Research in Public Administration is a hands‐on course designed to impart education in the foundational methods and techniques of academic research in social sciences, business management and public administration context. Research scholars would examine and be practically exposed to the main components of a research framework i.e., problem definition, research design, data collection, ethical issues in research, report writing, and presentation. Once equipped with this knowledge, participants would be well‐placed to conduct disciplined research under supervision in an area of their choosing. In addition to their application in an academic setting, many of the methodologies discussed in this course would be similar to those deployed in professional research environments. This initiative, under the umbrella of B.K. School of Professional and Management Studies, aims at encouraging an interdisciplinary approach that allows diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives to be brought in the field of public policy. The objective is to create a programme of excellence for practice, teaching & research in the field of public policy, governance and public management. The prospective participants are civil servants and public officials from central and state governments as well as participants from the development/policy sector. All the participants in the programme are key stakeholders in our mission to develop a professionally sound public policy and public service delivery which meets the needs of inclusive development by strengthening the learning and capacity building needs of officials / executives working in the field of public affairs and public service delivery.
In-take: The minimum intake will be 10 and the maximum number will be 30 students per course.
No of Papers: 4
Credit: 16 (Each Paper have 4 credit)
Duration: One year Eligibility: Minimum graduation in any discipline (Students pursuing any part time or full time programme after their graduation/employed persons who are graduates). One participant can undergo only one programme at a time.
Fees: Rs. 20,000/- to be paid at the time of admission. Examination fees - Rs. 575/- would be paid to the University separately for each university exam
Timings: Two hours per day, three-four days a week (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Reservation: As per Gujarat University rules
Examination Pattern: Internal Examination: 20% (Two hours) Continuous evaluation: 30% (Quizzes, Presentation, Attendance Assignments and Project)