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Bachelor CourseBachelor of Public Administration (BPA) - Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) – Tribhuvan University


Bachelor of Public Administration

🏛 Tribhuvan University (TU)
Duration: 4 Years

Basic Information

Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is a 4-year (semester-based) course run by Tribhuvan University (TU)’s Faculty of Management (FOM). Currently, five colleges all over Nepal are running this course.

Tribhuvan University’s Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) academic program is designed to educate students for careers in public affairs management. Graduates of the BPA program will be equipped to address social concerns relating to public affairs in general. Specifically in good governance, project management, development management, human resource management, leadership development, and local governance.

Similarly, the BPA program provides an in-depth understanding of public administration with an emphasis on social responsibility for middle-level professionals. This program is intended to fill shortages by producing middle-level workers, particularly in public-sector companies. Students will also learn how to manage a diverse workforce and community in governmental, private, and non-profit enterprises.

Students will gain knowledge and abilities for managing a mix of local and regional demands in order to produce optimal results within a complex set of governmental regulations and political processes.


The goal of the BPA program is to prepare graduates for a variety of employment options in the governmental, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to:

  • Develop learning and professional skills in the area of public sector management;
  • Serve in the public sector as middle-level managers and meet the needs and challenges of public service delivery;
  • Demonstrate awareness of and knowledge of official facilities, duties of public employees, and activities in the area of public sector management;
  • Be qualified human resources in the management of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors by demonstrating ethical behavior, keeping awareness, and accepting responsibility for serving the public interest;
  • learn research activities and conduct research in numerous disciplines of social sciences;
  • Build theoretical and practical understanding of diverse social sciences.

Eligibility for Admission

Students with a twelve-year schooling or its equivalent (10+2 or PCL or equivalent program) in any discipline from any university, board, or institution recognized by Tribhuvan University are eligible to apply for this program.

Admission Criteria

Students are chosen based on merit, which is determined by a written test, a +2 or comparable score, and an interview.

Written test: Eligible applicants must take the admission exam administered by the Central Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. The exam will adhere to worldwide testing protocols and standards. It covers the following topics:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

There will be 100 (one hundred) objective questions in total, with 25 (twenty-five) questions in each part and a total weightage of 100 marks. To be eligible for the interview, students must score at least 40% on the written test.
Short-listed applicants will be those who scored above the cut-off point in the written test.
Only those on the short list will be interviewed and admitted.


Scholarships would be available to deserving students. Priority will be given to students who completed their +2 and SLC at public schools and universities.

Curricular Structure / Syllabus

The BPA program lasts four years (eight semesters). The curriculum has a total weightage of 120 credits, which includes administrative sciences with 90 credits, specialization with 18 credits, computer with 6 credits, and internship and report writing with 6 credits, as shown below.

First Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 101 English ITheory3
BPA 102 Foundation of Public AdministrationTheory3
BPA 103 SociologyTheory3
BPA 104 MicroeconomicsTheory3
BPA 105 Organization TheoryTheory3

Second Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 201 English IITheory3
BPA 202 Development AdministrationTheory3
BPA 203 MacroeconomicsTheory3
BPA 204 Fundamentals of PsychologyTheory3
BPA 205 MathematicsTheory3

Third Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 301 Public FinanceTheory3
BPA 302 International AdministrationTheory3
BPA 303 Local GovernanceTheory3
BPA 304 Human Resource ManagementTheory3
BPA 305 Applied Statistics in Public AdministrationTheory3

Fourth Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 401 Social Change and Nation BuildingTheory3
BPA 402 Comparative PoliticsTheory3
BPA 403 Basics of Public PolicyTheory3
BPA 404 Nepalese Legal SystemTheory3
BPA 405 Development Planning and Nepalese EconomyTheory3

Fifth Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 411 Organizational BehaviourTheory3
BPA 412 Administrative LawTheory3
BPA 413 Office ManagementTheory3
BPA 414 Fundamentals of Computer (20 Marks Practical)Theory & Practical3
BPA 415 Revenue GovernanceTheory3

Sixth Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 421 Research Methods in Public AdministrationTheory3
BPA 422 Government Budgeting, Accounting and AuditingTheory3
BPA 423 Computer Applications (20 Marks Practical)Theory & Practical3
BPA 424 Environment Management & Climate ChangeTheory3
Specialization – ITheory3

Seventh Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
BPA 431 E-GovernanceTheory3
BPA 432 Recent Trends in Public ManagementTheory3
BPA 433 Security ManagementTheory & Practical3
Specialization – IITheory3
Specialization – IIITheory3

Eighth Semester

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
Specialization – IVTheory3
Specialization – VTheory3
Specialization – VITheory & Practical3
PA 450 InternshipPractical6

Specialization Courses

A. Development Management Area

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
DM 451 Project ManagementTheory3
DM 452 Cooperative ManagementTheory3
DM 453 Tourism ManagementTheory3
DM 454 Social DevelopmentTheory3
DM 455 Auditing in NepalTheory3
DM 456 Disaster ManagementTheory3

B. Human Resource Management Area

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
HRM 461 Nepalese Personnel AdministrationTheory3
HRM 462 Administrative ReformTheory3
HRM 463 Human Resource DevelopmentTheory3
HRM 464 Performance ManagementTheory3
HRM 465 TOtal Quality ManagementTheory3
HRM 466 Employer-Employee RelationsTheory3

C. Local Governance Area

SubjectsNature of CourseCredit
LG 471 Local PlanningTheory3
LG 472 NGO GovernanceTheory3
LG 473 Rural-Urban PartnershipTheory3
LG 474 Public Private PartnershipTheory3
LG 475 Local FinanceTheory3
LG 476 Public Service DeliveryTheory3

What After BPA?

Students who complete this course will be able to apply their expertise in a range of areas in state and municipal government, public and federal agencies, commercial and public organizations, including non-profits, both in Nepal and around the world.

Thus, the BPA degree seeks to satisfy Tribhuvan University’s purpose of promoting intellectual inquiry and critical thinking in the local, national, and global communities. BPA strives to help students become more aware of and receptive to their peers both inside and outside the borders. These abilities are required on a daily basis in the field of public administration.


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