18 years of Academic Excellence

Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin), Affiliated Program of Kathmandu University


Nature of the Program

The financial sector in Nepal in recent years has grown rapidly with large number of banks, insurance companies and financial co-operatives. Nepal has become a member of World Trade Organization (WTO) and as per its requirements; the doors for establishing international financial institutions (banks, insurance companies etc) in this country are opened since  2010 AD. This perspective of growth in this sector is projected to require a large number of skilled and professional manpower for these institutions.

Kathmandu University, in tune with its well-established policy of giving permission to start only need-based academic programs, allowed National College for conducting yet another professional academic program tailored for financial sector. This four-year, eight-semester Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) was started in August 2006 with an intake of 30 students. Now, the number of seats in this program is 40. This program has been shaped in an interdisciplinary frame incorporating concepts and skills from economics, development, finance, banking, insurance, co-operatives, marketing, management etc. After the completion of this program, the graduates will be competent to be absorbed in financial institutions as skilled, efficient and professional manpower.

A Need-Based Academic Program

  • A demand-driven and result-oriented academic program

  • Faculty committed to teaching as well as social and developmental research

  • A flexible curriculum responsive to dynamism of development

  • Challenging academic program for graduate students, who value excellent education inside and outside the classroom

  • Rigorous analytical and issue based assessment

  • Field based practicum

  • Wide range of job opportunities in the sectors of development

Scope of the Program

  • Boundless scope for absorption in financial sectors and manpower market

  • Scope for getting job in developing financial sectors in SAARC, ASIAN and middle eastern countries

  • Ready Access to any university in the world for higher studies.

What after BDFin?

As there is an acute dearth of well-qualified human resources to run financial sectors of the country, graduates of BDFin have ample opportunities to be a part of financial, insurance, banking and co-operative sectors. Moreover, there is high demand of this type of manpower in abroad too. Those, who would like to receive future education, will have immense opportunities for them to avail.

Teaching Methodology

  • Lecture methods with adequate use of audio visual aids such as OHPs, LCDs etc.

  • Classroom discussion on key issues of development

  • Term papers, assignments and case presentations in different subjects

  • Field studies for understanding wider perspectives of rural and urban areas

  • Seminars and talk programs for expanding the horizon of knowledge

  • Training and research works relating to the development

For effective  teaching methodology, the college uses the services of qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty members, who come from both academia and different governmental and international organizations. Regular seminars, dialogue and interaction with regular key resource persons from respective areas could help students develop deeper understanding and prepare them to face future challenges in the areas of development. Field visits in many areas are indispensable parts of the teaching. Realizing the necessity of field for on-the-spot study to materializing the theoretical knowledge, students are taken to many rural areas in different parts of Nepal in each semester.

Admission Criteria

  • Second division or minimum of 45% marks (in aggregate) secured at higher secondary or equivalent levels in any stream

  • Entrance test for preparing  the list of eligible candidates

  • Interview and group discussion for final selection

  • Note : At the time of  interview and group discussion, presence of parents or guardians will be must

Seats Available

Student Type

Nepalese 36 students
Foreign 4 students


To encourage meritorious students, the college offers partial scholarship annually to each  program. One student nominated by Kathmandu University will be offered full scholarship . College also provides topper Scholarship to students getting highest marks in each year. Apart from these, the college tries to arrange financial support for its students through various NGOs, INGOs for conducting research. College also provides topper scholarship to student getting highest marks in each semester

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