MA Population Studies - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University offers Master of Arts (MA) in Population Studies in Central Campus, Central Department of Population Studies and its constituent and affiliated colleges.

The MA courses also build upon the advanced level courses at the Master of Philosophy in Population Studies being introduced in 2007. Some new courses have been introduced such as gender, poverty, human development, Millennium Development Goals and their interrelationships with population dynamics. Internal assessment has been introduced.


Admission criteria

Admission for each batch of MPS 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.


Eligibility

Prospective students of MA in Population Studies must have Bachelor's degree in any disciplines recognized by Tribhuvan University. Students are admitted by screening through an entrance examination.


Curricular structure

FOR YEARLY SYSTEM

Subjects by Academic Year (each course carries 100 marks)

First Year: Compulsory Courses

Pop. 531: Principles of Demography

Pop. 532: Demographic Methods for Population Analysis

Pop. 533: Population Polices

Pop. 534: Population Dynamics of Nepal

First Year: Optional Papers (any one)

Pop. 535-1: Migration, Urbanization and Development

Pop. 535-2: Population, Environment and Development

Pop. 535-3: Population and Human Development

Pop. 535-4: Demographics of Ageing

Second Year: Compulsory Courses

Pop. 536: Advanced Demographic Techniques

Pop. 537: Research Methods in Population Studies

Second Year: Optional Papers (any one)

Pop. 538-1: Human Fertility and Family Planning

Pop. 538-2: Health, Morbidity and Mortality

Pop. 538-3: Reproductive Health, Gender Equity and Equality Pop. 538-4: Population, Health and Development

Second Year: Optional Papers (any one)

Pop. 539-1: Population and Social Justice

Pop. 539-2: Population, Poverty and Development

Pop. 539-3: Population and Conflict Resolution

Pop. 539-4: Political Demography

Pop. 539-5: Applied Demography

Pop. 540: Thesis

The CDPS attempts to provide short-term training on the applications of micro-computer to the students during their second academic year in order to facilitate their thesis work. This provision is entirely based on cost recovery and time basis.

FOR SEMESTER SYSTEM

The Masters in Population Studies (MPS) programme follows the credit system and consists of two semesters per year. Each course is assigned to a certain number of credits. The courses have been assessed by an internal assessment (40%) and an end-of-semester exam (60%). This course comprises a total of 60 credit hours spreading over four semesters with the following courses:

First Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

I.

Pop. 551

Principles of Demography

50

II.

Pop. 552

Applied Statistics for Population Studies

50

III.

Pop. 553

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis

50

IV.

Pop. 554

Population, Health and Development

50

V.

Pop. 555

Population, Resource and Development

50

Second Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

VI.

Pop. 556

Principles of Demography – II

50

VII.

Pop. 557

Population Dynamics and Nepalese Society

50

VIII.

Pop. 558

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - II

50

IX.

Pop. 559

Research Methods for Population Analysis

50

X.

Pop. 560

Population Poverty and Human Development

50

Third Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

XI.

Pop. 561

Computer Application in Population Studies (census and survey data analysis)

50

XII.

Pop. 562

Migration and Development

50

XIII.

Pop. 563

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - III

50

XIV.

Pop. 564

Population, Gender and Development

50

XV.
(Options)

Pop. 565.1

Population and Development Policies

50

Pop. 565.2

Demographics of Ageing and Social Welfare

Pop. 565.3

Population, Environment and Development

Pop. 565.4

Urbanization and Urban Rural Linkage

Fourth Semester: 3 courses x 3 credit hours = 9 credit hours and Thesis 6 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

XVI.

Pop. 566

Population Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

50

XVII.

Pop. 567

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - IV

50

XVIII.
(Options)

Pop. 568.1

Health, Morbidity and Mortality

50

Pop. 568.2

Reproductive Health

Pop. 568.3

Population and Social Justice

Pop. 568.4

Family and Household Demography

Pop. 568.5

Population and Conflict Resolution

XVIX

Pop. 569

Thesis

100

The CDPS attempts to provide short-term training on the applications of micro-computer to the students during their second academic year in order to facilitate their thesis work. This provision is entirely based on cost recovery and time basis.