Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is a four-year program offered by the Faculty of Management at Tribhuvan University (TU). It was introduced through a joint decision by the Central Department of Public Administration and the Public Administration Campus in Jamal, Nepal. The program was launched in the academic year 2071/2072 B.S. and follows a semester-wise learning system. It consists of eight semesters, amounting to a total of 120 credit hours.
This Bachelor program is relatively new compared to other programs offered in Nepal and has been incorporated into Tribhuvan University's Bachelor Level Curriculum of Management. It is particularly beneficial for students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector and those who have a keen interest in studying the functioning of public administration.
The main objectives of Bachelor of Public Administration or BPA program are as follows:
To pursue a career in BPA under Tribhuvan University program, aspiring candidates must meet the following criteria:
Bachelor of Public Administration provides a comprehensive understanding of bureaucracy and the functioning of policy at the national level. It is particularly advantageous for individuals aspiring to excel in the loksewa examination, as the course content aligns with the requirements of government jobs. Graduates of BPA have a higher likelihood of success in government job examinations due to the relevance of the course material and the questions asked in both BPA and public service exams.
Upon the completion of BPA, individuals can further their studies by pursuing a Master's degree, as there is a direct linkage between BPA and MPA (Master of Public Administration). Additionally, Bachelor of Public Adminstration graduates can explore career opportunities in teaching and work with NGOs and INGOs, leveraging their knowledge and skills in public administration.