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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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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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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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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.