Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) as an academic program of Tribhuvan University (TU) is created to prepare students to foster the career in public affairs management. The graduates of the BPA program would be able to resolve societal challenges related to public affairs in general and particularly good governance, project management, development management, human resource management and leadership development and the local governance. In addition, BPA provides in-depth knowledge of public administration focusing on social responsibility that has to bear by middle level professionals.

This program fulfills the gaps by developing middle level professionals required in public organizations. In general, students will learn to oversee a diverse workforce and community in public, private and non-profit organization. Students will enhance their knowledge and skills to manage the mix of both local and regional needs in order to achieve optimal results within a multifaceted range of governmental regulations and the political process.

Graduates of the BPA will be able to utilize their knowledge in a variety of areas in state and local government, public and federal agencies, and private and public organizations including non-profits sectors both in Nepal and worldwide. Thus the BPA degree promotes the mission of the university in striving to engender intellectual curiosity and critical thinking needed in local, national and the global community. BPA aims to enable students to develop a greater awareness and responsiveness to fellow members within and outside of our borders. Public Administration is a field in which these skills are urgently needed on a daily basis.

Objectives of BPA Program

The objective of the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is designed to enable graduates for the success in multitude of employment positions in public, private and the NGO sectors. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Develop learning, research and professional skills in the area of public management
  2. Prepare public managers to meet the needs and challenges of public service;
  3. Demonstrate an awareness to and knowledge of the political context of the duties of a public servant;
  4. Exhibit ethical conduct while maintaining awareness of the large responsibilities of serving the public interest; and
  5. Become effective managers, specialists, and figureheads in both the public sector and public organizations.