To cater the growing need of high quality development professionals in the domain of development both at home and abroad and getting dissatisfied with education and training they gain at the undergraduate level e ducation in Bangladesh, the Department of Development Studies at the University of Dhaka has decided to introduce undergraduate program in Development Studies from acad emic session 2008-2009. It aims to provide high quality education and training to the student s from a multi-discipli nary point of view and help them develop a holistic understanding and insights about development. Bangladesh is termed as a laboratory of development practices by many and it is a development puzzle and paradox for many. Bangladesh is also called the NGO capital of the world. Many development organizations work along with the government organizations in Bangladesh. Majority of th e development organizations in Bangladesh not only do operate development programs and projects in Bangladesh but also they do research. They do research wit hout applying any relevant anal ytical lens, which reflects the poverty of their independent thinking. They do development in practice more than do research about development. Likewise, academic institutions in many cases carry out research without taking into a ccount the hard realities of li fe. Undergraduate program in development Studies aspires to fill up that gap between th e theory and practice in development. It believes that the capability of independent thinki ng and analysis and epistemological development among the students can be instilled at the undergraduate level of their education. Graduates in Deve lopment Studies will be in an advantageous position due to their training and will contribu te to the development of the organizations where they will be employed be it governme nt, private or NGOs and the society as a whole.