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Government Jobs after BBA – Sectors and Possibilities

At present, there is widespread competition in the job market all over the world. And in third world countries like Bangladesh, where overpopulation is a significant problem, the competition is many times greater than others. Every year thousands of students in our country are entering the job market after finishing their studies. But being unable to get the desired job, many of them have to write their name in the unemployment register. As a result, we see rising unemployment rates every year.

Government jobs are one of the most competitive job sectors. The salary scale of government service, grading system, job security, retirement benefits, medical benefits, and other allowances and above all, what the current educated generation is most interested in is to establish themselves as government employees. Moreover, the government sector facilitates job opportunities for students of almost any discipline. Whether you are a student of Mathematics or Physics, History or Literature, Engineering or Environment Science, or a student of Business Discipline,  you can apply for the public service right after graduation.

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) is quite a very popular graduate degree among the students in our country. Many universities of the country, both public and private, offer this degree, and every year a huge number of business graduates enter the job market. However, most of them opted to join the MNCs or private banks for career growth, many business graduates choose the government sector first because of attractive and diverse career opportunities. Moreover, private jobs mostly demand highly organized candidates with sound experience in certain fields and there is often a question of job insecurity in this sector. Again, some esteemed government organizations offer promising career growth which can be fruitful in the long run for a BBA fresher.

Why Join the Government Sector after Completing BBA?

Many of us have the idea that there are only specific job sectors available for BBA graduates. This may be because we have been seeing for a long time that BBA graduates are more likely to join different managerial sections of the private sector. A foundation of managerial education is formed among the students through the BBA program. Students are taught all the necessary skills and techniques to manage, analyze, lead, and control organizations and businesses throughout their entire course. Thus, this program opens up many progressive career opportunities for employment in both – the private sector and the public sector.

BBA graduates can easily excel in various government agencies and departments with their management and administrative skills. The skills and knowledge they have can be very fruitful in advancing the public sector effectively. Moreover, there are many specializations (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, HR, Management, etc.) in the BBA program that students can choose from depending upon their interest area. Based on specialization, they can apply for different public sector organizations like financial institutions and banks, industrial housing and infrastructure, human development and employment, education institutions, revenue, tax, and regulatory authorities, etc. As a fresher, a candidate may not get the upper-mid or higher-level administrative jobs of the public sector, but being a part of these organizations will bring career growth eventually. After all, the public sector ensures job security, which is a major concern for most of us. And because of being in the service of the people, the public sector has always been at the forefront of society, which is certainly conducive to the rapid social establishment.

Different Government Sectors to Join after BBA

As we know that there are various opportunities available in the public sector for BBA graduates, let’s take a look at some of them:

Civil Services

After finishing the BBA, candidates can apply for the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) job posts. This competitive examination is conducted nationwide by the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) for the recruitment of candidates to the various Civil Service cadres. Currently, BCS has 26 cadres including BCS (Admin), BCS (Foreign Affairs), BCS (Audit & Accounts), BCS (Customs and Excise), BCS (Taxation), BCS (Trade), BCS (Statistics), BCS (Education), BCS (Police) and so on. BBA graduates will be ideal candidates for many of these cadres as they have already studied administration as well as other related subjects like economics, taxation, business law, statistics, etc. during their graduation. BPSC publishes BCS examination circulars considering vacancies in various government departments nationwide and they conduct it in three phases – the preliminary examination, the written examination, and the viva voce (interview). Generally, the entire process from releasing circulars to publishing final results takes 1 to 1.5 years.

Government Banks and Financial Institutions

Government banks and financial institutions can be a great option for BBA graduates to prove their full potential. Banks are one of the largest sectors of government employment in Bangladesh. Another advantage is that the government of Bangladesh has now integrated the recruitment process of public banks and financial institutions. Now, the Bankers’ Selection Committee (BSC) is responsible for the recruitment of first and second class officers in 14 state-owned banks and financial institutions. Like the BCS, a combined examination of three phases – Preliminary, Written, and Viva Voce (Interview) is conducted by BSC for the recruitment of candidates. In the case of public banks, candidates can apply for Senior Officer, Officer, and Officer (Cash) posts through this recruitment process. So, it may be a good start to an excellent banking career for BBA graduates.

Sub-Inspector (SI), Police

After completing BBA, for candidates who want to join law enforcement agencies, the post of Sub-Inspector of Police can be a great option for them. BBA graduates can apply for this non-cadre, mid-level entry position of Bangladesh Police. The SI post of the police is very important for maintaining law and order as they are responsible for the field level operations, ensuring justice, and serving the people. Among the total posts of SI, 50% are directly recruited through competitive examinations conducted by the Police Headquarters. The exam is conducted into two phases – Written and Viva Voce (Interview), and the final selected candidates are given 1 year of basic training and 1 year of field attachment. The minimum age and height requirement is 19-27 years and 5’4” respectively for male candidates and 19-27 years and 5’2” respectively for female candidates.

Other Government Departments and Corporations

In addition to the sectors described above, there are several vital departments and corporations of the government that recruit BBA graduates in a variety of fields, including accounting, finance, management, human resources, marketing, and so forth. Among them some notable entities are:

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MOCAT)
  • Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB)
  • Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMA)
  • Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC)
  • Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL)
  • Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC)
  • Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited (NPCBL)
  • Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company (IIFC)
  • Jiban Bima Corporation (JBC)
  • Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh (IDRA)
  • Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC)

BBA graduates can apply for different posts at these corporations and departments and they have to go through the own selection process of these institutions. In general, like any competitive examination, these institutions conduct the written tests and the interview for recruitment.

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Future of IT in Bangladesh

Information Technology ( IT ) has changed the world in modern days. IT is the special use of computers to store, extract, transmit and manipulate data or information. IT is considered as a subset of Information And Communication Technology. Humans have been storing, extracting, transmitting and manipulating data or information as a written format since Mesopotamia. Modern day technologies have upgraded the system and made unlimited storage. 

Over the last 7 years, the offshore IT market of Bangladesh has grown at a good rate. In fact Bangladesh has already become one of the best places for IT players in recent years. With the ability to operate at least 20-30% lower cost than any other countries of South Asia, Bangladesh gives a large entry-level workforce. 

The IT industry in Bangladesh helps the national economy a lot. This industry not only helps the national economy but also creates a prestigious position in the global market. The domestic market size was US$ 0.9-1.1 billion in 2017. But in 2020 the size is US$ 2.3-2.6 billion and the income is increasing. As a result the government of Bangladesh has given their interest in this sector already. Bangladesh has a large population and they are really interested to work in this sector. On the other hand, the cost of working in Bangladesh is really less than other Asian countries like India, Philippines, Pakistan etc. So the present state of IT industry in Bangladesh is really good. 

An IT based company wants a lot of things and Bangladesh is completing those wants. Supply of electricity is the first basic wants of a company. Bangladesh is producing as much as electricity. So there will be no load shedding in future. Then Bangladesh is connected with SEA-ME-WE 6 fibre cable. So the internet speed is good enough and increasing day by day. An IT company  needs that type of internet speed. 

Bangladesh is a country where anyone can build a business and carry on that. People easily get attached with those products. An IT company produces software, cloud computers, databases etc and people of Bangladesh always accept them properly. So the foreign investors are finding interest in investing in the IT sectors of Bangladesh. As we can see, the future is really bright for the IT sector. 

Moreover the government will make 100% corporate tax exemption till 2024 and 80% VAT exemption on rentals and utilities. The Bangladesh government is setting up 25 high-tech parks and software parks across the country.  The decision ‘50% personal income tax reduction for foreign employees for 3 years’ has given a wide range for the foreigners to work with this country’s people. 

Every year a lot of students are completing their graduation, post-graduation degree and trying their best to get a job. Unfortunately there are not enough job opportunities in Bangladesh. In this case the IT sector  is creating a big space. In an IT company an employer doesn’t need to be physically present. So he/she can work from a long distance. 

Bangladesh is mainly focused in the USA and the UK based IT sectors. Now the situation is changing and other rich European countries are also beneficial for the future of Bangladesh. So Bangladeshi IT companies are searching for the future market for Bangladesh in those countries.  

Bangladesh has limited liabilities but if the people utilizes these properly, the situation will improve. Bangladesh has the potential to play multiple roles in the service delivery portfolios of global companies. Bangladesh can be called a hub for the regional market. As the domestic market is poised  with remarkable growth, the government as well as private sectors will invest a lot in the IT industry in future. So the future of this industry is really on top of the mark. 

Bangladesh offers a compelling blend of quality talent at a lower cost with a risk profile much lower than commonly perceived. The proposition is further accentuated with sensible government support to boost foreign investments. Bangladesh has positioned herself as a strong contender for companies appraising locations for the next wave of cost arbitrage.  There are certain challenges regarding infrastructure, talent adjustability and data protection. However the government and industry have adopted bold measures to assuage their impact and create a harmonious ecosystem for the growth of the IT sector. It is important for companies to consider  Bangladesh to understand the nature of risks that exist and how they compare with other peer emerging locations in order to make an informed decision based on the ability to manage or mitigate such risks.    

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Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 

Police

 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 

NSI

 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    

SP And OC

An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       

PBI

 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 

CID

Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

Written By

Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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