Master in Development Studies (MDS)

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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
SN Particulars 1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
1 Entrance Fee 2500 0 0 0
2 LBU Registration 5000 0 0 0
3 Tuition fee per Month 12500 12500 12500 12500
4 ID card 500 0 0 0
5 Game and Sports * * * *
6 Library fee 4000 0 0 0
7 Library Card 500 0 0 0
8 Laboratory Fee * * * *
9 Library Deposit 5000 0 0 0
10 Examination Mid Term 1000 1000 1000 1000
11 Examination Semester End 2500 2500 2500 2500
12 College Development Fund 1000 0 0 0
13 Student Welfare 5000 0 0 0
14 Security Deposit 5000 0 0 0
15 Thesis 0 0 0 15000
16 Seminar * * * *
17 Field Visit * * * *
18 Publication * * * *
Sub Total 44500 16000 16000 31000
Five Months Fee 62500 62500 62500 62500
Payment Per Students at Semester End 107000 78500 78500 93500
Installments of Payment
At the time of Admission 53500 39250 39250 46750
At the time of Final Examination 53500 39250 39250 46750
Total Payment Students In 2 years 357500
Fees For International Students
Fee for SAARC Students 536250
Fee for the International Students 715000