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 programme 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 programme 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 programme was launched under tripartite agreement between UNFPA, 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 programme 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 programme 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 profressionals.
School of Development and Social Engineering
P.O. Box 427, Pokhara
Dhungepatan, Khudi, Lekhnath-12, Nepal
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For Bachelor of Development Studies student has to pay a total fee of Rs. 1,50,000/ which is divided into eight semesters.
A 20 % scholarship is available for Bachelor of Development Studies students. Separate application is required as per Pokhara University Scholarship procedure.