Anita Ghimire,

Course Co-ordinator,Gender and Social Inclusion

My Impression about CDS
The faculties are senior professionals in the development world, who have a passion for teaching in every sense of the word and a dedication for creating a mass of youths who are change agents for tomorrow. With such an environment, the college has succeeded in its aim 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; a need that has become more prominent now than ever before.



PhD: Visiting Faculty Land, Agriculture and Food Security

The syllabus and methods of delivery at CDS are such that it provides the students adequate knowledge, skills and understanding to develop their professional career in national and international development issues; similar to that of my learning abroad.


NaraHari Dhakal,

PhD,Faculty:Micro Finance

Master in Development Studies at the College of Development Studies for me has been a foundation for innovation, creativity and collaboration that helped me in grooming work and become a proficient development professional. With aMDevS degree at hand showed the options are limitless. It prepared me to realize the right time to get in gear and achieve my goals just like me who was inspiring to join ICIMOD upon MDevS from 2016.