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BA Programs

  • BA Public Policy & Administration

UGC Recognized

NAAC Accredited

15000+ Students

44 Acres twin campuses

85 Industry Aligned Programs

500+ Faculty

270+ Faculty with PHD

100+ Faculty from IIT/IIM

Eligibility Criteria :

Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

“TENSION FREE BOARD EXAM” Pre-enrol even before you appear for your Board Exams if you have minimum 50% in Class 10th

*Students appearing in Class 12th & awaiting their results can also apply, but shortlisted candidates will only be given a provisional offer letter subject to them obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in Board exam

Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

Admission Process :

Fill Application Form

-Screening of Application

-Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview

-You can choose Personal Interview venue from Personal Interview schedule


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


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


  • Introduction to Computer Application
  • Indian Social Problems
  • Arline Revenue Management
  • Indian Political System
  • Public Administration II


  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Developmental Theory
  • Indian Administration I
  • Quantitative Techniques and Research Methodology


  • Indian Administration II
  • Welfare State and Social Policies
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Summer Internship


  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Seminar
  • Dissertation

Students are required to choose one elective/specialization/concentration and Four courses in the chosen elective/specialization/concentration

ELECTIVE 1: 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 2: Human Development

  • Human Rights and Human Development
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Socio-cultural foundations of Human Development
  • Health and Human Development
  • Education and Human Development

ELECTIVE 3: Not for Profit Management

  • Theory of Third Sector Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Philanthropy in India
  • Social Capital and Community Welfare
  • ContemporaryThird Sector movements

NOTE: Skype Interview option available.

BA Success Stories


In its short span of 13 years, UPES has already won many prestigious awards including:


  • UPES bags The Worldwide Achiever Award for being the university with Best Industry-Academic Partnership at the World Education Summit & Awards 2018
  • UPES bags awards for Best Academic & Industry Interface at the DNA Innovative Educational Leadership Awards 2018
  • Best Training Institute Award for the Port and Shipping Management Program at international SHIPTEK conference held in May 2016 in Dubai
  • Best Innovative University Award at the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2013
  • Green Campus Award at World Education Summit 2013
  • Outstanding Petroleum University by 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012
  • Petrotech Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 to Dr. S J Chopra, Chancellor, UPES for his contribution to the growth of Petroleum industry in India
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