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MA-RD

Master of Arts in Rural Development Studies (MRDS) 
 
The MA in Rural Development Studies is a two year four semester Master Degree Program in Arts of Tribhuvan 
University, Nepal. MA in Rural Development Studies is a multi-dimensional program Even today, most of the world’s 
population lives in rural areas. But, the problems of rurality vary from country to country. MA in Rural Development 
Studies is Nepal’s indigenous course developed to address the problems of unique Nepali rurality. There are altogether 20 papers in total, distributed into four semesters along with the 6 credit compulsory thesis at the end of the course. Among the papers, Rural Development, Local Governance, Rural Urban Linkage, Project Management, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development Planning are the major ones. The MA in Rural Development Studies aims to produce development cadres capable to meet the demand for higher level rural developers in government and non-government sectors.
 
 
Admission Requirements
 
The candidate applying for admissions to the MA in Rural Development Studies program must have successfully 
completed the Bachelor Level of study in any discipline or any equivalent course from any board or university recognized by Tribhuvan University.
 
 
Class Hours
 
The classes for MRDS will run from 6:00am to 9:00am (morning shift), Sunday to Friday and from 6:30 to 11:30 on 
Saturdays.