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With over 10,000 students, the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has become the leading institution for specialized programs. In fact, it’s the only Indian institution to offer comprehensive programs and the hugely popular BA public policy and administration.

UPES students are industry-ready professionals due to the novel course curriculum and the training imparted to them. Students can immerse themselves in a research-oriented, stimulating environment where innovation, excellence, team building, and respect are exhibited every day. It is also a part of the prestigious Laureate International Universities network that shapes the future of education around the world. UPES is where you can make your difference.

BA Public Policy:

This BA Public Policy Program offered at UPES has a unique component. Keeping in view the career aspirations of the new generation, UPES has embedded  Civil Services Examination coaching  along with the regular course curriculum of the BA program.

The Civil Services exam not only focuses on academic knowledge but also on the overall understanding of society and finding solutions for contemporary problems. Proper guidance from experts is vital to achieving success. The study material, prepared by subject experts, focuses on priority areas from examination point of view. Classroom teaching, regular model examinations on the UPSC pattern will help the students to get familiar with the exam pattern.

To impart this training, UPES has joined hands with  Dr. Lakshmaiah IAS Study Circle, an institute which has over a period of time, with rigorous efforts, developed a time tested methodology for success in the civil services examination. This has made Dr. Lakshmaiah IAS Study Circle, the institution with one of the highest success rates not only in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but also in India.

More than 4.5 lakh aspirants take this nationwide competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for entry to the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS). UPES is the first private university in India to offer such an embedded test preparation component.

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About the Course:

This BA Public Policy Program focusses on developing professionals who are equipped with the nuances of public policy to confront issues that governments face on a day to day basis. The programs offered aim to prepare administrators who venture beyond scholarly discourse and are well versed in various substrates of public policy. BA Public Policy & Administration has a built-in coaching component for the Indian Administration Services (IAS) – a first in India. This program provides knowledge of economics, public finance, research methods, public policy, leadership, and strategy.


Under the BA with civil services program we provide history, economics and political science as the core BA subjects, with Osmania University affiliation. Coaching for civils services has been seamlessly blended into the program. Regular seminar, daily newspaper reading, News analysis, debates and discussions are an integral part of the course.


Semester I

Economics 1

Sociology Introduction to Public Policy

Political Science 1

Semester II

Political Science II

Psychology Economics II

Public Administration I      

Semester III

Economics of Public policy Indian Social Problems and social policy Indian Political System Public Administration II

Semester IV

Indian legal system developmental Theory Indian Administration I

Quantitative Techniques and Research Methodology       

Semester V Indian Administration II International relations and organizations Elective 1Elective 2 Summer Internship
Semester VI

Indian Foreign Policy

Elective 3

Elective 4


Elective I

Poverty and Inequalities

Poverty in India: Economic, Social and Political perspectives health and Educational inequalities in India Regional imbalances and Poverty

Poverty and Indian Agriculture

Public policy for Poverty alleviation 

Elective II

Human Development Human Rights and Human Development

Gender Empowerment

Socio-cultural foundations of Human Development

Health and Human Development

Education and Human Development

Elective III

Not for Profit Management

Theory of Third Sector Development

Corporate Social Responsibility

Philanthropy in India

Social Capital and Community Welfare

Contemporary Third Sector movements 



The admission to degree with civils is based on tenth and class XII marks.  A personal interview will be conducted on campus or on skype.

Fee Structure:



Semester I 1,11,875
Semester II 1,11,875
Semester III 1,23,000
Semester IV 1,23,000
Semester V 1,35,250
Semester VI 1,35,250


Contact Details:

Address: 2nd Floor, 210, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi-110020, India

Phone :   +91-11-41730151/152/153   +91-11-46022691/92-95   1800-102-8737 (Toll Free)

Email : enrollments@upes.ac.in


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