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SYLLABUS & PROGRAMME STRUCTUREM. A.inPublic Administration(Choice Based Credit System)(Effective from the Academic Session 2017-2018)DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONMAHARAJA BIR BIKRAM UNIVERSITYAGARTALA, TRIPURA: 799004

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Rules for the Semester Course The M.A. Programme in Public Administration consists of 4 courses in everySemester spreading a total of 16 courses over 4 semesters in 2 years. In the First Three Semesters, all courses are compulsory. In the Fourth Semester theDepartment offers Specialisation in Public Policy and Developmental Studies.Students shall have to opt any one Specialisation. In the Fourth Semester, few Students (maximum 2 Students will be allotted to oneSupervisor) may opt for Project Course and shall have to submit one Project on atopic as determined by the concerned Supervisor. Other few students may opt forInternship and shall have to submit a Report on the concerned Internship. And otherStudents shall have to opt for one Theoretical Course. Each Course is divided into 4 Units and carries 10 Marks in Internal Assessment and40 Marks in the End semester Examination.Note: The number of Specialisation to be offered to the Students in the Fourth Semestershall be Subject to availability of Teachers in the Department.Page 1 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PROGRAMME STRUCTUREFirst SemesterCourseCodePA-101PA-102Theories of Public AdministrationPublic Administration and DemocracyPA-103PA-104Indian AdministrationPublic Administration in TripuraCourseCodePA-201PA-202PA-203PA-204Second SemesterTitle of the CourseInternalAssessmentComparative and Development Administration10Administrative Thought10Financial Administration10Public-Personnel Administration10PA-205Title of the CourseIndian Political System: Constitution andInstitutions (Choice 44050440504444444Third urseCodePA-401PA-402PA-403PA-404Title of the CoursePublic Policy: Concept, Theories and IssuesResearch MethodologyHuman Resource AdministrationEnvironmental AdministrationAdministrative Laws and Office Management(Choice Based/Minor)Fourth SemesterTitle of the CourseInternalAssessmentPublic Policy-I: Social Policy and Planning for10Social DevelopmentPublic Policy-II: Health and Education Policy10in IndiaPublic Policy-III: Tribal Policy in India with10Special Reference to North East IndiaPublic Policy-IV: Public Policy in Tripura10Page 2 of 38444

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PA-101Theories of Public AdministrationUnit-I1. Public Administration: Meaning, Nature, Evolution and Significance of PublicAdministration as a Discipline.2. New Public Administration; New Public Management.3. Emerging Issues in Public Administration: Feminism and Post Modernism.Unit-II4. Classical Theory, Scientific Management Theory and Public Choice Theory5. Human Relations Theory (Elton Mayo and Others)6. Behavioural and Systems Approaches.Unit-III7. Bureaucratic Theory: Max Weber and Karl Marx.8. Bureaucracy in Policy Formulation-Bureaucratic Dysfunctions;9. Motivation: Concept, Theories- Needs Hierarchy (Maslow’s Theory)Unit-IV10. Globalisation: Concept, Impact of Globalisation on Public Administration.11. Globalization and Good Governance and E-Governance; Impact of Globalisationon Administration in Developing Countries.12. Ethics and Public AdministrationPage 3 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Recommended Books: Bidyut Chakrabarty, The Governance Discourse: A Reader (Hardcover), OxfordUniversity Press, 2008. F.Marini, New Public Administration, New York, Wilay, 1976. G.E. Caiden, Dynamics of Public Administration: Guidelines to CurrentTransformation in Theory and Practice, New York, Holt, 1971. J. Perry Hand Book of Public Administration, Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 1989. James W.Fesler, Public Administration: Theory and Practice, Englewood Cliffs, N.O.Prentice-Hall, 1990. M.P.Sharma, Public Administration: Theory and Practice, Allahabad, KitabMahal,1990. M.R.Biju, Good Governance and Administrative Practices, N.Delhi, MittalPublications, 2007. Mohit Bhattacharya, New Horizons of Public Administration, New Delhi, JawaharPublishers and Distributors, 2001. Mohit Bhattacharya, Public Administration: Structure, Process and Behaviour,Calcutta, The World Press, 1991. Mohit Bhattacharya, Public Administration: Structure, Process and Behaviour,Calcutta, World Press, 1987. N. Henry, Public Administration and Public Affairs, New Delhi, Prentice Hall, 1999. Nicholas Henry, Public Administration and Public Affairs (paperback) Prentice-HallOf India Private Limited 2006. P.R. Dubhashi, Administrative Reforms, B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi1986. P.R. Dubhashi, The Profession of Public Administration, (Pune, Subhadra, Saraswat),1980. R.T. Golembewski, Public Administration as a Developing Discipline: Perspectiveson Past, Present and Futures, New York, Marcel Dekker, 1977. Rumki Basu, Public Administration, Concepts and Theories, New Delhi, sterlingPublishers Pvt Ltd, 2008. Susheela Kaushik, (Ed.), Public Administration: An Alternative Perspective, NewDelhi, Ajanta International, 1984. Uma Medury, Public Administration in the Globalisation Era: The New PublicManagement Perspective Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, 2010.Page 4 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PA-102Public Administration and DemocracyUnit-I1. Public Administration and Democracy: Meaning and Nature2. Democratic Theories3. Functions and Tools of Democratic GovernmentsUnit-II4. Political Institutions and Public Administration5. Administrative Organisation; Judicial Institutions: Towards Reforms6. The Public in Public Administration: People’s Participation and RepresentationUnit-III7. Decision Making,8. Policy Process and Implementation: Diversity and Performance9. Ethics of Bureaucratic Responsibility.Unit-IV10. Governance: Three Sectors Influencing Policy-Government, Private and NonProfit.11. Accountability and Transparency: Evolving Democratic System; AdministrativeReforms.12. Decentralisation and Local Autonomy: Participatory Governance.Page 5 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Recommended Books: C. B. Macpherson, Democratic Theory: Essays in Retrieval, Oxford University Press,2014. Carole Pateman, Participation and Democratic Theory, Cambridge University Press,1975. Frederick C. Mosher, Democracy and the Public Services, Oxford University Press,1982 Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans and Jon Pierre, Administrative Reforms andDemocratic Governance, Rouletdge, 2011. Jurgen Grote and Bernard Gbikpi, Participatory Governance: Political and SocietalImplications, Leske Budrich, 2002. Purnendu Sekhar Das (ed.) Decentralized Planning and Participatory RuralDevelopment, Delhi: Impact Publisher and Distributors, 2005. Richard C Box, Democracy and Public Administration, Omaha: University ofNebraska, 2006. William T Gormley and Steven J Balla, Bureaucracy and Democracy:Accountability and Performance, CQ Press, 2012.Page 6 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PA-103Indian AdministrationUnit-I1. Administrative System at the Advent of British Rule: Mauryan and GuptaAdministration; Major Characteristics & Structure of Moghul Administration.2. British Administration: The Nature of Administration of the East India Company;The Indian Councils Acts; The Government of India Act, 1935.3. Administration in Independent India: Parliamentary Democracy; Federalism.Unit-II4. Powers of Central Government: Working of Political Executive, President andPrime Minister; Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Secretariat.5. Central Secretariat: Organisation and Functions.6. Control over Indian Administration: Parliamentary and Judicial Control,Delegated Legislation in India.Unit-III7. Union Public Service Commission: Evolution, Composition and Functions ofUPSC.8. All India Service and Central Services, Training, Promotion of Civil Servants.9. Lokpal and LokayuktaUnit-IV10. Economic Planning in India: Concept, Features and Evolution; Role of FinanceCommission.11. NITI Aayog and National Development Council of India: Composition, Functionsand Role.12. Budget in India: Concept, Formulation, Enactment and Execution.Page 7 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Recommended Books: A.S. Upadhyaya (ed.) Electoral Reforms in India, Concept Publishers, New Delhi,2005. Avasthi and Avasthi, Indian Administration, Agra: LaxmiNarain Agarwa, 1992. C.P. Bhambri, Bureaucracy and Politics in India, Delhi, Vikas Publications, 1971. D. D. Basu, Introduction to the Constitution of India, Wadhwa Publications, Nagpur,2003 IIPA, Organisation of the Government of India, New Delhi. D.D. Nanda, Municipal Administration in India, Ganga Kaveri Publishing House,Varanasi, 1998. Gyani Kapoor, The Chief Minister: As An Administrator, Jaipur, Arihant Publication,1991. Meena Sogani, The Chief Secretary in India, New Delhi, Associated, 1997. O.P.Dwivedi and R.B.Jain, India’s Administrative State, Delhi, Geetanjai PublishingHouse, 1995. R.B.Jain, Contemporary Issues in Indian Administration, Delhi, Vishal, 1996. R.K. Arora, and R. Goyal Indian Public Administration, Vishwa Prakashan, NewDelhi 2002. Ramesh K.Arora (Ed.) Administrative Change in India, Jaipur, Alekh Publishers,1994. S. Mishra Changing Pattern of District Administration, Mittal Publication, NewDelhi, 1996. S.R. Maheshwari, Evolution of Indian Administration, Agra, Lakshmi NarainAggarwal, 1970. S.R. Maheshwari, Indian Administration, Orient Longman, New Delhi 2000. S.R. Maheshwari, Local Government in India, Laxmi Narain Agrawal, Agra, 2003 S.R. Maheshwari, State Governments in India, Macmillan India Ltd., New Delhi,2000Page 8 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PA-104Public Administration in TripuraUnit-I1. Salient Features and Evolution of Manikya Administration in Tripura2. British Relation with Tripura and its impact on the Administration.3. Steps of Modernization in Tripura Administration- A Review of MonarchialAdministration.Unit-II4. Merger of Tripura with Indian Union and Administrative Issues.5. Constraints to Development of administration in Tripura-Consequences in PostIndependent Period and Trends of Development.6. Administrative Reforms in Tripura- Past and Present Scenario.Unit-III7. Tripura Public Service Commission: Evolution, Composition and Function.8. Policy of Recruitment-Training and Service Conditions.9. State Secretariat: Organisation and Functions-Role of Chief Secretary,Directorates and their Functions.Unit-IV10. Village Administration in Tripura: Types and Evolution; District Administration:District Magistrate and Block Development Officer.11. Urban Development and Administration: AMC: its Composition and FunctionsRole of Urban Local Bodies in Tripura12. TTAADC and Village Committee in Tribal AreasPage 9 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Recommended Books: D.K. Choudhury, (ed). Administrative Report of the Political Agency, Hill Triperah,1877-1878, Agartala, 1996. Directorate of Education, Government of Tripura, Tripura Gazette Sankalan,Agartala, 1976. Hirendra Kumar Sur, British Relations with the State of Tripura, 1760-1947, BookDepot, Calcutta, 1986. Jagadish Gon Choudhuri, Tripurar Itihas, Agartala, 2000. Kailash Chandra Singha, Rajmala, Saraswati Press, Calcutta, 1896. Mahadev Chakraborti, (ed)., Administrative Report of Tripura State 1994-1996, 4Vols., New Delhi. Mahadev Chakraborti, et. al, Rajmala, Barnamala Prakashani, Agartala, 1986. Nityananda Das Grassroot Democracy and Panchayati Raj in Tripura, PrograssivePublishers, Kolkata 2012. Vijay Hansaria, Sixth Schedule to the Constitution, New Delhi: Universal LawPublishing, 2001.Page 10 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017PA-201Comparative and Development AdministrationUnit-I1. Comparative Public Administration: Concept, Nature, Scope, Evolution andSignificance.2. Development Administration: Concept, Nature, Scope, Evolution and Significance.3. Characteristics of Administration in Developed and Developing Countries.Unit-II4. Theories and Approaches to the study of Comparative Public Administration5. (a) Riggs Model, (b) Montgomery and (c)Ferrel Heady6. Bureaucracy and Development Administration- Role of Bureaucracy in PlanFormulation and its Implementation.Unit-III7. Comparative Analysis of Administrative Systems: Salient Features ofAdministrative Systems of UK, USA, PRC and India.8. Comparative Study of Political Executives of UK, USA, PRC and India9. Control Mechanisms over Administration in UK, USA, PRC and India.Unit-IV10. Comparative Analysis of Role of Bureaucracy, Political Parties, Pressure Groupsin UK, USA, PRC and India.11. Citizen and Administration: Machinery for Redressal of Citizens Grievances inUK, USA, PRC and India.12. People’s Participation in Development: UK, USA, PRC and IndiaPage 11 of 38

MA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MBB UNIVERSITY, AGARTALA-2017Recommended Books: Almond, G.A. and G.B. Powell Jr. Comparative Politics: A Development Approach,New Delhi, Amerind Publishing Company, 1966. Arvind K. Sharma & Indu Sharma, (Inducing Client Focus in Bureaucracy: TheCitizen Charter in India), IIPA, New Delhi, 2002. B. Stone, (Administrative Accountability in the Westminister Democracies: Towardsa new conceptual framework), Governance, 8(4), Oct., 1995. Brahmadeo Sharma, (Sahbhagita, Vikendrikaran auk Vikas), IIPA, New Delhi, 1997 D. Wilson and C. Game, Local Govt. in the United Kingdom, Palgrave, Bas