Development Studies is an emerging discipline with high demand of its graduates in public and private sectors. The core curriculum, of the programs offered, integrates the wider discipline and knowledge of the social, environmental, and administrative and management sciences. This inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills are necessary to prepare students for the challenges in diverse field of development processes, projects and practices. Pakistan, like many other developing countries, is facing serious economic, social, institutional, cultural and development challenges. The country is also prone to both natural and human induced crises owing to its geographical and strategic location. Development professionals with right set of skills and knowledge are need of the hour to address all such challenges. The aim of different programs offered at the department of development studies is to produce researchers and skilled professionals needed for sustainable development of both, rural and urban areas of Pakistan.