Bachelor in Development Studies - Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University


4 year(s)

Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) is a four year, (eight- semester) professional program run by Kathmandu University. This program aims in building students’ capacity for the promotion of sustainable development.

Specific features of this program are:

  • A demand-driven and result-oriented academic program
  • A flexible curriculum responsive to dynamism of development
  • Its interdisciplinary framework incorporates concepts and theories of field such as Development, Economics, Socio-Anthropology, Ecology and Environment Management, Research Methods and Project Analysis.
  • Its global and comparative perspective
  • Its focus on contemporary issues and debates.
  • Rigorous analytical and issue based assessments
  • Field visits to apply theories learned in the classroom to the real work

¡ Objective

  • To inculcate interdisciplinary knowledge and skills related to development
  • To enable students to learn theories and concepts that help in exploring the paths leading to sustainable development
  • To prepare graduates to be able to work in diverse socio-economic and cultural settings of the country both in rural and in urban areas
  • To develop effective leadership qualities among the students so as to materialize development works in the areas of need with higher level of achievement

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Students from all streams such as humanities, management, science or vocations are eligible to apply.

Requirements for admission to the programs include minimum 45% in the aggregate in 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects in Advance Level.

Students will have to pass an entrance test compromising of written and oral parts. The written test will be in Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.

Students will be selected from the merit list prepared on the basis of the scores in 10+2 or Advance level, the written examination and interview.

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