PROF DR. GHANA SHYAM LAL DAS
Nepal is on the threshold of a new socio-cultural, political and economic change. It has crossed the threshold into a world of flourishing hopes and aspirations. The nation has now started addressing the diversities through various process of reformation, renewal and restructuring of the total system including politics, policy, constitutions and the state as a whole. In this context, the role of educational institutions, to teach development studies aiming to develop an independent Development Professional, availing the opportunities to explore oneself and get involved in local government – its line agencies, multi and bilateral agencies, has become more prominent than ever before. In this regards, the initiative of College of Development Studies, is indeed a plausible contribution to produce independent graduates for national development. I congratulate the team and wish for further growth of such initiatives.