M.A. Public Policy and Public Administration

  • Course Level

    Course Level

  • Course Fee

    Course Fee
    INR 1,59,500
    US $ 1,918

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Scholarship





Criteria for Preparation of Merit list
  • Merit in MRNAT
  • Merit in Qualifying Exam
Minimum Eligibility Criteria

45% marks in Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.


Programme Highlights

Perfect blend of industry-academia exposure.

Infrastructure conducive to promote learning and skill-building.

Experiential and interactive approach for curriculum delivery.

Trained faculty from different academia and research organizations.

Well-equipped library with sufficient number of books.

At SBSS we have diverse programs, including Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Liberal Arts with majors in Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Social Work, Public Policy, International Relations, Political Science under the Department of Applied Psychology, Department of Economics, Department of Social and Political Studies respectively.

Inception on October 19, 2019 (Academic Council 30, Agenda Item 29) and Department formed in January 2020.

Programmes were initiated from October 1, 2020.

Currently we have 76 students enrolled in our undergraduate /postgraduate and doctorate programme with strong industry-academia interlinkages .

Structured experiential, academic learning aligning with NEP 2020.

Fully equipped state of the art 'Human Lab' for experiential learning and pedagogy.

The UGC approved Choice Based Credit System model has been followed since 2020.

Multi-disciplinary, project and industry-academica centric focus embedded in curriculum

Regular Earn while You Learn Initiatives for students through internship programmes.

Students are exposed to important national and international policy level initiatives, conferences, seminars, workshops, industry oriented internships, voluntary social services, field visits, student-led curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities like School Fest, University Fest, Debate Competitions, Slogan Writing through the Department Academic Committee and a strong Department Student Council.

Market oriented social science skills aligned with NEP 2020 as a part of the curriculum and learning process linked with the learning prescriptors dealing with - creativity, skills, value, ethics, holistic learning being aligned to the NEP 2020.

Close quarterly regular monitoring of students learning through mentor mentee best learning matrix.

Daily Performance based learning matrix of faculty educators.

Skill based training for enhancing employability skills through MOUs and field based, industrial internships integrated with the curriculum from 2nd year onwards.

E-learning through MOOC, Online Capacity Building Programmes facilitated by national level public policy experts.

Value Added Courses offered which are interdisciplinary in nature and linked to SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG4, SGD 5, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 16, SDG 17.

Special student grooming for placement drives with notable government agencies, international agencies, educational consultancies, public policy making think tanks.

Close Quarter Vertical, Peer, Decentralised Mentoring complimented by a mentoring matrix.

Blend of highly qualified faculty members having 100+ research papers in international and national refereed journals spanning across Web of Science, Scopus and UGC Care.

Strong Alumni Networks in reputed Public/Private Organizations.

Clan based extra/co-curricular culture of activities related to music, dance, drama, sports and environment aligned to an outcome based holistic learning.

Strong International Networks with leading International Universities like Kent State University (Florence and India Centre), American University (Washington DC), CEU Oliba (Barcelona, Spain), Thaksin University, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia, University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Apadana Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran.

Student Summer School Exchange programs with universities abroad namely Thaksin University, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia, University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Apadana Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran.

Student Mentorship Program: A supportive initiative offered by our department specially designed to foster meaningful relationships between mentors and student mentees.

Field visits specially designed to offer students practical exposure beyond the classroom through visits to relevant sites such as consultancy organizations- The Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR & D), Women police cells, NGOs and village visits under O. P. Bhalla Foundation as a part of social extension based educational pedagogy of the programme.


Career Path

  • Academics and Research
  • Market Research
  • Advertising
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Consultancy and Management
  • Risk analysis and Management/Due Diligence
  • Advocacy and Activism
  • Social Development Consulting
  • Social Work
  • Public Relations in corporate firms
  • ThinkTanks
  • Development Sector
  • Sports Industry
  • Inter governmental organizations

Programme Outcomes (PO’s)


Gain a reflective, exploratory, knowledge, wisdom on past, present and futuristic, interconnected challenges of liberal arts, social and political studies for sustainability.


Assimilate new, experimental, reflective, introspective, pedagogical processes with experiential applications involving normative, qualitative, empirical and quantitative techniques to contemporary, futuristic, transdisciplinary liberal arts, social and political studies for sustainability and sustainable development goals.


Comprehend, synthesize and apply normative, empirical, scientific, artistic frameworks in an interdisciplinary way to address the social, political, economic, governance, cultural and artistic challenges and goals of sustainability.


Reflect, introspect and explore an ethics and value based learning process through the transdisciplinary lens for making an impact on the public policy discourses related to the social, political, governance, cultural domains of sustainability at the local, national and international level.


Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)


Promote knowledge for social development and public policy based on exploratory, integrated and reflexive understanding of the discipline.


Promote critical thinking, and develop and investigative, holistic, inclusive and trans-disciplinary approach to understand the complex and interconnected issues of public policy practice.


Public Policy and Administration Degree can equip students with the advanced skills necessary to assess the performance of alternative approaches to policy making and implementation, evaluate programme effectiveness, and understand the trade-offs and political constrained involved along with the ethical and moral values.


Promote knowledge with ethics and moral values to create inclusive, diverse and empathetic society, make an impact on public policy discourses, and serve and lead with empathy.


Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)


Create locally and globally reflective, introspective, social, political scientists and liberal art practitioners by generating, enabling and expanding new frontiers of transdisciplinary social and political studies to meet the past, present and futurist needs and enable a new discourse for the present and future.


Introduce an exploratory, experimental research, investigation, pedagogical process and discourse for addressing the social, political, economic, governance, cultural and artistic challenges for meeting the goals of sustainability.


MA in Political Science enables a reflective, introspective, liberating, ethics and value-based learning process for students to place them as inter and transdisciplinary professionals for future career prospects at the local, national, and global levels for different public policy-related discourses.

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