First Semester

BPA 101: English-I

The purpose of this course is to help students to improve their English skills. Oral, listening and academic writings skills and conversational fluency are emphasized in everyday public communication. The instruction includes vocabulary, grammar, listening, pronunciation, writing and viewing exercises for practice.

  1. Poem
    • Piano
    • Great Scott! Gadzooks!
    • On the Eve of His Execution
    • Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening
    • Where the Mind is Without Fear
  2. Short Stories
    • Uudhisthira’s Wisdom
    • The Brave Little Parrot
    • If Not Higher
    • The Library Card
    • Marriage is a Private Affair
    • Who was to Blame?
    • Third Thoughts
    • Mr. Know-All
    • The Telegram on the Table
    • The Great Answer
    • A Tale
  3. Essays
    • Why Go to University?
    • Curbing the One eyed Monster
    • How Sane Are We?
    • The Burden of Skepticism
    • Keeping Errors at Bay
    • We are Breaking the Silence about Death
    • The Savage Male
  4. Basics of English
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills
    • Reading skills
    • Structure Analysis
    • Remedial Grammar
    • Test and Revision
    • Development of Writing Skills
    • Report Writing
    • Reference Skill
  5. Academic Writing Skills
    • Introductory concepts of Academic Writing
    • Various Types of Academic Writing
    • Basics of Academic Writing and organizing arguments
  • Gerson, Sharon J. (2006). Teaching Writing: Process and Product. New Delhi: Pearson.
  • Nissani, Moti & Lohani Shreedhar (2013). Adventures in English Vol 1. Kathmandu: EKTA Books Pvt Ltd.
  • Nissani, Moti &Lohani, Shreedhar (2013). Adventures in English Vol 2. Kathmandu: EKTA Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Q. M. Billah, G. S. Chowdhury & Monjurul Alam: Foundation English for Undergraduate
  • Thomoson & A. V. Martinet: A Practical English Grammar
  • W. Stannnard Allen: Living English Structure
  • R.A. Close: The English We Use
  • J.P.B. Allan and Widowson: English in Social Studies
  • Nissani, Moti & Lohani Shreedhar (1996). Adventures in English, Kathmandu, Ekta Books.
  • Gerson, Sharon J. & Gerson, Steven M. (1998). Technical Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hornby, A.S. (2000). Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford: OUP.
  • Huddleston, Rodney & Pullum, Feoffrey K. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge University Press.
Sixth Semester

BPA 421: Research Methods in Public Administration

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the principles and procedures of research and to enhance their knowledge to conduct research works in the fields of social sciences.

  1. Introduction
    • Concept of Research
    • Nature and Objectives of Research
    • Characteristics of Research
    • Significance of Research
  2. Fundamentals of Research
    • Concept of research problem and literature review
    • Concept of variables
    • Concept of measurement
    • Research methods: Descriptive, explanatory and exploratory
    • Technical aspects of research such as citing reference, bibliography and annex
  3. Data collection methods in social sciences
    • Data and its types: Quantitative, qualitative, chronological and geographical
    • Data collection methods
    • Schedule: Concept, purpose, type, importance, merits and demerits
    • Questionnaire: Concept, purpose, types, importance, merits and demerits
    • Interviews: Concept, purpose, types, importance, merits and demerits
    • Observation Methods: Concept, purpose, types, importance, merits and demerits
  4. Sampling Methods
    • Concepts, meaning, significance
    • Types of sampling
  5. Proposal and Report Writing
    • Concept, function, type, purpose and steps of writing reports
    • Steps of writing academic proposal
    • Features (qualities) of a good academic proposal
    • Features (qualities) of a good academic report
  • Acharya, Balaram (2064). Anusandhan Paddhati Tatha Prtibedan Lekhan. Kathmandu: National Book center
  • Adhikari, Ganesh Prashad (2003). Social Research for Thesis writing. Kathmandu: Investigation Nepal.
  • Baskota, Suman (2061). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: New Hira Books Enterprise.
  • Bhanadari,, Dila Ram (2012). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationery.
  • Creswell, Hohn W. (2009). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approches. New Delhi: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Joshi, Puspa Raj (2003). Research Methodology. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributers Private Ltd.
  • Joshi, Puspa Raj (2064). Anusandhan Paddhati. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic publishers and Distributors.
  • Kerlinger, Fred.N . (2000). Foundations of Behavioural Research. Delhi:Surjeet Publications.
  • Khati, Radhaber D. (2006). Introduction to Research Methods. Kathmandu: Thirdeye Publishers
  • Kothari, C.R. (2010). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. NewDelhi: New Age International Private Limited.
  • Kuhan, Thomas S. (1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. USA: International Encyclopedia of Unified Science.
  • Pant, Prem Raj (2016). SocialScience Research and Thesis Writing. Kathmandu: Buddha Publication.
  • Sharma Puspa Raj (2064). Research Methodology With SPSS: Useful Thesis, Project Work and Report Writing.
  • Sharma, BAV, Prashad, Ravindra & P. Shatyanaryan (1989). Research Methodology. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited.
  • Young, Pauline V. (1982). Scientific Social Survey and Research. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited.