All students of public administration know the history of it and each one of us has specific reasons of opting it as our sphere of study, but all those pursuing masters or bachelors don’t really know what to do with out MPA or BPA degrees. Well to start of let’s be honest and admit their is not much conventional scope in public administration as a professional career except if you get a chance to apply your expertise in a job which has public dealing or turn to academics. It is not the conventional degree that will fetch you great jobs but indeed the subject gives you an opportunity to learn and understand the working of the country better.

Most of the people who opt for Public Administration as a subject opt for it as they are preparing for Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC or other State PCS. Very few are the people who have genuine interest in solving the problems in the adminstration.
Public Administration is quite a practical subject thus the three most lucrative career options that one has are
1. Research work- which means further studies and helping in development of the subject.
2. Career in civil services.
3. Teaching- lectureship
Both career options are great and it depends on your interest. If you are genuinely interested in finding out the solutions to administrative problems then the first option along with teaching or even in isolation is a great one.
Not everyone gets a chance to serve in the prestigious civil services so if you have opted for it only because its your optional in mains then it is rather advised you switch streams in case you don’t get into the services.
WHAT TO DO REGARDING FURTHER STUDIES?
There are a number of courses that you can go for after completing masters in public administration the best of which I have enumerated as the following.
1. M.Phill in Law and Governance- this is a course offered by JNU which gives you an opportunity to study the subject in an interdisciplinary light.
2. PHD from DU which can be done under the aegis of department of Political Science.
3. PHD from Jamia Milia Islamia Unviersity.
4. M.Phill from Kurukshetra University.

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