The Master in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG) aims at providing high quality research based education in public administration and public policy. Students are expected to be able to analyze and understand complex issues of public policy and administration by means of organization theory and theories of public policy. The MPPG Program focuses on current, appropriate, and cutting-edge topics of public policy analysis, new modes of governance including New Public Management, e-Governance, globalization, corruption, environment and sustainable development and local governance in the South-Asian and international settings.
One of the major objectives of the program is to analyze policies aimed at poverty reduction programs of NGOs such as micro-credit, government's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Program, policies concerning environment, health, and education, women empowerment and conscientization, and local democracy. This is achieved largely through theoretically oriented and empirically based research on dynamics of policy making and implementation in formal and complex organizations, and in non-profit and international agencies. How they act and interact to make public choices that influence public life, enhance general welfare, and ensure democratic rights and principles of good governance.
The program aims to produce graduates with professional skills to map, analyze, and participate in matters relating to public policy and governance drawing on the forefronts of research, practice, and pedagogy in these fields. Knowledge empowerment and knowledge transfer are facilitated through encouraging faculty members, young professionals and students to participate in research, publish research works, and disseminate findings in order to improve governance and public policy making in their places of work.