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GS Foundation


  • Focus on core concepts and inter-linkage
  • Practical application of theoretical knowledge
  • Imbibed answer writing practice with question discussion within class
  • Special focus on Paper-2, with “content building practice”
  • Dedicated schedule for discussion on current developments in Public administration and Indian administration, respectively.
  • Analysis of 2nd ARC, World Bank, Reports + IPPA, with emphasis on “How to use the information in answer writing
  • Crisp and relevant material with focus on current trend



  • Starts: 7th July, 2017
  • Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Fees: Rs. 13,000/- (+Service Tax)


  • Starts: 9th July, 2017
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Fees: Rs. 13,000/- (+Service Tax)

Pub. Ad. QIP + Test Series

  • Fees: Rs. 18,000/- (+Service Tax)

Programme Approach


  • Aspirants who are "soul searching" for an expansive coverage of Public Administration in the contemporary scenario.
  • Aspirants who have read the subject and are not clear with concepts.
  • Who know the facts, but lack its finer analysis.
  • Who have appeared for Mains but have not scored well.
  • Aspirants who need a revision and develop a holistic perspective about the subject.


Reports/Current developments/Exam Simulation


Comprehensive matter would be given along with IIPA notes, 2nd ARC gist and relevant articles that are in contemporary debate.


Yes, tests would be part of the curriculum and various previous year questions would be discussed in the class itself.

Topics Covered

1. Evolution of Public Administration

  • a. Public Administration as Theory and Practice b. Models of Evolution:
    1. Golembiewski
    2. Nicholas Henry
    3. Nigro, Dimock and others
    c. Contribution of Wilson, Critique and other theorists d. Simon Waldo Debate e. Modern Approaches to the study of Public Administration
    1. Public Policy
    2. Systems
    3. Contingency
    4. Post-Modernism
    5. Governance
      • Gender Perspective
      • Post-Positivism
      • Post-Behaviouralism
      • Deconstructivism
      • Humanistic-Phenomenology
    f. Model of Critique of Traditional Public Administration
    1. Public Choice
    2. Marxist Approach
    3. Neo-Marxist
    4. New Public Administration. [NPA-I, II, III]
    5. New Public Management [NPM]
    6. Blacksburg Manifesto
    7. Neo-Weberian State
    8. Post-Modern Governance
    9. E-Governance – Models and Issues
    10. Governmentality and Community Power Approach
    11. Case – Studies from Asian and Other Perspectives
    g. Other Contemporary Developments/Debate
    1. Neo-liberal – State Debate
    2. Ethics in Administration – Normative Concerns and Rationality
    3. Agendas of reform – [Also Covers Topics from 2nd ARC]

2. Theories in Public Administration:

  • Approaches: Wilson, Goodnow, White, Waldo, Taylor, Follet, Weber, Gulick and Urwick, Peter Drucker, Easton, Peter Senge Behaviourism in Public Administration:
    1. Organizational behavior and characteristics
    2. Leadership
    3. Motivation
    4. Communication
    5. Emotional Intelligence
    6. Methodology and Critique

3. Public Policy:

  • Approaches Contributors:
    1. Easton
    2. Dror
    3. Simon
    4. Lindblom
    5. Others
    Issues in Public Policy Case – Studies [IIPA etc.] Changing perspective in Policy Making in India

4. Comparative Public Administration:

  • Methodology and Approaches Contributions of Riggs, Ferrel Heady, Weidner and Wilson Development Administration[DA]:
    1. Role of Public Administration in Development Administration
    2. Post-Developmentalism and Critique of Development Administration
    3. Community Development Models
    4. Sustainable Development
    5. Role of Non-State Actors in Development and Issues:
      • NGOs
      • SHG
      • Civil Society
      • Corporates
    6. Developmental Policies/Laws:
      • Environmental
      • Social
      • Industrial
    Global Issues in Development
    1. Conservation, Pollution, etc.
    Role of Institutions
    1. Local Governments
    2. Quasi-Judicial bodies etc.

5. Administrative Reforms:

  • Civil Services
    1. Issues in Reforms
      • Personnel Management
      • Global Perspective
      • Judicial
    Reforms in Criminal Justice System
    1. Judiciary
    2. Police
    3. Security Agencies
    Administrative Perspective on New Problems of governance like
    1. Terrorism
    2. Naxalism
    3. Cyber Crimes
    4. Social Media Reforms
    5. Human Rights
    6. Women Issues
    Role of Media and Administrative Reforms 2nd ARC – Recommendations World Bank, UNPAN, Report discussions Role of District Administration – Need for Changes

6. Political Institutions and their Role:

  • Reforms at the Institutional Level Centre-State Relations Issues in Federalism:
    1. Role of Niti Aayog
    2. Governor
    3. Expert/Constitutional bodies
    4. CSS
    Role of Audit and CAG Electoral Reforms:
    1. Issues.
    2. Recommendations
    Executive Vs Legislative Judicial Reforms:
    1. Structural
    2. Procedural

7. New Agenda in Indian Administration:

  • Gender Issues Disaster Management Privacy Communalism Media Activism RTI, RTPS, Probity in Governance Financial management reforms – GST, FRBM, PPP, etc.

8. A Brief Overview of Hidden Syllabus:

  • Discussion on Contemporary Developments in Theory and Practice of Public Administration

Procedure for Online Class

  • Students will be given user ID & password to access the lectures on our website.
  • Account for online classes will be activated within two days of enrollment.
  • Video will be actual recording of our classroom program.
  • One lecture will be accessible three times.
  • Once you start any session, it will be active in your system for 24 hrs and will be counted as one session (even if you have logout or your system has been closed). During this you can pause, rewind or forward the session. Similarly you can access it three times i.e. 24hrs X 3 sessions. If you will login from another system session count will increase.
  • Study material will be sent by courier.
  • Lectures will be active in your account till your mains exam.
  • For technical assistance call 9873870114

Courses & Fee Details

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Pub. Ad. QIP Classes (Classroom) Rs. 13,000/- (+Service Tax)
Pub. Ad. QIP Classes (Online) Rs. 13,000/- (+Service Tax)
Pub. Ad. QIP + Test Series Rs. 18,000/- (+Service Tax)
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