BA Public Policy & Administration with embedded Civil Services Coaching and Test Preparation

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.

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Duration 3 years


  • Min. 50% in Class 10th & 12th


Career Prospects

  • Government agencies
  • International agencies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • City Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Private firms
  • Non-government organizations


Intake: 30

Semester I

  • Economics 1
  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Political Science 1

Semester II

  • Political Science II
  • Psychology
  • Economics II
  • Public Administration I

Semester III

  • Economics of Public policy
  • Indian Social Problems and social policy
  • Indian Political System
  • Public Administration II

Semester IV

  • Indian legal system
  • Developmental Theory
  • Indian Administration I
  • Quantitative Techniques and Research Methodology

Semester V

  • Indian Administration II
  • International relations and organizations
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Summer Internship

Semester VI

  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Elective 3
  • Elective  4
  • Seminar
  • Dissertation
#  Elective I
Poverty and Inequalities
Poverty in India: Economic, Social and Political perspectives
Health and Educational inequalities in India
Regional imbalances and Poverty
Poverty and Indian Agriculture
Public policy for Poverty alleviation
##  Elective II
Human Development
Human Rights and Human Development
Gender Empowerment
Socio-cultural foundations of Human Development
Health and Human Development
Education and Human Development
**  Elective III
Not for Profit Management
Theory of Third Sector Development
Corporate Social Responsibility
Philanthropy in India
Social Capital and Community Welfare
Contemporary Third Sector movements 


Counselling Interview

1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
83,910 27,965 1,11,875
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
83,910 27,965 1,11,875
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
92,250 30,750 1,23,000
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
83,910 30,750 1,23,000
5th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,440  33,810  135,250
6th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,440  33,810  135,250


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