BARD (Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development)
Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) is a government autonomous institution which works for the local public to develop rural area through training and research activities. In 1959, it was established in Comilla that time known as Pakistan Academy of Rural Development. Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan was a founder Director and pioneer of BARD.
BARD is offered training for official and non-official members of the public and private organization which is the main objective of it. It is worked for the rural development. Through the certain three project, BARD is reached at this objective. The projects are:-
- Thana Central Co-operative Association (TCCA)
- Thana Training and Development Centre (TTDC); or Works Programme (RWP)
- Thana Irrigation Programme (TIP).
In BARD has individual organogram facilities. These are one Director General (DG), one Additional Director General (ADG), nine Directors, fourteen Joint Directors (JD), thirteen Deputy Directors (DD), twenty-two Assistant Directors (AD) and other officials.
BARD is divided into nine divisions for better performance in work. These divisions are Administration Division, Project Division, Research Division, Training Division, Rural Economic & Management Division, Rural Social & Demography Division, Rural Administration & LG Division, Rural Education & Development Division and Agricultural & Environmental Division.
Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development is walked with five models. At first, a model has four programs of rural development as like TTDC, RWP, TIP and Two-tier Cooperatives. A second model has three characteristics which are elitism, centralism, and paternalism. A third model is worked with the critical and chronic problems of rural Bangladesh. A fourth model is walked to innovate the different models. And the final fifth model has evolved with a combination communication and knowledge training system.
In Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) is installed the different courses such as Job Training Courses, Areas & Broad Issues of Job, Training Courses, Rural Development Courses, Regional & International Training and Seminars Conferences & Workshops
In Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development is available a cleared Citizen Charter & function. Here is described the Known of BARD, their Acceptation, their objectives, their responsibilities, their Acceptation, Research, Formed programmes & visitors, Cafeteria, Hostel, Liberty and Garden/Nursery.