Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Program Name:
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Level:
Master Degree
Affiliated To:
Tribhuvan University
Categories:
Management
Program Duration:
24 Months
Academic Year:
Yearly
Evaluation Method:
GPA
Cost Range:
NA

Detail Inforamation

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The objective of the Master's Degree programme in Public Administration (MPA) is to produce high-level human resources in order to serve public affairs management of the government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors. The programme focuses on areas of specialization such as Development Administration, Human Resource Development, Public Finance, and Law and Order Administration. After successful completion of the programme, a student will be able to function as an administrator/manager in government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors.

 

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Eligibility for Admission:

Candidates, who have successfully completed Bachelor's degree in any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other Universities recognized by TU are eligible for applying MPA programme.

 

Admission test

Candidates seeking admission for the MPA programme must appear in the entrance test examination conducted by the Faculty of Management (FOM). FOM issues a score-sheet to each student appearing in the Entrance Test. The admission test comprises of following areas :

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Administrative and General Awareness
  • Short Essay

 

Students must submit the admission test request form along with testimonials (transcripts/marks-sheet, etc.) to Central Department of Public Administration (CDPA). FOM shall charge a fee for conducting the Entrance Test.

 

Students must submit their applications for admission to the campus along with the score-sheet. Public Administration Campus gives admission to students on the basis of merit list. The merit list is prepared by considering the admission test score and percentage of marks obtained in the Bachelor's degree. The admission is granted in a competitive basis. The applicants must enclose with the application form attested copies of :

 

  • Certificates/testimonials of all examinations passed;
  • Equivalence transfers and characters certificates (wherever applicable); and
  • Two passports sized photographs.

 

Minimum General Requirements

The minimum general requirements for the MPA programme are as follows:

  1. An academic year will consist of a minimum of 150 teaching days excluding the days taken for admission and annual examinations.
  2. The total instructional periods in an academic year for the programme will be 150 days x 5 periods = 750 periods.
  3. A paper of 100 marks will have 150 lectures and a paper of 50 marks will have 75 lectures. Each lecture will be of 1 hour duration.

 

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The curriculum for MPA degree comprises of four separate and distinct course components as follows :

  1. Core Courses: Core courses integrate all functional areas and provide the students with an appreciation of the diversity and interrelationship of Public Administration, Development Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Public Financial Administration, Public Personnel Administration and Organizational Behaviour.
  2. Analytical and Professional Core Courses: Analytical courses are designed to enable the students to develop the skill of identifying and analyzing the problems. It includs subjects - Research Methods in Public Administration, Public Enterprise Management and Social Responsibility, International Administration and Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs Management.
  3. Specialization Courses: Specialization in any one of the areas, Development Administration, Human Resource Development, Public Finance and Law and Order Administration areas enables the student to develop their expertise in the functional area.
  4. Thesis Writing: Thesis writing is an optional subject. While completing the specialization areas (elective courses), students are required to take either four courses of 50 marks each or thesis writing of 100 marks with any two courses of 50 marks each from the same specialized area. The thesis has to be written within the specialisation area opted by the students.

Course Composition

  1. The Core Courses carry 800 marks and specialization areas (elective courses) carry 200 marks. In the first year , students shall study six courses with the total weight of 500 marks. The following are the courses for the first and second year.

First Year

Course No.

Subject

Marks

PA 500

Fundamentals of Public Administration

100

PA 510

Research Methods in Public Administration

100

PA 520

Development Administration

100

PA 530

Public Personnel Administration and Organization Behavior

100

PA 540

Public Financial Administration

50

PA 550

Administrative Law

50

 

Second Year

Course No.

Subject

Marks

PA 600

Public Policy Analysis

100

PA 610

Public Enterprise Management and Social Responsibility

100

PA 620

International Administration

50

PA 630

Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs Management

50

 

 

Specialization Areas (Elective Courses):

  • Courses equivalent 200 marks to be selected from any one of the following areas.

Development Administration Area

Course No.

Subject

Marks

DA 621

Rural Development

50

DA 622

Urban Development

50

DA 623

Development Planning

50

DA 624

Project Management

50

 

Human Resources Development Area

Course No.

Subject

Marks

HR 631

Personnel Administration in Nepal

50

HR 632

Comparative Personnel Administration of SAARC Countries

50

HR 633

Labour Policy and Administration in Nepal

50

HR 634

Human Resources Development

50

 

Public Finance Area

Course No.

Subject

Marks

PF 641

Budgeting

50

PF 642

Accounting system in Nepal

50

PF 643

Auditing system in Nepal

50

PF 644

Tax Administration in Nepal

50

 

Law and Order Administration Area

Course No.

Subject

Marks

PO 651

Public Security and Development

50

PO 652

Police Administration

50

PO 653

Security Management

50

PO 654

District Administration and Law Enforcement

50

 

Thesis Writing

Course No.

Subject

Marks

TH 655

Thesis

100

 

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