BA in Public Administration (Hons.)
The programme is meticulously designed to provide students with a scientifically curated and contemporary understanding of the challenges within the broad multidisciplinary context of public administration. The curriculum aims to go beyond traditional approaches, exposing students to the most current issues in the field. Through this programme, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the links between public administration and democratic values such as secularism, law and order, equality, and justice. The learning experience is contextualized within the complex web of intersectional challenges including class, caste, gender, poverty, hunger, climate change, and sustainable development.
A distinctive feature of the programme lies in its practical and professional orientation, ensuring that students not only gain theoretical knowledge but also acquire the skills and insights necessary to address real-world problems. The curriculum is designed to enable students to extrapolate from their learning, translating concepts into real-life situations. Emphasis is placed on the application of acquired competencies in new and unfamiliar contexts, fostering a problem-solving mindset. This approach prepares students to generate solutions to specific challenges, moving beyond the mere replication of curriculum content knowledge.
Furthermore, the programme underscores the importance of addressing contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainable development, aligning students with the evolving landscape of public administration globally. By integrating these critical themes, the programme ensures that graduates are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of governance and administration in an interconnected and dynamic world.
Four Years / Eight Semesters
Commence of the course
Mode of Study
10+2 from recognized Board / Council with minimum 50% marks.
A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently Abled.
Tailored academic path with major and minor disciplines, offering flexibility in course selection.
Emphasis on hands-on skill development through participation in volunteer projects.
Integration of STEM subjects with Arts and Social Sciences for a well-rounded education.
Specific focus on Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development Goals within the specialization.
Engagement in field-based projects supervised by external experts for practical learning.
Attainment of comprehensive knowledge in Public Administration with a practical application approach.
In-depth understanding of linkages between public administration and democratic values.
Development of critical skills, including analytical reasoning, communication, research, and leadership.
Graduates of the programme emerge with a versatile skill set, paving the way for impactful roles across diverse sectors. In government agencies, they can take on positions as Policy Analysts, contributing to their nuanced understanding of public policy and its socio-economic implications to inform governmental decisions. The proficiency in crafting inclusive and sustainable policies positions them well for roles as Policy Advisors, where they can influence policy development, ensuring equitable outcomes. Social Policy Researcher roles beckon graduates to delve into issues related to class, caste, gender, and poverty, conducting thorough analyses to propose informed solutions. The global perspective acquired throughout the program opens doors to international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks, where graduates can contribute to shaping policies on a broader, global scale, particularly in addressing challenges related to sustainable development and climate change.