Chairman: Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi
Department of Public Administration was established in 1995 as a full-fledged department of University of Karachi. However in 1987, 2- year MPA program and 1-year PGDPA were initiated in the Department of Political Science. Realizing the significance of this study in the professional field, Department of Public Administration (DPA) was instituted separately. DPA started with PGDPA in evening sessions with specializing in Human Resource Management and Health Management. However, MPA has initiated specialization in HRM, Marketing, Finance, MIS and development strategies.
Realizing the value of Public Administration as a separate professional course, the University of Karachi initiated a new 2 year degree program. Recently, department of Public Administration played a significant role by representing University of Karachi at the meeting of University Grants Commission when specialization was approved for the MPA graduates. MPAs have double advantages over other graduates as they are not only aware of the administrative issues of public sector but they also know the ways and means to tackle the administrative dilemmas that confront the private sector.
Teaching and Assessment
DPA has a semester system with 4 months of teaching & 1 month of examination. Assessment includes hourly, mid-term, research projects, reports, presentations, internships & a final exam.
Because of dual significance of our program over other degrees, our graduates are highly appreciated & demanded by the practical market offering them various management positions in Public & private concerns, nationally & internationally in all kind of field ranging from public services to FMCGs, banking, education, telecommunication, etc.