Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration, under the faculty of Law, Commerce, management & Administrative Sciences, came into being in August 2005. Since 2005, Department of Public Administration has chalked its own vision keeping in view the overall vision of the University and follows that vision in all of its courses and specializations that are being offered at both Masters' and Bachelors' levels.

Brief Histroy: The Department of Public Administration was formed in 1999. Since its inception, Department of Public Administration has sketched its own vision in alignment with the overall vision of the University and follows it in all of the courses and specializations, offered at the department at Bachelors, M. Phil and PhD levels.


To be an agent of change for developing and enhancing leadership qualities among young females by providing quality education and evidence based research and support multidisciplinary and collaborative research in partnership with government, non-profit and private organizations for finding solutions to issues facing society and advancing public interest.


To prepare young females for leadership roles incorporating ethical values, critical thinking, innovative approaches to problem solving and evidence based research to meet the challenges faced by the society and serve the needs of the community by pursuing and disseminating knowledge through quality teaching and research.

Undergraduate Program


Award: Bachelor in Public Administration
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 4 Years

Program Objectives

  1. To acquire and enhance understanding regarding political, economic, social, legal, technology, environment context.
  2. To sensitize the students to analyze problems, institutions, actors and processes.
  3. To develop cognitive competencies for problem solving through application of acquired knowledge.
  4. To develop administrative and supervisory competencies for goal achievement.
  5. To develop skills for effective communication

Eligibility Criteria

The entry requirement for bachelor program is as follows:

  1. FA/F.Sc (open to all with 12 years of education)
  2. NAT 1 40% score required


The minimum duration for completion of Bachelors degree is four years. The HEC allows a maximum period of seven years to complete Bachelors degree requirements.

Degree Completion Requirements

Degree Requirement:                                          132 credit hours

University Core Courses*                                     25 credit hrs.
General Education:                                               24 credit hrs.
Program Foundation Courses:                              30 credit hrs.
Program Major Courses:                                       39 credit hrs.
Program Electives** (4 courses):                          12 credit hrs.
Thesis (optional in lieu of 2 elective courses)       06 credit hrs.
Internship:                                                             02 (after 6th semester)
*University core courses are university required courses.
**Program elective courses are the specialization courses. There are seven specializations from which students can opt for any 1 and choose four courses from a list of courses offered in that particular specialization.

Must have earned CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0.

M.Phil Program


MPhil in Public Management
Award: M.Phil in Public Management
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 2 Years

Program Objectives

The program has developed following objectives:

  1. To enhance the capacity of students to think and plan strategically and analyze environment that affects organizations and society;
  2. Provide an interdisciplinary approach to research. Water-tight compartments between different disciplines will be broken down through this program;
  3. Stimulate the cross-fertilization of ideas that will enrich the Management research;
  4. Deliver the government, industry and management institutes with individuals equipped with a high level of research capability and experience;
  5. Be responsible for a thorough understanding of the management theories and their applications in various fields, along with the ability to think systematically about, and apply quantitative methods to solve organizational problems;

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirements for admission in a MPhil degree program are:

  1. 16 years of formal education or 4 years education after FA/FSc/A-level or equivalent (at least 130 credit hours) with at least 2nd division (CGPA 2.5) in relevant field (Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and any other relevant field).
  2. GAT (General) Test with a minimum 50% cumulative score.
  3. Interview
  4. A candidate for admission has no age limit as long as there is no mental handicap.


The program is full time research oriented delivered over a minimum period of two years with four semesters. The HEC allows a maximum period of four years to complete MS degree requirements.

The medium of instruction is English.

Degree Completion Requirements

The degree will be awarded after:

  1. Completion of minimum of 30 credit hours (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research thesis); and
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on 4.00 grade point scale. However, admission in PhD requires minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 grade point scale.
  3. Students must complete their degree within stipulated time period of 2 years with an extendable time of 1 year (maximum duration 3 years or 6 semesters) after which student will be deregistered and will have to seek new admission. Maximum duration includes all reasons like semester freeze/leave, repeats, disciplinary, etc.

Research Thesis

M.Phil in Public Management is a rigorous research oriented degree requiring a 06 credit hours of research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate the student’s competence in completing an independent research project including demonstration that student is conversant with the latest and relevant literature, and has applied methods appropriate to the specific field of management under investigation. The thesis may entail cooperation with government agencies and institutions, nonprofit national and international organizations and for-profit corporate sector and with other faculties at the University.

PhD Program


Award: PhD in Public Management
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years

Program Objectives

The objectives of the program are as follows:

  1. To provide students with communicative and administrative skills. The degree is rooted in the fundamentals of human interaction and organization, which can give a person an advantage in any field of work.
  2. To impart in depth knowledge and enable students to investigate original research problems through a systematic and focused approach
  3. To enable students to acquire new knowledge and practice lifelong learning by keeping themselves up to date with the ever evolving management and administrative skills.
  4. To enable students to conduct independent innovative research and publish in journals and conferences of international repute.
  5. To train the students to be able to work in the administrative and management fields with maturity, responsibility and expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. For admission into the PhD minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) after 18 years of relevant education is required.
  2. GAT Subject test with minimum of 60% marks or should have scored international GRE (subject specific) with 60% percentile is required.
  3. Subject Test:

    A subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) or ETS, USA in the area of specialization chosen at the PhD level must be cleared prior to admission for the PhD Program.

     a. In the case of GAT Subject test ( a minimum of 60% marks is required to pass the test.

     b. If the Test is not available in NTS subject list, then a University Committee consisting of at least 3 PhD faculty members in the subject area and approved by the HEC will conduct the Test at par with GRE Subject Test and qualifying score for this will be 70% score.


This program is a full time research oriented delivered over a minimum period of three years and maximum of eight years with six semesters. A PhD scholar shall be required to successfully complete all of the following requirements:

  1. 18 Cr. Hrs. Course Work;
  2. 30 Cr. Hrs. Research Work;
  3. Comprehensive Examination (maximum 2 attempts)
  4. PhD research proposal;
  5. Dissertation foreign reviews (The Ph.D. Dissertation must be evaluated by at least two Ph.D. experts from technologically/academically advanced foreign countries in addition to local Committee members)
  6. Publication/acceptance of at least one research paper in a reputed research journal/HEC recognized journal, and
  7. Open defense (An open defense of Dissertation is essential part of PhD Program after positive evaluation)

Subject to regulation 5(10) a PhD scholar shall be ceased to continue his/her studies if he/she fails to complete 18 Cr. Hrs. coursework within four regular semesters with at least 3.00/4.00 CGPA.

It should also be noted that non-credit courses such as "Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative)" and Colloquium in Public Management and Policy (or any other subject from specialization) must also be passed; unless already passed during MPhil course work

Important Contacts

Dr. Fiaz Hussain