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Bachelor of Public Administration | TU

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.

Objectives of Bachelor of Public Administration

The main objectives of Bachelor of Public Administration or BPA program are as follows:

  • 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:

To pursue a career in BPA under Tribhuvan University program, aspiring candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed the 10+2 level of education or an equivalent qualification from a board, institution, or university recognized by Tribhuvan University (TU).
  • Secured at least a second division in any stream.
  • Completed all the necessary application procedures to be eligible to sit for the entrance exam.

Entrance Exam:

  1. Candidates are required to appear for the entrance exam conducted by the Faculty of Management (FOM). Those who pass the entrance exam will then have to participate in an interview.
  2. The written examination consists of four sections, including verbal skills, reasoning with logics, general awareness and knowledge, and quantitative techniques. Each section comprises 25 questions.
  3. Candidates who successfully pass both the written exam and interview must submit their score sheet to the campus. The final selection of candidates is based on a merit list, which takes into account the candidate's marks in the +2 level and the entrance exam.

Career and Scope

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.