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.

Program Structure

Required General Education Courses (33 Credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
ENG101 Academic Writing I 3
ENG103 Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English I 3
PSY101 Psychology 3
ENG102 Academic Writing II 3
ENG104 Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English II 3
NEP101 Nepali 6
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)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
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
SOC301 Rural Sociology 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)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
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)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
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)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
SOW303 Development Perspective in Social Work 3
SOC304 Anthropology of Contemporary issues in Nepal I 3
SOW306 Internship 3
SOC307 Anthropology of Contemporary Issues in Nepal II 3

At the time of admission

Fees Amount Payable on Admission
Admission Fee
(Admission, University Registration, Induction
and Education Support Programs)
89,000.00

Semester wise fee breakdown

Level No. of Credit Hour
per Semester
Tuition per
Credit Hour
Tuition per
Semester
Due Date
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.

Examination Fee

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.

Admission Process

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.

Scholarship

Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances. For details:

Chairman’s Merit Scholarship Award
The Thames Need-Based Scholarship Award
Tribhuvan University Need Based Scholarship

Where can I find more information on other programs of School of Social Sciences?

For more information on the programs of School of Social Sciences, please see Programs: School of Social Sciences.

What do you mean by dual major course?

Thames offers dual major course, where students can graduate getting two major degrees. For Example: If a student chooses first major as Social Work, his/her second major can be either rural development or Psychology.

Who are the faculties of Social Science Program?

Thames School of Social Sciences has faculties with proven experience and expertise. Some of our noted faculties are: Mr. Ujjwal Prasai, Dr. Ishwari Bhattarai, Dr. Urmila KC Rayamajhi, Dr. Umesh Rajopadhyaya, Damodar Tripathi (PhD scholar) and Nasala Chitrakar. For more information on faculties, please visit Faculties section in our website.

Is CMAT or any other kind of entrance examinations required to get enrolled in Social Science programs?

No, CMAT or any other entrance examination is not required to enroll in any Social Science programs at Thames. CMAT is specifically required for BBA, BIM and BBM programs.

Is the program three years or four-year course?

All the programs under School of Social Sciences at Thames has recently changed into 4-year course structure. So, all the programs are 4-year degree program at Thames.

What is the teaching method of Thames?

Majorly teaching approach at School of Social Sciences is student centered. The teaching methods include articles reading, classroom lecture, group work, classroom presentation, assignments and field practicum.

Can I apply for scholarship for programs offered by School of Social Sciences?

Yes. For information on scholarship options and how to apply, please see Scholarship options

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