B.A. Public Administration - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year


About B.A. Public Administration

B.A. in Public Administration is a three-year undergraduate programme which deals with a study of subjects such as administration, public dealings & organizations, and constitutional framework. The students during their coursework learn about policies and programmes of the government and gain knowledge about democratic values of the country.

B.A. - Public Administration Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60% varies from college to college
  • Age Limit: Some colleges and universities may have an age limit for candidates who seek admission in B.A. in Public Administration.


B.A. in Public Administration Admission Process:

  • Admission to the B.A. in Public Administration is on the basis of entrance examinations
  • Government and state universities/ colleges conduct their own entrance examination

Following are the popular entrance examinations for B.A. Public Administration:

  • Indraprastha College for Women IP Entrance Exam, New Delhi
  • Fergusson College Entrance Test, Pune
  • KJ Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce Entrance Exam, Mumbai

B.A. - Public Administration Syllabus

First Year:

Open Administration

Type of Organizations

Basis of Public Administration

Scope of New Administration

Independent Regulatory Commission

Workforce Administration

Private Administration

Open Funds &Accounting

Managerial Law

Open Policy

Assigned Legislation

Managerial Tribunal


Second Year:

Central Administration

Union Public Service Commission

President- Election, Impeachment, Position, & Power

Elements of Indian Administration

Essential Rights & Duties

English Legacies over Indian Administration

Indian Administration

Common Services in India

Elections & Its Roles


Third Year:

Rural Administration

State Finance Commission

National Development Council

Urban Administration

State Election Commission

Preparation of Five Years Plans

Welfare State

Panchayat Samities & Zila Parishads

Institutional Framework

Popular Specializations of B.A. - Public Administration

Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing a graduate degree, students can pursue further studies such as M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. in the same field. The graduates after graduation are hired for the following roles:

  • Teacher
  • Corporate Manager
  • Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Customs Inspector

B.A. in Public Administration open various employment doors for the candidates in the areas of Land Revenue Systems, Indian Civil Services, Fire & Emergency Services, Police Department, Corporate Management and others. The salary package for a fresher is between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh.