Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy)

Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy)
  • Undergraduate
  • Jagran School of Public Policy & International Affairs
Starts from: August 16, 2022
Campus Location

Course Feature
  • Course Code BAPAA
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Min Qualification Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) qualification with a minimum of 60% or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized board. Good communication, Current affairs and creative aptitude skills are essential. The Selection of candidate will be made based on their academic merit and performance in the Personal Interview round.
Class Description

The course aims to enable the students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the various dimensions of public policy and the role of governance in its implementation. The major objective of the program is to provide students with intellectual insights, critical perspectives, professional competence, and analytical tools crucial to their understanding of the field of public policy and public administration.

BA (Hons) Public Policy & Administration, analyses real world issues in public policy and public administration in context to such as poverty, social exclusion and global governance. It centers on understanding and addressing public issues in society and examines the formation and implementation of policy, and how this affects people’s wellbeing. As a multidisciplinary subject, it draws on theories and expertise from sociology, psychology, politics and economics.

The BA (Hons) Public Policy & Administration aims to provide a thorough understanding of how policies are formulated and implemented in industrialised societies, transition economies and the Global South. The programme takes a comparative, local, provincial and national and contemporary perspective: investigating the changing role of states, the non-profit sector, the market and informal providers like families and communities in producing social welfare.

You will study a broad range of fields from social, economic and political standpoints. These include citizenship, education, health and social care, international development and urbanisation as well as cross-cutting dimenations such as gender, ethnicity and the impact of globalization. You will examine issues such as poverty and wellbeing, levels of social protection and their eligibility conditions, the nature of private-public partnerships in health service provision, or the mix of public and private schools.

You can also choose to take a specialism in Development, which focuses on middle and low-income countries and the way in which social and public policy are discussed, produced and implemented to deal with inequalities and to increase wellbeing.

I Semester

  • Administrative and Management Theories
  • Society, Culture and Social Systems
  • Micro Economics: Theory and Applications
  • Public Administrations: Institutions
  • Indian Political System
  • Writing & Communication


II Semester

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Theories of State
  • Public Administration: Processes
  • Indian Legal Systems and Constitution
  • Social Welfare State: Policies and Processes
  • Skills for Public Administrators – I
III Semester

  • Administrative Law
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Financial Management and Public Policy
  • Individual Action and Democratic Citizenship
  • Rights, Equity and the State
  • Environmental Science
IV Semester

  • Research and Ethnography in Public Administration
  • International Relations: Theories and Policies
  • Managing Government Partnerships and CSR
  • Policy Analysis: Identifying and Developing Alternatives
  • Civil society and Governance
  • Social Inequalities and Public Affairs (Seminar Paper)
  • Skills for Public Administrators – II
V Semester

  • Policy Analysis: Evaluating Policies and Programmes
  • International Development Policy
  • Education Policy and Foundations
  • Practices for Sustainable Cities
  • Disaster Management
  • Policy Analysis Exercise Project
VI Semester

  • E Governance and Mass Com Technologies
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Administration
  • Administrative Reforms and Policies Future
  • Conflict Management & Leadership
  • Field Experiences in Public Policy Internship (Internship)

Admission Charges
(One-Time, Non-Refundable)
INR 20,000
Caution Money
(One-Time, Refundable)
INR 5,000
Alumni Fund
(One-Time, Non-Refundable)
INR 10,000
Resource Fee
Digitalization Charges
(Per Year)
INR 10,000
Tuition Fees
(Per Year)
INR 70,000
Exam Fees
(Per Year)
INR 15,000
Total Fees Per Year INR 95,000

Caution Money
(One-Time, Refundable)
Total Admission Charges
(One-Time, Non-Refundable)
Total Course fees
(Per Year)

100% on Tuition Fees
12th Board 92% and Above

50% on Tuition Fees (Max 25 Seats)
12th Board 87% to 91.99%

25% On Tuition Fees (Max 50 Seats)
12th Board 80% to 86.99%

All scholarship will be on Year 1 Tuition Fee only

Public policy and administration is a vast career field with several opportunities for individuals. Careers in public policy revolve around issues related to environment, sustainability, urban development, infrastructure and general policy related matters. The careers may range from administrative jobs in government, think tanks, NGOs, policy analyst to public administration consultant.

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