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.
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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:
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.
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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.