Bachelor of Rural Development is a four-year, eight 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 120 credit hours to graduate. Students are also required to appear for TU course examinations separately 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.
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|
|SOW304||Social Work Senior Overview: Thesis||3|
|SOW305||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|
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. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2020|
|2nd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2021|
|3rd Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2021|
|4th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2022|
|5th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2022|
|6th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2023|
|7th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Fall, 2023|
|8th Semester||15 Credit Hours||Rs. 4,425.00||Rs.66,375.00||Spring, 2024|
Smart Savings Scheme
Students can receive a discount of 15% should they decide to pay the tuition fees of all 4 years during the time of the admission.
Early Bird Discount
Students are eligible for an early bird discount of Rs.32000/-. The discount is available till November 30, 2020.
Students are required to pay examination fee to the university every semester. The examination fee is not included in any of the headings above and is payable at the time of examination registration.
Certain academic and extracurricular criteria have to be met for applicants to enroll in a program at Thames International College. While academic competence is an important requirement, Thames International College seeks students who believe in a hands-on learning approach, who want to develop into innovative learners and professionals, and who we believe can fully benefit from the facilities we provide. Applicants will be reviewed through their applications and interviews before being admitted. Additionally, applicants at Thames must meet the following academic requirements.
Minimum Academic Requirements (10+2: HSEB/ CBSE/ ISC or equivalent Boards)
- Should have successfully completed 10th, 11th and 12th grade.
- Should have achieved minimum of D+ in all the courses or equivalent.
- Can be from any stream be it, Management, Hotel Management, Science, or Humanities.
Minimum Academic Requirements (A- Levels)
- Should have completed 3.5 credit (GP plus 3 courses).
- Should have been provided equivalence by Nepal Education Board.
Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Pay your Application Fee
Step 3: Appear for an interview
Step 4: Accept the offer letter
Step 5: Pay admission fee
For more information please visit our Admission page.
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