MAGD Programme

The BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) of BRAC University conducts an internationally acclaimed Masters programme, titled MA in Governance and Development (MAGD), designed mainly for officials serving in the Government of Bangladesh. The programme (designed as a 12-month fully residential programme) aims at equipping government officials with ‘frontier’ knowledge, skills, and scientific decision making processes to deal with the complex issues of governance and development, which they have to deal with in their routine work. As in the previous batches, BIGD also expects to have several international students (government officials mainly from south Asia) in the programme.


BIGD has decided to start classes of Batch-9 of the MAGD Programme from March 25, 2018 with support from BRAC. The Programme has been designed for junior and mid-level government officials (aged 42 or less on the  1st January 2018) representing your ministry’s civil service cadres mainly as the course is rigorous and most suited to their needs . The application deadline is February 12, 2018 and the admission test (written) and interview will be held on February 17, 2018, following which about 14 students would be finally selected for the programme. The final result of the admission test shall be posted on BIGD’s website ( within 48 hours after taking the test. The students will be required to work with rigorous methods and technical materials to ensure successful completion of the course, BIGD wishes to underscore the need to nominate students with strong academic background and ability to work well under pressure. Please note that women are strongly encouraged to apply.     


In recommending potential candidates, therefore kindly note that the candidates should have a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or upper second class in both in Bachelor and Masters degree examinations; familiarity with computer software such as Word, Excel, Power Point and data analysis is also expected. Kindly note that the MAGD students shall be required to reside at Savar (Dhaka), and their food and lodging will be covered under the programme. They must maintain at least 80 percent attendance in individual courses to be eligible to sit in the final examinations, and they will be required to produce a research based dissertation as part of the MAGD degree. There is also a provision of a foreign study tour during the third semester of the programme to one or more countr(ies) selected by BIGD.  Further details of the terms and conditions/guidelines of the programme are available in

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