Published Date : 2020-02-08 (Modified Date : 2021-03-30)

The central objective of MDevS program is to understand development as an outcome of complex social, economic and political processes at micro- and macro-levels. While some of the courses theoretically explore why and how societies, regions and communities change, others focus on how governments, NGOs, international donors, and other development agents intervene to facilitate change. With the role of the state being redefined in the context of market reforms and global economic integration, this program examines how development could benefit people who otherwise remain outside the market.  

 

This degree provides the opportunities on career as a development professional with a wide variety of jobs – from local development planner, I/NGO manager, public administrator, policy analysts, political activists, international organizations, aid firms, research institutions, government, financial institutions, business enterprises to project managers and development consultants. Many pursue doctoral studies in policy studies, economics, urban studies, environmental studies, public health, disaster risk management, planning and project analysis, migration, development studies itself.

 

The MDevS is of 60 credit hours, four-semester course to be completed within the period of two years. Courses offered are as follows.

 

First Year

Two Semesters

Credit Hrs

Second Year

Two Semesters

Credit Hrs

Development Theories and Approaches

Public Policy and Planning

Development Economics

Development Management

Community Actions and Governance

Global Environmental Change

Land, Agriculture and Food Security

Development Project Design

Poverty, Livelihoods and Sustainable Development

Research Methods and Statistical Procedures

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

3

Research Methods – Tools and Practices

Gender Issues in Development

Migration and Development

Case Reviews and Seminars

Conflicts, Human Rights and Peace Building

Development Politics of South Asia and Beyond

 

 

Thesis Research

3

3

3

3

 

3

 

3

 

 

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