Programme Overview Public Administration

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Govt. College Kullu (H.P.)


Name of the Department: Public Administration

Year of Establishment : 1981

Names of Programme/ Courses: UG

No. of Teaching posts sanctioned: 1

No. of Teaching posts filled: 1


Dr. Nirmla SinghM.A, M.Phil, Ph.D., UGC (NET) PG Diploma in Personnel Management and Labour WelfareAssistant Professor16 years

Under Graduate Programme in Public Administration w.e.f.2018



YearCourse CodeCourseCourse TypeCourse NameCredits

1st year

PUBA 101-ADSC-IACore CourseAdministrative Theory6
PUBA 102-ADSC-1BCore CourseIndian Administration6

2nd Year
PUBA 201ADSC-1CCore CourseAdministrative Thinkers6
PUBA 202-ADSC-1DCore CourseDevelopment
DSC-2CCore Course6
DSC-2DCore Course6
PUBA 203-ASEC-IASkill EnhancementComputer Applications & Office Management4
PUBA 204-ASEC-2BSkill EnhancementHuman Resource &
Logistic Management

3rd Year
PUBA 301-ASEC-3CSkill Enhancement
Leadership Styles &
Conflict Management
PUBA 302-ASEC-4DSkill Enhancement
Stress & Time
PUBA 303-A


PUBA 304-A
(Option II)
Discipline Specific ElectiveLocal Governance IA

Contemporary Issues & Concerns in Indian Administration


PUBA 305
PUBA 306-A

(Option -I)
Discipline Specific Elective
Public Policy and Administration in India Or
Financial Administration

DSE-2ADiscipline Specific6

PUBA 307-A
GE-1Generic ElectiveConstitutional and Administrative Aspects of
Himachal Pradesh
PUBA 308-A

PUBA 309-A
GE-2 option-I OR
GE-2 option-II
Generic ElectiveDisaster Management

Public Administration as a Discipline

If our civilization fails, it will mainly because of administration”

Prof. Donham

Public administration as an activity is as old as human civilization. In the modern age the subject of Public Administration became the dominant factor of both public and private life. Public Administration as an independent subject of social science has a recent origin in 1887. Today modern state has an encompassing presence both in developed as well as developing countries and role of Public Administration has become very important. It is the basis of government; the instrument of change in the society; an agency for executing laws, policies, programme of the nation and thereby plays a very important role in the life of people. The success of government largely dependents on the ability of Public Administration to perform and deliver. It is not an exaggeration to say that every aspect of human life is within the range of Public Administration. As a subject of study Public Administration has become very popular among students. The Union Public Service Commission has introduced Public Administration as an optional subject since 1987. As a subject Public Administration is a popular choice among students in competitive examinations like UPSC, HPSPCC and other state services etc.

Objectives of Bachelor Degree Programme (BA. Pass) Public Administration

Program Objectives:

Understand Public Administration theory and concepts from multiple perspectives;
Acquaint with the functioning of the Indian Administration, at central, state and local levels and the responses of these system in addressing the concerns of the people;
Acquaint with India’s development experience and changing role of administration;
Understand the interface of theory and practice in public administration;
Develop conceptual, analytic and problem-solving abilities among the learners;
Acquaint the learner with the required knowledge of administrative science and government in action and the contemporary issues in public affairs management
Understand the world of public administration from the public perspective and provide further studies in Public Administration.
Understand the role of Public Services in India.

Program Outcomes:

Demonstrate knowledge of the core mechanism of Public Administration.
Ability to demonstrate the core mechanism of public management.
Ability to understand and apply the decision making, leadership and other professional skill.
Ability to explain how different environment effect on public policy and administrative functions.

First year BA I

Core Course DSC IA

Course Code PUBA 101A

Course Name Administrative Theory

Course Objectives:

This introductory paper is aimed to acquaint the students to understand the theoretical aspects of Public Administration.
To introduce the students with basic concepts and theories and principles of public administration.
To understand the synthesizing nature of knowledge of public administration from public perspectives.
Appreciate the nature, scope and changing paradigm of public administration.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to understand the meaning, relevance and historical development of Public Administration.
Learner will be able to differentiate and relation of Public Administration with other social sciences.
Learner will be able to define, understand and explain the organizational theories of the Public Administration.

Core Course DSC 1B

Course Code PUBA 102-A

Course Name Indian Administration

Course Objectives:

To understand the historical evolution and socio-economic, political and global context of Indian administration.
To build a better understanding of the role of civil services in Indian administrative system.
To understand the role of constitutional authorities in Indian administration.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Through this course students will understand the role of Indian administration as a main instrument of State.
Students will develop diverse knowledge of the of Indian constitution and functioning of government.
Students will also learn about the problem of corruption and role and significance of Lok Pal, Right to Information Act 2005and Citizen Charter.

Second Year BA II

Core Course DSC 1C

Course Code PUBA201A

Course Name Administrative Thinkers

Course Objectives:

To understand the various theories of administrative thinkers with brief life sketch.
Make the learner to understand the administrative theories.
To understand the thoughts of most influential thinkers and contributors of Public Administration.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to recognize the thinker’s life, writings, principal contribution to the theory and critical evaluation.
They can identify and explain the significance of the theories in the modern context.
They can identify the organizational conflict and how the theories can resolve these conflicts.

Core Course DSC 1D

Course Code PUBA202A

Course Name Development Administration

Course Objectives:

To understand the concept of Development and Development Administration.
Make the learner to understand the Planning machinery in India at central and state level.
The course also helps to understand the role and participation of various agencies in Development Administration.

Course Learning Outcomes:

The course aims to understand the differences between Developed and Developing countries.
They will also be able to define the concept of Sustainable Development.
The students will be able to understand the role of Local Bodies, Political Parties, NGO’s, SHGs and Bureaucracy in development of a country.

Skill Enhancement Course SEC 1A

Course Code PUBA203A

Course Name Computers Applications and Office Management

Course Objectives:

This course is intended to enhance the skills of students to understand and use of computer in an office.
To sketch out the impact of technology in office administration.
To understand the concept of office.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to importance of technology in office.
They will understand the importance of office machines and equipment and safety and security of office.
Explain the filing and record management

Skill Enhancement Course SEC 2B

Course Code PUBA 204A

Course Name Human Resource and Logistic Management

Course Objectives:

To comprehend the nature, scope and significance of human resource management.
To identify the objectives and need of human resource planning.
The course also aims to understand the concept of logistic management.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to discuss the human resource management.
Also understand the challenges of human resource planning and Problems.
Also, to identify the systems and processes of financial and material management.


Skill Enhancement Course SEC 3C

Course Code PUBA 301A

Course Name Leadership Styles and Conflict Management

Course Objectives

To provide an opportunity to the students to learn the soft skill, such as leadership styles.
The course also aims to explain the concepts of conflict management in an organization.
The course also includes study of managing conflict and bargaining strategies in negotiation.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will understand the different styles of leadership given by administrative thinkers.
They will also understand the causes and level of conflicts in an organization.
Students will also be able to understand the handling of inter-personal conflict.

Skill Enhancement Course SEC 4D

Course Code PUBA 302A

Course Name Stress and Time Management

Course Objectives:

To help student understand various symptoms of stress.
To be able to elaborate on relationship between stress and time management.
To also eliminate the stress with effective time management.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learner will be able to analyze the importance of time management.
They will be able to identify the methods of manage stress.
Learner also will be able to setting the priorities and creating effective environment.

Core Course DSE 1A (Option -I)

Course Code PUBA 303A

Course Name Local Government in India

Course Objective:

To understand the concept of democratic decentralization.
To trace the evolution of local government in India.
To comprehend the institutional arrangements and processes of rural and urban governance.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learner will be able to critically appreciate the relationship of local governance and development.
Appreciate the rural and urban institutional arrangements for development.
Understand the features of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment Act.

Core Course DSE 1A (Option -II)

Course Code PUBA 304 A

Course Name Contemporary Issues & Concerns in Indian


Course Objectives:

The course focuses on understanding the contemporary issues such as globalization, environment, good governance etc.
Understand various facets environmental protection, human rights and women children and aged issues and concerns in Indian Administration.
Develop knowledge on Protection of Human Right, environment protection with special reference to Himachal Pradesh.

Course Learning Outcomes:

The students will acknowledge the importance of contemporary issues.
They will also get acquainted with citizen charter, consumer protection, and problem of weaker section in Indian society and welfare of these sections.
They will also be able to assess the role of various agencies in protection of Human Rights, consumer rights and environmental protection.

Core Course DSE 1B (Option -I)

Course Code PUBA305A

Course Name Public Policy and Administration in


Course Objectives:

The course aims to introduce the students with public policy and administration in India.
To introduce the students with different policies formulated and implemented at national level.
The course will also provide some elementary knowledge about Public Policy organs in India.

Course Learning Outcomes:

The students will be able to understand the significance and types of public policy.
Along with understanding concept of social welfare policies such as education policies, health policies and environment policy.
Also, the students will understand the importance of citizen and administration interface.

Core Course DSE 1B (Option -II)

Course Code PUBA306 A

Course Name Financial Administration

Course Objectives:

To be able to comprehend the financial administration.
To get to know about the budgetary processes in India.
To acquaint the students with the nature and functioning of political system(s) and the political processes.
To able to understand the tax administration in India and parliamentary control over finance.

Course Learning Outcomes:

The students will be able to generate an insight about the financial administration in India.
They will understand and also differentiate between preparation and execution of budget in India.
They will acquire an understanding of different types of taxes at center, state, and local level and method of taxation.

Generic Elective GE I

Course Code PUBA307A

Course Name Constitutional and Administrative aspects of

Himachal Pradesh

Course Objectives:

The course introduces the students with the constitutional history of Himachal Pradesh.
Students will have an overview of the administrative history of Himachal Pradesh.
Students will understand the features of 73rd and 74th Amendment Act 1992

Course Learning Outcomes:

The students will be able to describe the history of Himachal Pradesh from emergence to full statehood.
They will also know about the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act 2011.
Students will also learn composition and function of Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti & Zila Parishad at Rural area and composition and function of Municipal Corporation and Municipal Council at Urban area.

Generic Elective GE II

Course Code PUBA308A (Option I)

Course Name Disaster Management

Course Objectives:

To familiarize the students with the concept of Disaster Management and its causes and effects.
To understand the classification of Disasters and organizational structure of Disaster Management at National and State Level.
To understand the Disaster Management policy and institutional framework with focus on preparedness, prevention and mitigation.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Clearly understand the causes and effects of Disaster.
Unravel the various method of rehabilitation, reconstruction after disaster.
After studying this course student will be able to perform small research project.

Generic Elective GE II

Course Code PUBA309A

Course Name E-Governance

Course Objectives:

To understand the very new concept of E-Governance.
To comprehend the scope of E-Governance at Government Departments and institutions.
To identify the challenges of effective implementation E-Governance at education, health, and commerce.

Course Learning Outcomes:

To understand the meaning and concept of E-Governance.
Explain the E-Governance processes vis-à-vis its application to different stakeholders.
Identify the issues and challenges in E-Governance applications.