College of Development Studies was established in 2006 AD as a privately owned the first institution offering Master in Development Studies (MDevS) under the leadership of Dr. Bharat Shrestha, the precursor of a formal course on development studies in Nepal.
College of Development Studies (CDS) is affiliated with Purbanchal University (PU) has been offered Masters in Development Studies (MDevS) from 2006. The MDevS program is a multidisciplinary course that blends theory with practice and helps in recognizing gaps both at the policy level and at the academic level. Following the participatory learning approach, CDS imparts knowledge to students in a most convincing way that is easy to understand and effortlessly comprehensible.
The CDS, with its intensive participatory methods accompanied by frequent field visits, seminars, discussions, and workshops, tries to narrow this gap and helps students understand the scenario with its core problems and issues and provides guidance in analyzing the situation case by case. The CDS aims to produce change agents for the society that are capable of comprehending development problems and contribute to society as well as economic development.