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Diploma in Public Administration has been designed with a core purpose of developing public-personnel to meet the contemporary challenges with a true sense of public service. The program is especially helpful for all business graduates, non-business graduates, doctors, engineers and other specialists serving in public sector organizations or those intend to pursue their higher studies in the field of Public Administration but have no previous knowledge. Students seeking their career in public organizations as well as NGOs can also be the wonderful beneficiaries of this program.

Program Objectives

  • To equip the students with basic principles of public administration
  • To prepare the students for degree programs in Public Administration

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/ institute in any discipline with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

However, Candidates having 33% ~44% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.


It is a one-year duration program that comprises two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

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 Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count 80 to 85% of the total marks of a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Diploma in Public Administration, students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 31 credit hours course work with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • 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.