Since the formation of the National College in 1996, it has created a history of conceptualizing and implementing tailor-made academic programs in the fields of development education. Presently, the college offers three unique programs namely Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999, Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) since 2013. Affiliated to Kathmandu University, these forward looking programs are designed to address the contemporary issues of national and global contexts.
Since 2002, already 520 students have graduated from this college. In 2014, a tracer study of the ex-students has revealed that the graduates have been either employed in reputed organizations or pursuing for higher degrees in Nepal or abroad including India, Australia, USA and European countries.
Since 2006, the college has developed an exchange program with the Waseda University and University of Sacred Heart in Japan. Similarly, since 2012, the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation has granted scholarships for the South Asian students.