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  • 1. Prospectus Master of Development Studies (Evening) Program Department of Politics and Public Administration Islamic University, Kushita. Tel: +88-071-62201-6, Ext. 2286, Fax: +88-071-62399 Cell: 01915939213, 01712748316 Email: sssselim@gmail.com, lutfor_pa@yahoo.com http//: www.iubd.net 1
  • 2. The Department of Politics and Public Administration, Islamic University, Kushtia has taken an initiative to launch a professional master degree programme. The name of the programme is "Master of Development Studies" (MDS) (evening) programme. MDS aims to provide a challenging and innovative approach to study and practice on the contemporary development discourse, a rapidly growing area of study concerned with the people, society and economy. As a professional degree programme, MDS is also committed to promote high quality research on various development and governance issues of the developing nations in general and Bangladesh in particular. Attracting students and scholars committed to interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social, political and economic change, MDS will promote greater public understanding, advance independent analyses, and encourage further professional competence on issues related to development with a view to contributing towards poverty alleviation, combating corruption, sustainable development and good governance, the cherished goals of the developing world. Objectives of the Programme The MDS has been designed to provide advanced level technique for fresh graduates and mid level career professionals eager to enhance their knowledge, skills or to acquire new ones. The programme determines to train young professionals willing to pursue a career in international or national (both Govt. and NGO) agencies or in the academic world. The programme emphasizes on the development of research skill not only for further academic research but also in practical development work. The students of this programme are expected to: • Understand the theoretical background about major debates in development studies at the beginning of 21st century. • Deepen the capacity in undertaking advance level analyses of the major current issues and debates in contemporary development and development studies. • Contribute in practical policy formulation and implementation;• Produce skilled corporate and dynamic cadres (teachers, managers, leaders and executives). ● Orient with the process of change, transition and development.• Motivate the students to the applications of development study in any area of practical concern. • Develop comprehensive understanding of the development economics and environment and equip with modern knowledge in business and technology.• Shift kin career interests of many students and to meet the growing demand of local organizations, entrepreneurs and other professional programme. • Prepare talented, skilled and qualified personnel for the various profit and nonprofit organizations. • Sharpen analytical abilities on conceptual and research of development studies. 2
  • 3. Admission requirements The MDS is an interdisciplinary social science programme. The candidates of this programme must have either bachelor or master degree from any reputed university. The academic calendar of MDS has been divided into two categories. First, MDS is one academic year for those who have four years bachelor degree or master degree. Second, MDS is two academic years for those who have a two or three years bachelor degree. Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in any discipline and the students appeared at the final examination for Bachelor/Master Degree from Islamic University or any other recognized university may apply for appearing at the admission test. However, the students appeared at the final examination for Bachelor/Master Degree may be admitted provisionally but their admission shall be confirmed subject to passing the examination appeared for. Readmission• A student failing to get the CGPA 2.5 or below in final examination may seek readmission with the following adjustable batch. For readmission, a student shall have to apply within one month after publication of the result.• On readmission, grades earlier earned by a student in the programme shall be cancelled and the student shall have to retake all the course-works (such as in course/ tutorial/ assignment/ thesis/ internship and viva-voice e .am) and final examination. • A student will get only one chance for readmission during the programme. • The readmitted student who fails to earn the CGPA 2.5 or complete successfully 32 credit hours of one-year course and 64 credit hours of two years course shall he dropped out from the MDS programme Number of students 1) The number of students for one year MDS programme will be 60 and 2) The number of students for two years MDS programme will be 60. Medium of instruction The medium of instruction of teaching and examination would be both English and Bengali. 3
  • 4. Tuition feesMDS is a self-finance programme. The entire cost of the programme will be managed fromthe students tuition fees. Total tuition fees and costs are as follows:Tuition Fees to be paid in 3 installments (For 1 Year MDSProgram) 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Particulars Installmen Installme Installme Total t nt nt Admission & Registration 5,000/= - - 5000/= Fees Tuition Fees 15,000 10000 10000 35,000/= Total 20000 10000 10000 40000/=40,000 + 30,000 = 70,000 Tk is to be paid for 2 Years MDS Program. 4o,000/=Tk is to be paid in 1st Year 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Particulars Installmen Installme Installme Total t nt nt Admission & Registration 5,000/= - - 5000/= Fees Tuition Fees 15,000 10000 10000 35,000/= Total 20000 10000 10000 40000/= 3o,000/=Tk is to be paid in 2nd Year 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Particulars Installmen Installme Installme Total t nt nt Tuition Fees 10,000/= 10,000/= 10,000/= 30,000/=Duration of the MDS programmel. The MDS programme will be a period of one academic year for those who have a master degree or four years bachelor degree;2. The MDS will be a period of two academic years for those who have a three 4
  • 5. or two years bachelor degree.3. The academic year will be from January to December.Distribution of Marks courses and credit hoursFor One Year MDS Programme: No of Marks Research Viva Total Courses Report Voce Marks 7 700 50 50 800For Two Years MDS Programme: No of Marks Research Viva Total Courses Report Voce Marks 14 1400 100 100 1600Each teaching course unit will carry a total mark 100 of which 30 for tutorial/midterm/in-course/ assignment/ class- performance/attendance etc. and 70 for final examination.Course Marks: Nature of Examination Marks Two Inc-course/Tutorial (2×7.5) ...................... 15 Class performance/ perticipation/case study /assignment/ class test without notices------- 10 Class Attendance --------------------------- 05 Year final examination ---------------------------- 70 Total 100Attendance marks Attendance Marks • 90% and above 5 • 80% to 89% 4 • 70% to 79% 3 • 60% to 69% 2 • Less then 60% 0Course and credit hours:For one year, MDS Programme: Total number of courses (each year) 07 Credit per course 04 Total credit hours for the cources (7×4) 28 Credit hours for oral examination (Viva-voce) 02 5
  • 6. Credit hours for thesis/internship 02 Total credit hours for each year (28+2+2) 32For two year, MDS Programme: Total number of courses (each year) 14 Credit per course 04 Total credit hours for the cources (14×4) 56 Credit hours for oral examination (Viva-voce) 04 Credit hours for thesis/internship 04 Total credit hours for each year (56+4+4) 64Grade point and letter gradeThe grade point and letter grade for MDS program shall be as follows: Marks Range Letter Grade Grade Point Interpretation 80% and above A+ (A Plus) 4.00 Outstanding 75% to less than 80% A (A regular) 3.75 Excellent 70% to less than 75% A- (A minus) 3.50 Very Good 65% to less than 70% B+ (B Plus) 3.25 Good 60% to less than 65% B (B regular) 3.00 Satisfactory 55% to less than 60% B- (B minus) 2.75 Below Satisfactory 50% to less than 55% C+ (C Plus) 2.50 Average 45% to less than 50% C ( C regular) 2.25 Below Average 40% to less than 45% D -- 2.00 Poor Less than 40% F -- 0.00 Fail Total Credit 32Entry requirement for examination• Students shall be allowed to seat for the MDS final examination who have attended at least 60% of classes.• Each course teaching shall submit the class attendance report along with the register to the Coordinator at least 10 days before processing the examination entry form.Credit transferCredit transfer from any other programmes/ Universities/ Institutions shall not beallowed for MDS degree.Evaluation procedure• There will be a final examination of each course. The duration of the final examination shall be of 4 hours. A student will give answer of five questions out of eight and each question will carry 14 marks.• The teachers of the concerned department shall supervise and evaluate the 6
  • 7. thesis/dissertation. After the completion of thesis-dissertation, each student will submit three copies of report (one copy for the supervisor, one copy for 2"d evaluator and another copy for Seminar Library of the Department).• Total marks obtained in each course, Viva-voce Exam and the thesis/dissertation shall be converted into LG (Letter Grade) and GP (Grade Point).• A student secured less than C grade (GP 2.5) in viva-voice examination and thesis/dissertation shall have no credit i.e. this mark will not be counted in determining his/her results.• The result will show the individual students LG & GP in each course, CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), LG and the corresponding Grade Points (the numerical marks will not be shown), the CGPA, LG and the interpretation of the CGPA.• The Controller of Examination shall publish the results of the programme and shall provide the transcripts showing course wise LG and the corresponding Grade Points (the numerical marks will not be shown), the CGPA, LG and the interpretation of the CGPA of the candidates for the MDS degree. Final grades will be spelled out clearly in the certificate/transcript [as example; `C+ (C plus); `A- (A minus) ; `B (B regular)].Award of degreesThe Islamic University, Kushtia will award degrees. For the MDS degree, each studentrequires to;• Complete successfully 32 credit hours in one year course and 64 credit hours in two years;• Earn a minimum CGPA of 2.5;• Obtain a minimum Letter Grade of C+ (GP 2.5) in the Viva- Voice examination;• Obtain a minimum Letter Grade of `C (GP 2.5) in the Thesis/Internship.Retaking examination and improving grade• Students obtained the letter grade B or below (Less than GP-3.00) in any course shall be allowed to appear in the grade improvement examination to improve the grade after the publication of the result of the MDS programme. To retake examination, a student will be required to send application to the controller of Examination through the Coordinator of MDS within one month from the date of publication of the result. If a student fails to improve, his/her CGPA in this case the previous CGPA will remain valid.• No improvement shall be allowed in the in-course/assignment/case study/ thesis/ internship and viva-voice examination.• Once a student fails to attend in the grade improvement examination shall not be given further opportunity any more.Teaching faculty 7
  • 8. ProfessorMd. Makhlukur Rahman, Ph.D, IBS Nasim Banu, MSS, DU, .M.Phil, BUETRaqiba Yasmin, Ph.D RUA.K.M Motinur Rahman, M.A,(sydney), Ph.DBegum Rokshana Mili, M.SS,DU Ph.D, IUAssociate ProfessorMd. Gias Uddin, MSS, CUMohammad Selim, MSS,DU. M.Phil. NorwayMohammad Zulfiquar Hossain, MSS, DUMohammed Asaduzzaman, Ph.D,(Fintand)Assistant ProfessorMunshi Murtoza Ali, MSS, Mphil, IUSM Shafiqul Alam ,MSS,IUMd. Lutfor Rahman,,MSS, IUMd. Fakrul Islam, MSS. DUMDS Coordination Committee: 2012 -13Co-ordinator:Professor Dr. Raqiba YesminMember:Professor Md. Makhlukur Rahman, Ph.D,Md. Gias Uddin HossainMohammad SelimMd. Lutfor RahmanTeaching coursesFor One Year MDSTitle and no of the courses:MDS001-Development: Theories and Perspectives MDS002-qualitative Research Methods and Techniques MDS003-ProjectPlanning, Monitoring and Evaluation MDS004-SocialDevelopment: Theories and Concepts MDS005-Governance andDevelopment MDS006-Poverty: Concepts, Strategies andDevelopment MDS007-Environment Management andSustainabilityFor Two Year MDS: Title and no 8
  • 9. of the coursesFirst Year:MDS001-Development - Theories and Perspectives MDS002-Qualitative Research Methods and Techniques MDS003-ProjectPlanning, Monitoring and Evaluation MDS004-SocialDevelopment: Theories and Concepts MDS005-Governance andDevelopment MDS006-Poverty: Concepts, Strategies andDevelopment MDS007-Environment Management andSustainabilitySecond Year:MDS008-Development and Policy Economic MDS009-International Relations for the Developing World MDS-010-Organization Theories & Behavior MDSO11-Disasters andDevelopmentMDS012-Public Policy AnalysisMDS013-Gender Concepts for DevelopmentMDSOl4-Rural Societies & PoliticsNecessary papers will be submitted with application form on behalf of thecandidates:Attested copies of all academic certificates. Attestedcopies of National ID (if any)English language proficiency test score (if any)Appeared certificate (if applicable) Photograph (3 passport size+ 2 stamp size extra photo) Money receipt ofapplication formReceiving and submitting application form: Prescribed application form and prospectus should be collected from the Agrani Bank, Islamic University Branch, Kushtia within bank hour from 25 November to 9 December, 2010. Last date of submission of application form is 9 December 2010.Contact:Co-coordinatorMaster of Development Studies (Evening)Department of Politics and Public AdministrationIslamic University, Kushtia.Tel: +88-071-62201-6, Ext. 2286 Fax: +88-071-62399Cell: 01915939213, 01712748316Email: sssselim@gmail.com, lutfor_pa@yahoo.com 9
  • 10. Department of Politics and Public Administration Islamic University, Kushita.Tel: +88-071-62201-6, Ext. 2286, Fax: +88-071-62399 Cell: 01915939213, 01712748316Email: sssselim@gmail.com, lutfor_pa@yahoo.com Website: http//: www.iubd.net 10