Welcome to the Department of Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration has gained an eminent recognition with distinguished, residual memories over the past fifty-eight years. Producing the most number of graduates in the field of Public Management, it has become the pioneer in this specific area.
The Department is proud to be the only academic unit within the national university system offering a Degree in Public Management while maintaining its standard of studies with professionalism and knowledge.
The Department then took over the responsibility for the study programme leading to the B.Sc. Public Administration (Special) Degree, which was later renamed as the B.Sc. in Management (Public) (Special) Degree in 1993 and in 2001 as B.Sc. Public Management (Special) Degree. Commencing of the academic year in 2015/2016, the B.Sc. Management (Public) (Special)Degree has been offered by the Department.
The Department dedicates to develop Public Management graduates who acquired both theoretical and practical knowledge in the sphere of Management specialized in Public Management. They possessed skills including managerial, leadership, entrepreneurial, decision making, creativity, communication, networking, public relations and information communication technology. Thus, the graduates are more adaptable to vibrant environment, demonstrating positive attitudes, values and professionalism while serving as a professional to meet the challenges in public, private and non-governmental organizations locally and globally. They are passionate about life-long learning as to accomplish their professional and personal vision.
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Call for Papers - International Journal of Governance and Public Policy Analysis (IJGPPA) , 2021 Vol 3, Issue 01
The Department of Public Administration organized its Undergraduate Research Day (URD) for the fifth consecutive year on the 23rd of March 2021. It was conducted in blended delivery method since some of the participants... READ MORE
The Alumni Association of Public Administration successfully held its 28th Annual General Meeting on the 22nd November 2020 from 9 a.m. onwards via zoom. For this virtual meeting local members as well as for the... READ MORE
Senior Professor R. Lalitha S. Fernando has been promoted to the post of Senior Professor (Chair) of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of... READ MORE
The Inaugural ceremony of the newly initiated two postgraduate programs (Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Public Management Programs) was held on 15th March 2020 at the University... READ MORE