Introducing BPATC: BPATC―A Home of Nation Builders
A centre committed to excellence and a premier regional hub dedicated to provide effective, inclusive and self-mandated and bespoke training for civil servants, the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), is the apex public sector training institute in Bangladesh-meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The centre offers innovative training courses across subjects, from public administration and governance to leadership training, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), office management, gender and development, financial management, project management, conflict management and negotiation, e-government management, Total Quality Management (TQM), training of trainers (TOT) and personal development. It also arranges of seminars and workshops on various issues of national and global concerns. All courses can be customized to fit specific training needs.
A leader in the field of administration and development is not always an inborn talent but that can be taught, cultivated and practiced. The aim of the centre is to equip future leaders and policy makers with the background necessary for a broad understanding of varied social, economic, political, environmental, scientific and organizational aspects involved in the planning of national policies and strategies. In addition to focusing 3Es-efficiency, economy and effectiveness, the centre concentrates on embracing equity, responsiveness, inclusiveness, accountability, innovation and collaboration.
Foundation Of A Dream―BPATC is Born
With the dire necessity of fulfilling the demand for ready human resources of a newly born independent country and achieving the dream of the father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Sonar Bangla, creating a core of efficient, dynamic, competent, citizen-focused, proactive and patriotic public servants for rapid and sustained development, BPATC emerged in 1984 as an autonomous organization amalgamating four institutions:
1. Bangladesh Administrative Staff College (BASC)
2. National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA)
3. Civil Officer’s Training Academy (COTA)
4. Staff Training Institute (STI)
Location and Landscape―A Natural Habitat
Set amidst a landscape of the velvet of lush green natural environment and aesthetic beauties blended with planned trees with abode of chirping birds, flowers, gardens, water body- a habitat of flora and fauna surrounded by a mini tea garden, a herbal garden and plants and the state of the art infrastructures, the centre lies in Savar at a surface of 54 acres land which is 28 kms away from the maddening crowd of the capital city Dhaka. Notwithstanding the limitation imposed by its distant location, the centre prides itself as the alma mater for most laurels in the civil service domain across the country.