BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
Master of Development Studies (MDS) programme
The Master of Development Studies (MDS) programme is designed to provide an in-depth, inter-disciplinary understanding of development concepts and issues. The programme is designed for both - freshers aspiring to pursue a career in the development sector, and existing development professionals hoping to enhance their skills to enable them to perform in a more effective and productive manner.
For admission into the MDS programme, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
1. The candidate must have at least a Bachelor (Honours) or a Master degree and at least a second division or CGPA 2.5 in any discipline from a recognised public or private university.
2. The candidate must qualify in an admission test consisting of a written test and an interview.
Note: Candidates with third division or CGPA of 2.00 at any level of education are not eligible to apply.
||23 August 2017
||25 August 2017
|Publi Viva -Voce
||26 August 2017
|Final result for admission
||27 August 2017
||12:00 pm (BRACU and BIGD website)
|Last date for admission : Fees (Tk. 25,000)
||29 August 2017
|Orientation & Course advising
||31 August 2017
|Class of Fall 2017 will begin
||10 September 2017
Ø Applicants can only apply online for admission. Application Link:admissions.bracu.ac.bd
Ø Applicants have to pay the non-refundable admission test fee Tk. 1500.
Ø Only after the payment, the application may be submitted.
Ø After receiving a conformation email from BRAC University, Candidates should log on to their account for collect of the Admit Card.
DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED TO THE EXAM HALL:
Ø Bring the printed Admit Card, a ballpoint pen and a normal calculator to the exam hall. No mobile phone will be allowed into the examination hall.
DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED DURING THE VIVA-VOCE:
Ø The candidate needs to bring Admit Card, original copies of his/her academic certificates and grade sheets during the viva-voce.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR FINAL ADMISSION:
a) Academic certificates (original and 2 photocopies)
b) Mark/grade sheets (original and 2 photocopies)
c) Admit card (BRACU)
d) 02 copies of recent passport size photographs.
e) A copy of National ID card.
||Name of Issue
||(Tk. 6,000 per credit × 45 credits) = Tk. 2,70,000/-
||Tk. 3,000/- (Per semester)
Ø Up to 40% tuition fee waiver for most students as well as corporate discounts.
INQUIRY ABOUT THE ADMISSION PROCESS:
INSTRUCTION FOR WRITTEN TEST:
Ø Admission test will be a mix of MCQ and written element.
Ø Final selection of all candidates will be made on the basis of merit with their combined marks in the written admission test for 100 marks and interview /viva-voce for 20 marks.
Ø The framework syllabus for written admission test is as follows:
ü Mathematics related questions : 20 marks (MCQ)
ü General Knowledge relatedquestions : 10 marks (MCQ)
ü English Language & Communication related questions : 30 marks (MCQ)
ü Analytical Writing : 40 marks (Written)
** The University/BIGD authority reserves the right to cancel/modify/change any information/ instructions given in this advertisement if deemed necessary.
Senior Academic Adviser and Academic Coordinator
BIGD, BRAC University