Department of Public Administration


A very warm welcome to the department of Public Administration! This department came into being in August 2013 as one of the newest departments under faculty of Social Sciences, Jagannath University and working in order to advance both research and the teaching and learning experiences of the students as well as the young faculties. Our focus is to address the major challenges and opportunities in public sector organizations in this era of governance and globalization. We address both traditional and new public administration, local and urban governance, gender and development, management of non-government organizations, climate governance etc.


Our department comprises of 4 batches, 8 faculties, support staffs and is located in a state of the arts building. We offer a wide range of both undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes. Department’s undergraduate programme has already been well established as we are having the top scored students from the merit list of admission test. This is also worthwhile to mention that most of our faculties are with strong academic results from both home and abroad and some of them have already been renowned for their individual research in the field of Public Administration and Governance.


This new department has also proved itself in non-academic arenas like social and cultural activities. The students of the department have an active participation in football, cricket, volleyball, debate, recitation, quiz and other cultural activities organized in the university. The national and cultural days are also observed with the enthusiastic involvement of students and teachers. Thus the department is trying to build well educated, productive, socially conscious and sensitive citizens for the betterment of Bangladesh.