College of Development Studies (CDS) in affiliation with Purbanchal University has been running Masters in Development Studies (MDevS) since January of 2006. MDevS is a multidisciplinary course that blends theory with practice and helps in recognizing gaps both at policy level and at academic level. Following the participatory learning approach, CDS imparts knowledge to students in a most convincing way that is easy to understand and effortlessly comprehendible.
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.