IGNOU Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)

About MPA Programme : MPA stands for Master of Arts in Public Administration. It comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS). It is a 2 Years master degree courses in India consists of 4 semesters. Eligible students can take admission in MPA course for both January and July admission cycle. Students can apply for admission in online mode only. The admission/application form, notification and procedure is available online at IGNOU official website. After taking admission, IGNOU provide study material/books of their respective course.

For TEE exams, IGNOU uploaded tentative MPA Exam date-sheet 30 days and MPA hall ticket 10 days before term-end Exams. The aim of MPA course is to provide comprehensive knowledge to the students on the nature of public administration in India in the globalization context with focus on the role of the State, Public Sector and Public Private Interface. The MPA programme would be able to develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, etc. To know more about Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of MPA programme :

  • Name of Programme : MPA – Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Medium : The medium is in both i.e Hindi and English
  • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in MPA(M.A in Public Administration) course, students must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
  • Duration : This programme can be completed in Minimum(2 Years) and Maximum(5 Years). Applicants can take admission in both cycle
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 9,000 which is to be paid year wise @Rs 4500/- per year.
  • Programme Coordinators : Prof. E. Vayunandan, evayunandan@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 9810333831, Prof. Alka Dhameja, alkadhameja@yahoo.com, Ph. 9811101033

MPA Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits of MPA Programme is 64. In First Year, there is 4 compulsory subjects which have each 8 credits while for Second Year, there is 2 Compulsory courses which have 8 credits and others are Optional Courses (MPA-17/MPA-18/MSO-02/MPS-03). Below are MPA Programme & Syllabus details :

IGNOU MPA First Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MPA-011State, Society and Public Administration8
MPA-012Administrative Theory8
MPA-013Public Systems Management8
MPA-014Human Resource Management8

IGNOU MPA Second Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
Compulsory Courses
MPA-015Public Policy and Analysis8
MPA-016Decentralisation and Local Governance8
Optional Courses
MPA-017Electronic Governance4
MPA-018Disaster Management4
MSO-02Research Methods and Methodologies8
MPS-03India : Democracy and Development8
MPAP-2Project Work8
Total Credits64

Note : MPA-17 & MPA-18 ( To be taken together). About MPAP-2 Project Work, Learners who opt for Project Work are to write dissertation of 10000-15000 words. This course is recommended for those who are interested in pursuing further studies in Public Administration.

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  1. ignou m.a puplic administration in the eligibility it is mentioned the bachelor degree it means any bachelor degree or only the B.A

    1. to take admission in MPA(M.A in Public Administration) course, students must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

  2. I have done B A in public administration from ignou in the year 1998, can I do M A in geography

  3. Sir I have enrolled myself in 2013..I have submitted my first year assignments and have taken exams of first year masters in public administration… Then I had also submitted assignment s for second year but I could not write my exams in 2014 because I was posted in Chennai from Dehradun…sir am i elegible to write this exam now? And do I need submit my assignment s again as the URL provided by you is showing that ” information is not provided for this reg ID” ..sir please give me the contact details for concerned authority in Dehradun…and please give some valuable information of writing exams in Chennai???

  4. What is the meaning of credit in mpa course

  5. WHAT IS THE PASS MARK OF MPA17 AND MPA18?

  6. Do I need to pass my optional papers.

  7. Sir,
    Good afternoon I am indu from paonta sahib himachal pradesh district sirmour.my study center nahan i student MPA.
    sir meri MPA complete ho chuki hai mera enrollment No 105197505 ha.mujhe MPA ki degree jaldi chaiya.

  8. Robinson Ningombam

    Sir tell me how to do a project work on MPA 2nd year

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