BA Public Policy and Administration

The programme offers multi-level courses designed to offer holistic education in public policy by bringing together diverse disciplines of study. The programme is designed to offer 120 credits for a regular degree programme over a 3-year period and 160 credits for the honours programme over a 4-year period. Course details are as follows:

1. Foundation Level courses: Foundations of Public Policy, Sociology, Principles of Economics, Introduction to Public Administration, Environment and Sustainable Development, Statistics, Indian constitution and Governance, Geography, History etc.

2. Core courses: Demographics, gender and policymaking, Introduction to Indian Politics, Public Finance and management, Labour and Industrial Policies and practise, Technology policies and society, Global agreements, conventions, advocacy and policy enablement. Public administration and policymaking, Ethics, Design and innovation, Health and safety,

3. Ability-enhancement: Research methodologies, Language courses in English and Hindi

4. Skill-enhancement: Training community resource persons and stakeholder engagement, Organisational behaviour

5. Vocational courses: E-Governance, Urban and Rural Governance, Research methodology, Health administration, Educational Administration, Internship and Project work

6. Specialisation courses (for Honours programme only): Public health and safety policies, International relations and Defence studies, Research, management policies and challenges, Monetary and Fiscal administration

7. New-age courses: Urban planning and public policies, Emerging and critical technologies in policymaking, ICT -based policymaking

Course Duration

Duration Type (yearly/semester-wise):

• Regular degree programme : 3 years (6 semesters)

• Honours degree programme 4 years (8 semesters)

Course Focus

• Students will also be encouraged to attempt Civil or Defence Services examinations to pursue a career in public administration or defence.

• Industry placements/Internships opportunities will be offered through networks with Research Institutes, corporates and Think tanks

• Opportunity for students undergoing Honours programme to join Research programme. 

Date of Commencement of Classes : 1st August 2023

Key Dates & Deadlines


Mar 15 23

Mar ' 23

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date