Bachelor of Rural Development is a three year, six semester program with a second major in Sociology. The program is offered at Thames International College by the School of Social Sciences in association with Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. Students will have to complete 90 credit hours to graduate. Students are also required to appear for 14 course examinations which will lead to Bachelor of Arts degree from Tribhuvan University
Education in rural development will open doors for a variety of career opportunities ranging from public administration to politics to development sector. While encouraging students’ abilities to work in teams and lead innovation in the workplace, the main aim of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the wider world through interdisciplinary learning. Critical understanding of societies, understanding of social problems, ethical questions of the contemporary world, and the development of critical perspectives and skills to engage in the development of rural societies are the major points to draw from the BRD program at Thames.
At the time of admission
|Fees||Amount Payable on Admission|
(Admission, University Registration, Induction
and Education Support Programs)
Semester wise fee breakdown
|Level||No. of Credit Hour
|1st Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Fall, 2019|
|2nd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Spring, 2020|
|3rd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs.4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Fall, 2020|
|4th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Spring, 2021|
|5th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Fall, 2021|
|6th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4300.00||Rs.64,500.00||Spring, 2022|
All the students admitted to School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Thames International College are required to make one- time payment of Rs. 82,970.00 at the time of admission. The Admission fee includes admissions, university registration, induction and education support program fees.
Tuition and Fees
Students are invoiced every semester for the number of credit hours taken in the respective semester. The tuition per credit hour is Rs. 4300.00. Students register for 15 credits every semester and complete 90 credit hours over the period of 3 years to graduate.
Students are required to pay examination fee to the university every year. The examination fee is not included in any of the headings above and is payable at the time of examination registration.
Tuition for Independent Class
Students who receive NQ (Not Qualified) as a grade in the internal assessment will have to register for the independent class next year for that particular course in order to appear for the university exams. The tuition for the independent class is also Rs. 4300.00 per credit and will be charged on top of the regular tuition for the semester.
Student can receive a discount of 10% should they decide to pay the tuition fees of all 3 years during the time of admission.
Required General Education Courses (33 Credits)
|ENG101||Academic Writing I||3|
|ENG103||Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English I||3|
|ENG102||Academic Writing II||3|
|ENG104||Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English II||3|
|ITC101||Computer Information System||3|
|ENG201||Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking||3|
|ENG202||Interactive Approach to Academic Reading||3|
|STT301||Statistical Package for Social Science||3|
Required Rural Development Major Course (30 credit)
|RDS101||Theories and Approaches of Rural Development||3|
|STT101||Research for Beginners||3|
|ECO201||Rural Economy I||3|
|RDS201||Introduction to Rural Resources & Environment||3|
|ECO202||Rural Economy II||3|
|RDS202||Management of Environmental Resources||3|
|RDS301||Government, Institutions and Civil Society||3|
|RDS302||Rural Development: Approaches and Applications||3|
|RDS303||Local Rural Governance||3|
Required Social Work Major 2 Courses (30 credits)
|SOW101||Concepts and Principles of Social Work||3|
|SOW102||Social Work Practicum I||3|
|SOW201||Methods of Social Work||3|
|SOW202||Integrated Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC203||Seminar on Contemporary Social Issues||3|
|SOW204||Social Work Practicum II||3|
|SOW301||Social Welfare Administration||3|
|SOW302||Research Methods in Social Work||3|
|SOW 304||Social Work Senior Overview: Thesis||3|
|SOW 305||Social Work Practicum III||3|
Required Sociology Major 2 Course (30 credits)
|SOC101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC105||Understanding Social World||3|
|SOC205||Sociological Theories I||3|
|SOC206||Dynamics of Nepali Society II||3|
|SOC207||Sociological Theories II||3|
|SOC208||Dynamics of Nepali Society I||3|
|SOC302||Research Methods in Sociology||3|
|SOC303||Sociology of Democracy, Diversity and Inequality I||3|
|SOC305||Sociology Senior Overview :Thesis||3|
|SOC306||Sociology of Democracy, Diversity and Inequality II||3|
Required Elective Courses (6 credits)
|SOW303||Development Perspective in Social Work||3|
|SOC304||Anthropology of Contemporary issues in Nepal I||3|
|SOC307||Anthropology of Contemporary Issues in Nepal II||3|
Applicants for the the Bachelor of Rural Development at Thames will be reviewed through their applications, interviews, and the Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) before being admitted. Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances.
Step 1: Get the application form from the Office of Admissions or Apply Online
Step 2: Submit your filled application form to the Office of Admissions at Thames. Please enclose the required documents, as mentioned on the form, and an application fee of Rs.1000 along with your application form. If you are applying online, you will have the application fee to pay on campus while you come for Thames Aptitude Query.
Please note that the Office of Admissions may reject your application if the seats for the program you wish to enroll in are already filled.
Step 3: While submitting your application forms, please make sure you book a date for the Thames Aptitude Test.Find More
Thames Aptitude Test (TAT)
All students interested in applying to Bachelor of Rural Development are required to appear on Thames Aptitude Test conducted by the Thames International College.
The test has four primary areas and each of these areas carry a 25% weightage. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the Thames Aptitude Test. Students will be tested on areas of Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.
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