BCS-mania: an ominous trend
No one can dispute the need of having skilled civil servants for the proper functioning of the state. This, however, cannot outweigh the need of experts in other sectors.
Recently, an ominous trend among university students of desiring to become a BCS cadre concerns us. The students are supposed to dedicate themselves to their academic study, but they are often found studying BCS materials in the library or reading rooms even from the very early days of their university life.
Let alone research work, a large number of students focus more on BCS related studies than their respective academic study. The medical and engineering students are now running after general BCS cadre posts, leaving the professional sectors in a vulnerable condition. It is urgent to hold the rein of this unhealthy race and encourage the students to apply their expertise in their respective fields.
Md. Sadequr Rahman, Maniknagar, Dhaka