BS (Public Administration)

Introduction/Description

The Bachelor of Science program in Public Administration is designed to meet specific needs of the public sector. Goals of the program include:

  1. Providing a liberal arts education through the University's Core Curriculum;
  2. Assuring an understanding and appreciation of the political, social, and economic aspects of public services;
  3. Preparing students for entry and middle-level professional positions in public service;

Program Objectives

  • To develop understanding with different aspects of Public Administration
  • To become familiar with operational aspects of Public Administration and public policy specifically in the context of Pakistan
  • To develop managerial, planning, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • This program will enable students to articulate and apply a public service perspective.
  • Sharpening the skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate the gaps in public service delivery for bringing reforms in governance.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.

Note

  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/)
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.

Duration

It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, graded moderated discussion boards (GMDBS), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project/Internship

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report in the final semester of their BS in Management program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award BS degree, the students are required to complete prescribed course work of 132 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.