Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (BDevS) - Pokhara University


Pokhara University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


Bachelor of arts in development studies (BDevS) is one of the most  interesting subjects in social sciences.It covers various components of economics, Sociology ,population, spatial planning,gender,and governance,which help to analyze different aspects of development.

This is a four year course and spreads over eight semesters. However, students can complete the courses within eight years. BDevS course constitutes 129 credits consisting thematic areas (63 credits); auxiliary area (36 credits); methods area (12 credits); practical area (6 credits); and optional practical/ thematic area (12 credits).

The Bachelor of Art in Development Studies was launched in 2010 with an aim to produce the primary professionals for development and social engineering. BDevS program provides methods and techniques to analyze various problems of society through the tachings of theories and models, and the practical approaches.

BDevS aims to prepare human resources for overall developmant of the society. The program produces development and social experts to solve the social problems of national and sub-national levels (communities, municipalities,and regions). It teaches the tools and techn

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Admission criteria

For the time being Pokhara University scholarship (administered by Pokhara University Scholarship Rules 2065) funded by the University Grant Commission is provided for 20 per cent students of each intake in the constituent programme and five per cent in affiliated programmes. 

Every year 12 students get scholarships to study Bachelor of Development Studies (BDEVS) at Pokhara University. 

The scholarships Quota is divided as

  1. Pokhara University School of Development and Social Engineering, Lekhnath, Kaski: 10
  2. Camad College: 2

Application Procedure for  (BDevS) Program

Candidates applying for BDevS program need to submit the application form along with their copy of academic certificates and transcript within the given deadlines. Students must attend in the written test conducted by the College on pre-specified dates. Once students are successful in Admission Test, they will be invited for Personal Interviews.

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Salient features

Proposed Fee Structure for BA in Development Studies in Pokhara University School of Development and Social Engineering, Lekhnath, Kaski

  1. First year: NPR 30, 700
  2. Second year: NPR 24, 900
  3. Third year: NPR 29,900
  4. Fourth year: NPR 29, 100

Grand total: 1,14,600


Eligibility

Normally, admission for BDevS opens in August, after the result announcement of the grade 12 by HSEB. The students who have completed Higher Secondary education (Grade 12), or Intermediate level or Higher Secondary equivalent in any discipline from a recognized college/university board are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Development Studies. 

Applicants are selected from a merit list of entrance examination conducted by the School of Development and Social Engineering for the constituent programme and separately by individual colleges for affiliated programmes.


Job prospectus

Career Prospects:
Bachelor of arts in development studies (BDevS) graduates have an open opportunities in various fields of development and social work.

There is a huge demand for mid level development professionals and development workers in various development fields like International Development Agencies including UN agencies, International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and civil societies.

There is a huge demand of development professionals in government funded development projects also. In addition there is a high prospects to pursue further studies within and outside the country.


Curricular structure

The  Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (BDevS ) courses constitute 126 credit hours spreading over eight semesters. A total of 2268 hours are required to earn the BDevS degree of Pokhara University.

Curriculum: Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (BDevS ): Pokhara University

Year

Semester

Semester

Year one

Semester One

  1. Introduction to development studies
  2. English I
  3. Nepali
  4. Introduction to Population studies
  5. Applied Mathematics

Semester II

  1. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  2. English -II
  3. Introduction to Gender studies
  4. Micro Economics
  5. Population problem of Nepal
  6. Basic Statistics

Year Two

Semester Three

  1. Macro Economics
  2. Decentralization and Governance system
  3. Human Rights and Social Justice
  4. Fundamental of Human Geography
  5. Migration and Urbanization
  6. Gender Analysis and Development

Semester Four

  1. Environment and Development
  2. Basic Research Methods in Dev. Studies
  3. Demographic Techniques
  4. Introduction to Social Psychology
  5. Conflicts Transformation for Development

Year Three

Semester Five

  1. Development Economics
  2. Introduction to Human Ecology and Mt. Environment
  3. Project work I
  4. Applied statistics
  5. Introduction to Social Work
  6. Tourism and Development

Semester Six

  1. Optional I
  2. Development Financing
  3. Project Cycle Management
  4. IT for Social Sciences
  5. Poverty and Human Development

Year Four

Semester Seven

  1. Optional II
  2. Optional III
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Natural Resource Management
  5. Development Policies and Programs in Nepal

Semester Eight

  1. Optional IV
  2. Project work II
  3. Development Field Camping and Presentation
  4. Natural Process and Human Response
  5. State of Development in Third World

Optional

  1. Dissertation (6) Research Proposal Development, Field Work (Project I) , Data Analysis and Dissertation (Project II)
  2. Advance GIS (3)
  3. Rural and Regional Development (include spatial Organization System) (3)
  4. Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (3)
  5. Environmental Economics (3)
  6. Population and Development (3)

 

  1. Advance Development Theory and Discourse (3)
  2. Advance Project Analysis and Management (3)
  3. Journalism for Development (3)
  4. Social Welfare and Safety net in Nepalese Context (3)
  5. Health and Development (3)
  6. Women Studies (3)