The cause of genesis of this discipline, when there found a gap between policy making and implementation. The father of this subject Woodrow Wilson wrote an essay, “The Study of Administration” in 1887 and said, “It is harder to run a constitution than it is to frame one” and which was a pioneer piece of writing to open the eyes of thinkers about the Administration. The literary meaning of Public Administration is “to serve people” and “to manage the affairs” in a state for the growth and welfare and to consolidate our administrative structure.

Since the inception of this discipline, it has given birth to new concepts and theories which has taken the administrative techniques on a new level. Today, this discipline is not only enhancing the skills of administration but also playing a major role in policy making process by giving birth to Policy Studies. Now the traditional administration is completely transformed into digital form and which is named as E-Governance. Therefore, in contemporary Public Administration the mode of service delivery is changed from desk system to door service delivery system and people now can take the services 24X7.

In this college, the strength of students is perpetually growing every year. Apart from the academic teaching of this discipline in the department, it’s an endeavour to give direct input for the society. The future objectives of the department is to make more connectivity with local administration system and society, to do research etc., thus the students can acquaint themselves about the problems of society and to become good academician, researcher and administrator for future India.

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Mr. Ram Kumar

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil

Designation : Assistant Professor

Curriculum vitae : View



Courses offered

Name of Course B.A. Public Administration
Duration 3 years
Seats As per HP University norms
Fees As per HP University norms
Eligibility 10+2 in any Stream

Detail of courses for B.A. Public Administration

  B.A. 1st Year B.A. 2nd Year B.A. 3rd Year








English-I English-2




Skt./Hindi – 2

DSC IA : Administrative Theory (PUBA 101-A)


DSC IB : Indian Administration (PUBA 102-A)


DSC IC: Administrative Thinkers (PUBA 201-A)


DSC ID: Development Administration (PUBA 202-A)

DSE 1A: Local Governance (PUBA 303-A)


Contemporary Issues & Concerns in Indian Administration (PUBA 304-A)


DSE 1B: Public Policy and Administration in India (PUBA 305-A)


Financial Administration (PUBA 306-A)


Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

 Environmental Sciences/Hindi/SKT

(one out of three)










Skill Enhancement Courses


SEC 1A: Computer Applications &

Office Management (PUBA 203-A)


SEC 2B:Human Resource & Logistic Management (PUBA 204-A)



SEC 3C: Leadership Styles & Conflict Management (PUBA 301-A)


SEC 4D: Stress & Time Management (PUBA 302-A)


General Elective 1 (GE-1): Constitutional and Administrative Aspects of Himachal Pradesh (PUBA 307-A)


General Elective 2 (GE-2) Disaster Management (PUBA  308-A)


E Governance (PUBA 309-A)



1st Year

DSC IA: Administrative Theory (PUBA 101-A)             

 The first unit of this paper commences about the meaning of Public Administration, its nature, scopes, and evolution. Besides that it inculcates students about Public and Private Administration, the discipline as Science or Art, its relationship with other social science disciplines, how New Public Administration came and New Public Management system.

  • The entire second unit teaches about different principles of Public Administration such as Unity of Command, Span of Control, Hierarchy, Centralization, Decentralization etc.that how an organization can achieve its targets, if it follows these principles.
  • The 3rd Unit tells about the forms of Organization, the basic theories of organization such as Scientific Management Theory, Human Relations Theory and Bureaucratic Theory
  • The contents of last unit teaches that how an administrator can make an organization efficient and effective by learning about Decision Making, Leadership, Communication and Co-ordination.

DSC IB: Indian Administration (PUBA 102-A)

  • The 1st Unit tells about with the Indian Administration system in British Period, Mughal Period, Ancient Period and Indian Administration after Independence, apart from that we learn about legacies of British Administration in contemporary system.
  • The second unit inculcates about the Civil Services of India, its recruitments system, recruitment agencies for central and state level that is UPSC and SPSC respectively.
  • The 3rd unit teaches about composition, role and importance of constitutional authorities such as Election Commission, Finance Commission and Comptroller and Auditor General if India.
  • The 4th unit commences with meaning and causes of Corruption and tells about the agencies and rights in India to curb corruption such as Lok Pal, Lokayukta, Citizen’s Charter and Right to Information Act, 2005.

2nd Year

DSC IC: Administrative Thinkers (PUBA 201-A)

  • The entire paper is based on different Administrative Thinkers of Public Administration and which begins with Kautilya’s Arthshastra system and theories of Mahatma Gandhi about Ideal State, Democracy and Administration, Theory of Trusteeship, Non- violence and Satyagrah.
  • The 2nd unit inculcates about Scientific Management Theory in administration and how Hawthorne Experiments brought out Human Relation Theory.
  • The 3rd unit tells about Max Weber Theory of Authority and Bureaucracy, besides that it teaches about Herbert Simon’s Decision Making Model and Bounded Rationality Model in decision making.
  • The last and 4th unit instils about motivational theories of Need of Hierarchy of Motivation and Two Factor or Hygiene Theory of motivation.

 DSC ID: Development Administration (PUBA 202-A)

  • The 1st unit starts with the meaning, nature and dimensions of development, problems of developing countries and meaning and importance of sustainable development process.
  • The 2nd unit teaches about Development Administration and enumerates difference between Traditional and Developed Administration.
  • The 3rd unit interprets about the planning machinery of India such as NITI Ayog, National Development Council and State Planning Board of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 4th unit tells about the participation and role of various agencies in development administration such as Political Parties Local Bodies, NGO’s, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Bureaucracy.

SEC 1A: Computer Applications & Office Management (PUBA 203-A)

  • The 1st unit teaches about meaning, design, operating system, MS office of Computer, Internet, Gmail and Importance of Computers in Office Management.
  • 2nd and 3rd unit inculcates about Office and Office Management and Paperless Office, record keeping in the organization.
  • The 4th unit instils about office machine and equipment’s, office safety and security and cyber-crimes.

SEC 2B: Human Resource & Logistic Management (PUBA 204-A

  • The 1st unit of this paper is about the meaning, nature, scopes and importance of Human Resource Management and Qualities of Office Manager.
  • 2nd unit teaches about Human Resource Planning Meaning, Objectives and Need, besides that the problem of HR and Factors affecting Human Resource Planning.
  • The 3rd and 4th unit enumerates about Logistics Management in the organisation, Green Logistics and Challenges of HRM.

3rd Year

DSE 1A: Local Governance (PUBA 303-A)

  • The entire paper is relied on Local Government in India that is Municipal Corporation and Panchayat Raj.
  • It teaches about the Local Government system in British Period, the structure provided by 73rd and 74th Amendment for local govt in India.

DSE 1B: Financial Administration (PUBA 306-A)

 This entire paper teaches about the financial system of India, Fiscal Federalism that is center and state financial relationships.

  • Apart from above enumerations, it inculcates about Budgetary System, Tax Administration and control on finance by various Parliamentary Committees.

SEC 3C: Leadership Styles & Conflict Management (PUBA 301-A)

  • This paper inculcates about the types of Leadership styles, Qualities of a good leader, Organizational Conflicts, Nature and Causes of Organizational Conflicts, Criteria for Conflict Management, Negotiation process Stages, Techniques of Negotiations, Third-party Negotiations and Styles of Handling Inter-personal Conflicts.

General Elective 1 (GE-1): Constitutional and Administrative Aspects of Himachal Pradesh (PUBA 307-A)

  •  This paper teaches about Constitutional History, Chief Commissioner, Part C State, Re-organization and Himachal Pradesh towards full statehood. Apart from that it inculcates about Administrative History, Administration of HP during Union Territory Period and Present administrative setup of HP at state, division, District and Block level. Local Government in Himachal Pradesh and Salient Feature of 73rd and 74th amendment act.

General Elective 2 (GE-2) Disaster Management (PUBA 308-A)

  • This paper starts with Meaning, Types, Causes, effects, Classification of Disasters. Apart from that it teaches about Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability, Disaster Profile of India. Organizational structure for Disaster management at National & State Level, Role of NDRF, Disaster Management: Act.
  • This paper also teaches about the Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge, Community based Disaster Management Disaster and Case Studies.


General Elective 2 (GE-2) E Governance (PUBA 309-A)

  • This paper teaches about the E-Governance concept and use of ICT tools in government services. Apart from that it enumerates significance, Scope and Pre-conditions for implementing e-governance.
  • It also teaches about E-Governance in Government Departments/Institutions/Agencies and Challenges Measures for having effective e-governance.
  • This paper has one complete unit on E-Governance system in HP, Initiative taken for promoting E-governance and Challenges of E-Governance in H.P.

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