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

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

Introduction :

Public administration and governance studies is where the budding thinkers experience and encounter the ongoing challenges in the administration of the state. Under the aegis of XIM University, School of Governance and Public Affairs multi-disciplinary B.A. (Honors) in Public Administration and Governance is grounded with inputs from political science, economics, sociology and management that would equip the students with the right skills and knowledge to become a public service professional. The school invites the interested young minds to join the program launched in August 2021.

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)