Individual Mentorship Program SAARTHI – THE COACH




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Coach UP IAS offers a comprehensive Public Administration optional batch to assist students in their preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. We follow well-defined pedagogy and procedures to provide effective guidance regarding Public Administration Optional to theaspirants.

Batch Started: 4 Jun
3:00pm to 5:00pm


  • 1. Structured Curriculum: Coach Up IAS has developed a structured curriculum specifically tailored for Public Administration as an optional subject. The curriculum covers all relevant topics and is designed to align with the UPSC syllabus.
  • 2. Experienced Faculty: The coaching institute boasts a team of experienced faculty members who specialize in Public Administration. Under the guidance of our Chief Mentor Ashutosh Srivastava Sir, Our faculty members who are well-versed with the examination pattern and requirements of the current trends of UPSC, thrive hard to impart quality education to our students.
  • 3. Interactive Classes: Coach Up IAS believes in interactive learning. The classes are designed to encourage student participation and engagement. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, and clarify their doubts during the classes.
  • 4. Comprehensive Study Material: Coach Up IAS provides comprehensive study material for Public Administration optional. The study material is well-researched, up-to-date, and covers all the necessary concepts, theories, case studies, and examples related with Public Administration Optional.
  • 5. Test Series: Coach Up IAS provides test series of Public Administration Optional to assess the students' understanding and progress. These tests simulate the actual UPSC examination and help students gauge their performance. Detailed feedback and analysis are provided to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses.


Online free
(Including GST)

Offline free
(Including GST)


Syllabus of UPSC (Public Administration/500 Marks)


  • Introduction: Meaning, scope and significanceof Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; New Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalization, Privatization, Globalization; Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.
  • Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement; Classical Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C.Argyris
  • Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.
  • Organisations: Theories – systems, contingency; Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and Field relationships; Regulatory Authorities; Public - Private Partnerships.
  • Accountability and control: Concepts of accountability and control; Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration; Citizen and Administration; Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations; Civil society; Citizen’s Charters; Right to Information; Social audit.
  • Administrative Law: Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.
  • • Comparative Public Administration: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique.
  • Development Dynamics: Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalization on administration in developing countries; Women and development - the self-help group movement.
  • Personnel Administration: Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct; Administrative ethics.
  • Public Policy: Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.
  • Techniques of Administrative Improvement: Organization and methods, Work study and work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.
  • Financial Administration: Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.



  • Evolution of Indian Administration: Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.
  • Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.
  • Public Sector Undertakings: Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability and control; Impact of liberalization and privatization.
  • Union Government and Administration: Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intra governmental relations; Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organizations.
  • Plans and Priorities: Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; ConstitutionalAmendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.
  • State Government and Administration: Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the Finance Commission; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.
  • District Administration since Independence: Changing role of the Collector; Union-state-local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralization.
  • Civil Services: Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building; Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism; Civil service neutrality; Civil service activism.
  • Financial Management: Budget as a political instrument; Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques; Audit; Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • Administrative Reforms since Independence: Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation.
  • Rural Development: Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralization and Panchayati Raj; 73rd Constitutional amendment.
  • Urban Local Government: Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment; Global-local debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
  • Law and Order Administration: British legacy; National Police Commission; Investigative agencies; Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism; Criminalization of politics and administration; Police public relations; Reforms in Police.
  • Significant issues in Indian Administration: Values in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management.


  • Attributes of Public Administration in different countries
  • Challenge of Globalization and Public Administration
  • Civil Service Activism
  • Contingency Approach
  • Comparative Public Administration post trends current status and future prospects
  • Ecology and Public Administration
  • Democracy and Bureaucracy
  • Impact of Globalization on Developing Countries
  • Indian Model of Constitutionalism and Inter-Governmental Relation
  • People Participation in Policing
  • Political Culture in India
  • Pressure Group/Interest Group
  • Regulatory Institutions in India
  • Strong State vs Market
  • Social Audit
  • State Theories and Public Policy
  • Values in Administration and code of conduct
  • Bureaucracy and Development
  • Basic Values and Objectives of Indian Constitutions
  • Critical Path Method
  • Management Information System
  • PERT (Programme Evaluation and Review Techniques)
  • Terrorism, insurgency and subversion in India
  • The Decision-making Process and Technique
  • Finance of Local Bodies
  • Work Management
  • Administration under coalition Government
  • Attached offices and Subordinate agencies
  • Disaster Management
  • Global vs Local
  • Indicative Plan
  • New Localism
  • Self Help Groups
  • Human Resource Development
  • Forms of Public Enterprises
  • Concept and Policy of Accountability and Autonomy
  • Accountability and control of Public Enterprises
  • Relationship with other Agencies
  • Appraisal of Public Enterprise Performance

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