Department of Public Administration



Department of Public Administration

About Department of Public Administration

“Public Administration is a detailed and systematic application of Law.”

Prof. Woodrow Wilson

Public Administration is an activity as old as human civilization. In the modern age, the subject of Public Administration became the dominant factor of both public and private life. it was originated as an independent subject in 1887. Public Administration is a combination of both theory and practice. As a discipline, it studies and analyses the machinery and procedure of government while formulating and implementing policies and that analysis/study gives birth to new ideas, which are then applied to the activity of government to test the practicality as to whether it increases efficiency or not. It is the basis of government, the instrument of change in the society, plays a vital role in the life of the people and it is an instrument for executing laws, policies, programs of the nation. The success of the government is dependent on the ability of Public Administration and every aspect of human life is within the range of Public Administration. So UPSC has been introduced to the Public Administration as an independent subject since 1987. The role of Public Administrators is significantly changed in recent times. This subject is very important in competitive examinations like UPSC, PPSC, HPSC, RPSC, and other civil services, etc…  due to its great importance, the second ARC(Administrative Reform Commission) report has recommended in every educational Institute.

Features of the Department:-

  • The Department encourages students to participate in national and international conferences/seminars organized by the college as well other training institutes, colleges, and universities.
  • The Department also conducts educational and industrial visits for students to complement their courses.
  • The Department has a student’s association in which students actively participate in programmes and seminars at national and international levels. It helps students to enrich their leadership qualities.
  • The Department delivers effective lectures through smart classrooms.
  • The Department organizes special lectures by eminent personalities and subject experts to enhance the knowledge of the students.
  • The Department also encourages students to publish research papers in national and international journals.
  • The Department also encourages students to present their assignments on the given topic from the syllabus in group discussion mode, which enables the students to understand the concept, consequence, and the relevance of the topic and it boosts their morale and communication skills.
  • The College provides scholarships for meritorious and economically backward students to pursue their education.
  • The College provides hostel facilities for girl students at affordable rates.

Areas of Concentration

Areas of concentration within the course include:

  • Administrative Theory.
  • Indian Administration.
  • Personnel Administration in India.
  • Financial Administration in India.
  • Local Government in India.
  • Development Administration.
  • Administrative Thoughts.
  • Comparative Public Administration.

Job opportunities relevant to the course of study

Public Administration makes up more than half of all State and Local Government jobs.

  • Jobs in Central and State Civil Services. (UPSC and SPSCs).
  • Jobs in middle and top-level management in various MNCs, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Jobs in Human Resources and related fields.
  • Opportunities in social science research in reputed organizations.
  • Administrative positions in United Nations.
  • Opportunities in public and private educational institutions.


Department of Public Administration
Assistant Professor

M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

Mr. Jatinder Singh
Assistant Professor

M.A, M.Phil (Public Administration)


Department of Public Administration
  • General B.A. (Public Administration as an elective subject):- The objective of the course is to provide students with an enhanced knowledge base that includes both theoretical formulations and practical orientations, so they are equipped to handle the challenges of management and administration. The structure of the course is such that students taking the course can practice its application in the context of central and state levels civil service examinations. They become familiar with the Indian administration, its status, and its transformation with a focus on urban/rural management as well as functional management. They also explore the conceptual and practical implications of the personnel, financial, development, and comparative administration. For the academic year 2020-2021, there are a total of 185 students in this course.
  • B.A. (Honours) in Social Sciences (Public Administration as an elective subject):- The Department also offers graduation with honours in social sciences. The students of this course can choose public administration as an elective subject. This course is specially tailored in accordance with the requirements and syllabus of the civil services. Throughout the course, the principles of organization, management, and human resource management as well as the principles of cental and state administration are examined in detail. The course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the concept, nature, and the relationship between society and administration. It develops the learner’s conceptual faculties on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, and preferences. The students of this course explore the conceptual and practical implications of the personnel, financial, development, and comparative administration along with Administrative thoughts. For the academic year 2020-2021, there are a total of 55+ students in this course.


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Mr. Jatinder Singh


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