About Department of Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration at Jahangirnagar University, since its establishment in 2006-2007 session, is committed to produce state-of-the-art skills for the government and create indigenous knowledge based solutions to a host of administrative and policy problems and challenges. The department envisions to become a regional center of excellence in the policy, governance and administrative science. The department currently has a 4-year undergraduate program (BSS in Public Administration) and a 1-year Master program (Master in Public Administration). M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs are also available in the department. More than 300 students pursue their higher education in Public Administration at a single point in time. The Department also has 17 faculty members and 5 non-academic staff. The head of the department is called the Department Chairman, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years from amongst the teachers of the Department not below the rank of Assistant Professor by rotation in order of seniority. The Chairman of the Department is responsible for the general supervision of the Department and shall dispose of routine matters. All policy matters are dealt with by Academic Committee. The Academic Committee consists of all teachers of the Department and deals with(a) Admission of students; (b) Syllabuses; (c) Examinations; (d) Teaching in the Department; (e) Co-curricular activities of the students in the Department. Though there is no clearly stated mission of the Department, the faculty members incessantly work together to contribute to the public interest through high quality and ethical teaching, research, capacity building and community service. To this end, we create and pursue opportunities that strengthen and sustain a vibrant intellectual community, centered on the purposeful, critical and disciplined study of learning and teaching in a range of contexts. Our specific objectives are as follows: 1. Graduating students will have an integrated knowledge of and demonstrated ability to perform as administrative and management professionals. Further, they will be prepared for continued learning throughout their career; 2. Students will have the positive perspectives and skills that create productive as well as creative leaders, especially in the public and non-profit sector; and 3. The graduate program faculty will demonstrate an excellence in teaching, as well as evidence of meaningful professional and scholarly activities.
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Department of Public Administration have total 15 faculty members.