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Department of Public Administration


  • To play a positive role in the development of the State through education, research, training and capacity building
  • To give emphasis on skill based vocational add-on courses for promoting employment opportunities
  • To ensure access and equity in higher education by providing opportunity to rural people for whom Higher Education is unreachable.


  • To meet current demands of the civil service aspirants and to create awareness on the other public service aspects to the society
  • To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in Odisha.
  • To create a state-wide network of Study Centres to reach out to all parts of the state and all segments of the society
  • To create University-Industry interface
  • To promote inclusiveness in higher education and establish University-community linkages.


The strategic goal is to provide the learners with knowledge, skill, values and sensitivity necessary for a successful citizen. The goal also involves creating and disseminating knowledge through interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry in developing a meaningful and sustainable society. The far sighted goal is to equip the learners with problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills and inculcating a sense of commitment to quality-ethical, behavioral and respect for others.
The department aspires to provide a platform for free flow of ideas where discovery, creativity and professional development finds a scope for fulfillment in making the world a better place to live in. From the disciplinary stand point, the department aspires to inculcate ideas, new ways of understanding, new ways of knowing in their journey of intellectual transformation through specialized papers themed i.e. public policy evaluation, E-Governance, issues of governance in contemporary times etc.


The general objective of the department is to develop strong minded graduates with high quality skills and capabilities arising from need for more efficient and effective public administration. The curriculum is designed to equip students to understand concept, theories, principles, skills, techniques, policy and governance of public administration. At the end of the programme the students would gain in depth knowledge in the field of public administration and policy. Thereafter students will play active role in public administration leadership and management positions in public services, research and non-profit sectors at the local, state, national and international levels with emphasis on efficient and effective and ethical management practices of organizations.

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