Bachelor of Public Administration | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is a four year program of Tribhuvan University (T.U), Faculty of Management. This course was introduced by joint decision of Central Department of Public Administration along with Public Administration Campus located in Jamal, Nepal. This course was introduced in the academic year 2071/2072 B.S. It is based on semester-wise learning system and has altogether 8 semesters which includes of 120 credit hours in total. This is more likely a new course than any other courses which were ever introduced in Nepal. This course has been added to Tribhuvan University's Bachelor Level Curriculum of Management. This course is helpful for all those students, who are willing to pursue their career in Public sector and those who have desire to study the functioning of this course in the public sector.

List of Bachelor of Public Administration Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Public Administration program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Public Administration

The main objectives that BPA course offers to deliver are:

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

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Public Administration

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The aspirants who are willing to pursue their careers in BPA need to meet the following criteria's:
  • +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:

Candidate should appear for entrance exam conducted by faculty of Management (FOM) and those candidates who pass the entance exam must have to appear for the interview. The written exam is operated in four different sections. The section includes of verbal skills, reasoning with logics, General awareness and knowledge and quantitative techniques which consists of 25 questions in each section.

Those selected candidates who pass both written exam as well as interview should submit their score sheet to the campus. Finally, the selected candidates are enrolled on the basis of merit list. Merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in +2 and Entrance exam.

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

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

Fifth Semester

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

Sixth Semester

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

Seventh Semester

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

Eighth 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

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 loksewa 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 who graduate from this course can also get involved in teaching and NGO/ INGO.

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