The Doctor of Philosophy in Public administration(IGNOU PhDPA) is a distance program from IGNOU. Candidate with an M Phil or a masters degree in a relevant stream from a recognized university can only enroll in this program. The candidate should have at least scored a minimum 55% in this masters degree program to qualify for this program. Apart from these two factors candidates should have a minimum five years work experience in fields like teaching, administration, industries in a senior position to enroll in this program. Public administration is a very large subject, in order to understand and implement every aspect of it in practical life, candidates needs to have adequate practical working experience. This is purely IGNOU job oriented program. After completion of this doctoral program, a number of opportunities shall open to you in varied fields from the government sector like public administration department and non government sectors. If you come from teaching background you can get back there and rise to a senior position like Sr lecturer or principal along with teaching public administration to the students.