(BPA)Bachelor of Public Administration at Tribhuvan University: Full Details 2080

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Are you interested in a career in public affairs management? Do you want to play a role in promoting good governance, project management, and leadership development? If so, the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) program at Tribhuvan University‘s Faculty of Management (FoM) in Nepal might be the perfect fit for you. In this blog, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about pursuing a BPA degree at Tribhuvan University, including the program’s objectives, eligibility criteria, and course Structure.

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Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) Program:

The BPA program at Tribhuvan University is four years (eight semesters) and includes a total of 120 credits. The courses are divided into administrative sciences (90 credits), specialization (18 credits), computer (6 credits), and internship and report writing (6 credits) designed to prepare students for careers in public affairs management.

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Graduates of this program will be equipped to address societal challenges related to public affairs, including good governance, project management, development management, human resource management, and leadership development. The BPA program focuses on social responsibility and aims to bridge the gap by developing middle-level professionals required in the public sector. Students will learn to manage diverse workforces and communities in public, private, and non-profit organizations while navigating governmental regulations and political processes.

Upon completion of this program, graduates can apply their knowledge in various roles in state and local government, public and federal agencies, and both private and public organizations, including non-profits, in Nepal and globally. The BPA degree aligns with Tribhuvan University’s mission to promote intellectual inquiry and critical thinking essential for local, national, and global communities. Find BPA Jobs: Clickhere

Objectives of the BPA Program:

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The BPA program has several key objectives:

  1. Develop learning and professional skills in public sector management.
  2. Prepare middle-level managers to address the needs and challenges of public service delivery.
  3. Familiarize students with the official responsibilities and duties of public employees.
  4. Produce qualified human resources for the public, private, and non-profit sectors with a commitment to serving the public interest.
  5. Foster research activities and the ability to conduct research in various social sciences disciplines.
  6. Build theoretical and practical knowledge in various social sciences fields.

Eligibility for Admission:

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To be eligible for admission to the BPA program, students must have successfully completed twelve years of schooling or its equivalent (10+2 or PCL or equivalent program) in any discipline from a university, board, or institution recognized by Tribhuvan University.

Admission Criteria:

Admission Criteria

The admission process for the BPA program is based on merit and includes a written test, a score of +2 or equivalent, and an interview. The written test covers areas such as verbal ability, quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and general awareness called CMAT. Applicants must secure a minimum of 40 percent in the written test to qualify for the interview. Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed and selected for admission. Enroll now.

Teaching Methods:

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The BPA program employs various teaching methods to provide a comprehensive learning experience. These methods include class lectures, group discussions, role-playing, problem-solving exercises, guest lectures, case studies, literature reviews, assignments, term papers, seminar presentations, and project/fieldwork. The choice of teaching methods is determined by the teaching faculty to align with the course’s needs.

At the beginning of each semester, the faculty develops a detailed course outline and work plan, recommending basic texts and reference materials to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

Attendance and Evaluation:

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To qualify for the final examination, students must meet specific requirements:

  1. Maintain a minimum of 80 percent attendance in the classes held.
  2. Participate in the second semester only after completing the first semester.

Student evaluation is based on internal and external examinations, with internal evaluation accounting for 40 percent and external evaluation for 60 percent of the total grade. Practical examinations are included in some courses. The final grade is determined by overall performance in internal and external examinations.

Grading System:

The grading system for the BPA program is as follows:

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  • A: 3.50 to 4.00 (First division with distinction)
  • B: 2.50 to 3.49 (First division)
  • C: 2.00 to 2.49 (Second division)
  • D: 1.50 to 1.99 (Pass in individual paper)
  • F: Below 1.50 (Fail)

Make-up Examination and Re-registration:

In case of failure in one or more courses at the end of semester examinations, students can appear in make-up examinations in subsequent semesters for a maximum of two courses (6 credit hours). If a student fails in a make-up examination, they must re-register and repeat the course as per the course cycle, with a maximum of two courses (6 credits) per semester.

Internship/Field Work:

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Students must prepare an internship report/fieldwork/project work in the eighth semester, based on their work in the assigned organization. This internship lasts for eight weeks, during which students gain practical experience. The quality of the report is evaluated based on research clarity, methodology appropriateness, findings precision, conclusions, and references. A minimum grade of “C” is required for the internship.

Graduation Requirement:

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To earn a BPA degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed 120 credit hours of courses with passing grades (CGP of 2.00).
  2. Attain a minimum grade of ‘C’ in the internship.
  3. Complete all program requirements within seven years from the time of registration.


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Scholarships are available for needy students, with priority given to those who completed +2 and SLC from public schools and colleges.

Course Structure:

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The below tabular format will provide you with a clear overview of the course structure, making it easy to understand the courses, their titles, and the respective credits for each semester and specialization area.

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
First SemesterBPA 101English I3
BPA 102Foundation of Public Administration3
BPA 103Sociology3
BPA 104Microeconomics3
BPA 105Organization Theory3
Second SemesterBPA 201English II3
BPA 202Development Administration3
BPA 203Macroeconomics3
BPA 204Fundamentals of Psychology3
BPA 205Mathematics3
Third SemesterBPA 301Public Finance3
BPA 302International Administration3
BPA 303Local Governance3
BPA 304Human Resource Management3
BPA 305Applied Statistics in Public Administration3
Fourth SemesterBPA 401Social Change and Nation Building3
BPA 402Comparative Politics3
BPA 403Basics of Public Policy3
BPA 404Nepalese Legal System3
BPA 405Development Planning and Nepalese Economy3
Fifth SemesterBPA 411Organizational Behavior3
BPA 412Administrative Law3
BPA 413Office Management3
BPA 414Fundamentals of Computer (20 marks practical)3
BPA 415Revenue Governance3
Sixth SemesterBPA 421Research Methods in Public Administration3
BPA 422Government Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing3
BPA 423Computer Applications (20 marks practical)3
BPA 424Environment Management and Climate Change3
Specialization-ISpecialization Course3
Seventh SemesterBPA 431E-Governance3
BPA 432Recent Trends in Public Management3
BPA 433Security Management3
Specialization-IISpecialization Course3
Specialization-IIISpecialization Course3
Eighth SemesterSpecialization-IVSpecialization Course3
Specialization-VSpecialization Course3
Specialization-VISpecialization Course3
PA 450Internship (Practical)6

Specialization Courses:

A. Development Management Area:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
DM 451Project Management3
DM 452Cooperative Management3
DM 453Tourism Management3
DM 454Social Development3
DM 455Auditing in Nepal3
DM 456Disaster Management3

B. Human Resource Management Area:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
HRM 461Nepalese Personnel Administration3
HRM 462Administrative Reform3
HRM 463Human Resource Development3
HRM 464Performance Management3
HRM 465Total Quality Management3
HRM 466Employer-Employee Relations3

C. Local Governance Area:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
LG 471Local Planning3
LG 472NGO Governance3
LG 473Rural-Urban Partnership3
LG 474Public-Private Partnership3
LG 475Local Finance3
LG 476Public Service Delivery3


Whether you want to work in the public, private, or non-profit sectors, the BPA degree program prepares you for a diverse range of roles. With a strong focus on research, practical experience, and ethical conduct, you’ll be well-prepared to make a positive impact on your community and beyond. Also Read: Management Courses in Nepal

For more details and specific course information, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tribhuvan University’s Faculty of Management.

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