BA Public Policy & Administration with embedded Civil Services Coaching and Test Preparation
This BA Public Policy Program focusses on developing professionals who are equipped with the nuances of public policy to confront issues that governments face on a day to day basis. The programs offered aim to prepare administrators who venture beyond scholarly discourse and are well versed in various substrates of public policy. BA Public Policy & Administration has a built –in coaching component for the Indian Administration Services (IAS) – a first in India. This program provides knowledge of economics, public finance, research methods, public policy, leadership and strategy.
Advantage Dr. Lakshmaiah IAS Study Circle
This BA Public Policy Program offered at UPES has an unique component. Keeping in view the career aspirations of the new generation, UPES has embedded Civil Services Examination coaching along with the regular course curriculum of BA program.
The Civil Services exam not only focuses on academic knowledge but also on the overall understanding of the society and finding solutions for contemporary problems. Proper guidance from experts is vital to achieve success. The study material, prepared by subject experts, focuses on priority areas from examination point of view. Class room teaching, regular model examinations on UPSC pattern will help the students to get familiar with the exam pattern.
To impart this training, UPES has joined hands with Dr. Lakshmaiah IAS Study Circle, an institute which has over a period of time, with rigorous efforts, developed a time tested methodology for success in the civil services examination. This has made Dr. Lakshmaiah IAS Study Circle, the institution with one of the highest success rates not only in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but also in India. Dr. Lakshmaiah, the renowned faculty of Anthropology in India who authored 7 text books of Anthropology, provides able and dynamic leadership to this IAS study circle. Dr. Lakshmaiah has brought faculty from different streams all over India to this institution.
More than 4.5 lakh aspirants take this nationwide competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for entry to the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS). UPES is the first private university in India to offer such an embedded test preparation component.