B.A. (Hons) in Public Administration and Governance

B.A. (Hons) in Public Administration and Governance

Introduction :

In a world where effective governance is paramount, where public trust in institutions is essential, and where leadership shapes the course of nations, our Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program in Public Administration and Governance stands as a beacon of opportunity and excellence. Designed to nurture the next generation of leaders, policymakers, and administrators, our curriculum blends academic rigor with practical experience, equipping students with the tools they need to tackle complex issues with confidence and competence.


What sets our program apart is its interdisciplinary approach. By drawing on insights from political science, economics, sociology, and management studies, we provide students with a holistic understanding of the dynamics shaping public affairs. Beyond the classroom, our program emphasizes practical learning opportunities. Whether through internships with government agencies, research projects with non-profit organizations, or fieldwork in local communities, students gain hands-on experience that prepares them for the challenges of public service.


Special Features :

Built-In Coaching for Civil Services Examination

  • Start your preparation with the embedded coaching program beginning from the third semester of the undergraduate study.
  • Gain competitive edge through a combination of academic knowledge and holistic exam-oriented training.

Experiential Learning through Credit-Based Internship

  • Associate with government agencies and departments, think tanks, research organizations, international and UN agencies and non-governmental organizations.
  • Gain hands-on experience and connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

Distinguished Leaders to Guide Your Academic Journey

  • Eminent persons cutting across the globe representing academic institutions, business organisations, public policy research institutions, government departments and civil society organisations are part of the Strategic Academic Advisory Board of the School.

Future Career Prospects


Pursue Higher Studies:

  • The program qualifies you to pursue higher studies in areas/disciplines such as Public Administration, Development Studies, Local Self-government, Rural Development, Urban Governance & Management, Public Policy, Development Politics, and Law & Governance.

Chart out careers in:

  • Government agencies
  • International agencies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • City Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Private firms
  • Non-government organizations
B.A. (Hons.) Public Administration and Governance (BA-PAG) 2021-24 Course Curriculum :

The curriculum of this bachelor’s program covers all contemporary and conventional areas of public administration, i.e., theories (traditional to contemporary), Indian administration, internal security, rural development, grassroots administration, disaster management, social welfare & social accountability, economic & financial administration, public enterprises, non-profit administration, inclusive development and digital governance.

Total Course Credits for a Three-Year B.A. (Hons.): 142 Credits

  • First Three Semesters: 16 papers  = 84 Credits
  • Last Three Semesters: 12 papers  = 70 Credits
  • Total Course Credits: 154
  • Internship: 6 Credits (mandatory)
  • Undergraduate Research Dissertation: 6 Credits (mandatory)

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Civil Services Training I

Semester IV

Civil Services Training II

Semester V

Civil Services Training III

Semester VI

Civil Services Training IV

Course Category No(s) Credits Total Credit
Discipline Specific Elective (DSE)
General Elective (GE)
Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC)