B.A. (Public Administration)

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Stream Arts
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years

B.A. Public Administration or Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is an undergraduate Public Administration course. The course comprises the study of various theories of administration, public organizations, public services and the constitutional framework. More clearly the B.A. (Public Administration) degree course teaches and trains the students in democratic values such as equality, justice, security and order. The students are also taught to take the responsibility of determining the policies and programmes of the government. The duration of Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is three years and after its passing they have many scopes in various fields.

Syllabus of Public Administration as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I (Elements of Public Administration)

Unit

Subjects of Study

I

There will one compulsory question in the UNIT-I and it will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type and will be based on the syllabus prescribed in other four units (UNIT-II to UNIT-V) of the syllabus.

II

Public Administration: Evolution, Meaning, Nature, Scope, Significance and its relations with Political Science, Economics and Law; Public and Private Administration; New Public Administration; and New Public Management.

III

Organization: Meaning and Basis. Principles of Organization: Hierarchy, Span of Control, Coordination, Supervision and Control, Communication, Decentralization and Delegation.

IV

Forms of Organizations: Formal and Informal, Department, Board, Corporation and Commission and Independent Regulatory Commission.

V

Chief Executive: Meaning, Types and Role. Line, Staff and Auxiliary Agencies. Public Relations: Meaning, Means and Significance.

Sem. II (Basics of Public Administration)

I

There will one compulsory question in the UNIT-I and it will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type and will be based on the syllabus prescribed in other four units (UNIT-II to UNIT-V) of the syllabus.

II

Theories of Organization: Scientific Management Theory (F.W.Taylor), Classical (Henry Fayol, Luther Gulick, M.P. Follet, Mooney and Reiley) and Bureaucratic (Max Weber).

III

Personnel Administration: Meaning; Nature and Significance. Elements of Personnel Administration: Recruitment, Training/ Capacity Building, Promotion, Motivation and Morale.

IV

Budget: Principles, Preparation and Enactment of Budget. Public Funds: Accounting and Auditing. Financial Control: Parliamentary (Parliament and its committees) and Executive Control.

V

Meaning and Significance of followings:
I. Administrative Law
II. Delegated Legislation
III. Administrative Tribunal
IV. Public Policy

Sem. III (Central Administration)

I

There will one compulsory question in the UNIT-I and it will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type and will be based on the syllabus prescribed in other four units (UNIT-II to UNIT-V) of the syllabus.

II

British Legacies over Indian Administration. Features of Indian Administration. Role of Indian Administration in Socio-Economic Development. Fundamental Rights and Duties.

III

President: Election, Impeachment, Powers and Position. Prime Minister & Council of Ministers: Appointment, Powers and Role. Central Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat: Organisation, Role and Functions.

IV

Ministry of Home Affairs: Organisation and Role, Ministry of Finance: Organisation and Functions, Finance Commission and Comptroller & Auditor General.

V

Civil Service in India: Role and Significance. Union Public Service Commission: Composition and Functions. Recruitment and Training of All India and Central Services.

Sem. IV (State and District Administration)

I

There will one compulsory question in the UNIT-I and it will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type and will be based on the syllabus prescribed in other four units (UNIT-II to UNIT-V) of the syllabus.

II

Constitution Frame work of States in India, Governor: Appointment Powers & Functions. Chief Minister: Powers, Role and Position. Council of Ministers and State Legislature. Organisation and Structure of State Administration.

III

State Secretariat and Directorate: Organisation and Functions. Chief Secretary: Role and Position in State Administration. State Planning Department and Board. Divisional Commissioner: Powers, Functions and Position.

IV

District Administration: Evolution, Features and Functions. District Collector: Evolution, Appointment. Functions and Position.

V

Police Administration at District Level: Organisation and Functions. Role and Functions of Superintendent of Police. Other Functionaries and Sub-District Level: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Tehsildar.

Sem. V (Rural - Urban Administration-Option A)

I

There will one compulsory question in the UNIT-I and it will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type and will be based on the syllabus prescribed in other four units (UNIT-II to UNIT-V) of the syllabus.

II

Local Government: Evolution, Meaning, Features and Significance. 73rd and 74th Constitution Amendment Acts.

III

Urban Local Bodies: Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Municipal Committees their Meaning Features, Role and Significance.

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