THE COLLEGE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (CDS)

ImgThe CDS was officialy registered with the Government of Nepal in 2005 with a view to undertake the research, academic and training program to make the output efficient under private efforts and management.Later, the CDS was affiliated with Purbanchal University for the operatin of academic programs.

The graduate course on Master in Development Studies (MDevS) offered first time in Nepal,by the College of Development Studies(CDS in affiliation with Purbanchal University is a novel program introduced in 2006 with the objective to (a) produce highly disciplined graduates who do not only possess the right moral orientation, but also the mental drives and resourcefulness to provide visionary visionary leadership in the public and private sectors(b) train and groom students to become profesionally competent development experts and socially responsible individuals and (c) blend the programs with research studies and professional training on contemporary issues of development targeted to the welfare of the society.

Img Students in Nepal often face difficulty in adapting to real world situations even after they have obtained the postgraduate degree. This has been mainly due to the fact that there has been a huge flaw in our education system that has been unable to fill the gap between theory and practice. The CDS, with its intensive participatory methods accompanied by frequent fields visits, discussions, seminars and workshops, tries to narrow this gap and helps students understand the scenario with its core problems and issues and provides guidance in analyzing the situation case by case. The CDS aims to produce change agents for the society that are capable of comprehending development problems and contribute to social as well as economic development.

CDS provides theoretical base in concordance with practical knowledge and existing situation at grassroots level through field exposures. Studying at CDS makes you capable of understanding development and analyze issues and policies pertaining to development. Not only this, the CDS also equips the students with knowledge of project planning,

ImgCDS pioneers at launching the course of development studies for postgraduate level. Even during the short period of its establishment, CDS has been able to demonstrate success through its students’ achievements in the field of development. CDS does not boast about its quality of education by itself but the experiences and achievements of the students speaks for itself the success of the course. CDS provides theoretical base in concordance with practical knowledge and existing situation at grassroots level through field exposures. Studying at CDS makes you capable of understanding development and analyze issues and policies pertaining to development. Not only this, the CDS also equips the students with knowledge of project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. MDevS being a research-based course makes the students capable of conducting individual research and helps in contributing to the stock of knowledge in the field of development.

The CDS aims to produce change agents for the society that are capable of comprehending development problems and contribute to social as well as economic development.

IMgCDS’s core value system includes ethics, integrity and mutual respect for diversity and equality. The college encourages its faculty, staff and students to follow these core values in all their endeavors.

Excellence: CDS has strong commitment to excellence in overall academic development as it continually strives to provide higher level of educational experiences, learning opportunities, knowledge building through research, and create a leading-edge organizational infrastructure that propel the college into the future.

Integrity: CDS entrusts in equality and firmly believes in treating each person fairly with respect. It boosts to cultivate an environment of honesty, sincerity and trust in which we all hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Collaboration: CDS academic culture fosters a collaborative relation with business, industry and development sectors that create innovative ideas, unique opportunities, practical exposure, and strong personal networks.

Team work: CDS creates a unique atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine interest in each other's success. The diverse mix of students and staff experiences provide a variety of perspectives and talent that, when united through teamwork, strengthens ability to achieve projected goals.

Diversity: CDS embraces diversity of individuals, cultures, ideas, and opinions for the richness it brings to the college.

Responsiveness: CDS is obliged to support continuous improvement in the quality of students, faculties, learning environment and resources to meet the ever changing needs and challenge of the students, faculties, staff, employers, parents, alumni, and others who care about the college.