Bachelor in Public Service and Governance (BPSG) - Tribhuvan University


Tribhuvan University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


Offering Colleges (1)


Bachelor in Public Service and Governance (BPSG) is a four years course of Tribhuvan University. This course was launched by Padma Kanya Multiple Campus in 2019 A.D.

Public service is considered one of the honored and demanding careers in Nepal. This discipline amalgamates the issues from History, Economics, Culture, Technology, Language and Literature, Administrative theories, Psychology, Value Education, International Relations, Law, Data Science, And Research. This program aims to produce students into efficient public workers who transform classroom knowledge into practice at the workplace and fulfill the existing gap of pragmatic application. Moreover, it will groom law-abiding and ethical young minds required to fulfill the requirement of good governance in the nation’s public service sector.

The BPSG is a four-year eight-semester academic program comprising 126 credits. Students are required to fulfill the theoretical, practical, and professional course requirements to complete the course. They will be internally and externally evaluated. Internal evaluation will carry 40% and the external evaluation done based on the semester-end examination will carry 60% weight. Continuous internal assessment will comprise of case study and analysis, research seminar paper writing students' presentation, etc as determined by the faculty. 

BPSG courses are designed in such a way that they:

  • connect contemporary issues of organizational management and operation in both private and public sector;
  • associate disciplinary philosophies and theories with the practice of contemporary policies, laws, rules, and procedures with a focus on efficiency, transparency, and accountability required for good governance in the management and administration of different kinds of organizations;
  • adopt inter-and the multi-disciplinary approach of teaching-learning, and research in organizational management and operation and focus on policies, laws, procedures, and practices related to political, economic, social, cultural, and historical processes of societies in national and international contexts;
  • combine the procedures and practices of service and governance of private enterprises, and judiciary, ministries, departments, offices, and service outlets of government including police, and military organizations, diplomatic units, constitutional bodies and commissions, foreign agencies, and the community at large;
  • establish a linkage between the formal, legal and procedural framework and governance in practice and explore the issues of good governance in an interdisciplinary way.
  • connects contemporary issues of organizational management and operation; and
  • associates disciplinary philosophies and theories with the practice of contemporary policies, laws, rules, and procedures with a focus on efficiency, transparency, and accountability required for the good governance of public and private sector management.

on the completion of the program, students will develop, with flexibility and adaptability, cognitive, intellectual, and critical thinking skills, personal and transferable skills for communication, interpersonal skills of teamwork for organizing, planning, controlling resources, and problem-solving. Similarly, they will also be aware of environmental and human rights issues. With self-awareness and confidence, students will be able to take initiative to develop themselves as responsible and ethical human resources.

Objectives of the program

The program aims at producing graduates who can start as officers/middle-level managers in  private sector units where a mass number of people are served and in the public sector units including public enterprises, judiciary, ministries,  corporate departments, offices, and service outlets of government at the local, federal and central level, and  the office administrative service of police and military organizations, diplomatic units, constitutional bodies and commissions, embassies and foreign service sectors

This program under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tribhuvan University also includes value education and technical behavioral practices and aims to prepare the students for foreign affairs and public services to meet effectively the functional requirements of bureaucratic practices.

Expected outcomes

On the completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:

  • develop, with flexibility and adaptability, cognitive, intellectual, and critical thinking skills, personal and transferable skills for communication, interpersonal skills of teamwork for organizing, planning, controlling resources, and problem-solving;
  • aware of the environmental, development, gender, and human rights issues. With self-awareness and confidence, the students will be able to take initiative to develop themselves as responsible and ethical public servants;
  • develop competencies in project and program development on a managerial priority basis; 
  • analyze public and mass people service process, monitor the effect of the public services, identify the long-term impact of public policy, and alternative policy; and 
  • develop the ability to recognize the problems of public service management prepare and apply ethical solutions by using appropriate analytical instruments. 
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Offering Colleges (1)


Admission criteria

Students are required to sit for the Entrance examination and also appear for an interview. The selection will be made on a merit basis.

Instructions for Entrance Examination

  1. The test contains the following five sections and each section carries 20 marks:

Section

Test

No. of Questions

Total Marks

1

Verbal Proficiency

20

20

2

Quantitative Proficiency

20

20

3

Logical Proficiency

20

20

4

General Awareness

20

20

5

Language Proficiency

4

20

Full Marks

100

 2. The time allotted for the test is 120 minutes.

3. Use of a calculator or any other devices is prohibited. For calculation purposes, you can use any space available on the question paper or perform manually.

4. There is no negative marking for the wrong answers, so try answering all questions within the given time.

5. Multiple markings of the answer will be considered as the wrong answer.

During admission, students are required to submit photocopies of all certificates of SEE and +2 or equivalent.

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Salient features

Fee Structure 

  1. Admission Forms and Entrance Examination Fee: NPRs 1000/-
  2. Tuitions Fees:

S.N.

Semester

NPR

1

First

75,000

2

Second

35,000

3

Third

50,000

4

Fourth

35,000

5

Fifth

50,000

6

Sixth

35,000

7

Seventh

50,000

8

Eighth

35,000

Total

3,55,000

*Note: This is the fee structure for the academic session starting from the academic year 2077/2078 (2021). The fee structure given above maybe subject to change every year. 

Internship work

Students shall work Intern at the end of the second, third, and fourth academic year and will produce a report at the end. The tenure for each internship work shall be credited 3 credit hours. In four years duration, students shall earn 9 credits by working as interns and producing a report for each intern deputation. Students shall submit a report in accordance with the format designed by the research Committee. The assessment will be carried on the basis of report-content, individual presentation, and interview. Activities during internship shall include one or many issues decided by the Research Committee.

Research seminar paper

Starting from the third semester, students shall carry out research work in each odd semester and prepare a research report in the format designed by the research committee. This paper shall be of 1 credit each. Students shall earn 3 credits after presenting the research papers. The assessment of the seminar paper will be done on the basis of report-content, individual presentation in the seminar, and interview. The basic objective of the research seminar paper is to impart research skills to students.

Teaching-learning mechanism

To translate the expected outcomes of the BPSG program the following teaching-learning mechanism will be followed:

  • Development of the academic calendar for each Semester;
  • Preparation of Curriculum Map to address the given objectives of the concerned subjects
  • Preparation of Lesson Plan by the concerned faculties;
  • Application of the classroom and or outside classroom Student-Centered Critical Pedagogies for the transformation of knowledge and skills to the students by following the norms of the credit system (i.e. One-hour contact of faculty equals to three hours activities for and of students); and
  • Continuous evaluation of students based on the Student-Centered Critical Pedagogies.

Pedagogies

The program applies multi-dimensional student-centered critical pedagogies which include though not limited to: 

  • Regular lecture
  • Guest lecture/ speech
  • Case study and analysis
  • Assignments
  • Report writing and presentation
  • Seminars
  • Internship
  • Problem-solving
  • Group discussion
  • Debates
  • Innovation Labs
  • Virtual class
  • Simulations (Public Speaking, Meeting, Communicating, Letter and Memos, etc.)

The medium of instruction and examination

Nepali language shall be the medium of instruction and examination for Nepali, and English for other subjects.

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Eligibility

Students who have passed +2 or equivalent from any discipline with a minimum of GPA 2.0 (with D+ grades in all subjects) or Second Division (45%) shall be eligible to apply for admissions to the BPSG program followed by success in the aptitude test, group discussion and interview given by the program.


Curricular structure

Evaluation scheme and certification

The performance of students in each course shall be evaluated based on:

  • Internal evaluation ( 40%) and
  • External evaluation (60%)

The internal evaluation (IE) shall be given by the concerned faculty in each subject being based on attendance, discipline, and performance in different tests and assignments like unit tests, unscheduled class tests, home assignments, and assessments of specific pedagogical assignments and the schedule tests. Three schedule tests shall be organized by the Program Office, as part of internal evaluation, at the interval on the completion of 33%, 66%, and 100% courses in each semester. The marks weight of the tests organized by the Program Office shall be 20 in each subject (i.e. 50% of the internal evaluation).

The evaluation of the Seminar Paper and Internship report shall be done by the Panel of Evaluation decided by the Research Committee. 

The external evaluation is known as Semester End Examination (SEE). The SEE shall be given by the Examination Board at the end of each semester.

The evaluation processes for the courses, internship, and seminar paper are divided as:

Course

Internship

Seminar paper

IE

SEE

R

OE

VV

Total

R

PE

VV

Total

40

60

50

25

25

100

50

25

25

100

IE            = Internal Evaluation

SEE         = Semester End Examinations (External Evaluation)

R             = Report

VV          =Viva-voce

OE          = Organizational Evaluation

R             = Report

PE           = Participants’ evaluation

The evaluation process for the theoretical courses of 100 marks is divided into two parts. The first part is Internal Evaluation (IE) and the second part is the Semester End Examination (SEE). The internal evaluation and the external evaluation will carry 40 marks (40%) and 60 marks (60%) respectively in each subject except the research Seminar Paper and Internship. The evaluation of the Seminar Paper and Internship shall carry 100 percent marks as specified above.

The pass percentage for the internal and external evaluation shall be 50 percent.  In case of deviation of more than 20% in the internal evaluation in each subject with the marks of external evaluation, the marks of internal evaluation shall be adjusted accordingly.

Attendance

Students shall be required to have at least 80% attendance of the number of classes offered in each course to be eligible for appearing for the semester-end examination. If any student’s attendance is below 80% in any course in a semester, s/he shall not be allowed to appear in any examination in that semester. However, the Governing Board may permit to appear in the concerned examination if the body is satisfied with the reasons cited by the candidates in an application for absence in classes with the due recommendation of the coordinator and the concerned subject teacher.

Internal evaluation

The faculty, who teaches the course, shall conduct the Internal Evaluation of the student in the respective subject. The faculty shall be accountable for the transparency and reliability of the entire evaluation of the student in the concerned course. The internal evaluation of the students shall be as per the module and criteria given below:

Module for Internal Evaluation

Types of Assessment

Marks and Weight

  1. Written Assessment ( Schedule Tests)
  1. Schedule Test I: Held after the completion of at least 30% of the course
  2. Schedule Test II: Held after the completion of at least 60% of the course
  3. Schedule Test III: Held after the completion of 100% of the course

 

20 marks- At least 50% marks shall be secured  in an average of the three tests

 

  1. Attendance
  1. 95% above- 100% of marks
  2. 90% to 95%- 80% of marks
  3. 80% to 90%- 70% of marks

 

 

5 Marks

 

  1. Class Participation/ Discussion
  1. Participation- 30% of marks
  2. Argument- 30% of marks
  3. Leading/Convincing- 15% of marks
  4. Presentation -25 % of marks

5 Marks

 

  • Presentation and Assignments
  1. Content- 30% of marks
  2. Communication- 50% of marks
  3. Organization of presentation- 20% of marks

5 Marks

 

  1. Other Tests and Assignments( including presentation)

5 Marks

 

In case a student fails to acquire a pass mark in the internal evaluation module and criteria   (all four components are taken together), S/he shall not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examination. If the student has not appeared in the internal examination, s/he shall be allowed one more chance to appear for a retest, and then pass marks (actual marks obtained in retest or passing marks whichever is less) shall be considered for grade only.

Record of the internal assessment shall be maintained by concerned faculty and made available to the Program Office.  The Program Coordinator holds the right to ask for records of internal assessment from any faculty.   The details of records are to be maintained for one semester from the date of the semester-end examination.

Semester End Examination: The semester-end examination for the theoretical courses shall seek a written response to questions weighing 60 marks. The Board shall conduct this examination for each course at the end of each Semester so as to examine the candidate's theoretical knowledge, creativity, comprehension, problem so1ving ability, interpretation, and awareness capabilities. The duration of the examination shall be 3 hours for each subject. 

Certification

The certification of graduation shall be made on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system followed by letter grade based on the marks obtained in percent as given below:

Letter Grade

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA)

Marks Obtained in Percent

Remarks

A

4.0

4.00

90% & above

Distinction

A-

3.7

3.70-3.99

80-89.9%

Very good

B+

3.3

3.30 – 3.69

70 – 79.9%

First Division

B

3.0

3.00 – 3.29

60 – 69.9%

Second Division

C

2.5

2.5- 2.99

50-60%

Pass

F

Below 2.5

Below 2.5

Below 50%

Fail

 

Question Pattern for each Semester End Examination (SEE) for theoretical courses

 

Total Marks-60                                                                                                                 Pass marks- 30

Section One: Reasoning Type (Compulsory):                                              1*20 Marks

The question should test the reasoning capacity of the students in the major theme of the course. It could be application type, situational type, etc. If possible this should cover more than one unit of the syllabus. For the case of numerical-based subjects, this question should have one part questioning the applications or decisions based on the results of the main part of the question.

Section Two: Long Answer Type Questions

Five Questions to Answer from a set of six questions:                                  5*5=25 Marks

(The questions should test major concepts from the course). 

Section Three: Short Answer type Questions Type (Compulsory)

Fifteen questions to Answer from set of fifteen questions:                            15*1=15 Marks

The questions should test basic concept, definitions, relevant examples, and short numerical

Note: No unit will be left out in terms of distribution of questions

 

Course Structure

The course of the Bachelor in Public Service and Governance (BPSG) is designed to impart knowledge to the students in various economic, social, legal, and political dimensions of public services with a special focus on principles and values of public policy and public services, innovative measures and change management for the effective and efficient management of the activities in public sector management.

Semester I

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 421

Reading for English Language Learning

3

48

BPSG 422

नेपाली व्याकरण र पाठ बोध

3

48

BPSG 423

Foundations of Public Service

3

48

BPSG 424

Administrative Studies

3

48

BPSG 425

Context of Public Service I 

3

48

Semester II

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 426

Professional English

3

48

BPSG 427

सामान्य नेपाली र प्रकर्यपरक लेखन

3

48

BPSG 428

Fundamentals of Computer Application

3

48

BPSG 429

Context of Public Service II 

3

48

BPSG 430

Public Services Management - I

3

48


Semester III

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 431

Competencies for Public Service Profession  I

3

48

BPSG 432

Human Resource Management

3

48

BPSG 433

Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

3

48

BPSG 434

Research Methodology

3

48

BPSG 435

Microeconomics

3

48

BPSG 436

Research Seminar Paper I

1

-

Semester IV

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 437

Fundamentals of  Psychology

3

48

BPSG 438

Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis

3

48

BPSG 439

Public Policy and National Policies of Nepal

3

48

BPSG 440

Design and Delivery of Development

3

48

BPSG 441

Internship – I

3

8 Wks

Semester V

Code

Course Title

Cr.

 Contact Hrs.

BPSG 442

Nepalese Administration System

3

48

BPSG 443

Dynamics of Population, Gender and Development

3

48

BPSG 444

Work Psychology and Application

3

48

BPSG 445

Revenue Governance and Taxation                  

3

48

BPSG 446

Political Philosophies

3

48

BPSG 447

Research Seminar Paper II

1

-


Semester VI

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 448

Corporate Governance

3

48

BPSG 449

Public Service Accounting and Auditing

3

48

BPSG 450

Nepalese Society, Cultural Heritage and Tourism

3

48

BPSG 451

Ethics for Public Service Professionals

3

48

BPSG 452

Internship-II

3

8 Wks

Semester VII

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 453

Nepalese Administrative Laws

3

48

BPSG 454

Public Services Management - II

3

48

BPSG 455

International Relations

3

48

BPSG 456

Issues in Public Service Management

3

48

BPSG 457

Research Seminar Paper III

1

-

Elective I( any two)

3+3

48+48

BPSG-410- EL1-

National Security Management

BPSG-410- EL2

Management of Conflict and Post Conflict Peace Building

BPSG-410- EL3

Database Management System

BPSG- 410- EL4

Public Distribution Management

Semester VIII

Code

Course Title

Cr.

Contact Hrs.

BPSG 458

Natural Resources Management

3

48

BPSG 459

Nepalese Fiscal Laws

3

48

BPSG 460

Comparative Governance

3

48

BPSG 461

Internship-III

3

8 Wks

Elective II ( any one)

3

48

BPSG-411- EL1

Project Management

BPSG- 411-EL2

Geography and Geographic Information System (GIS)

BPSG-411- EL3

Strategic Planning in Public Sector

BPSG-411- EL4

Procurement Management

Elective courses offered at present are: 

Elective- I

  1. National Security Management
  2. Management of Conflict and Post Conflict Peace Building
  3. Database Management System
  4. Public Distribution Management

Elective II

  • Project Management
  • Geography and Graphic Information System
  • Strategic Planning in Public Sector
  • Procurement Management

Other electives subjects shall be added according to the market need.