Central Department of Population Studies

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Academic Programmes

The present programme of CDPS can be categorized under the following main headings.
     Post graduate Diploma in Population Studies
     Master of Arts in Population Studies
     Master of Philosophy in Population Studies.
     Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies
     In-service Training Programme
     Research/Seminar Programme
     Faculty Development Programme

Post-Graduate Diploma in Population Studies

The post-graduate Diploma programme is run for ten months as and when the demand from the Government and NGOs prevail at the cost recovery basis. The courses are tailored on immediate requirement as a self terminating programme as well as a pre-requisite to Master of Arts in Population Studies.

Admission to the post graduate programme is open to Bachelor's Degree holders who have had Population Studies as a major subject and to Master's Degree holders in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Public Health, Mathematics, Statistics and other selected science subjects with an adequate quantitative background.

Master of Arts in Population Studies(MPS)

With the implementation of semester system in all Central Departments under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHS) since 2070/71 BS (2013/14), CDPS is the only department under FoHS to offer a semester based Masters Degree in Population Studies.

 

Admission Process and Number of Students

 

Admission for each batch of MPS programme will be opened once a year. A candidate shall apply in the prescribed form, obtained from the office of the Department or Dean’s Office, following payment of necessary fees. In order to take an admission, Dean’s office or the department will run an eligibility test/qualifying examination as entrance examination. On the basis of merit of entrance examination, name list of students to be admitted will be published. Marks obtained by the student at bachelor level could also be another basis of framing merit of admission. There will be 50 students in one section in all disciplines and number of sections will be determined on the basis of availability of teaching faculty and basic infrastructure. Student pressure, as number of students applying for admission, will also be kept in mind while determining the number of sections. However, there will be at least one section for each discipline when student number counts below 50.

Admission Criteria:

Prospective students of MA in Population Studies must have Bachelors degree in any disciplines recognized by Tribhuvan University. Students are admitted by screening through an entrance examination.

Courses and Credit Hours

The MPS programme follows the credit system and consists of two semesters per year. Each course is assigned to a certain number of credits. The courses have been assessed by an internal assessment (40%) and an end-of-semester exam (60%). This course comprises a total of 60 credit hours spreading over four semesters with the following courses:

 

First Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

I.

Pop. 551

Principles of Demography

50

II.

Pop. 552

Applied Statistics for Population Studies

50

III.

Pop. 553

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis

50

IV.

Pop. 554

Population, Health and Development

50

V.

Pop. 555

Population, Resource and Development

50

Second Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

VI.

Pop. 556

Principles of Demography – II

50

VII.

Pop. 557

Population Dynamics and Nepalese Society

50

VIII.

Pop. 558

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - II

50

IX.

Pop. 559

Research Methods for Population Analysis

50

X.

Pop. 560

Population Poverty and Human Development

50

Third Semester: 5 courses x 3 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

XI.

Pop. 561

Computer Application in Population Studies (census and survey data analysis)

50

XII.

Pop. 562

Migration and Development

50

XIII.

Pop. 563

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - III

50

XIV.

Pop. 564

Population, Gender and Development

50

XV.
(Options)

Pop. 565.1

Population and Development Policies

50

Pop. 565.2

Demographics of Ageing and Social Welfare

Pop. 565.3

Population, Environment and Development

Pop. 565.4

Urbanization and Urban Rural Linkage

Fourth Semester: 3 courses x 3 credit hours = 9 credit hours and Thesis 6 credit hours = 15 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Paper

Code No.

Subject Title

Full Marks

XVI.

Pop. 566

Population Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

50

XVII.

Pop. 567

Demographic Methods for Population Analysis - IV

50

XVIII.
(Options)

Pop. 568.1

Health, Morbidity and Mortality

50

Pop. 568.2

Reproductive Health

Pop. 568.3

Population and Social Justice

Pop. 568.4

Family and Household Demography

Pop. 568.5

Population and Conflict Resolution

XVIX

Pop. 569

Thesis

100

The CDPS attempts to provide short-term training on the applications of micro-computer to the students during their second academic year in order to facilitate their thesis work. This provision is entirely based on cost recovery and time basis.

Master of Philosophy in Population Studies(MPhil)

 

Introduction

 

Beginning from AD 2008, CDPS has introduced Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Population Studies in order to train manpower in Demography at a higher level as a prerequisite to Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies.

 

Objectives

 

The MPhil courses emphasize training in methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects of population research with multi-disciplinary focus.

 

Admission Criteria

 

Prospective students of MPhil must have possessed MA in Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Public Administration and Health Education with at least second division from either Tribhuvan University (TU) or from other Universities recognized by TU. Students are admitted by screening through an entrance examination.

 

Courses and Credit Hours

 

The Central Department of Population Studies has proposed 9 courses for MPhil Programme including thesis. The duration of the programme will be of three semesters. Each of the first and the second semester will be devoted to teaching 12 credit hour courses. The third semester will be devoted to preparing thesis with 6 credit hours with full marks 50. Final examination carries 50 marks (Internal assessments 30 marks and a research paper 10 marks each).

 

First Semester: (4 courses x 3 credit hrs = 12 credit hrs)
Compulsory Papers
Pop. 621: Population and Development: Theories and Practices
Pop. 622: Advanced Demographic Analysis
Pop. 623: Population and Human Development

Optional papers (any one)
Pop. 624 A: Demographic of Ageing
Pop. 624 B: Population, Environment and Development

Second Semester: (4 courses x 3 credit hrs = 12 credit hrs)
Compulsory Papers
Pop. 625: Research Methods in Population Studies
Pop. 626: Migration, Urbanization and Development
Pop. 627: Gender, Poverty and Development

Optional Papers (any one)
Pop. 628 A: Reproductive Health
Pop. 628 B: Population Policies and Programmes

Third Semester: (1 paper x 6 credit hrs = 6 credit hrs)
Pop. 699: Thesis
The  third semester a is a compulsory thesis writing semester.

Doctor of Philosophy Programme (PhD)

The Central Department of Population Studies has Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme to be completed during 3-5 years.

 

PhD Completed

 

1. Dr. Prem Singh Bisht, 2007, The Condition of the Elderly Population in Kathmandu City.
2. Dr. Prabha Kumari Hamal, 2007, Differentials of Reproductive Health Knowledge among Working Adolescents in the Kathmandu Valley
3. Dr. Bhim Raj Suwal, 2007, Rural poverty, Risk Management Strategies and Child Labour Migration in Nepal, 2007.
4. Dr. Kiran Dev Bhattarai, 2007, Determinants of Acute Respiratory Infection among Children under Five Years of Age in Nepal.
5. Dr. Padma Khatiwada, 2008, Forced Migration in Connection with the Internal Armed Conflict in Nepal.
6. Dr. Yogendra Bahadur Gurung, 2013
7. Dr. Dhanendra Veer Shakya, 2013
8. Dr. Laxman Singh Kunwar, 2013
9. Dr. Keshab Prasad Adhikari, 2015

 

PhD Candidates

 

1. Mr. Sambhu Bhattarai, 2008, Migration in Kathmandu City. 
2. Mr. Bidhan Acharya, 2008, Socio-economic Determinants of Fertility in Nepal.
3. Mr. Keshab Prasad Adhikari, 2008, Female Poverty and Childhood Deprivation in Nepal.
4. Mr. Bal Krishna Mabuhang, 2008, Minority Tyranny and its Implications in Socio-Economic and Demographic Determinants.
5. Mr. Sunil Acharya, 2008, Inclusive Safe Motherhood Programme in Nepal.
6. Mr. Rabindra Bhattarai
7. Mr. Mahendra Prasad Sharma
8. Ms. Bidhya Shrestha
9. Ms. Kamala Devi Lamichhane
10. Ms. Suma Sedhai
11. Mr. Sunil Adhikari
12. Mr. Mahendra Raj Joshi
13. Mr. Dinesh Malla
14. Mr. Tara Prasad Bhusal

In-service Training Programme

This programme is designed to provide short-term trainings to government and non-government employees/officials working in population related areas. This is a capacity building training program in areas such as:

 

1. Basic concepts and principles of demography,

 

2. Basic tools and techniques of demographic data collection and analysis,

 

3. Research methodology, and

 

4. Population policy issues.

Research/Seminar

This programme is designed to institutionalize research activities in the Department and to organize national or international seminars. At present, CDPS has adequate computer facilities and a library containing more than 15,000 books and professional journals.

Faculty Development Programme

This programme is designed to develop the professional skills of faculty members and to establish linkage with other national and international institutions. Under this programme, depending upon available funds, faculty members may go abroad for:

 

1. Short-term training,

 

2. Higher study leading to another MA, MPhil or a PhD degree in Population Studies (Demography),

 

3. Establishing linkage with international institutions, and

 

4. Presenting seminar papers.


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