The Institute of Agriculture and Development Studies offers accredited Post Graduate Programs in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Rural Development and Development Economics. The programs provide a rigorous combination of theoretical, empirical, and policy- oriented courses including a master research Thesis that leads to master’s degree.


The Institute admits students twice a year for its all programs. Applicants who want to join any of the institute’s post graduate programs should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent in related fields from accredited higher education institutions. In addition candidates should pass the institution’s entrance exam.

Course Structure and Student Assessment

The courses of each program are structured on semester bases with a maximum 12 credits hour per semester. Each semester has 16 weeks of course duration including the final exam. The Institute applies continuous assessment and final exam as a major tool to assess the performance of students in taught courses while the final thesis is evaluated through open defense.