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First Semester

MPA 501: Fundamentals of Public Administration

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic foundational knowledge of public administration and management. The course intends aiming to familiarize the students with the concepts, theories and emerging trends of public administration and management. It also aims at encouraging the students to apply the methods used by the administrator/managers in the changed context.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Administration (LH 16)
  • Evolution, concept and scope of public administration
  • Politics and administration: Politics – administration dichotomy, representative government and bureaucracy, bureaucratizing democracy
  • Public administration as a multi-disciplinary approaches: political, managerial and legal approaches to public administration
  • Principles of public administration
  • New public administration
  • New public management (NPM)
  • Governance
  • Postmodern in public administration
Unit 2: Management and Organization Theory (LH 10)
  • The origins of public management
  • Organization Theory: Classical approaches (scientific management, organization and management; and bureaucratic theory), neo-classical approach (human relations and behavioral approach, structural organization theory) and system theory
  • Techniques in public administration (decision making cycle and process, coordination in organization)
Unit 3: Intergovernmental Relations (LH 8)
  • The evolution of federalism
  • The structure of intergovernmental relations and management
  • Dynamism federalism
Unit 4: Machinery of Government (LH 6)
  • Concept of machinery of government
  • Federal, sub-national (state) and local government machinery
Unit 5: Administration in Comparative Perspective (LH 8)
  • Political culture and public administration
  • Personnel practice in comparative perspective
  • Budget practice in comparative perspective
  • Policy making in comparative perspective

References

  • Arora, R. K. & Goyal, R. (2007). Indian Public Administration: Institution and Issues. New Delhi: Wishwa Prakashan.
  • Arora, R. (1990). Comparative Public Administration: An Ecological Perspective. New Delhi: Associated Publishing House.
  • Basu, R. (1992). Public Administration Concept and Theory. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bava, N. (Ed.) (2004). Public Administration in The 21 st Century. New Delhi: Kanishak Publishers and Distributors.
  • Berkley, G. E. (1978). The Craft of Public Administration. Boston: Allyn and Bacon Inc.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2065). Srabjnik Prashan ko Adharbhut Siddhanta. America: Shree Asisdev Bhatta.
  • Caiden, G. (1971). The Dynamics of Public Administration: Guide Lines to Current Transformation in Theory and Practice. USA: Dryden Press.
  • Cox (III), R. W., Buck, S. J., & Morgan, B. N. (2017). Public Administration in Theory and Practice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • Cox, R., Buck, S. J., & Morgan, B. N. (1994). Public Administration in the Theory and Practice. Delhi: Pearson Education Ltd.
  • Derbyshire, J. D. & Patterson, D. T. (1979). An Introduction to Public Administration. London: McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  • Goel, S. L. (2008). Public Administration: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publication Private Limited.
  • Hans, R. (1989). Principles of Public Administration. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Hays S. W. & Graham, C. B. (Eds.) (1993). Hand Book of Court Administration and Management. USA: CRC Press.
  • Heady, F. (1984). Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective (6th ed.). New York: CRC Press.
  • Henry, N. (2008). Public Administration and Public Affairs. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Hooja, R. & Arora, R. K. (Eds.) (2007). Administrative Theories: Approaches, Concepts and Thinkers in Public Administration. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • Jabes, J. (Ed.) (2005). The Role of Public Administration in Alleviating Poverty and Improving Governance. Manila: The Asian Development Bank.
  • Jain, R. B. (2001). Public Administration in India: 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance. Michigan: Deep & Deep Publications.
  • Jamil, I., Askvik, S., & Dhakal, T.N. (Eds.) (2013). In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyond. New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London: Springer.
  • Joshi, N. (1983). Evaluation of Public Administration in Nepal: Lesions and Experience. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Laxmikanth, M. (2003). Public Administration for the UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examination. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Macrae, S. & Pitt, D. M. (1980). Public Administration: An Introduction. London: Pitman Publishing Ltd.
  • Avasthi, A. & Maheshwari, S. (1997). Public Administration. Agra: Lakshmi Narain Agrawal.
  • Marini, F. (1972). Toward a New Public Administration. London: Chandler Publishing Company.
  • Nigro, F. A. & Nigro L. (1980). Modern Public Administration. New York: Harper and Row Publishers.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2003). Public Administration. New Delhi: Serials Publications.
  • Peters, B. G. (2010). The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration. London: Routledge.
  • Pokhrel, K. (2072). Rajya Janaprashan Ra Srbajnik Mamila. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Poudyal, M. (1989). Administrative Reform in Nepal. New Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Poudyal, M. (1986). Aspects of Public Administration in Nepal. Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Poudyal, M. P. (1984). Public Administration and Nation Building in Nepal. Delhi: NBO Publishers Distributors.
  • Pradhan, P. (2033). Public Administration in Nepal. Kathmandu: CEDA.
  • Prasad, R., Prasad V.S., Satyanarayan, P., & Pradhasaradhi, Y. (Eds.) (2010). Administrative Thinkers. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rabin, J., Hildreth, W.B., & Miller G. J. (Eds.) (1997). Hand Book of Public Administration. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc.
  • Riggs, F.W. (1961). The Ecology of Public Administration. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Public Administration.
  • Rosenbloom, D. H. & Goldman, D. D. (2005). Public Administration: Understanding Management, Policies and law in the Public Sector. Michigan: McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Sangeeta, S. (2007). Principles of Public Administration. New Delhi: Mangalam Publishers and Distributors.
  • Shafritz, J. M., Russell, E.W., Borick, C.P., & Hyde. A. C. (2018). Introducing Public Administration (9th ed). New York: Routledge.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2018). Contemporary Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
  • Sharma, M. P.; Sadana, B. L., & Kur, H. (2013). Public Administration: In Theory and Practice. Allahabad: Kitab Mahal Publishers.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (1981). Nepalese Administration: An Image. Kathmandu: Saja Prakashan.
  • Singh, V. (2012). Public Administration: Dictionary. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.
  • White, L. D. (1989). Introduction to the Study of Public Administration. New Delhi: Eurasia Publishing House.
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First Semester

MPA 503: Public Sector Human Resource Management

This course provides the fundamental concepts, terminologies and technical basics involved in public sector human resource management so that students can deal effectively with human issues that arise in the workplace.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basics of Public Sector Human Resource Management (HRM) (LH 10)
  • Concept, principles, and functions of HRM
  • Evolution of HRM in the public sector
  • Strategic human resource management (SHRM)
Unit 2: Acquisition of Public Sector Human Resources (LH 10)
  • Human resource planning
  • Role and functions of recruitment agencies: recruitment, selection and placement; orientation and socialization
Unit 3: Development of Human Resources (LH 10)
  • Employee training
  • Management development
  • Career development
  • Human resources development practices
Unit 4: Retention Policy (LH 10)
  • Compensation and benefits including safety and health
  • Motivation, performance evaluation/appraisal
  • Code of ethics and discipline
  • Grievance handling, collective bargaining, retirement and dismissal
Unit 5: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Public Sector HRM (LH 8)
  • Managing diverse workforce
  • Emerging issues and challenges in working with human resources (quality of HRM and quality of HRM policies and practices)

References

  • Decenzo, D. A. & Robbins, S. P. (1998). Persona Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Adhikari, D. R. (2014). Human Resource Management. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Agrawal, G. R. (2071). Dynamics of Human Resource Management in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Ahusa, K. K. (1992). Personnel Management. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Armstrong, M. (2005). A Hand Book of HRM Practice. London: Kogan Page Limited.
  • Armstrong, M. (2012). Armstrong’s Handbook: of Human resource Management Practice (12th ed.). London: Kogan Page.
  • Cascuo, W. F. (1998). Managing Human Research. Boston: Mc Graw-Hill.
  • Dessler, G. & Varkkey, B. (2013). Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Pearson.
  • Dessler, G. (2011). A Framework for Human Resource Management. Delhi: Pearson.
  • French, W. C. (1997). Human Research Management. New Delhi: All Indian Publishers and Distributors.
  • Mamoria, C. B. (2009). A Text Book of Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Mejia, L., Balkin R. I. N. G., Cardi B., & Robert, L. (2002). Managing Human Resource. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Mondy, R. W. (2009). Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Pearson .
  • Mondy, R W. (2009). Human Resource Management. India: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nair, N. G. (2002). Resource Management. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Novit, M. S. (1979). Essentials of Personnel Management. London: Prentice Hall.
  • Prasad, L. B. (1990). Management of Human Resources. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shrestha, K. (2004). Human Research Management. Kathmandu: Nabin Prakashan.
  • Strauss, G. & Sayles, L. R. (1980). Personnel: The Human Problems of Management. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tiwari, M. (2061). Nepal Ko Nilamati Sewa Janshakti Bybasthaan, Kathmandu: Kanti Tiwari.
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First Semester

MPA 505: Local Self-governance

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the theories and practices of local government system and its contemporary issues in governance dynamism so that the students will be able to bear responsibilities as activists, managers and promoters of local government system in general and particularly in Nepal.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Concept of Local Government and Local Governance (LH 12)
  • Evolution of local government and its changing perspectives
  • Features of local governments, federalism and local governments
  • Classification of local governments: basis of classification of local governments, changing roles and responsibilities of local governments
  • Need and importance of local governments, central- local relationship
Unit 2: Local Planning and Resource Mapping (LH 10)
  • Local planning process, resource planning, participatory planning with reference to local government
  • Private and NGOs participation, rural-urban partnership in planning and development, planning and community empowerment
  • Constraints on public private partnership (PPP) in local development in Nepal
Unit 3: Human Resource Management (HRM) System in Local Governments (LH 8)
  • Concept and process of HRM at local government level
  • Existing practices of HRM system in local governments
  • Issues, challenges and future perspectives in HRM system at local government level in Nepal
Unit 4: Financial System in Local Governments and Partnership (LH 10)
  • Concept of local finance and bases of finance in local governments
  • Sources of local finance
  • Concept of fiscal federalism
  • Roles and responsibilities of revenue sharing committee
Unit 5: Authority of Local Government in Nepal (LH 8)
  • Constitutional rights of local governments in Nepal
  • Judicial authority of local governments
  • Local Mediation Committee: their roles and responsibilities in Nepal
  • Contemporary issues in local governments

References

  • Baral, L. R., Hachhethu, K., Khanal, K. P., Kumar, D. K., & Sharma, H. (2004). Local Governance. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Blakely, E. J. & Tradshaw, T. K. (2003). Planning Local Economic Development, Theory and Practices. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Dhungel, D. N. (2002). Governance Situation in Nepal. Kathmandu: Institute for Integrated Development Studies.
  • Jain L. C. (Ed). (2005). Decentralisation and Local Government. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
  • Jhapa, G. (Ed.) (1998). Local Self-Government in Nepal. Kathmandu: Political Science Association of Nepal.
  • Joyal, N., Amit P., & Sharma P. K. (Eds.) (2006). Local Governance in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Khanal, R. (n. d.). Local Governance in Nepal. Democracy at Gross Root. Lalitpur: Smriti Books.
  • Maheshwori, S. R. (1984). Local Government in India. New Delhi: Lakshmi Naraian Agrawal.
  • Meehan, E. J., Roche J. P., & Stedman, M. S. (1966). The Dynamics of Modern Government. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill Inc.
  • Muttalib, M. A. & Khan, M. A. A. (1982). Theory of Local Government. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ostrom, V., Bish, R., & Ostrom, E. (1988). Local Government in the United States. NewYork: Kampmann & Company.
  • Patttanayak, R. (Ed.) (1994). Local Government Administration Reform. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pierre, J. (Ed.) (2000). Debating Governance. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Richards, P. G. (Ed.) (1975). The Reformed Local Government System. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  • Sharma, S. & Acharya, B. (2069). Sthaniya Swyatha Sashan Pranali Sidhanta ra Behawar. Kathmandu: Archana Gautam & Jamuna Aryal.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (1996). The Concept of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
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Fourth Semester Human Resource Management

HRM 641: Comparative Personnel Administration of SAARC Country

The objective of this course is to acquaint students on administrative and civil service system of SAARC countries. Eventually, they can learn the policies, programs and practices of SAARC countries.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Comparative Administrative System in SAARC Countries     (LH 8)
  • Overview of administrative system in SAARC countries
  • Central government: structure, roles and functions
Unit 2: Overview of Sub-national Level Administration in SAARC Countries            (LH 10)          
  • State/province level administration
  • Local administration
Unit 3: Human Resource Development in SAARC Countries  (LH 6)
  • Training and development
Unit 4: Comparative Civil Service System in SAARC Countries           LH 16 
  • Brief overview of the civil service system
  • Selection of civil servants: testing and selection procedures
  • Compensation, benefits, and retirement benefits
  • Placement and transfer
  • Career development and promotion system
  • Civil service ethics and code of conduct
  • Professional neutrality
  • Role of recruiting agency, e.g. the Public Service Commission
Unit 5: Administrative and Civil Service Reform Initiatives in SAARC Countries (LH 8)
  • Administrative culture of civil service
  • Administrative reform initiatives
  • Issues and challenges of administrative system

References

  • Ahmed, N. (Ed.) (2018). Women in Governing Institution in South Asia: Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Jamil, I., Aminuzzaman, S. M., & Haque, S. T. M. (Eds.) (2015). Governance in South, Southeast and East Asia: Trends, Issues and Challenges. London: Springer.
  • Jamil, I., Dhakal, T.N., & Paudel, N. R. (Eds.) (2019). Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia. Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Kabir, S. L. (2013). Women’s Participation in South Asian Civil Services: A Comparative Analysis of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Dhaka: A H Development Publishing House.
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Fourth Semester Human Resource Management

HRM 642: Human Resource Development

The objective of this course is to make student aware of the concepts, techniques and practices of human resource development. This course is intended to make students capable of applying the principles and techniques as professionals for developing human resources in an organization. At the end of the course, the students are able to identify the implications and consequences of HRD efforts in organizations.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Resource Development (HRD)         (LH 10)
  • Concept of HRD
  • HRD structure and functions
  • Roles and competencies of HRD professionals
  • Challenges to HRD professionals
Unit 2: HRD Process           (LH 10)
  • Assessing need for HRD
  • Implementing HRD programs
  • Evaluating effectiveness of HRD programs
  • HRD audit
Unit 3: Development, Utilization and Maintenance of Human Resources             (LH 12)
  • Building a strategy of HRD (steps and processes)
  • Utilization and maintenance of HR in the economic development of underdeveloped countries
  • Training and development of HR in changing technology
  • Human resource information system.
Unit 4: Problems of Human Resource in Public Sector           (LH 10)
  • HRD problems at macro and micro level
  • Problems related to labor force distribution and migration
  • Problems related to acquisition of skilled labor in rural areas
  • Issues related to foreign jobs & work safety
Unit 5: HRD Applications and Trends     (LH 6)
  • Career management and development
  • Integrating HRD with technology

References

  • Agrawal, G. R. (2013). Human Resource Development in Nepal. Kathmandu: M. K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Pandey, S. R., Tropp, S., Sharma, B., & Khatiwada, Y. R. (Eds.) (2006). Nepal Reading in Human Development. Kathmandu: United Nations Development Program.
  • Jayaa, G. R. (1993). Human Resource Development: Conceptual Analysis and Strategies. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rao, T. V. (2001). Reading in Human Resource Development. New Delhi: Oxford IBH Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.
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Cooperative and Civil Society Governance Fourth Semester

CGG 652: Cooperative Management

Cooperative businesses exist in a wide variety of sectors, and represent a distinctive model for organizing labor, capital, and knowledge to produce goods and services. Entrepreneurs especially social entrepreneurs have to choose the best organizational model to achieve their objectives. This course intends to equip the student with the practical knowledge of cooperatives, a type of organization creates both social and economic value.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Conceptualization of Cooperatives       (LH 12)
  • Brief introduction to cooperatives
  • Historical development of cooperative throughout the world
  • Cooperative as an alternative model
  • Significance of cooperatives in socio-economic spheres
  • Cooperatives in developed and developing countries
Unit 2: Management in Cooperative Sector     (LH 12)
  • Concept of cooperative management
  • Principles of cooperative management
  • Goals of cooperative management
  • Aspects of cooperative management (conceptual understanding of accounting, finance, banking, marketing and human resource management )
  • Cooperative law
Unit 3: Business Plan in Cooperatives    (LH 8)
  • Concept of business plan
  • Situational analysis
  • Marketing plan
  • Production plan
  • Financial plan
Unit 4: Human Resource Management in Cooperative Organization        (LH 6)
  • Human resource planning in cooperatives
  • Labor laws
  • Employees’ performance plan
  • Human resource development in cooperatives
Unit 5: Corporate Governance and Cooperative         (LH 10)
  • Concept and significance of corporate governance
  • Theories of corporate governance
  • Application of corporate governance in cooperatives
  • Characteristics of good cooperative governance
  • Issues of cooperative governance in Nepal

References

  • Kamat, G. S. (2011). New Dimensions of Cooperative Management. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Thakuri, C. B. (2010). An Anatomy of co-operative Movement in Nepal. Kathmandu: Upkar Prakashan.
  • Thompson, D. J. (1994). Weavers of Dreams: Founder of Modern Cooperative Movement. USA: The University of California.