An Overview of the field of Development Studies

The field of development studies addresses the issues of economic inequalities with the combination of social science with international relations. In other words, the development studies educate and help the students to find resource limitations, global inefficiencies, and poverty. Many students are pursuing their development studies in India. The program focuses on enhancing the research, writing, thinking and communication skills of the students. Numerous students go for the higher education and search for the best college for development studies in India.

Courses related to development studies

BA in development studies

It is an undergraduate course designed for the student who has completed 10+2 with the arts background. This course teaches them various aspects and challenges facing development and public policy. The course focuses on the various challenges and issues faced by the developing world. During the course, Students critically analyze the developmental aspects of society at the national and international level.

Course duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria:

  • The basic eligibility criterion is that the candidate must have completed 10+2 with aggregate 50 % marks from a recognized educational board.

  • Candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance exam

Master’s in development studies

With masters in development studies, students have the opportunity to get a masters degree in anthropology, ecology economics and political sociology. As an individual, the student will learn how to develop interpersonal relations.

Course duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: Students with a bachelor degree in social science and humanity or other equivalent courses from a recognized university can apply for this course.

Selection process: The selection of candidate is based upon a selection process followed by entrance test then group discussion and the last is a personal interview.

Subjects in Development Studies

  • Area studies

  • Community development

  • Demography

  • Demographics

  • Ecology

  • Economic development

  • Geography

  • Human rights

  • Human security

  • International development

  • Migration studies

  • Pedagogy

Career options in development studies

The students can opt for the following career options after completing their bachelors and masters degree in development studies.

  • Policy analyst

  • Social worker

  • Community service officer

  • Policy advisor

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