The Department of Public Administration saw the light of the Day in 1996 by a resolution of the Syndicate of Utkal University. The decision of the University was quite timely and in response to complex development in Public Administration and the demand for Applied Research in public policy and governance. Since then, it has catered to the needs of the youth belonging to different streams of education- Arts, Science, Commerce and Management and technical field. Presently, we offer 32 seats in Masters in Public Administration, 10 seats in M.phil and seats in doctoral programme is declared as per vacancies with faculties to give guidance to research scholars.
The Department has sustained its multi -disciplinary character by diversifying itself in 2007 and has opened M.A. programme in Development Journalism and Electronic Communication with support from UGC under XI Plan. In 2012 the Department also introduced Ph D programme in Journalism. This year the programme has been renamed as Journalism and Mass communication following UGC guidelines. Presently, we offer 40 seats in masters in Journalism and Mass communication.
The Department works tirelessly towards the accomplishment of its vision. It has two aspects:
In Parlance with University vision our department is committed to work for a centre of excellence in higher education with focus on innovative teaching, learning, research, consultancy and extension activities in building a creative, enlightened and productive civil society.
As an applied discipline it aims to focus on empirical research on Public Policy and Governance.
Its mission is to impart specialized knowledge in the field of administration keeping in view the increasing complexities of socio-political development.
To provide the students with knowledge, skill, values and sensitivity necessary for a successful citizen.
To create and disseminate knowledge through interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry in developing a meaningful and sustainable society.
To equip the students with problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills and inculcating a sense of commitment to quality, ethical, behavioural and respect for others.
To provide a platform for free flow of ideas where discovery, creativity and professional development finds a scope for fulfilment in making the world a better place to live in.
To new ideas, new ways of understanding, new ways of knowing in their journey of intellectual transformation.
Public policy evaluation,Gender studies,E-governance,issues in governance