Public Administration is an interdisciplinary discipline draws theories and concepts from economics, political science, administrative, management, law, sociology and a varied range in relevant field. Public servants and other officers who work in public sector are known as Public Administrators. This field broadly studies the development, implementation and government policies.

Careers in public administration require administrative skills, a solid understanding of accounting and finance, knowledge of government workings and organizational proficiency. There are career opportunities in non-profit agencies and local government bodies, state government, public service organizations such as animal welfare and healthcare agencies and large non-profit organizations at the national level.

After completing the relevant course, career aspirants can join in government jobs as budget analysts or as association executives with various social groups. For professionals with doctorate degree can join in administrative management sector; industrial sector; personnel management sector; legal sector and social service sectors as well.

Objectives: -


  • Maintaining the personnel and public administration.
  • To increase efficiency of the Usage of human, financial and material resources.
  • To establish effective public administration through the medium of  education.

The study of this field includes: -


  • Theories of Administration
  • Public organizations
  • Public Services
  • Constitutional framework

Scope in Public Administration Sector: -

A candidate with specialization in public administration and public policy can focus on finance, organizational governance and administration. Candidates are offered a number of job opportunities with this specialization in the state and local government organizations within the public administration field.

Candidates with a bend towards public administration can  prepare for UPSC examination. DfIferent government institutions and private institutions are providing training to the candidates for this exam.

Basic Eligibility



For  pursuing a bachelor's degree in public administration a candidate must have completed his/her higher secondary education or 10+2 examination. Mostly,  the duration for the bachelors degree program is 3 years.



For pursuing an M.A. in public administration a candidate must have completed his/her graduation in any discipline. Usually the duration for the master's degree program is 2 years.


Some of its specializations are: -


  • Personnel and Industrial relation Management
  • Administrative Management
  • Social Services
  • Law, Investigations & Inspections

Job Prospects

Certain Sectors where jobs are offered: -


  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Administrative Officer
  • Emergency Services
  • Public Works
  • Management Analyst
  • Labor Management Relations Specialist
  • Personnel Management Specialist
  • Economic Development
  • Social Worker
  • Customs Inspector
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Municipal Planning
  • Police
  • Fire


Jobs in Government organization: -

As mentioned earlier, public administration is a crucial sector for any country and as far as India is concerned the need for public administration officers is increasing. Government in India conductins Civil Services Examinations for appointing candidates to the following positions: -


  • Foreign service offices
  • District administrators
  • Police offices

Audit and revenue officers in: -


  • Governance
  • Law & Order

What is the expected salary in Government Public Administration Sector?

In All India Civil Service Cadres, candidates are normally appointed in junior scale selection grade at the beginning of their career and these candidates can earn a salary of Rs. 30,000 per month in their initially stage . Whereas an experienced candidate draws a pay of Rs.80,000 at the senior grade scale.

Arts Colleges for Public Administration

A.V.Postgraduate College - Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.V.College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Hyderabad started in the year 1968 by A.V.Education Society for meeting the growing needs of higher education in the region. The college owes its existence to the initiative and untiring...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management

Thane West, Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Mangement (AITM), Thane West was established in 1994, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra, India. The brand ‘Abhinav’ symbolizes...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. The university has also pioneered the introduction of self-financed courses in the country, which is in...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age group...

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Alagappa Institute of Technology

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Total Branches : 1

Alagappa Institute of Technology (AIT), Karaikudi established in 2001 is a service-oriented institution with the primary focus on providing education in emerging academic disciplines, vocational programs and in the field of performing...

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Andhra Mahila Sabha Arts & Science College for Women

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra Mahila Sabha Arts & Science College for Women, Hyderabad was established in 1968. The college is affiliated to Osmania University recognized by UGC. The vision of the college is to provide education which is enriching,...

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Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce, Visakhapatnam was established in 1966. The Colleges of Arts & Commerce was carved out of the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology. The college is affiliated to Andhra...

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University, Chidambaram was established in 1929 by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D. and D.Litt....

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Anugrah Narayan College

Patna, Bihar, India

Anugrah Narayan College, Patna was established in 1956. The college has been accredited grade A by NAAC and also accorded CPE (Colleges with Potential for Excellence) by UGC. Anugrah Narayan College, a constituent unit of Magadh...

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