Development Management Eighth Semester

DM 454: Social Development

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students about the basic tenants of social development, its characteristics, principles, policies, programs and strategies. Upon the completion of this course the students will be able to work in the field of social development and social sectors.


  1. Introduction: concept, nature, concept, significance of social development and its issues and challenges, social development and social change.     
  2. Historical perspective of social development, philosophical schools of social development – capitalist and socialist, differences between development and social development.    
  3. Policies of social development: roles of the state in social development, welfare state and promotion of social development; social equity and social justice; human rights and social development; social development policies in Nepal.
  4. Social Development strategies: Social development and capacity building, human capital formation for social development; youth development, social security. Senior citizen, child development, health, education and sanitation programs for social development.
  5. Contemporary Issues in social development: stake holder’s participation in social development, poverty reduction and social development issues, inclusiveness and social development.    


Pieterse, Jan Nadevreen (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage (Chapter on social development

National Human Rights Commission (2011). Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal. Lalitpur: NHRC

National Planning Commission (2010). Three Year Interim Plan (2067/68- 2069/070) Kathmandu: NPC

National Planning Commission & United Nations Development Program (2010). Millennium Development Goals Need Assessment for Nepal, Kathmandu: National Planning Commission

Human Resource Management

HRM 466: Employer-Employee Relations

This course aims to provide knowledge to students on the basic concept of employer-employee relations with a view to develop their skills in effective management of work environment.


  1. Employer-Employee relations: concept and dynamics, Theoretical perspectives.
  2. Trade unions: introduction, Trade Union in Nepal. Employer’s associations and employment relations. Role of government in employment relations.
  3. Labor policy and legislation: Major feature of labor policy in Nepal, Labor legislation and administration in Nepal.
  4. Dispute settlement mechanisms and collective bargaining: Concept, nature and level of bargaining; the legal framework of collective bargaining in Nepal. Workers participation, forms and methods of participation. Workers participation in Nepal
  5. Labor welfare programs and social security, ILO and Nepal.


International Labor Organization, Labor administration: A profile on Nepal. Kathmandu: The Office of the ILO Advisor

Prem R. Pant and Narayan Manandhar (Eds) (1998). Industrial relations in Nepal, Kathmandu: FNF & IRF

Pramod Vema, Management of Industrial Relation, New Delhi: Oxford and IBH publishing co.

JI Husband, Labor Administration. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishing co.