Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

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.