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Department of Public Administration

INTRODUCTION OF CREDIT SYSTEM AT THE MPA DEGREE LEVEL.

PREAMBLE

The Department of Public Administration proposes to introduce a credit based evaluation system for the Post Graduate Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the academic year 2004-05.

The two year, four semester course leading to the MPA degree will comprise of Compulsory, Elective and Optional courses (papers) along with a dissertation. The course aims at providing a flexible course alternative to students who wish to pursue the post graduate education.

Semesters and Credits:

1. An Academic year is divided into two semesters. The normal Semester periods are:

Odd Semester: July to November.

Even Semester: December to April.

2. In each Semester courses are administered in about 15 teaching weeks. Each week has about 30 hours spread over 6 day week. Depending on the content, specialization and the methodology, each of the course work (implementation of the syllabus) would be determined by the teacher concerned.

3. The term Credit is used to describe the quantum of syllabus for various courses in terms of contact hours, and the methodology used to deal with the syllabus (like assignments, seminars/presentations, internal tests, field work/practical, reviews etc). It indicates differential weightage given according to the contents of the courses in the curriculum design.

The details of the Credit Course System (CCS) are given below:

1.(a) The MPA degree programme is a two- year, four semester programme.

(b) The Scheme of MPA Programme, under the Credit Course System, shall have three components as given below:

(i) Compulsory Courses;

(ii) Elective Courses; and

(iii)Optional Courses.

In order to be considered for the award of Masterís Degree in Public Administration (MPA), a student shall clear all the Compulsory and Elective Courses. In case a student fails in Optional Course/s, that shall not affect the award of the MPA degree.

2. There shall be 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses, 2 optional courses and a compulsory dissertation spread over four Semesters in two years. In the first year, in each of the two semesters, there will be 5 compulsory courses. In the second year, the third semester will have 1 compulsory course, 3 elective courses and 1 optional course. In the fourth semester there will 3 elective and 1 optional courses along with a compulsory dissertation. The Elective courses are arranged in 3 (three) groups. Each group consists of 6 (six) courses specialized in specific areas. The student will have to choose any one group of 6 specialized courses, which will be offered in the third and fourth semesters. The optional courses are arranged in 2 (two) groups and the student shall offer one course from each group in the third and fourth semester respectively.

The three elective groups are in specialized areas viz, Group EA: Human Resources Development; Group EB: Crisis Management; and Group EC: Computer Applications and Management. The post graduate degree MPA would be awarded with the mention of the specialized areas, i.e. MPA (HRD), or MPA (Crisis Management) or MPA (Computer Applications and Management).The optional papers are grouped as Group OA and Group OB.

3. Each course shall have a total of 40 credits and the dissertation shall carry 40 credits. Thus the entire MPA programme will have a total of 800 credits, and its distribution during the four semesters is as below:

Details First Semester Second semester Third Semester Fourth Semester
No. Of

Courses

Five( C ) Five (C ) Five(1-C )

(3-E )

(1-O )

Four and

dissertation

(3-E) &(1-O)

Dissertation No No No Yes
Total Credits 200 200 200 200

4. Out of the 40 credits for each course, 20 credits shall be for continuous assessment and the balance 20 credits shall be for the End Semester Examination.

Continuous Assessment:

5. Credits in each of the courses shall be given by the teacher concerned on the basis of contact hours, assignments, seminars/presentations, tutorials, internal tests, reviews etc. The teaching schedule shall be prescribed by the teacher (the syllabus provides a broad framework about the areas/topics that may be covered in each of the course) and the credit weightage is indicated below. The teaching schedule shall be made available to the students who wish to pursue a particular course.

6. The credits (continuous assessment) in each of the compulsory, elective and optional courses shall be as follows:

(a) Contact hours/field visits/Library work/Practical work etc 6 credits.

(b) Assignments/reviews (a minimum of 2) 6 credits.

(c) Internal Tests (a minimum of 2) 4 credits.

(d) Seminars/Presentations (a minimum of 2) 4 credits.

-----------

Total 20 Credits

-----------

The dissertation shall have 40 credits; 20 credits shall be for the viva-voce examination and thebalance 20 credits shall be awarded by the supervising teacher based on the progress of research work.

A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits in continuous evaluation in each course including the dissertation. In case a student fails in a course/s in continuous assessment, he/she shall not be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination in that course/s. He/she shall be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination only after clearing the continuous assessment (in course/s in which the student had failed) and that too only at the subsequent relevant End Semester Examination ( Odd or Even Semesters).

7. The MPA programme, under the CCS, also has a scheme under which students who wish tocomplete their programme in fewer semester than what has been stipulated, may do so (say in two or three semesters). However, in such cases the student will have to undertake the programme in a minimum of two semesters (i.e. one year). Students, who opt for fewer semesters to complete the MPA programme, shall apply for the same to the Departmental Committee and the decision of the Committee, whether to permit or not, shall be final.

Attendance:

1. Every teaching faculty handling a course shall be responsible for keeping record of the attendance of the candidates in their respective course/s.

2. A student who has attendance less than 75% shall not be permitted to clear a course in which the short fall exists.

3. However, the rules and regulations relating to attendance of this University would be adopted with a provision that it would be applicable course-wise.

End Semester Examination:

1. There shall be one End Semester Examination of 3 hours duration in each course. The End Semester Examination shall be evaluated for 20 credits in each course. A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits to clear or pass a course at the End Semester Examination.

2. The mode of End Semester Examination and evaluation shall be decided by the faculty concerned in consultation with the Departmental Committee.

3. A student, who fails in any course/s in the End Semester Examination, can repeat (arrears) End Semester Examination in that course/s along with the subsequent End Semester Examinations with a maximum of 3 attempts only.

4. Students who, due to unavoidable circumstances, complete their programme beyond the stipulated period of four semesters (but not later than 4 years or 8 semesters from the date of their admission to the course) will also be graded and awarded class.

Evaluation:

1. The performance of a student in each course is evaluated in terms of credits obtained and Percentage Equivalent of Marks with a provision for conversion to Grade Point (GP). The sum total performance in each semester shall be rated by the total credits and Grade Point Average(GPA).

PASSING CRITERIA FOR MPA PROGRAMME UNDER THE CCS:

1. The student shall obtain a minimum of 16 credits (out of 40) in each of the compulsory, elective and optional courses, to pass the course; similarly the minimum credits that a student should obtain in dissertation are 16, to clear the course.

2. A student who obtains a minimum of 320 credits would be deemed to have qualified for the PG Degree of MPA.

3. (i) A student may obtain the minimum of 320 credits from 18 courses (i.e., 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses and the dissertation); If the student fails to clear 2 (two) optional courses, but still secures the minimum of 320 credits, he may be deemed to have qualified for the PG Degree of MPA. For this purpose, the credits obtained in the two optional courses in which the student has failed would not be counted.

(ii) This provision will enable the students to opt for a flexible approach towards the specialized areas. In other words, the students may focus on the courses of their choice and specialization.

4. Similarly, students who pursue more than the minimum stipulated 20 courses (i.e, 11 compulsory ,6 elective courses , 3 or more optional courses and the dissertation), shall also have to obtain 320 credits to pass the MPA Degree. In case of such students, the total credits obtained shall be calculated from the 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses, the dissertation and the best credits obtained in any of the 2 optional courses, out of the total optional courses that may be in excess of 2.

MPA Programme options for students (Under the CCS):

1. A Student who wishes to pursue MPA programme can also opt for 2 (two) optional courses ( i.e, one optional course each in the third and fourth semesters) from other similar and compatible PG programmes (that are Credit Based) offered by different departments of this University .

2. The MPA programme also provides opportunity to students to pursue additional elective courses after they complete the fourth semester with 20 courses. Under this scheme, students who complete their MPA programme with any one specialization can opt for one more specialization and complete the same in two additional semesters. In such cases, the students will be awarded one more degree of MPA with additional specialization. (That is, a student can obtain two MPA degrees with two different specializations in a 3 year period (six semesters). The courses in the additional semesters for obtaining the second MPA degree shall include 6 elective courses, 3 optional courses and one compulsory dissertation (not opted earlier for the firstdegree).

3. Students can also opt for more number of optional courses ( i.e., more than 2 (two) optional courses ) in the third and fourth semesters, if they are keen in acquiring additional information and knowledge . In such cases, the total number of courses that a student may study will be in excess of 20 courses.

Post Graduate Rules relating to Admission to the MPA Degree Programme (CCS):

1. Graduates of any faculty viz, Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, Engineering etc, of this university or a graduate of any other recognized university accepted by this University as equivalent thereto and with an aggregate of 50 % marks or a second class are eligible to apply for admission to the MPA Programme (CCS).

2. Admission to MPA programme will be based on a selection test, which may include a personal interview and/or a written test.

3. The Admission Committee for selection of Candidates to MPA programme shall be as per the provisions of this University.

4. There shall be a total of 30 seats for the MPA programme.

5. Reservation for SC/ST and SEBC candidates shall be according to the rules and regulations of this University.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

SOUTH GUJARAT UNIVERSITY, SURAT.

MPA (CCS) Programme

Details of the Course Content.

First Semester:

Course Code Course Title

Compulsory Courses:

PA-C-01 Principles of Public Administration & Management

PA-C-02 Issues in Indian Administration

PA-C-03 Comparative Administrative Systems

PA-C-04 Economic Policy and Management

PA-C-05 Public Personnel Management

 

Second Semester:

Compulsory Courses:

PA-C-06 Bureaucracy and Organization

PA-C-07 State and District Administration in India

PA-C-08 Management of Financial System in India PA-C-09 Social Policy and Administration

PA-C-10 Administrative Law

Third Semester:

Compulsory Course:

PA-C-11 Basic concepts in Computer Applications

Elective Courses: (Any one Group of 3 specialized papers):

PA-EA/EB/EC- 01 Paper 1 (Specialized group on HRD/CA & M/Crisis Mgt)

PA-EA/EB/EC- 02 Paper 2 (------------Same as above----------------------------)

PA-EA/EB/EC- 03 Paper 3 (------------Same as above----------------------------)

Optional Course:

PA-OA- Any one (or more) course from the list of optional courses offered under Group OA

Fourth Semester:

Compulsory Course:

PA-CD-12 Dissertation (based on project work)

Elective Courses: (Any one group of 3 specialized papers)

PA-EA/EB/EC-04 Paper 4(Specialized group on HRD/CA & M/Crisis Mgt)

PA-EA/EB/EC-05 Paper 5(-------------Same as above---------------------------)

PA-EA/EB/EC-06 Paper 6(-------------Same as above---------------------------)

Optional course:

PA-OB- Any one (or more) course from the list of optional courses offered under Group OB

List of Elective Courses (Specialization):

 

Group EA: Human Resources Development (HRD):

PA-EA-01 Values and Ethics in Administrative Sciences

PA-EA-02 Principles of Human Resources Management

PA-EA-03 Government and Labour Welfare Policy

PA-EA-04 Industrial Relations

PA-EA-05 Human Resources Development

PA-EA-06 Safety Management

Group EB: Crisis Management:

 

PA-EB-01 Disaster Management

PA-EB-02 Issues in Population Policy

PA-EB-03 Environmental Policy and Administration

PA-EB-04 Police Management

PA-EB-05 Water Resources Management

PA-EB-06 Public Health Management

Group EC: Computer Applications and Management (CA & M):

 

PA-EC-01 Advanced Course in Computer Applications

PA-EC-02 Implementation of Computer Based Systems

PA-EC-03 Management Improvement Techniques

PA-EC-04 Project Management

PA-EC-05 e-governance and Cyber Laws

PA-EC-06 ICT and Knowledge Management

Optional Groups: Any one course from each of the groups:

 

Group: OA (Third Semester):

 

PA-OA-01 Management of Development Programmes

PA-OA-02 Government and NGOs

PA-OA-03 Management of Public Distribution Systems

PA-OA-04 Hospital Management PA-OA-05 Research Methodology

Group: OB (Fourth Semester):

PA-OB-01 Public Policy Analysis

PA-OB-02 Management of Public Enterprises

PA-OB-03 Women and Administration

PA-OB-04 Management of Local Governments

PA-OB-05 Management of Regulatory Authorities

 
 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

INTRODUCTION OF CREDIT SYSTEM AT THE MPA DEGREE LEVEL.

PREAMBLE

The Department of Public Administration proposes to introduce a credit based evaluation system for the Post Graduate Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the academic year 2004-05.

The two year, four semester course leading to the MPA degree will comprise of Compulsory, Elective and Optional courses (papers) along with a dissertation. The course aims at providing a flexible course alternative to students who wish to pursue the post graduate education.

Semesters and Credits:

1. An Academic year is divided into two semesters. The normal Semester periods are:

Odd Semester: July to November.

Even Semester: December to April.

2. In each Semester courses are administered in about 15 teaching weeks. Each week has about 30 hours spread over 6 day week. Depending on the content, specialization and the methodology, each of the course work (implementation of the syllabus) would be determined by the teacher concerned.

3. The term Credit is used to describe the quantum of syllabus for various courses in terms of contact hours, and the methodology used to deal with the syllabus (like assignments, seminars/presentations, internal tests, field work/practical, reviews etc). It indicates differential weightage given according to the contents of the courses in the curriculum design.

The details of the Credit Course System (CCS) are given below:

1.(a) The MPA degree programme is a two- year, four semester programme.

(b) The Scheme of MPA Programme, under the Credit Course System, shall have three components as given below:

(i) Compulsory Courses;

(ii) Elective Courses; and

(iii)Optional Courses.

In order to be considered for the award of Masterís Degree in Public Administration (MPA), a student shall clear all the Compulsory and Elective Courses. In case a student fails in Optional Course/s, that shall not affect the award of the MPA degree.

2. There shall be 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses, 2 optional courses and a compulsory dissertation spread over four Semesters in two years. In the first year, in each of the two semesters, there will be 5 compulsory courses. In the second year, the third semester will have 1 compulsory course, 3 elective courses and 1 optional course. In the fourth semester there will 3 elective and 1 optional courses along with a compulsory dissertation. The Elective courses are arranged in 3 (three) groups. Each group consists of 6 (six) courses specialized in specific areas. The student will have to choose any one group of 6 specialized courses, which will be offered in the third and fourth semesters. The optional courses are arranged in 2 (two) groups and the student shall offer one course from each group in the third and fourth semester respectively.

The three elective groups are in specialized areas viz, Group EA: Human Resources Development; Group EB: Crisis Management; and Group EC: Computer Applications and Management. The post graduate degree MPA would be awarded with the mention of the specialized areas, i.e. MPA (HRD), or MPA (Crisis Management) or MPA (Computer Applications and Management).The optional papers are grouped as Group OA and Group OB.

3. Each course shall have a total of 40 credits and the dissertation shall carry 40 credits. Thus the entire MPA programme will have a total of 800 credits, and its distribution during the four semesters is as below:

Details First Semester Second semester Third Semester Fourth Semester
No. Of

Courses

Five( C ) Five (C ) Five(1-C )

(3-E )

(1-O )

Four and

dissertation

(3-E) &(1-O)

Dissertation No No No Yes
Total Credits 200 200 200 200

4. Out of the 40 credits for each course, 20 credits shall be for continuous assessment and the balance 20 credits shall be for the End Semester Examination.


 

Continuous Assessment:

5. Credits in each of the courses shall be given by the teacher concerned on the basis of contact hours, assignments, seminars/presentations, tutorials, internal tests, reviews etc. The teaching schedule shall be prescribed by the teacher (the syllabus provides a broad framework about the areas/topics that may be covered in each of the course) and the credit weightage is indicated below. The teaching schedule shall be made available to the students who wish to pursue a particular course.

6. The credits (continuous assessment) in each of the compulsory, elective and optional courses shall be as follows:

(a) Contact hours/field visits/Library work/Practical work etc 6 credits.

(b) Assignments/reviews (a minimum of 2) 6 credits.

(c) Internal Tests (a minimum of 2) 4 credits.

(d) Seminars/Presentations (a minimum of 2) 4 credits.

-----------

Total 20 Credits

-----------

The dissertation shall have 40 credits; 20 credits shall be for the viva-voce examination and thebalance 20 credits shall be awarded by the supervising teacher based on the progress of research work.

A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits in continuous evaluation in each course including the dissertation. In case a student fails in a course/s in continuous assessment, he/she shall not be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination in that course/s. He/she shall be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination only after clearing the continuous assessment (in course/s in which the student had failed) and that too only at the subsequent relevant End Semester Examination ( Odd or Even Semesters).

7. The MPA programme, under the CCS, also has a scheme under which students who wish tocomplete their programme in fewer semester than what has been stipulated, may do so (say in two or three semesters). However, in such cases the student will have to undertake the programme in a minimum of two semesters (i.e. one year). Students, who opt for fewer semesters to complete the MPA programme, shall apply for the same to the Departmental Committee and the decision of the Committee, whether to permit or not, shall be final.

Attendance:

1. Every teaching faculty handling a course shall be responsible for keeping record of the attendance of the candidates in their respective course/s.

2. A student who has attendance less than 75% shall not be permitted to clear a course in which the short fall exists.

3. However, the rules and regulations relating to attendance of this University would be adopted with a provision that it would be applicable course-wise.

End Semester Examination:

1. There shall be one End Semester Examination of 3 hours duration in each course. The End Semester Examination shall be evaluated for 20 credits in each course. A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits to clear or pass a course at the End Semester Examination.

2. The mode of End Semester Examination and evaluation shall be decided by the faculty concerned in consultation with the Departmental Committee.

3. A student, who fails in any course/s in the End Semester Examination, can repeat (arrears) End Semester Examination in that course/s along with the subsequent End Semester Examinations with a maximum of 3 attempts only.

4. Students who, due to unavoidable circumstances, complete their programme beyond the stipulated period of four semesters (but not later than 4 years or 8 semesters from the date of their admission to the course) will also be graded and awarded class.

Evaluation:

1. The performance of a student in each course is evaluated in terms of credits obtained and Percentage Equivalent of Marks with a provision for conversion to Grade Point (GP). The sum total performance in each semester shall be rated by the total credits and Grade Point Average(GPA).

PASSING CRITERIA FOR MPA PROGRAMME UNDER THE CCS:

1. The student shall obtain a minimum of 16 credits (out of 40) in each of the compulsory, elective and optional courses, to pass the course; similarly the minimum credits that a student should obtain in dissertation are 16, to clear the course.

2. A student who obtains a minimum of 320 credits would be deemed to have qualified for the PG Degree of MPA.

3. (i) A student may obtain the minimum of 320 credits from 18 courses (i.e., 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses and the dissertation); If the student fails to clear 2 (two) optional courses, but still secures the minimum of 320 credits, he may be deemed to have qualified for the PG Degree of MPA. For this purpose, the credits obtained in the two optional courses in which the student has failed would not be counted.

(ii) This provision will enable the students to opt for a flexible approach towards the specialized areas. In other words, the students may focus on the courses of their choice and specialization.

4. Similarly, students who pursue more than the minimum stipulated 20 courses (i.e, 11 compulsory ,6 elective courses , 3 or more optional courses and the dissertation), shall also have to obtain 320 credits to pass the MPA Degree. In case of such students, the total credits obtained shall be calculated from the 11 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses, the dissertation and the best credits obtained in any of the 2 optional courses, out of the total optional courses that may be in excess of 2.

MPA Programme options for students (Under the CCS):

1. A Student who wishes to pursue MPA programme can also opt for 2 (two) optional courses ( i.e, one optional course each in the third and fourth semesters) from other similar and compatible PG programmes (that are Credit Based) offered by different departments of this University .

2. The MPA programme also provides opportunity to students to pursue additional elective courses after they complete the fourth semester with 20 courses. Under this scheme, students who complete their MPA programme with any one specialization can opt for one more specialization and complete the same in two additional semesters. In such cases, the students will be awarded one more degree of MPA with additional specialization. (That is, a student can obtain two MPA degrees with two different specializations in a 3 year period (six semesters). The courses in the additional semesters for obtaining the second MPA degree shall include 6 elective courses, 3 optional courses and one compulsory dissertation (not opted earlier for the firstdegree).

3. Students can also opt for more number of optional courses ( i.e., more than 2 (two) optional courses ) in the third and fourth semesters, if they are keen in acquiring additional information and knowledge . In such cases, the total number of courses that a student may study will be in excess of 20 courses.

Post Graduate Rules relating to Admission to the MPA Degree Programme (CCS):

1. Graduates of any faculty viz, Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, Engineering etc, of this university or a graduate of any other recognized university accepted by this University as equivalent thereto and with an aggregate of 50 % marks or a second class are eligible to apply for admission to the MPA Programme (CCS).

2. Admission to MPA programme will be based on a selection test, which may include a personal interview and/or a written test.

3. The Admission Committee for selection of Candidates to MPA programme shall be as per the provisions of this University.

4. There shall be a total of 30 seats for the MPA programme.

5. Reservation for SC/ST and SEBC candidates shall be according to the rules and regulations of this University.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

SOUTH GUJARAT UNIVERSITY, SURAT.

MPA (CCS) Programme

Details of the Course Content.

First Semester:

Course Code Course Title

Compulsory Courses:

PA-C-01 Principles of Public Administration & Management

PA-C-02 Issues in Indian Administration

PA-C-03 Comparative Administrative Systems

PA-C-04 Economic Policy and Management

PA-C-05 Public Personnel Management

 

Second Semester:

Compulsory Courses:

PA-C-06 Bureaucracy and Organization

PA-C-07 State and District Administration in India

PA-C-08 Management of Financial System in India PA-C-09 Social Policy and Administration

PA-C-10 Administrative Law

Third Semester:

Compulsory Course:

PA-C-11 Basic concepts in Computer Applications

Elective Courses: (Any one Group of 3 specialized papers):

PA-EA/EB/EC- 01 Paper 1 (Specialized group on HRD/CA & M/Crisis Mgt)

PA-EA/EB/EC- 02 Paper 2 (------------Same as above----------------------------)

PA-EA/EB/EC- 03 Paper 3 (------------Same as above----------------------------)

Optional Course:

PA-OA- Any one (or more) course from the list of optional courses offered under Group OA

Fourth Semester:

Compulsory Course:

PA-CD-12 Dissertation (based on project work)

Elective Courses: (Any one group of 3 specialized papers)

PA-EA/EB/EC-04 Paper 4(Specialized group on HRD/CA & M/Crisis Mgt)

PA-EA/EB/EC-05 Paper 5(-------------Same as above---------------------------)

PA-EA/EB/EC-06 Paper 6(-------------Same as above---------------------------)

Optional course:

PA-OB- Any one (or more) course from the list of optional courses offered under Group OB

List of Elective Courses (Specialization):

 

Group EA: Human Resources Development (HRD):

PA-EA-01 Values and Ethics in Administrative Sciences

PA-EA-02 Principles of Human Resources Management

PA-EA-03 Government and Labour Welfare Policy

PA-EA-04 Industrial Relations

PA-EA-05 Human Resources Development

PA-EA-06 Safety Management

Group EB: Crisis Management:

 

PA-EB-01 Disaster Management

PA-EB-02 Issues in Population Policy

PA-EB-03 Environmental Policy and Administration

PA-EB-04 Police Management

PA-EB-05 Water Resources Management

PA-EB-06 Public Health Management

Group EC: Computer Applications and Management (CA & M):

 

PA-EC-01 Advanced Course in Computer Applications

PA-EC-02 Implementation of Computer Based Systems

PA-EC-03 Management Improvement Techniques

PA-EC-04 Project Management

PA-EC-05 e-governance and Cyber Laws

PA-EC-06 ICT and Knowledge Management

Optional Groups: Any one course from each of the groups:

 

Group: OA (Third Semester):

 

PA-OA-01 Management of Development Programmes

PA-OA-02 Government and NGOs

PA-OA-03 Management of Public Distribution Systems

PA-OA-04 Hospital Management PA-OA-05 Research Methodology

Group: OB (Fourth Semester):

PA-OB-01 Public Policy Analysis

PA-OB-02 Management of Public Enterprises

PA-OB-03 Women and Administration

PA-OB-04 Management of Local Governments

PA-OB-05 Management of Regulatory Authorities

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 
 

PG Diploma in Public Systems Management

(PGDPSM)

I) Rationale and Objectives: The Department of Public Administration proposes to offer a Two year Post Graduate Diploma course in Public Systems Management from the Academic year 2004 (July 2004).

The Diploma course is designed for the employees who are employed in Public Organizations like the Civil Servants of State and Central Government, Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, District Collectorate, Police Commissionerate, Public Sector undertakings, government aided institutions, NGOs , Public Organizations etc.

The course aims at teaching and retraining the employees of the Public Organizations in the field of Public Management and Administration. In contemporary times Public Organizations are facing the problems of ever-increasing demand on the Public Services. Effective, responsible governance and effective delivery systems for public services are the necessary consequences of economic liberalization in this country. The administrators are now expected to manage public organizations efficiently and be result-oriented. In addition to this, the public organization are to reflect the social concerns and responsiveness and accountable to the citizens. The PGDPSM course aims to impart teaching and training skills in the field of Public Management so as to equip the employees of Public organizations to face the challenges and demands of their clientele.

Duration: The PGDPSM is a Two Year, Four-semester course to be conducted on Credit Course System. The classes for the PGDPSM shall be conducted between 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on all working days to accommodate students who are employed with public organizations.

The odd semesters would begin by July 15 and the even semester by January 15 of every Academic Year.

Eligibility: The course is open to all graduates who are employed in Public Organizations. The applicants must have a work experience of about 2 years in Public organizations.

I) Admission procedure: Eligible candidates shall be admitted in the first semester of the course on the basis of a selection test which may include a written test and/or personal interview.

II) Total Seats: There shall be a total of 20(twenty) seats in the PGDPSM.

III) Reservation of Seats: The number of seats to be reserved for the S.C/S.T. and socially and economically backward groups will be according to the rules and regulations of the State Government and the South Gujarat University .

IV) Structure and courses of study:

The PGDPSM shall have Eleven (11) papers and a project work distributed over Four semesters as follows:

Semester I Semester II

Paper 1: Principles of Public Management. Paper 4: Management in Local

Governments.

Paper 2:Principles of Human Resources Paper 5: Social and Labour Welfare

Management. Administration.

Paper 3: Economic and Financial Paper 6: Computer Applications and

Administration. e-governance.

Semester III Semester IV

Paper 7: Advanced course in Computer Paper 10: Implementation of Computer

Applications. Based Systems.

Paper 8: Public Policy Analysis. Paper 11: NGOs and Management of

Development Programmes.

Paper 9: Disaster Management Paper 12: Dissertation based on

Project Work.

: Evaluation System:

 The PGDPSM shall be a credit course system wherein each paper shall be assigned 40 credits.  

Each paper shall have a total of 40 credits and the dissertation shall carry 40 credits. Thus the entire PGDPSM programme will have a total of 480 credits, and its distribution during the four semesters is as below:

Details

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

No. of Papers

3 papers

3 papers

3 papers

2 papers and dissertation

Total Credits

120

120

120

120

(b) Out of the 40 credits for each course, 20 credits shall be for continuous assessment and the balance 20 credits shall be for the End Semester Examination.

 Continuous Assessment:

 a. Credits in each of the papers shall be given by the teacher concerned on the basis of contact hours, assignments, seminars/presentations, tutorials, internal tests, reviews etc. The teaching schedule shall be prescribed by the teacher (the syllabus provides a broad framework about the areas/topics that may be covered in each of the paper) and the credit weightage is indicated below.

b. The credits (continuous assessment) in each of the paper shall be as follows:

(a) Contact hours/field visits/Library work/Practical work etc 4 credits.
(b) Assignments/reviews (a minimum of 2) 6 credits.
(c) Internal Tests (a minimum of 2) 4 credits.
(d) Seminars/Presentations (a minimum of 2) 6 credits.

-----------

Total 20 Credits

-----------

c. The dissertation shall have 40 credits; 20 credits shall be for the viva-voce examination and the balance 20 credits shall be awarded by the supervising teacher based on the progress of research work.

d. A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits in continuous evaluation in each paper including the dissertation. In case a student fails in a paper/s in continuous assessment, he/she shall not be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination in that paper/s. He/she shall be permitted to appear in the End Semester Examination only after clearing the continuous assessment (in paper/s in which the student had failed) and that too only at the subsequent relevant End Semester Examination ( Odd or Even Semesters).

 End Semester Examination:

 1. There shall be one End Semester Examination of 3 hours duration in each paper. The End Semester Examination shall be evaluated for 20 credits in each paper. A student shall obtain a minimum of 8 credits to clear or pass a paper at the End Semester Examination.

2. The mode of End Semester Examination and evaluation shall be decided by the faculty concerned in consultation with the Departmental Committee.

3. A student, who fails in any paper/s in the End Semester Examination, can repeat (arrears) End Semester Examination in that paper/s along with the subsequent End Semester Examinations with a maximum of 3 attempts only.

 4. Students who, due to unavoidable circumstances, complete their programme beyond the stipulated period of four semesters (but not later than 4 years or 8 semesters from the date of their admission to the course) will also be graded and awarded class.  

 

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