Master in Development Studies (MDS)

  • Duration: 10 weeks
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Master in Development Studies (MDS)

Program Goal: Sustainable development in line with Buddhist concepts of Sheela sampanna sangha and shared prosperity with maitri (amity), karuna (compassion) and mudita (joy)

 Program Objective: Equip learners with knowledge, skill and attitude for independently conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating sustainable development programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences through innovative ideas for bringing positive changes in the people’s livelihood.

Course-List for MDS

  • DEVS 510 Basics of Economics
  • DEVS 511 Monastic Experience
  • DEVS 512 Buddhist Perspectives of Development
  • DEVS 513 Development Theories and Contemporary Issues
  • DEVS 514 Poverty and Inequality
  • DEVS 515 Research Methodology
  • DEVS 551 Development Field Experience
  • DEVS 552 Development Communication
  • DEVS 553 Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
  • DEVS 554 Conflict Management
  • DEVS 555 Development Project Management
  • DEVS 611 Outreach Program
  • DEVS 612 Governance and Role of the State
  • DEVS 613 Globalization, Value Chains and Trade
  • DEVS 614 Entrepreneurship Development
  • DEVS 615 Development Planning
  • DEVS 651 International Cooperation
  • DEVS 652 Thesis

Modalities

Learner-centered modalities offering modular approaches, independent studies, experiential learning, practical applications, research and others

Conceptual clarity by empowering learners in online/physical sessions facilitated by experienced faculties using Buddhist pedagogy such as open-air sessions

Practical/Applications giving exposures to learners for real-life applications of theories/concepts

Experiential learning opportunities for individual efforts under faculty’s supervision, as follows:

  • Monastic Experience (acquainted with Buddhist lifestyle)
  • Field Experience (exposure on projects/programs)
  • Outreach Program (serving the community)

Research knowledge, skill and attitude by testing ideas/tools in diverse fields for assignments, term-papers and thesis

Evaluation

Continuous evaluation of learners’ progress as tailored by faculties covering attendance, assignments, term papers and examinations

Course coverage 

In general, courses have been designed to cover 40% on concepts & theories pertinent to the subject matter, and 30% each on Nepal specific and regional/global contexts.

Admissions 

The minimum qualifications of learners for admissions will be as follows:

  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the four-year undergraduate programs of any stream
  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the three-year undergraduate programs of any stream, and 2 years of work experience in the relevant fields

SNParticulars1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester
1Entrance Fee2500000
2LBU Registration5000000
3Tuition fee per Month12500125001250012500
4ID card500000
5Game and Sports****
6Library fee4000000
7Library Card500000
8Laboratory Fee****
9Library Deposit5000000
10Examination Mid Term1000100010001000
11Examination Semester End2500250025002500
12College Development Fund1000000
13Student Welfare5000000
14Security Deposit5000000
15Thesis00015000
16Seminar****
17Field Visit****
18Publication****
Sub Total44500160001600031000
Five Months Fee62500625006250062500
Payment Per Students at Semester End107000785007850093500
Installments of Payment
At the time of Admission53500392503925046750
At the time of Final Examination53500392503925046750
Total Payment Students In 2 years357500
Fees For International Students
Fee for SAARC Students536250
Fee for the International Students715000

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