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  • Radhika Hamal

    October 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Here are a few general characteristics worth noting about Masters in Public Administration (MPA) course:

    -It’s a professional degree, rather than an academic one. Like most professional degrees, it can lead to a wide variety of careers and open various new career paths. MPAs work in nonprofits, government agencies, NGOs, INGOS, social sector, private businesses, financial institutions, and other different industries.
    -Classes will usually cover management topics (e.g. strategy, finance, human resources) with a focus on government and not for profit organizations, and also public policy issues (e.g. economics, policy analysis, social sector analysis, and issue-specific courses).
    -Most programs have opportunities to specialize. Various schools offer specializations/concentrations in international affairs, health care, environment, education, human rights, finance, urban policy, management, specific geographic regions, and more. (I don’t know exactly how much advanced this course has become in Nepal)
    -An MPA is usually a two-year degree and some others offer one-year programs (abroad), and many schools offer shortened Executive/Mid-Career MPA programs.

    I should also note that a Master of Public Administration program (MPA) can be almost indistinguishable from some similar programs in management faculty: Master of Public Affairs, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, etc. It all depends on the university and how the program is customized.

  • Radhika Hamal

    October 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    MPA in Nepal:
    Master of Public Administration (MPA) program of Tribhuvan University is a common purpose program in yearly system, designed to produce high-level human resources for professional careers to serve in the public affairs management of the government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors.After successful completion of the program, a student should be able to function as an administrator/manager in government, non-government, public enterprises and private sectors. The program especially aims to:

    Equip the students with required knowledge of administrative science and management
    Prepare high-level manpower in the area of public administration, development administration, policy formulation and analysis, international administration, personnel administration and contemporary issues in public affairs management
    Enhance research capabilities of students
    Graduation Requirements

    Successful completion of 1000 marks as prescribed with passing grades in all the courses
    The passing scores obtained separately in all the required courses and/or thesis
    Completion of courses for the fulfillment of the MPA program must occur within the time limit as prescribed by Tribhuvan University
    Minimum General Requirements

    The minimum general requirements for the MPA programme are as follows:

    An academic year will consist of a minimum of 150 teaching days excluding the days taken for admission and annual examinations.

    The total instructional periods in an academic year for the programme will be 150 days x 5 periods = 750 periods.

    A paper of 100 marks will have 150 lectures and a paper of 50 marks will have 75 lectures. Each lecture will be of 1-hour duration.

  • Kushal GC

    May 13, 2016 at 11:16 am

    MPA studies (Masters in Public Administration) is a professional post graduation course. It is equivalent to the private sector’s Masters of Business Management. This program is a professional degree for public sector and it prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state/ provincial and federal/ national government and increasingly in non governmental organization and non-profit sectors.
    MPA is a interdisciplinary subject because it includes fields of economics, sociology, law , anthropology, political science and regional planning in order to equip students or the MPA graduates with skills and knowledge covering a broad range of topics and disciplines relevant to the public sector. This programme focuses on areas of specialization such as Development Administration, human Resource Development, Public Finance & Law and order Administration.

    Students who have completed their bachelors level from any discipline from Tribhuwan University or from any other institutions recognized by TU can apply for the MPA Programme.

    Since you were looking for some MPA colleges in Kathmandu only. Let me answer some of your queries about it. Yes there are four colleges that run MPA studies in Kathmandu Valley. They are:
    Kasthamandap School Of public Affairs Management (Purbanchal university Affiliated) in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

    TU- Public Administration Campus (TU affiliated) in Jamal, Kathmandu

    The below mentioned two colleges MPA studying colleges are affiliated to Indra Gandhi National Open University:
    International Center For Academic College Of Distance education & Online Studies in Gynaeshwor, Kathmandu
    Nepal Information Technology in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur

    Hope some of your queries are solved….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Arjun Bhattarai

    May 22, 2016 at 3:23 am
  • Suju Bhattarai

    April 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    MPA is designed to equip an individual with knowledge and skills that are necessary to function effectively as a manager in the different department of local, state and federal government. The degree is mostly useful for the individual who wants to serve in government or public office. it is a two-year program.
    The first year program consists of subjects such as Administrative Law, Public Personnel Administration and Organization Behaviour, Development Administration, Research Methods in Public Administration and Fundamentals of Public Administration.
    Likewise, Contemporary issues in Public Affari Manamgent, International Administration, Public Enterprise Management and Social Responsibility and Public Policy Analysis are the subjects you will study in the final year.
    This degree opens the door for a various career such as administrators, supervisor, policymakers advisor, and analyst.
    There are very few college that offer MPA in Kathmandu: Public Administration Campus (affiliated to TU), Kasthamandap School of Public Affairs Managment (Affiliated to PU), International Center for Academic College of Distance Education and Online Studies (affiliated to Indira Gandhi National Open University) and Nepal Information Technology (affiliated to Indira Gandhi National Open University).

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