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Third Semester

MPA 511: Public Policy-II

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge about the conceptual base and practice relating to policy process, actors, institutions and policy delivery analysis. The course intends to impart analytical knowledge, principles and techniques underlying policy delivery analysis and policy learning dynamics.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Policy Process, Actors and Institutions             (LH 12)
  • Policy problems, issues and agenda, agenda setting
  • Role of governmental and non-governmental actors and policy perspective
  • Factors affecting policy-making  
Unit 2: Analytical Approaches to Decision Problem    (LH 10)
  • Concept of operations research (OR)
  • Operations research techniques: linear programming, scheduling, inventory method, simulation method, PERT, CPM, (concepts and use in policy decision making)          
Unit 3: Policy Implementation     (LH 10)
  • Concept of policy implementation
  • Approaches to policy implementation: top-down, bottom-up and hybrid perspectives and policy action      
Unit 4: Policy Monitoring and Evaluation         (LH 10)
  • Concept of monitoring and its approaches
  • Concept of evaluation and its criteria
  • Types of evaluation
  • Constraints on evaluation
Unit 5: Policy Impact and Change           (LH 6)
  • Concept and dimensions of policy impact
  • Issues relating to policy impact
  • Policy transfer and lesson-drawing: concept and forms; actors, objects and degrees
  • Issues and barriers          

References

  • Anderson, J. E. (1979). Public Policy Making (2nd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • Cochran, C. L. & Malone, E. F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Devkota, S. C. (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Edward, III, George, C., & Sharkansky, I. (1978). The Policy Predicament. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman.
  • Farohock, F. M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentice –Hall INC Englewood Cliffs.
  • Frohlich, N. & Oppenheimer, J. A. (1978). Modern Political Economy. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Hill, M. & Hupe, P. (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, M. & Ramesh, M. (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Joshi, S. (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • Pandey, Y. R. (2069). Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, D. (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, R. B. (2014). Aspects of Public Policy, Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal, P. R. (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, P. (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. India: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saxena, P. K. (1993). Comparative Public Policy. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
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Third Semester

MPA 512: Administrative Law

This course aims to develop student’s knowledge and skills of administrative law required for effective management of administrative procedures in public administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Administrative Law      (LH 10)
  • Concept, nature and scope of administrative law
  • Sources and principles of administrative law
Unit 2: Constitutional Perspective          (LH 10)
  • Ideas and importance of the constitution
  • The rule of law
  • The theory of separation of powers
Unit 3: Legislation and Delegated Legislation (LH 10)
  • Concept and process of legislation
  • Delegated legislation: concept, need for growth and control
Unit 4: Grievance Handling Mechanisms          (LH 10)
  • Administrative tribunals
  • Ombudsman, and Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)
  • Principles of natural justice
Unit 5: Judicial Review and Administrative Action      (LH 8)
  • Concept, nature and grounds of judicial review
  • Writs

References

  • Wade, H. W. R. & Forsyth, C. F. (2005). Administrative Law. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Pandey, K. R. (2058). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Niirmal Gurung.
  • Devkota, K. L. (2059). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakadhan.
  • Khanal, S. P. (2066). Administrative Law. Kathmandu: Prashanti Prakashan.
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Third Semester

MPA 513: Public Enterprises Management

The basic objective of this course is to provide students with the skills and techniques in managing public enterprises.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Enterprises (PEs)           (LH 8)
  • Concept of public enterprises
  • Evolution of public enterprises
  • Objectives of public enterprises
Unit 2: Organizational Pattern of PEs    (LH 10)
  • Classification of PEs
  • Forms of organization: departmental, public corporation, state company, operating contract
Unit 3: Autonomy, Accountability, Social Responsibility and Efficiency     (LH 12)
  • Concept of autonomy, accountability and efficiency
  • Autonomy vs. accountability
  • Accountability of PEs and corporate social responsibility
  • Criteria and approaches to efficiency measurement
  • Overall performance of PEs and, organization and management aspects of PEs in Nepal
Unit 4: Pricing, Profit Policy and Governing Board     (LH 10)
  • Concept of pricing and profit; factors affecting pricing and profit
  • Types of pricing system: break even, marginal cost, import parity, discriminating and cost plus pricing
  • Governing board: need, composition, types and size of boards
Unit 5: Privatization           (LH 8)
  • Concept of privatization
  • Forms/modalities of privatization
  • Overview of privatization process in Nepal
  • Issues and challenges of privatization in Nepal

References

  • Gouri, G. (Ed.) (1991). Privatization and Public Enterprises: The Asia-Pacific Experience. New Delhi: DHI Publishing Company.
  • Gupta, K. R. (2006). Issues in Public Enterprises. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.
  • Naraian, L. (2007). Principles and Practices of Public Enterprises Management. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.
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Third Semester

MPA 514: Contemporary Management

The role of public sector is changing in the modern world. Understanding the current agenda, issues, approaches and theories help students in the concerned field. The main objective of this course is to acquaint the students with new agenda, issues, approaches and theories in public sector.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Public Affairs Management        (LH 12)          
  • Concept of public affair management (PAM)
  • Paradigm shift in PAM: new public management (NPM), new public service (NPS), new public governance (NPG)
Unit 2: Management Approaches          (LH 14)
  • Strategic management: concept and significance of strategic management in public sector; process in formulation of strategic management; implementation of strategic management in public sector; problems on implementing strategic management
  • Performance management: concept and significance of performance management; process of performance management and performance related pay
Unit 3: Discretion, Integrity and Ethics in Public Sector         (LH 8)
  • Concept of discretion, integrity and ethics
  • Discretion management in public sector
  • Ethics management in public sector
Unit 4: Marketing of Public Services       (LH 6)
  • Role and functions of government
  • Public services delivery system
  • Marketing strategies for public services
Unit 5: Emerging Management Techniques in Public Sector            (LH 8)
  • Innovative management
  • Total quality management
  • Knowledge management in public sector
  • Diversity management

References

  • Bangural, Y. & George A. L. (2007). Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries. UK: Palgrave Macmilan.
  • Brendan, C. N. (2001). Public Sector Reform: An International Perspective. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2018). Contemporary Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
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Third Semester

MPA 515: Global Governance

The course has been designed to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts, theories, mechanisms, issues and challenges of global governance. Similarly, the course introduces students with the roles of global and regional institutions in the contemporary globalized world. The course also aims at exposing the students to the emerging global challenges to create awareness of the situations that the present world is facing.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Global Governance      (LH 12)
  • Global governance: concept and actors
  • Overview of theories of global governance: realist theory, liberal theory, constructivist theory, Marxist and Neo-Marxist theories
Unit 2: Foundations of Global Governance and the United Nations          (LH 8)
  • The state system
  • Multilateralism in the twentieth century
  • The League of Nations and the formation of the United Nations (UN)
  • Introduction to the UN: purposes, principles and organs
  • Role of the UN in global governance
Unit 3: Contemporary Issue Areas of Global Governance     (LH 8)
  • Peace and security governance
  • Human development governance
  • Human rights governance
  • Environmental governance
Unit 4: Global Organizations and Regionalism            (LH 12)
  • Roles of the World Bank, IMF, WTO, ADB, ILO and International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Regionalism: overview
  • Regionalism in South Asia: genesis and introduction to SAARC
  • Achievements and challenges of SAARC
Unit 5: Challenges of Global Governance          (LH 8)
  • Organized crime and international terrorism
  • Cyber crime
  • Communicable diseases
  • Money laundering

References

  • Bastola, M. K. (2018). Global Governance: Governance in a New World Order. Kathmandu: Midas Bastola.
  • Basu, R. (2004). The United Nations: Structure and Functions of an International Organisation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Biswal, T. (Ed.) (2009). International Relations. New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.
  • Dash, K. C. (2008). Regionalism in South Asia: Negotiating Cooperation, Institutional Structures. New York: Routledge.
  • Diehl, P. F. (Ed.) (2005). The Politics of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Karns, M. P. & Mingst, K. A. (2010). International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • United Nations (2008). The United Nations Today. New York: United Nations Department of Public Information.
  • Wunderlich, J. U. (2007). Regionalism, Globalisation and International Order: Europe and Southeast Asia. UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
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Fourth Semester

MPA 516: Research Methods in Public Administration

The aim of this course is to provide students with detail knowledge on research methods in public administration so as to make the students able to write a thesis by choosing appropriate research designs, methods, techniques, tools and procedures for both the qualitative and quantitative studies.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basic Concepts        (LH 12)
  • Nature of social and behavioral sciences
  • Concept, types and process of social research
  • Research problem and hypothesis
  • Sources of data (primary and secondary)
  • Variables and their relationships
  • Measurement and scaling; reliability and validity of measuring instruments
  • Ethics and value judgment in social research
Unit 2: Literature Review (LH 8)
  • Concept, process and purpose of literature review
  • Citation systems: APA and others
Unit 3: Sampling and Research Designs (LH 10)
  • Sampling: basic concept
  • Probability and non-probability sampling methods and their techniques
  • Research designs: concept, purpose and quality of research designs
  • Types of research designs: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and experimental designs
Unit 4: Data Collection Methods (LH 10)
  • Survey method: questionnaire construction and structured interview
  • Unstructured interviews, observation, content analysis, and document study
  • Participatory approaches: RRA and PRA
Unit 5: Data Analysis and Report Writing         (LH 8)
  • Data processing: editing, coding and tabulation
  • Use of computer software for data analysis
  • Data presentation, interpretation and generalization
  • Structure and process of writing a thesis
  • Qualities of a good research proposal and report

References

  • Adhikari, G. P. (2003). Social Research for Thesis Writing. Kathmandu: Investigation Nepal.
  • Baskota, S. (2061). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: New Hira Books Enterprise.
  • Bhanadari, D. R. (2012). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationery.
  • Creswell, H. W. (2009). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. New Delhi: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Joshi, P. R. (2003). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kerlinger, F. N. (2000). Foundations of Behavioural Research. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Khati, R. D. (2006). Introduction to Research Methods. Kathmandu: Thirdeye Publishers
  • Kothari, C. R. (2010). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kuhn, T. S. (1962). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. USA: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Pant, P. R. (2016). Social Science Research and Thesis Writing. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Sharma, P. R. (2064). Research Methodology with SPSS: Useful Thesis, Project Work and Report Writing.
  • Sharma, B. A. V., Prashad, R., & Shatyanaryan P. (1989). Research Methodology. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Young, P. V. (1982). Scientific Social Survey and Research. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
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Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 631: Rural/Urban Development

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the objectives, strategies and methods and actions of local development and acquaint them with the local development process and pattern in Nepal.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Local Development            (LH 8)
  • Concept and approaches to local development
  • Characteristics of local development
  • Policies for local development
Unit 2: Rural Development           (LH 10)
  • Concept and objectives of rural development
  • Community development and community engagement in rural development
  • Strategies and operational modalities of rural development: decentralization, people’s participation, integrated development, small farmers development, employment through entrepreneurship, empowerment, and capacity building

Unit 3: Urban Development LH10

  • Concept of urban development, urbanization, and urbanism
  • Relationship between urbanization and industrialization
  • Strategies of urban development: infrastructure development, housing, environment and slum management
  • Issues and challenges of urban development
Unit 4: Agencies and their Roles in Rural/ Urban Development      (LH 10)
  • Central government agencies
  • Local governments
  • International donor agencies
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Policies and strategies for rural and urban development in Nepal
Unit 5: Recent Trends in Rural/Urban Development  (LH 10)
  • Rural-urban linkage, response to change on economic, social, institutional and political pressure
  • Indigenous development, local-global linkages
  • Partnership, cooperation and participation
  • Integration of policy and funding streams; decentralization, and accountability
  • Urbanization and rural-urban migration

References  

  • Acharya, B. (2062). Rural Development: Theories and Approaches. Kathmandu: National Book Center.
  • Adhikary, S. P. (2038). Rural Development in Nepal Problems and Prospects. Kathmandu: Lalitpur Sajha Prakashan.
  • Chambers, R. (2004). Rural Development: Putting the Last First. New Delhi: Pearson Education.
  • Das, P. L. (2054). Sociology of Rural Society. Kathmandu: Rekha Rani Prakashan.
  • Hada, G. B. (2062). Rural Economics of Nepal. Kathmandu: Dikshanta Pustak Bhandar.
  • Hada, G. B. (2063). Rural Resources, Environment and Management. Kathmandu: Gyankunja Pustak Bhandar.
  • Singh, K. (1999). Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Todaro, M. P. & Stephen C. S. (2013). Economic Development (11th ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.
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Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 632: Development Planning and Project Management

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge to the students on basic problems and techniques in development planning including socio-cultural and economic conditions required for development, different stages of plan formulation and quantitative planning techniques. It also provides knowledge to the students on basic concepts, theories and analytical techniques of Project Management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Planning and Project Management            (LH 10)
  • Concept of poverty, inequality, and development
  • Introduction to economic growth and development
  • Concept of plan, program and project
  • Relations between plan and project
  • Concept of project management
Unit 2: Project Planning    (LH 8)
  • Project identification: problem tree and objective tree
  • Stages of project and its cycle
  • Feasibility study and preparation of project report
Unit 3: Project Appraisal   (LH 12)
  • Concept of project appraisal, cash flow analysis; discounting and non-discounting techniques
  • Economic and social cost benefit analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis; environmental analysis
Unit 4: Project Implementation   (LH 10)
  • Project organization; network analysis: PERT and CPM
  • Project control: budgeting, financial management, inventory management
  • Project management information system (PMIS)
Unit 5: Monitoring and Evaluation         (LH 8)
  • Need for monitoring & evaluation of project
  • Logical framework approach; project monitoring and evaluation system adopted by National Planning Commission
  • Evaluation approaches adopted by international organizations (UNIDO & the World Bank), Case study            

References

  • Agrawal, G. R. (2014). Project Management. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributer.
  • Chandra, P. (1999). Projects: Planning Analysis Selection Implementation and Review. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Chaudhary, S. (2001). Project Management. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw –Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Joy, P. K. (1999). Total Project Management: The Indian Context. Delhi: Machmilin India Limited.
  • Kerzner, H. (2004). Project management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling and Controlling.
  • Little, I. M. D. & Mirrless, J. A. (1974). Project Appraisal and Planning for Developing Countries. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishers Company.
  • Meredith, J. & Mantel, S. J. (1989). Project Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Rijal, P. R. (2059). Essential of Project appraisal and Management. Kathmandu: Kastamandap Academic Enterprise.
  • Sharma, B. P. (2006). Project management: Planning, Analysis and Control. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.
  • Todaro, M. P. & Stephen, C. S. (2013). Economic Development (11th ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.
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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.