The Department of Rural Development Studies at Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus was established in 2005 A.D. This department is under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.It started bachelor’s level in 2005 A.D. and Master’s level in 2008 A.D. There is B.A. Yearly system in Day and evening shift and M.A. has been operating with semester system in evening shift only. This program intender to give the students a general academic background. In initially period rural development product were mainly demanded in I/NGOs; now a days the product are used in development sector and civil service as well as I/NGOs With growing popularity in this subject. In this subjects,there are, at 4th year B.A. almost 900 students . And like wise in Master’s level 181 students are enrolled all together 580 students are enrolled in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester with highest number in Nepal.
Fieldwork and Excursion
Deparment of Rural Development organizes the fieldwork and field-based Research activities as part of curriculum both in B.A. and M.A. During the field works students get an opportunity to show their own potentiality in field-based activities. This is the major attraction of this subject among the students. Presently, there are only 3 full-time faculty members and 33 part time faculty members and only one non-teaching staff.
Major Key Attractions of the Department
Young and Dynamic Faculty Members
The objective of this course is to face the road of the concept of the development and rural development, to analyze the shift in development thinking, to analyze the development theories and discourrses.
Syllabus of Master’s in Rural Development Studies(RDS)
Former Heads of the Department:
Former Program Coordinator (M.A.,R.D.)
1.Assistant Prof. Suman Banskota
2.Assistant Prof. Bisistha Shree Bhattarai