Academic / Faculties / Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration is established in 2015 which started its journey in the name of Politics & Public Administration since 1990. Having been bifurcated from the main stream, the Department of Public Administration and the Department Political Science came into being in 2015 under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Now, Public Administration is one of the leading departments of the Islamic University. Since its establishment, the department has been conducting undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs and offering 4-year undergraduate program BSS (Honours), 1-year Master Program (MSS) , M.Phil and Ph.D degrees with much reputation. The degree programs of the department have strong theoretical and qualitative orientation. The department has a high profile curriculum and be updated regularly enough to address the recent national and international issues concerned. Students are required to take the core courses like Public administration, Public Management, Personnel and Human Resources Management, Comparative Public Administration, Financial Administration, Development Administration, Organization Behavior, Sociology etc. Beyond these, there are several applied courses such as Statistics and Research Methodology, Computer Application, Project Management, Administrative Systems Analysis and Public Policy. Since 2017-2018 academic session the department has been following semester system in conducting the courses and taking the examinations. The medium of instruction of this department is in English.
At present the department has 12 full-time faculty members. The faculty members have very good academic and research track records. The faculty members incessantly work together to contribute to the public interest through high quality and ethical teaching, research, capacity building. The total number of students is about 468 in undergraduate and Master’s level, 06 in M.Phil and 02 in Ph.D programs.
Faculty members of the department are also committed to expand student’s intellectual capacity by their thought provoking discussion in and away from the classroom. The department encourages students to participate in the class to make it lively . The department is equipped with necessary digital facilities like overhead projector, WiFi etc. The seminar library is rich with necessary reference and text books.
The department publishes a regular peer reviewed research journal named Journal of Politics & Administration to enhance research activities in the field of Administration and development.. The department offers unique opportunity for its students to consult with Student Counselor on diversified issues. Graduates are well established in their own profession. A large number of former students of the department are now holding positions in Bangladesh Civil service and other national and multinational organizations.
Mission and Vision of the Department
The mission of the Department of Public Administration is to offer and impart a broad spectrum of studies which are expected to yield positive results in the process of teaching-learning both for the teacher and taught. There is a constant endeavor to achieve a remarkable standard in tertiary level of education imparted in this discipline. The Department of Public Administration commits to pursue a broad-based, scientific and updated modern undergraduate, post-graduate and higher studies curriculum which has been designed as such so that the educators and pupils in this discipline can acquire optimum knowledge and achieve high academic standard to cope with the needs of the fast changing world.
Professor Mohammad Zulfiquar Hossain, Ph.D
Department of Public Administration
Islamic University, Kushtia