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The Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS) was established in 1988 by T.U. Council. Since 1990, CDPS has been modestly funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It has grown and developed during the last twenty years and has made significant contributions to the nation's population dynamics sector. It is envisaged that CDPS will continue to grow, in line with the evolving needs for research and training in the country; and that it will emerge in due course as a major research and training centre in South Asia.
In addition to having regular support from Tribhuvan University, CDPS received UNFPA assistance from 1990 till 2007 including the physical infrastructure. CDPS also received technical assistance from Department for International Development (DFID) to support institutional linkages with the Centre for Population Studies (CPS), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank and the British Council/DFID have been recurrent sources of funding for small and medium scale research and curriculum development.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Admission Process and Number of Students
Admission for each batch of MA in Population Studies programme will be opened once a year. A candidate shall apply in the prescribed form, obtained from the office of the Department or Dean’s Office, following payment of necessary fees. In order to take an admission, Dean’s office or the department will run an eligibility test/qualifying examination as entrance examination. On the basis of merit of entrance examination, name list of students to be admitted will be published.
Marks obtained by the student at bachelor level could also be another basis of framing merit of admission. There will be 50 students in one section in all disciplines and number of sections will be determined on the basis of availability of teaching faculty and basic infrastructure. Student pressure, as number of students applying for admission, will also be kept in mind while determining the number of sections. However, there will be at least one section for each discipline when student number counts below 50.
Prospective students of MA in Population Studies must have Bachelors degree in any disciplines recognized by Tribhuvan University. Students are admitted by screening through an entrance examination.