Tribhuvan University, faculty of Management, Central Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Campus, Jamal introduces Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) course in Nepal from the academic year 2070-71. It is a 4-year, 8-semester program and offered at Public Administration campus building at Kathmandu. Currently more than 4 colleges offers BPA program in Nepal.
Objectives of BPA Program
The objective of the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is designed to enable graduates for the success in multitude of employment positions in public, private and the NGO sectors. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:
History of Public Administration course in Nepal
public administration education was started with one-year diploma in public administration together with imparting in-service training for HMG Second Class Gazetted Officers under Center for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA) of the Tribhuvan University.
Later in 1976, Public Administration Campus (PAC) - a full fledge constituent campus of the Tribhuvan University was established. PAC was assumed the sole responsibility for education for public administration and undertook "Diploma in Public Administration" (DPA Program until 1979).
The mission quickly evolved to include offering Master degree in Public Administration in 1979. To upgrade and get more independent status, the Tribhuvan University has created Central Department of Public Administration (CDPA) in 1986. Since then PAC/CDPA has been imparting education, training and conducting research in the area of public affairs management.
Highlights of BPA
Eligibility for admission in BPA
Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from recognized academic institute with second division (securing 45% and above) or 1.8 CGPA are eligible to enroll in this program.
successfully completed Higher secondary level in any discipline with at least second division from any institution recognized by TU are eligible for applying BPA programme.
Candidates seeking admission for the BPA programme must appear in the written and oral 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 :
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 :
BPA program’s course cycle completes in eight semesters (four years). The total weightage of the program has 120 credits covering Administrative Sciences with 87 credits, Specialization 18 credits, Computer Application 9 credits, and the Internship and Report Writing 6 credits as given below. Each semester will be 15 credits and each subject will be 3 credit hours except the report writing one.
Student can choose one of the three specialization areas (SPA), i.e., 6 subjects of one group only
A. Development Management
B. Human Resource Management
C. Local Governance