M.A. (Public Administration and Governance)

Introduction to the Course

Adamas University has launched aPost-graduate program on Public Administration & Governance for the first time in eastern India that not only prepares students for public services but also for UPSC, WBCS and 50 other competitive examinations in the public sector. The curriculum has been carefully prepared in consultation with the top-notch specialists in the field of Public Administration to align the syllabus to the Optional paper for both WBCS and UPSCE xaminations while well curated internship opportunities with the best in the field give hands-on experience to the future administrators of the nation. Thus the program not only keeps up with traditional core disciplines but are also skill-based and industry-friendly to enhance the employability of students. There is also scope for higher studies and research. In the long run, the program helps the learners with a better understanding of the dynamics of Governance, Public Administration, and Policy making in India.

Programme Objectives:

  1. To encourage research, Policy making, Administration and Governance to understand the Indian democracy and its working.
  2. A degree in Public administration and Governance helps those who want to pursue career in public administration, Government sector and Non-Government organizations.
  3. The course also covers the major portion of the optional paper for UPSC and other central and state level competitive examination.
  4. It will help to undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conferences and lectures and research in matters relating to public administration and governance, to undertake and provide for the publication of journals and of research papers and books.


  • UPSC, WBCS training program integrated into the degree course as part of it and not as add-on training.
  • Tailor made program designed by experts from Delhi and best faculty from national institutions to train students for the UPSC Civil Services Examinations
  • Interdisciplinary study with a range of subjects.
  • Internship and hands-on approach
  • The training components within the program are credit bearing.
  • Taught by expert faculty from Adamas University, RICE Education, RICE IAS and Delhi’s Destination IAS.
  • Course designed under the mentorship of Former UPSC Chairman, Professor D.P.Agrawal.
  • Class timings are integrated with university timings and no extra hours are needed.
  • Best training program that prepares you not only for civil service but cracking Government exams right after degree completion.

Programme Outcomes:

PO 01: The program will prepare students to become critical and analytical thinkers who can develop effective and equitable solutions to public policy and governance challenges. The programme will help students to learn about the ideas, mechanisms and practices of public policy as well as the nature, quality and legitimacy of the institutions and practices of governance.

PO 02: Critically analyse the ideas, mechanisms, practices and outcomes that shape public policy problems, programmes and policies.

PO 03: Provide purposive programmatic solutions to undertake critical and impactful research.

PO 04: Research formulation for social issues: Research is the foundation of any social issue or social problem which helps the researcher to develop an in-depth understanding about the social issue.

PO 05: Become reflective practitioners in public affairs through careers in the Government, development organisations, social enterprises, think tanks, media and other agencies involved in public affairs.

Eligibility:  Minimum 50% aggregate at UG level for any recognized university in India and Abroad.
Duration (in Years): 2 years

Career Avenues:

  • UPSC Examination: Civil Services, CAPF, EPFO
  • Teaching
  • Content Writing
  • Publication House
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • State Services Commission Examination (WBCS)
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC): Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
  • Banking Exams: Reserve Bank of India, PSU Banks, NABARD
  • NGO Management
  • International agencies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • City Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Private firms
  • Defence Examinations: Combined Defence Services, SSB
  • Other Government Service Examinations
  • Research and Higher Studies