IGNOU SYLLABUS Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)

Master of Arts (Public Administration) (MPA)
School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
The aim of the Master’s Degree in Public Administration is to provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on the nature of public administration in India in the globalization context with focus on the role of the State, Public Sector and Public Private Interface.The growing role of Civil Society groups, human resources, e-governance and  Public systems management will be the central focus. The programme would be able to develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments,techniques, etc.

Eligibility:Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognised University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of a

Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year 

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
I Year
MPA 11 State, Society and Public Administration 8
MPA 12 Administrative Theory 8
MPA 13 Public Systems Management 8
MPA 14 Human Resource Management 8

II Year
Compulsory Courses
MPA 15 Public Policy and Analysis 8
MPA 16 Decentralisation and Local Governance 8
Optional Courses
MPA 17 Electronic Governance
(To be taken together)
MPA 18 Disaster Management 4
MSO 2 Research Methodologies and Methods 8
MPS 3 India : Democracy and Development 8
MPAP 2 Project Work 8
Total Credits 64

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