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Development Studies

"DS Paragraph" is an academic activity in which students, researchers and faculty are encouraged to write critical reviews of books based on the Development discourse.

 

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Eligibility for M.Phil Development Studies

The programme is intended for students with a good first degree (Masters and/or four years B.A/B.Sc) with 2.5 CGPA in any development related discipline, preferably the social sciences.

Academic Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Core Course Credit hrs: 12

Elective Course Credit hrs: 12

Thesis/Research Work Credit hrs: 12

04 Core and 04 Elective Courses

Duration: 2-years Curriculum Structure (student can complete in maximum 3 years)

Semester wise Program Structure

S.No

Course

Credits

S.No

Course

Credits

Semester-I

Semester-II

1.

DS-600 Development: History, Theory and Policy

3

5.

DS-620 Development Economics

3

2.

DS-610 Research Methods for Development Studies

3

6.

DS- 630 Anthropology and Development

3

3.

Elective-I

3

7.

Elective-III

3

4.

Elective-II

3

8.

Elective-IV

3

Semester-III & IV

9.

Thesis

12

 

List of Courses

Core Courses (3 credit hours each)

  1. DS-600 Development: History, Theory and Policy
  2. DS-610 Research Methods in Development Studies
  3. DS-620 Development Economics
  4. DS-630 Anthropology and Development

 

Elective Courses (3 credit hours each) 

  1. DS-712/ ENV-712 Poverty And Environment
  2. DS-725 Tourism and Development
  3. DS-730 Gender and Development
  4. DS-745 Power, Governance and Development
  5. DS-775 Sustainable Development and Economic Policy
  6. DS-795 Econometrics and Quantitative Techniques for Development Research
  7. DS-790 Financial Inclusion, Poverty Alleviation and Development
  8. DS-780 Development Management
  9. DS-760 Political Economy of Development
  10. DS-705 Conflict, Security and Development
  11. DS-740/ E-740 Human Resource Development (HRD)
  12. DS-700 Socio-Economic Perspectives on Conflict and Development
  13. DS-715 Environmental Problems, Politics and Development
  14. DS-735 Disaster Management
  15. DS-750 History and Political Science
  16. DS-785 Quantitative Techniques for Development Research
  17. DS 765- NGO Management
  18. DS 720- Qualitative Methods for Development Research
  19. HE- 625 Issues in Public Health
  20. DS- 710 Project Planning and Management

Objectives

The department endeavors to start M.Sc programme in Development Studies at PIDE. Though Development Studies is being taught in other universities of Pakistan but here in PIDE it shall be more diversified and dynamic both in theory as well as in practice as the graduates shall be highly equipped with the knowledge pertaining to the upcoming developmental, social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals. The department intends to start the M.Sc program to meet the development concerns of less developed countries.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc Development Studies

A person holding a (two years) Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities from a Pakistani Institute recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), or an equivalent degree from any other HEC recognized Institute, with at least a second division (annual system) or 2.5 CGPA (semester system), shall be eligible for admission to the Master's programme of study provided that the applicant meets the other eligibility requirements of the DS department.

Academic Program

Total Credit Hours: 60

Core Course Credit hrs: 36

Elective Course Credit hrs: 24

*Research Proficiency Paper: 6 Credit Hours

Duration: 2 years (with the provision of one year extension)

*(Students scoring more than 75 percent in first three semesters and opting for writing a research paper (of 6 credit hours) will study three optional courses of 3 credit hours in the fourth semester)

Semester wise Program Structure

S.No

Course

Credits

S.No

Course

Credits

 

Semester-I

Semester-II

1.

DS-501 Introduction to Anthropology

3

6.

DS-520 Introduction to Sociology

3

2.

DS-505 Introduction to Economics

3

7.

DS-525 Research Methods

3

3.

DS-510 Introduction to Development Studies

3

8.

DS-530 Theories of Development Studies

3

4.

DS-515 Introduction to Globalization

3

9.

DS-535 Social Change and Development

3

5.

Elective-I

3

10

Elective-II

3

 

Semester-III

Semester-IV

11.

DS-540 Development in Post-Colonial Era

3

16.

Five Elective Courses or Three Elective Courses along with writing a Research Proficiency Paper (equal to taking two optional courses)

15

12.

DS-545 Human Geography

3

13.

DS-550 Colonial History and Development

3

14.

DS-555 Introduction to Political Science

3

15.

Elective-III

3

             

 

Core Courses (3 credit hours each)

  1. DS-501 Introduction to Anthropology
  2. DS-505 Introduction to Economics
  3. DS-510 Introduction to Development Studies
  4. DS-515 Introduction to Globalization
  5. DS-520 Introduction to Sociology
  6. DS-525 Research Methods
  7. DS-530 Theories of Development Studies
  8. DS-535 Social Change and Development
  9. DS-540 Development in Post-Colonial Era
  10. DS-545 Human Geography
  11. DS-550 Colonial History and Development
  12. DS-555 Introduction to Political Science

Optional Courses (3 credit hours each)

  1. DS-570 Gender and Development
  2. DS-571 Social Policy
  3. DS-572 Applied Anthropology
  4. DS-573 Issues in Public Health
  5. DS-574 Diasporas and Development
  6. DS-575 Economy of Pakistan
  7. DS-576 Economic Anthropology
  8. DS-577 Religion and Development
  9. DS-578 Quantitative Research in Development Studies
  10. DS-579 Qualitative Research in Development Studies
  11. DS- 580 Cultural Economics
  12. DS-581 Political Anthropology
  13. DS-582 New Poor Economics
  14. DS-583 Media and Development
  15. DS-584 Cities and Development
  16. DS-585 Computer Applications
  17. DS-586 Food Insecurity
  18. DS-587 Contemporary Debates in Development
  19. DS-588 Community Driven Development
  20. DS-589 Environment and Development
  21. DS-605 Research Proficiency Paper
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