The objective of the course at the Master's level is to provide the student with a enhanced knowledge base that would include both the theoretical formulations and practical orientation so that he / she is equipped to handle the challenges of management and administration. The structure of the course is so patterned that Indian students taking the course can see its utility in the context of civil service examinations, both at the central and at the state levels.
In the first year of study there is the detailed examination of the theory of the state and elements of public administration along with organization and management and human resource management. The course provides comprehensive knowledge to the students on the nature and relationship of the society and administration. It develops the conceptual faculties of the learner on various administrative theories, postulates, models, process, methods, instruments, techniques and the likes.
The student of Public Administration by the time of graduation is familiar with Indian administration, its status and transformation with a focus on urban / rural management as also functional management. There is also the exposure to international administration, the international administrative culture, the international corporate management and its roots.
The department offers 16 core subjects at post-graduate level, for a total of 80 credits. The department offers M.A., and Ph.D programmes. For the academic year 2011 - 2012 the department of Public Administration has 15 students from Bhutan seeking the Master's degree, all of whom are middle to high level bureaucrats from the Ministry of Home in the Kingdom.
Facilitating study course by way of lectures, conferences and research in matters relating to Government and Public Administration. The course focuses more on ethics and sociological components than focussing solely on profit. The coursework is intended to help students acquire the necessary knowledge base and critical thinking skills required for jobs in Public Administration and Private Administration. It also helps prepare students for different type of careers by exposing them to a wide range of economic, legal, political and social issues within the context of the field.
Areas of concentration within the course include
The department has a distinguished faculty who have made their name in academic and administrative work through their contributions. All the faculty members of the department are Ph.D holders with NET/SLET.
Jobs in Public Administration make up more than half of all State and local Government jobs.