The Department of Public Administration is one of the leading Departments in the University with remarkable academic and research experiences. Established on 1st July 1972, the Department has started its three year BSS (Hons.) Program from academic session 1971-1972. Before that one year MSS Program in Public Administration was initiated in academic session 1969-1970 and 1970-1971 under the Department of Political Science of Dhaka University. The dynamic leadership of its founding Chairman Professor Nur Mohammad Mia and the efforts of other faculty members enormously helped the Department to attain the present stage of excellence. Since its establishment, the Department has been conducting undergraduate and post graduate academic programs and offering BSS (Honours), MSS, M. Phil & Ph. D. degrees. The present Chairman is Professor Dr. Mobasser Monem. The four year BSS and one year MSS programs of the Department have strong theoretical and quantitative orientation. All students are required to take the core courses like Introduction to Public Administration, Management, Personnel and Human Resources Management, Financial Administration, Comparative Public Administration, Sociology of Administration, Urban and Local GovernanceEtc. Since 2006-2007 sessions the department has been following the semester system. The Department started offering M. Phil & Ph. D degrees since 1980’s.