IGNOU MPA Syllabus 2024

IGNOU MPA Syllabus 2024 - Here, Candidates will be able to find the latest syllabus structure for the IGNOU MPA program with all subjects list. IGNOU MPA Syllabus Structure is available with a credit system in which each of the courses is given appropriate credit. IGNOU has implemented a credit system in MPA courses which is useful for course selection at the time of taking admission and for re-registration.

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IGNOU MPA Candidates have to earn a required number of credits every semester or every year to complete and qualify for MPA passing certificate. The selection of the courses can be made at the time of taking fresh admission or re-registration for the subsequent year or semester for the MPA program. There are many courses available for IGNOU MPA course selection out of which some are compulsory courses and some of are elective courses.

IGNOU MPA Syllabus 2024 Highlights

Name of the Program Master of Arts (Public Administration)
Exam System Annual
Total Credits 64
Category IGNOU MPA

MPA students will have the option to choose the course of their choice from the elective courses (if exists) while there are no choices and options available for compulsory or core courses.

IGNOU MPA Current Syllabus 2024

1st Year
Course Code     Course Name Credits 
 MPA-011  State, Society and Public Administration  8
 MPA-012  Administrative Theory  8
 MPA-013  Public Systems Management  8
 MPA-014  Human Resource Management  8
2nd Year
Compulsory Courses
 MPA-015  Public Policy and Analysis  8
 MPA-016  Decentralisation and Local Governance  8
Optional Courses (Choose courses worth 16 credits)
 MPA-017*  Electronic Governance  4
 MPA-018*  Disaster Management  4
 MSO-002  Research Methodologies and Methods  8
 MPS-003  India: Democracy and Development  8
 MPAP-002  Project Work  8
Total Credits 64

* MPA-17 & 18 to be taken together

IGNOU MPA Credit System

As we all know, IGNOU has implemented a credit system in the MPA program in which the candidates have to earn a total of 64 credits to obtain the IGNOU MPA certificate. Therefore, each of the MPA courses will have an appropriate number of credits that you will earn only after you complete the particular subject. The MPA candidates can get to know about the total number of credits that they need to earn to become eligible for the IGNOU MPA degree certificate.

IGNOU University is working regularly to revise the MPA Syllabus Structure to fulfill the current demands as well as to keep connected with the latest curriculum that helps students to achieve their goals as per the latest trends. IGNOU has the right to change and update the IGNOU MPA Syllabus at any session to offer only the latest course structure. We also work hard for IGNOU MPA students to provide an updated syllabus structure to them which will help them for their studies.

22 thoughts on “IGNOU MPA Syllabus 2024”

  1. MPA part 2 shall I hv to choose two optional course among them? Project work is optional as other course?

  2. Is MA Public Administration (MPA) semester mode in July 2023 cycle or same as previously. Please mention. Some courses are converted to semester mode as per New Education Policy 2020

  3. I have taken MSO-002 as my optional subject in MPA but when i search for material and previous year question papers i get material of sociology. I just want to know is MSO-002 syllabus for MPA and sociology is same or is different

  4. Was MPA course relevant for UPSC? I’m a little bit confusing between MPA or MPS, please guide me

  5. Hi All,

    Pls let me know there is any attendance required in MPA.

    On the website, there is mention about attendance.

  6. I want to just ask about MPA 2ND Year course. Means I have MPA 2nd semester all books MPA 015 to MPA 018. And I have also Mso 002 or other 4 books. Please tell me someone. When MPA main books paper will be on time? So other books paper always be taken as well as?

  7. Do we need to cover all the units in each subject? For eg: MPA-011 has 21 units. So do we need to cover all the units?

    1. Hey Avinash, I took admission for MPA in Jan 2019. Do you know what is the last date for submitting assignments ?

    2. May i get notes for preparation in MPA ist yr….coz i hv small baby nd can’t go through full syllabus…plz help

    3. Hi Sonia,
      You can get Neeraj publication reference books for MPA subjects. They are very helpful. U can buy online neerajignoubooks. Com

    1. Ignou egyankosh for study material and syllabus
      Ignou website for old question papers

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