Padmashree College
The British College

Padmakanya Multiple Campus, Kathmandu

MA in Rural Development

Affiliated To: Tribhuvan University (TU)



Course Level

Master Degree


2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time




UGC Approved


Overview of MA in Rural Development at Padmakanya Multiple Campus (PK Campus), Kathmandu, Nepal

Course Overview:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Rural Development at PK Campus is a postgraduate program designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and research capacities in the field of rural development. The course lays emphasis on understanding the socio-economic and cultural dynamics of rural societies and devising strategies for sustainable rural development.

Course Outlines:

The MA in Rural Development encompasses a broad curriculum, some of the core subjects include:

  1. Concepts and Principles of Rural Development
  2. Rural Economy of Nepal
  3. Rural Sociology and Anthropology
  4. Rural Development Policies, Strategies, and Programs
  5. Participatory Approaches in Rural Development
  6. Sustainable Rural Livelihood
  7. Research Methods in Rural Development
  8. Rural Development Challenges and Case Studies
  9. Rural Governance and Leadership
  10. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Rural Context


The MA in Rural Development spans two academic years and is divided into four semesters.


  1. To impart a comprehensive understanding of rural development concepts, principles, and practices.
  2. To develop analytical skills to address the challenges faced by rural communities.
  3. To foster a sense of commitment to sustainable and equitable rural development.
  4. To train students in research methodologies relevant to rural contexts.

Eligibility: Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution in any discipline.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  1. Possess a profound understanding of the intricacies of rural development.
  2. Be able to design, implement, and evaluate rural development projects and policies.
  3. Exhibit a strong ethical commitment to inclusive and sustainable rural growth.
  4. Demonstrate research capabilities in rural contexts.


With an MA in Rural Development, graduates can work in various sectors, including government rural development agencies, non-governmental organizations, international development agencies, research institutions, and more.

Fees Structures:

For a detailed fee structure, students are advised to contact the administration office of PK Campus.

Career Prospects:

There is a consistent demand for rural development professionals in Nepal and other countries with significant rural populations. Graduates can take up roles in policy-making, project management, research, and grassroots activism.

Career Options:

  1. Rural Development Officer
  2. Project Coordinator/Manager in NGOs/INGOs
  3. Researcher in Rural Development
  4. Policy Analyst
  5. Grassroots Activist

Why Choose this Course:

  1. Opportunity to make meaningful contributions to society by uplifting rural communities.
  2. Engage in multidisciplinary studies ranging from sociology, economics, anthropology, and more.
  3. High demand for rural development experts in both public and private sectors.
  4. Opportunities for fieldwork and hands-on experience.


PK Campus provides scholarships to meritorious and deserving students based on criteria set by the institution. Detailed information can be acquired from the campus administration.


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