Program Structure

The Program has been developed by well-known academicians and senior professionals from the development sector itself. Unlike other programs that are around 1250 hours, this Master’s degree has a curriculum spanning 1500 hours, which gives it an equivalence to a Master’s degree of any reputed foreign university. This program also aims to develop well rounded, thorough professionals with strong skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in the development field and providing leadership in executing the projects ranging from the grass-roots to policy formulation and advocacy, besides creating dynamic social entrepreneurs. If you wish to gain insight and expertise into the living conditions and survival strategies of those at risk of becoming excluded, and want to become equipped to translate this insight into organizational policies and strategies, then MS in Development Management could be a wise choice for you.

Program Duration

The duration of the programme is two years divided into four semesters. In all, the students will be imparted 1500 hours of inputs, unlike 1250 hours in most PG Programmes, to maintain equivalence with the foreign university in the US and Europe.

Eligibility Criteria

A graduation degree in any discipline like Agriculture, Arts, Commerce, Science, Engineering, IT, Medical, Architecture, Agriculture, etc., with 50 per cent marks. Some work experience of one-two years will be an added advantage. Those who have appeared in their final year examinations can also apply. However, admission will be granted subject to clearing their final examination. Candidates with a professional degree like CA, CS, etc., are also eligible.


The fee is Rs. 75,000/ per semester (Rs. 3,00,000 for the 4 semesters or the entire course) that includes tuition fees, course material, studios, summer placement and sports. The University does not have hostel facilities. Nevertheless, it has a contract with a large number of paying-guest accommodations near the University Campus. University will facilitate such tie-up for accommodation.

Admissions Procedure 2021 and Intake

The University will have its entrance examination. The aspirants will be required to take a written test followed by an interview. Based on the merit, the admissions will be offered to the students. While the written test and interview is expected to be off-line, keeping the pandemic in view, this year, the admissions tests and interview will be conducted online. However, the scores of the national tests like CAT, MAT, GMAT, and XAT will also be considered. Those who are in the percentiles above 80, in these national tests, will be exempted from the written test and will need to appear for only viva-voce.
This year the intake will be restricted to a maximum of 30 students.

How to Apply

The prospective students desirous to join the Programme should download the Admission Form from the University Website Apply Now , and submit the same online. The price of the admission form is Rs. 1000/- that needs to be paid at the time of submission of the application. Online payment bank details.