Master of Arts in Public Administration

IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission, Eligibility, Fee

Ignou MA Public Administration admission
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission 2018

Ignou MA Public Administration admission is offered by the university in both January and July academic sessions.It is one of the most demanding master degree discipline in the field of public administration among the students.

The programme code is ‘MPA’. The learners can apply for admission in this discipline via both Online as well as offline mode. It is a two-year master degree programme.The university has applied the 2-tier system approach to study it. Do you need

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The learners who are interested in joining this course can check out the latest IGNOU MA Public Admission notification on the university official website at It is also published in the local daily and national newspapers in the months of April-May and Oct- Nov. The University offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ in this programme through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme.

Medium of Instruction:

At present, the university is offering this programme only in both English and Hindi medium at all regional centres.

IGNOU MA Public Administration Admission, Eligibility Criteria, and other requirements

  • Eligibility Criteria: The candidate seeking admission in Master of Arts in Public Administration programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University must possess Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognised University.
  • Duration of Programme: The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years.
  • Programme Fee: The candidate seeking admission to it are required to submit the fee of Rs.10,800/- for the complete programme which has to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per semester. (Note : Please confirm the latest fees as it may change during the course of time.)
  • Age Eligibility : There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

Programme Objective

The Master of Arts  in Philosophy (MAPY) programme has been offered by School of Social Sciences (SOSS) in the Indira Gandhi National Open University.It has been designed with the objective is to provide complete knowledge to the students on the nature and relationship of State, Society and Administration. It will develop the conceptual faculties of the learners on various administrative theories, postulates, models, processes, methods, instruments, techniques, etc.

In the offline mode, the students can visit their nearest regional centre of the university to obtain the IGNOU Prospectus and application form. The prospectus contains the detailed information about the course.It contains other required important stuff such as admission form, term end exam form, enrollment card, re-registration form, etc. The learners can also download the Student Handbook & Prospectus from the university official website.The students have to submit the filled in application form along with the prescribed programme fee demand draft to the IGNOU Regional Centre concerned.

IGNOU MA Public Administration Online Admission

The IGNOU MPA (Master of Public Administration) is also available in the list of programmes which are available for online admission. Therefore, the learners can also apply for IGNOU online admission if they have internet connectivity at their home or in their nearby. To apply for IGNOU MPA Online Admission, the students should visit the university official website at following web URL:

IGNOU MPA Examination

The university conducts the IGNOU MPA Term End Examination in both June and December months. So, it depends on the session of admission.The students who take admission in January session can fill up an application form to appear in the December examination. However, the students apply for admission in July session can appear in next year June examination.It means the students can appear in exams only after completing the minimum time for studying any course i.e. one year.

In the case, if any student fails in the exam of some subject, then he/she can appear for the examination which will be conducted in next six months irrespective of his admission session.

IGNOU MPA Admission Status

Once the learner gets admission to IGNOU MPA programme, he/she will be able to check their IGNOU admission Status by name on the university official website at following web URL: In case, the learner finds any discrepancy, he/she should immediately contact their regional centre concerned.

IGNOU MA Public Administration Syllabus & Courses

The syllabus of MPA consists of eight courses worth 64 Credits. Five Courses are compulsory and three courses are optional. The courses from MAPY-01 to MAPY-04 are offered in the first year whereas MAPY-05 and optional courses are offered in the second year.These are named with course code and course name as follows :

Course Code Course Name Credits

IGNOU MPA First Year Syllabus

MPA 11 State, Society and Public Administration 8
MPA 12 Administrative Theory 8
MPA 13 Public Systems Management 8
MPA 14 Human Resource Management 8

IGNOU MPA Second Year Syllabus

Compulsory Courses
MPA 15 Public Policy and Analysis 8
MPA 16 Decentralisation and Local Governance 8
Optional Courses
MPA 17
MPA 18
Electronic Governance (To be taken together)
Disaster Management
MSO 2 Research Methods and Methodologies 8
MPS 3 India : Democracy and Development 8
MPAP 2 Project Work 8
Total Credits  64

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About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.

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