Department of Development Studies

Warm greetings from the Department of Development Studies (MDS), Daffodil International University.

Development Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject which focuses on economic, political and social dimensions of development policy, processes and practices. In an increasingly interconnected world, Development Studies offers an analytical framework for critical analysis and cross-cultural understanding of the major themes of development e.g. intellectual history of development, the paradigm shifts and debates in the discipline and the contemporary cutting-edge research to development policies and practices. It covers not only local development but also global development issues occurring in both the developed and developing world. Development Studies is a rigorous and critical introduction to development as a process and it facilitates superior understanding of the complexities of the geopolitical, economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts at local, national and international levels in which development takes place.

In this department we open up an opportunity to build diverse and rewarding career paths in the United Nations, local and international development agencies, and government policy research, non-profit private organizations, NGOs, policy and advocacy groups, civil society organizations and so on. A Master in Development Studies is equipped with practical professional skills which can be applied to address the critical contemporary challenges of 21st century e.g. poverty, equity, social justice and ensure sustainable development in developing countries.

I welcome you to be a part of this mission and achieve the most excellent.


Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Development Studies


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat dolor sit.

Over 500 Students

What Students Say About Us

Online Admission

Get Admitted

Department Admission Prospectus


Stay connected with our social network