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IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission, Eligibility, Fee, Syllabus

IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission 2018

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) in both January and July academic cycles. The discipline has been developed by the School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Ignou. It’s very easy to apply for IGNOU MA Public Administration admission online.

Programme Objective

The main objective of the university to offer education in Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) to the students from all over the country and abroad is to provide them the deep knowledge and understanding about the nature and relationship of State, Society and Administration.

It will develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, etc. To know more about the discipline, please visit the official website  at

IGNOU MA Public Administration Programme Details

The more details about the Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) programme are mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

English and Hindi

Admission Eligibility 

The learner should be having Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University as his or her basic qualification.

Fee Structure

The students need to pay Rs. 10,800/- for complete programme which has to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year.

Duration of Programme

The university provides a minimum time duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years to complete this master degree programme. If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.

Programme Coordinator

IGNOU MPA Syllabus & Courses

The programme consists of compulsory and optional courses. The learner need to complete 64 credits to obtain the master degree. They need to take compulsory courses worth 32 credits in the first year and optional courses worth 32 credits in the second year.

The students who opt for Project Work MPAP 2 need to write dissertation of 10000-15000 words. It is recommended for those who are interested in pursuing further studies in Public Administration. The detail about the Course Code and Course Names are mentioned below :

IGNOU MA Public Administration First Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
 MPA-011 State, Society and Public Administration 8
 MPA-012 Administrative Theory 8
 MPA-013 Public Systems Management 8
 MPA-014 Human Resource Management 8

IGNOU MA Public Administration Second Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Compulsory Courses
MPA-015Public Policy and Analysis
MPA-016Decentralisation and Local Governance
Optional Courses
MPA 17
Electronic Governance(To be taken together)
Disaster Management
MPA 184
MSO 2Research Methods and Methodologies 8
 MPS 3India : Democracy and Development 8
 MPAP 2Project Work 8
 Total Credits 64

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Sumit Sharma

Sumit Sharma is the owner of has decent knowledge about studies in Indira Gandhi National Open University. So, he prefers to writes on various topics related to IGNOU distance learning. Also, he is Web Designer by profession.

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