From January 2015, a paradigm shift in the training of officer cadets encompassing three cardinal training modules such as character, academic and military have been redefined. Presently, the officer cadets are undergoing three years military training coupled with four years Engineering and Honours curricula under Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) and Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) respectively. The academic disciplines in Engineering programme are Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Electronic and Communication Engineering. The disciplines of Honours programme are Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics and International Relations. Such conceptual and qualitative transformations in academic dimension are the unprecedented phenomenal changes in the history of Bangladesh Army. Thereby, a wide avenue of both general and technological education has been unfolded for the young future leaders of Bangladesh Army. This will render the country to have a professional and time worthy Army to display the aura of efficiency in the changing scenario of the world.
BUP started its journey of ‘Excellence through knowledge’ as Faculty of Cadet Education (FCE) in the year of 2015 with the inception of four years honors curriculum in BMA. On 05 June 2018, it was renamed as Faculty of Business and Social Science (FBSS), BUP. Currently 03 departments of this faculty are offering BBA/BSS (Honors) program to OCs/YOs on IR, ECON and BBA as part of academic program in BMA. Focuses of PCAT are completion of BUP approved academic curriculum for 7th and 8th semester of IR, BBA, and Economics. Besides that Maintenance of achieved physical fitness, necessity of continuing military training, engagement of co-curricular activities and development of military leadership.