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69th Special Foundation Training Course

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1.   About the Special Foundation Training Course for BCS (Health) Cadre Officers

Bangladesh Civil Service Recruitment Rules, 1981 makes foundation training compulsory for all new entrants to the Bangladesh Civil Service. BIAM Foundation has been organizing Special Foundation Training Course for BCS (Health) cadre officers since 2007. Till now BIAM Foundation has organized 67 (Sixty Seven) Special Foundation Training Courses at Dhaka, 20 (Twenty) courses at Bogra and 13 (Thirteen) courses at Coxes-Bazar. Another Courses of 68th Batch at Dhaka, 21st Batch at Bogra and 14th Batch at Coxes-Bazar are going on. So far 3494 doctors have been trained under BIAM Foundation.


As medical officers, the doctors are assigned not only to provide medical services, but also to perform various administrative, managerial and executive functions. With this end in view, the Special Foundation Training Course is designed for developing among the BCS (Health) cadre officer’s professional skills and capacities in development administration and financial management in public sector. The course also aims at building personality, creativity and leadership qualities into the officials participating in the Foundation Training Course. This course provides an opportunity to the officers to familiarize themselves with various dimensions of development administration, office management and issues of socio-economic development of our country. Moreover, the contents of this course are carefully selected so that the participants can acquire the basic knowledge of the various theories, concepts and issues of administration, management and development.


i)        Duration of the Course:

It is a two month-long special training course for six (6) days a week. The training is residential and the participants are required to stay at the dormitory of the Institute.


ii)   The Course Objectives:

The broad objective of the training course is to create a corps of skilled, proactive and well-groomed civil servants committed to the welfare and development of the people in the changing global context.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:


  • Recognize the role of civil service in a changing national and global environment;
  • Identify individual behavioral strengths and weaknesses and promote interpersonal relations in administration;
  • Perceive and analyze socio cultural, political and economic development issues, strategies and processes realistically;
  • Adhere to the basic administrative norms, rules, policies and procedures;
  • Use information and communication technology in management;
  • Prepare research papers, reports and other documents professionally;
  • Foster esprit de corps, empathy, common perception and understanding among diverse stakeholders; and
  • Maintain physical and ethical fitness to meet arduous challenges.



iii)  Training Methodology:

The training methodology of the course includes lecture and discussion, assignment, library work, case study, seminar, workshop, group discussion, study tour, role play, office attachment, secretariat attachment, field study, extension lecture, book review and oral presentation, report writing, term paper preparation and presentation etc.


iv)  Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction will be English and Bangla. However, use of English will be emphasized. The Center encourages the participants to develop their oral and written English skills. It is expected that they engage themselves in free conversation in English as much as possible during the entire period of their stay at BIAM.


v)   Knowing Each Other:

As part of training activity, there will be a number of KEO sessions during which participants will introduce themselves with others using a standard format, designed by Course Administration.


vi)  Career Counseling:

Course Adviser will provide the participants with counseling and consultation on their academic and professional career. The Course management will prepare the schedule of the counseling on the basis of specific needs of the participants.


vii) Course Contents:

The course contents are being duly approved by the concern functional ministries. To meet the training needs of the participants, the contents of the course have been segmented into the following major areas:


01 : Bangladesh Studies

02 : The Constitution of Bangladesh

03 : Administrative Rules and Procedures

04 : Administration and Organizational Behavior  

05 : Office Management                                                            

06 : Development Administration & Project Management  

07 : Development Economics

08 : Financial Management

09 : Computer and Information Technology 

10 : Book Review and Oral Presentation Program

11 : Gender Awareness

12 : Extension Lectures

13 : Social Research Method

14 : Communicative English

15:  Village Study

16 : Study Tour

17:  Term Paper /Social Welfare Program

18:  DG’s Evaluation


viii)   Presentation on Village study:

Each participant shall preferably visit his/her upazilla to conduct a study on a particular subject and has to submit one study report. Participants have to prepare and present an individual Power Point presentation on their report for half an hour.


ix)  Extension Lecture:

Extension lecture will be held in the evening. These lecturers will dwell upon the issues of national/international importance and offer the participants an opportunity to interact and share experience with senior government officials and noted personalities. A number of extension lectures are conducted with external resource persons. The external resource persons, usually being the top civil servants of the government, share their experiences with the participants. With such exposures, the participants are expected to be well-groomed as career civil servants.


x)   Syndicate Work:

Participants are also required to carry out syndicate works. The Module Director gives the topics, which are discussed and deliberated by the group members. The group will select a Chairperson and a Secretary to conduct the exercise sessions. The exercise will be followed by the presentation of the syndicate report.


xi)  Term Paper / Social Welfare Program:

Preparing term paper is also an important component of Foundation Training. The participants will prepare a term paper instantly in a group on current issues of national and international importance and then present. Otherwise, the Participants in a group will conduct health related social welfare program.


xii) Book Review and Oral Presentation Program:

Book Review another important component of the course. Each participant will write critical reviews of one book in Bangla or in English. The presentation of the review will be followed by question-answer session.


xiii)      Co-Curricular Activities:

The participants are encouraged to perform extra curricular activities that involve themselves in   activities which express their inner qualities. The trainees will be evaluated by the Course Administration throughout the course on their active participation in classroom, sports, preparing wall-magazine, souvenir, organizing study tour & cultural activities etc.


xiv) DG’s Evaluation:

At the end of the course, the Director General of BIAM Foundation will evaluate the participants. This evaluation will help Director General (DG) to understand the knowledge of the participants which they acquired from training. Participants can also share their ideas and views with the Director General. DG’s evaluation will be based on the participant’s dress code, performance in written examinations, performance in different committees and on extensive viva.





2. Examination and Evaluation:

i) BIAM follows a two-way evaluation method. The learning achievements of the participants are assessed through their active participation, different tests, oral presentations and take-home exercises. The participants, on the other hand, evaluate performance of the resource persons of the course during each session and the overall course at the end of the training program.


The participants are evaluated on 1600 marks in total. Marks are distributed as follows:

Written Test                                         


Term Paper /Social Welfare Program      


Book Review and oral presentation


Village Study report & presentation         


Study Tour & presentation


Attendance  (Class, P.T & Dormitory)


Evaluation by Director General


Total =



ii)   Evaluation of Participants:

The National Training Policy for government officials has made it mandatory that all participants in a training course are graded on the basis of their performance and reports are forwarded to the concerned administrative Ministries/Divisions for retention in the officers’ dossiers. All assessments are based on a quantitative scale and graded in the following way:


Percentage of Marks


90 and above

AA (Outstanding)


A+ (Very good)


A (Good)


B+ (Above average)


B (Average)


3.   Discipline to be followed:

A strict conformity with the rules of the Institute is important for successful completion of the course. Violation of any rules, activities subversive to discipline or code of conduct, adoption of unfair means in the examinations or unauthorized absence by any participant will render him/her liable to disciplinary action. The course authority and the evaluation authority may visit the dormitory at any time and check the presence of the participants.


i)        No smoking or Taking Drugs and Alcohol:

The Institute has been declared as a Non-Smoking Area. No participant is allowed to smoke in the campus. Drugs and alcohol taking is strictly prohibited and any participant found violating these norms would be seriously dealt with.



ii)   Dress Code:

In classrooms and other formal sessions, the male participants will have to wear light-colored full-sleeve shirts preferably white, dark colour full pants, dress shoes and tie. Female participants will wear three pieces or sharees. The male participants, who will not wear ties because of religion, will have to wear sherwani, pajama and shoes. All participants must wear the name badge in all occasions. During exercise and game sessions participants are to wear white tracksuits/ T shirts, trouser and keds.


iii) Cell Phone: Using cell phone in any formal session will be treated as violation of training discipline. Cell phone is strictly prohibited during formal session.


4.   Miscellaneous

i)    Interpersonal Relations:

One of the objectives of the Foundation Training Course is to develop interpersonal relations and foster team spirit among the officers through interactions. This will create an attitude of cooperation and fellow feeling among the officers of different batches.


ii)   Meeting Faculty Members:

No participant shall meet or otherwise be called by any faculty members in their office room. In case of urgency, the meeting between the participant and the faculty member may be held in course office intimating the course administration. Course administration will brief the participants accordingly and arrange the interview as and when necessary.


iii)  Committee Activities:

The participants will be encouraged to form various committees among themselves. These committees will manage different activities of the course. Mess Committee, Cultural Committee, Tour Committee, Sports Committee, Souvenir and Wall Magazine Committee are formed that help in developing leadership qualities among the officers.


5.   Requirements of the Course

Successful completion of the course demands strict adherence to the following conditions:


  • Meet and complete all standards and formalities inside the classroom, such as academic exercises, examinations, syndicates, seminars, group discussion, etc.;


  • Attend all instructional sessions regularly and other activities punctually, preferably at least five minutes earlier than the scheduled time;


  • Submit term papers, field-study reports, study tour reports, book review reports and other assignments in time;


  • Stay compulsorily in the dormitory of the Institute and abide by the rules and regulations thereof;


  • Participate in all co-curricular activities; and


  • Abide by the rules of the Institute; maintain strict discipline and code of conduct.


Success or failure in meeting the above requirements will be reflected in the pen-picture of the participants.


About this Course

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Zone: Dhaka

Course Type: Non-residential

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Starting Date: 18-Feb-2018

Ending Date: 18-Apr-2018

Registration Begins: 14-Feb-2018

Registration Ends: 17-Feb-2018

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