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Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) Development Studies

Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) Development Studies

This program offers a challenging, multi-disciplinary exploration of international development, poverty and economic and social change. The program gives students the opportunity to explore social, political and economic changes in the developing world. It examines key issues and themes in international development, as well as analyzing the roles and impact of a wide variety of formal and informal development actors.

This 3-year program primarily focuses on social transformation or change. It examines the problems, processes, and prospects for the development of human and material resources in what are generally thought to be the less developed areas of the world. To study comparative development effectively, one must draw upon many disciplines and construct a balanced understanding of historial and contemporary processes.

Studying Development as a social transformation requires a blending of knowledge and perspectives from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, geography, history and environmental science.
    Highlights include:
  • Introduction to key issues in international development, such as gender and development; violence and conflict; environment and development; the role of aid and trade in promoting development.
  • Exploring the history of development, and the interaction of changing theories of development with practice and policy.
    Development Studies degree can lead to a variety of careers. Some of these are:
  • Development Consultants
  • Analysts or Independent Researchers
  • Economists
  • Diplomats
  • Non-profit Executives
The student should have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grade in 10+2, in any discipline, to be eligible for this program.


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Dr. Rajiva Ranjan
Dr. Rajiva Ranjan

School of Interdisciplinary and liberal studies
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Priyanka Tiwari
Priyanka Tiwari

School of Interdisciplinary and liberal studies
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