Bachelor of Public Administration
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Bachelor of Public Administration

Bachelor of Public Administration (Tribhuvan University)

BPA which stands for Bachelor of Public Administration is a four year program of Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management. This course was introduced by Central Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Campus, Jamal in Nepal by academic year 2071/2072. It is studied under semester system and has 8 semesters and 120 credit hours. This is a quite new course in Nepal that has been added to Bachelor Level Curriculum of Management. This course is helpful for those who are willing to pursue their careers in Public administration of Nepal. Not only this, students who have desire to study the functioning of public administration can also pursue this subject.

List of colleges offering BPA program in Nepal are as follows:

Till today only government colleges are offering BPA program. Name of the colleges are:

  • Public Administration College, Jamal
  • Mahendra Morang Campus,  Biratnagar

Fee structure of BPA degree in Nepal:

The fee structure of BPA program in Nepal is not so high since it is conducted by public colleges. The fee can be consulted in the administration of respective college. 


The main objectives that BPA course offers to deliver are:

  • Develop much needed management and research oriented skills in the public management sector.
  • Prepare public managers capable of meeting the needs and challenges of public service.
  • Demonstrate the sense of awareness and knowledge of differentiating between politics and public administration.
  • Exhibit the ethical and moral character while taking responsibility of serving the large and wider public interest. 
  • Develop the potential of being efficient, qualified, an honest and specialist in both public sector and public organizations. 

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The aspirants who are willing to pursue their careers in Bachelor of Public administration need to abide by following criteria:
  • +2/ or equivalent level of education from any board/ institution/ University recognized by TU
  • Should have secured at least second division in any stream.
  • Should fulfill all the application required procedure to sit in entrance exam.

Entrance Exam:

Student should appear for entrance exam conducted by faculty of Management (FOM) and passed students will appear for interview. The written exam is in four different sections of verbal skills, reasoning with logics, General awareness and knowledge and quantitative techniques consisting of 25 questions in each section.

Selected students who have passed both written and interview should submit their score sheet to Public administration campus and students are enrolled on the basis of merit list. Merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in plus two and Entrance exam.

Course of Study

1st Semester

  • English II
  • Foundation of Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Micro-Economics
  • Organization Theory

2nd Semester

  • English II
  • Development Administration
  • Macro-economics
  • Fundamentals of psychology
  • Mathematics

3rd Semester

  • Public Finance
  • International Administration
  • Local Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Applied Statistics in Public Administration

4th Semester

  • Social Change and Nation Building
  • Comparative Politics
  • Basics of Public Policy
  • Social governance/Legal system
  • Development Planning and Nepalese Economy

5th Semester

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Administrative Law
  • Office Management
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • Revenue governance

6th Semester

  • Research Methods in Public Administration
  • Corporate Governance
  • DBMS and Computer Programming
  • Environment management and Climate Change
  • SPA 1, 2 or 3: Specialization

7th Semester

  • E-governance
  • Recent Trends in Public Management
  • Security management
  • SP 1,2 or 3: Specialization
  • SP 1,2 or 3: Specialization

8th Semester

  • Internship & Report Writing
  • SPA 1, 2 or 3: Specialization
  • SPA 1, 2 or 3: Specialization
  • SPA 1, 2 or 3: Specialization

Scope and Career Prospects

Public administration is the mainstream of nation. Through BPA one can understand the bureaucracy and how the policy level functioning of country takes place. Moreover it is beneficial for those who want to excel in lok Sewa exam because the course is similar with course of government jobs. Those who are pursuing BPA has high chancing of passing government jobs because there is relevancy of course and question asked in the BPA and public service exam. After completion of BPA one can pursue his Master Degree studies as there is linkage between BPA and MPA. Moreover, one can also get involved in teaching and NGO/ INGO related to public administration.


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