, social development to resource management. Graduate will emerge as skillful human resource to identify problems, develop policies and plans on burning issues. Graduate can also execute projects and carry out monitoring and evaluation to conduct and materialize ideas into practices ensuring tangible outcomes.
The BDevS graduates from National College have been working in the NGO/ INGOs led development projects, government organizations, donor agencies, corporate sectors, and also as independent researchers along with their self-employed projects. 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 others.