The Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies was formally inaugurated on 19th August 2016. This Department is the first regular University Department in the State of Kerala for the higher studies in Public Administration. Definitely Public Administration can be considered as a professional course in the Faculty of Social Science since it is covering major areas like Indian Administration, Development Administration, Financial Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Public sector Management, Governance, and International Administration and so on.
In addition, the discipline deals with Human Resource Management, Labour Administration, and Human Rights in India, Environmental Management, Organisational Behavior and E-Governance. In this regard, the inception of the Department is an encouraging chapter in the minds of thousands of students who are interested in pursuing higher studies in the areas of Public Administration, Governance and Public Policy. Besides, this venture under the CUK has the capacity to impart knowledge on the diverse dimensions of administration and hence it is a motivation to the Civil Service aspirants also.
Currently, the Department is functioning with four faculty members. In total, 23 students got admitted to the Post Graduation course. The students are from different disciplines. This shows the versatile nature of the subject.