About BCS Administration Academy
Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy started its journey as the first Gazetted Officers Training Academy (GOTA). Later, in 1977, the Academy was renamed as the Civil Officers Training Academy (COTA). On 21 October 1987, the Academy was named as the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy, an attached institution under the Ministry of Establishment (now the Ministry of Public Administration).
The academy provides five-month long basic training related to law and administration for newly appointed officers of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre, and various periodical trainings as per the requirement for officials of different levels. In addition, a one-year “Master in Public Policy and Management (MPPM)” course is conducted by the Academy. The Academy has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing various trainings including Foundation Training Course to different cadre service officers by the government.
The academy conducts research on administration, governance, management, development etc. and publishes journals, books, magazines etc. on the current situation. Besides, trainees publish souvenir on different training courses. The academy provides various trainings on administration, management, government procurement, information and communication technology, increase in English language proficiency, ethics, ideals, values and corruption prevention to develop government officials of various levels as skilled, capable, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
The academy organizes partnership training programs with different types of training institutes in the country and abroad. The academy operates a medium-level degree course on Public Administration and Public Finance in collaboration with Yamaguchi University, Japan. In addition, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) are working jointly with the aim of improving the quality of the training syllabus. The Academy provides appropriate expertise in improving the skills and eligibility of faculty members by offering opportunities for higher education and training at various foreign universities and institutes.
The academy is headed by an officer of the rank of Secretary to the Government. The Academy is well known as a think-tank for the reform and management of the public sector. The Academy also provides various recommendations to the government for various policy support and administration. After the commencement of its journey, the Academy has been playing an outstanding role in overall administrative development of the country.