Department of Development Studies

Daffodil International University (DIU) was established in 2002 and is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. It has become a distinguished landmark in higher education in Bangladesh. The University’s philosophy is to provide an excellent education, prioritizing IT, with a focus on professional career oriented development of students for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The Department of Development Studies, DIU, is a centre of excellence in providing both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for contemporary cutting-edge research as well as development policies and practices.

The Master’s in Development Studies is designed for development practitioners, policy makers, academic researchers and students so that they acquire such knowledge of development at local, regional, national and international levels. The course teaches students to view development through a critical and relevant lens so that they will take on more informed and positive roles in shaping societies. The program aims to educate young professionals wishing to pursue careers in international and national development organizations, NGOs and in the academic field.


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