MA Development Studies course syllabus is constructed with an aim to cover maximum domains where developmental studies can be implemented. The course is designed to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge along with internships in various scenarios where development studies can be done and can be implemented. The syllabus of MA Development Studies are as follows:

MA Development Studies Syllabus:

Sl. No. Course
1 Advanced Quality Research Methods
2 Economics of Development
3 Methods in Social Research
4 Gender and Development
5 Rural Development
6 Public Finance
7 Social Exclusion in India
8 Industrialization and labor
9 Financial system in India
10 State, democracy, and development
11 Development and Social Sector
12 Corporate Social Responsibility
13 Public Economics

MA Development Studies Subjects:

The following subjects are pursued under this course:


M.A Development Studies Subjects
Semester I
SI No Subjects
1 Research Methodology in Social Sciences
2 Psychological Perspectives on Development
3 Social Institutions and Development
4 Economics for Development Studies
5 Statistics Lab-1
6 Professional Electives-1
7 Advanced Language laboratory


M.A Development Studies Subjects
Semester II
SI No Subjects
1 Development Theories and Practices
2 Ecology and Sustainable Development
3 Social Exclusion and Inclusive Development
4 Business Communication
5 Statistical Laboratory -II
6 Rural Engagement Lab
7 Research Practice
8 Professional Elective-II


M.A Development Studies Subjects
Semester III
SI No Subjects
1 Gender and Development
2 Rural Development
3 Financial System and Development
4 Contemporary Policy Issues and Development
5 Professional Elective -III
6 Research Project – I
7 Seminar & Technical Writing – I
8 Short Term Industrial/Research Experience


M.A Development Studies Subjects
Semester IV
SI No Subjects
1 Urban Governance and Development
2 Environmental Economics
3 Poverty, Inequality and Human Development
4 Professional Elective-IV
5 Research Project – II
6 Seminar & Technical Writing – I
7 Comprehensive Viva

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