The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the three functioning faculties of Pokhara University at present. Pokhara University has offered three Masters and a Bachelor program under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Master in Population, Gender and Development (MPGD); Master of Arts in English; and Master of Philosophy in English (M. Phil) and BA in Development Studies. The Master in Population, Gender and Development Programme and BA in Development Studies are the only constituent program of the University.
The Master in Population, Gender and Development Programme was initiated in 2003 with a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) leading to a Master s Degree. This program was launched under a tripartite agreement between UNFPA, the Government of Nepal, and Pokhara University to strengthen the university s capacities in teaching, training, and research in the field of development with cross-cutting issues of population and gender.
The objective of the Population, Gender and Development program is to produce highly qualified development professionals and academics professing theoretical and practical knowledge in Population, Gender, and Development. Fundamentally students would impart technical knowledge on development issues and practical skills on related research. The thrust of the program is on development where population and gender are integrated as cross-cutting issues.
The Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies was launched in 2010 with an objective to produce mid-level development professionals.
- Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (BA Dev. Std.)
- Bachelor of English and Communication Studies (BECS)
- Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Development (BED)
- Master of Population, Gender, and Development (MPGD)
- Master in Development Studies (M. Dev. Std.)
Pokhara University School of Development and Social Engineering
P.O. Box 427, Pokhara Dhungepatan, Khudi, Lekhnath-12, Nepal