The School of Development Studies (SDS) was created in 2012 with the aim of achieving excellence in the pursuit and advancement of knowledge in development. Education and research in the School focuses on development debates and practices, and their implications for the excluded and marginalised communities. The School aims to organise and conduct research on development issues and its core thematic areas from a multi-disciplinary critical perspective. Two Master’s programmes are offered under the School: Development Studies and Women’s Studies.
The SDS contributes significantly to the body of development research and analysis and in training a large number of students and scholars to work on various issues of development. The SDS offers M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes in Development Studies and Women’s Studies and MA in International Electoral Management and Practices (MIEMP).