The objective of this programme is to offer education and training in Information Sciences. The programme prepares the candidates to function as an information technologist. The information technologist is normally skilled in the art of information collection, analyzing, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination. The graduates of this programme shall thus in the first instance be equipped with the skills to understand and accurately interpret information systems and services. Because the special strength of the graduate from this programme is to be a ‘hands-on’ person, considerable emphasis is placed on giving the candidate considerable practical knowledge in information sciences. Considerable emphasis has been placed on giving the student strong technical skills. The programme includes substantial coverage of basic as well as social sciences. Considerable time that has been allocated to practical work.

  • By the end of the programme, the graduate will be able to:-Professionally and competently participate in community development initiatives, to attain development goals as individuals, groups and community at a whole.
  • Promote ethical practices and integrate gender issues in community development. Conceptualize and articulate emerging development issues in communities.
  • Pursue further studies related to community development.

Candidates must have obtained a minimum mean grade of C (plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent. In addition, candidates must have obtained C (plain) in any of the subjects in humanities at KCSE or its equivalent. Admission is also open to holders of a Certificate in Community Development and or other related courses from institutions recognized by Tharaka University Senate.


The Diploma in Community Development will be covered in two academic years. Students must go through fieldwork attachment which will be supervised by members of academic staff. The student will be required to write a field report which will be graded out of 100 marks. To graduate, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 90 Credit Factors. Credit factors shall consist of both community development courses and courses from other disciplines. The programme will be conducted through lectures, academic visits and field attachment. The Diploma may be offered on full-time, evening or weekend study mode basis.

Full Time  Ksh Tuition Fee only – 35,000 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University  in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570