Courses in Public Administration and career options
Today’s competitive world needs strong administrator to control and manage the critical
situations as well as the personnel, and to manage all categories of management.
The administrator must have the knowledge of management, economics, law etc. to
do such a job.
Public Administration is a subject that deals with the nature and association of
the State, Society and Administration. The subject gives knowledge of the administrative
methods, techniques and theories. The experts in the subjects are suitable for the
administrative positions like human resources administrators, cabinet secretaries
Courses and the academic eligibility:
- B.A. in Public Administration: Passing in 10 + 2
- M.A. in Public Administration: either graduation in Public Administration or any
other graduation from a recognized university.
- M.Phil. in Public Administration: Post Graduation in Public Administration
- Ph.D. in Public Administration: Post Graduation in Public Administration
Many universities offer the programs in distant mode also. These courses mainly
focus on Indian Administration methodology; Development, personnel and Financial
Administration -theory and techniques; Public policy and analysis; the relation
between State, Society and Public Administration, Public Systems management, Human
Resource Management, Electronic Governance, Disaster Management, India Democracy
The democratic and ethical values, administrative skills, and ability to take up
the responsibility are the basic requisites in the career path of the stream. Many
of the public servants can be called public administrators. The major responsibilities
of a public administrator are
- Establishing programs for controlling and executing them
- Management of human resources and directing the personnel
- Critical analysis of practicability and modifications of the existing policies
The person from the stream has openings in both government and non-government bodies.
Even the corporate companies and industries offer a position to the person from
the field. The major job titles in the field are:
- Administrative Officer
- Management Analyst
- Teacher or Lecturer or Professor
Preparing for civil services is the choice of many aspirants which allows playing
major roles of the administration. UPSC is the commission which conducts the exam
for the recruitment in All India, Central and State Services. Indian Administrative
Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) are
few of the services that recruit through the commission. The subject experts are
the best for being public servants working in the government departments.
The one who wishes to settle in the government job may also choose state government
or local government administrative organizations.
Teaching is another major option. The teachers are recruited for the subject Social
Science. B.Ed. and passing in TET or CTET are the requirements for the School teacher.
Post graduation as well as passing in the National Eligibility Test (NET) is the
requirement for attaining lectureship. Passing in NET with good score also provides
the chance to gain the Fellowship.
Ph.D. holders are recruited as Associate Professors, Professors, Readers and Registrars.
The payment depends on the job position of the candidate. For the one who gets recruited
by UPSC, the minimum pay is Rs.8000 and above, with all other allowances and facilities.
The corporate offices and industries offer Rs.25,000/- and above for the experienced
Thus, Public Administration offers a prospective and rewarding career that attracts
many enthusiasts to enter the stream and choose it as career.