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National Defence College (NDC) is the premier national institute of excellence on defence, security, strategic and development studies. The college is pursuing its vision since 1999 to emerge as the Centre of Excellence on strategy and development studies to meet the challenges of 21st century. The college provides an in-depth look into strategic issues and constituents of national security of Bangladesh. It endeavours to formulate befitting academic curricula for the potential policy planners, leaders and thinkers from home and abroad. The college allows freedom of expression following a non-attributable policy that allows for an environment of free and open inquiry, exchange of ideas and crystallization of consensus.

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Commandant

Commandant's Vision

Distinguished Visitors, welcome! It is indeed my great pleasure to invite you to visit the Official Website of National Defence College (NDC), Bangladesh. Please take a virtual tour to the most prestigious institution of its kind in Bangladesh.NDC is the premier national institution of Bangladesh for conducting training and research on national security and development issues.

To accomplish this mission, courses at NDC Bangladesh include all subjects and issues that impact or impinge on national security and development.

Keeping the people centric orientation of the Armed Forces in view, the Government of Bangladesh decided to establish NDC to contribute directly in national security and development affairs. Accordingly, the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of NDC on 10 January 1998. The first National Defence Course commenced on 10 January 1999. Today, NDC continues to provide future decision-makers with the necessary skills and background for filling up the senior positions in the national security and associated fields.

Over the past one decade or so, the NDC achieved international prominence. NDC and its graduates are held in high esteem within Bangladesh and around the globe. The NDC alumnis’ achievements are testament to NDC’s commitment to excellence. With a motto “Security Through Knowledge”, the vision of the college is oriented towards its dedication of becoming the premier national institute of excellence dealing with security, strategy and development studies. The college envisages its responsibility to provide a common platform for the participants to understand national security, stimulate strategic analysis and comprehend higher management and decision making encompassing both internal dynamics and the external influences.

In this note, courses in NDC are designed to widen the participants’ vision on the regional and the global context in which a nation state operates and the global issues that influence her options in the realm of policy and strategy. These deliver advance knowledge, insight and networks related to national development and security studies among senior policy makers, high ranking civil and military officials and the eminent personalities from different/ segments of the society. As the Commandant of this prestigious institution, I respectfully acknowledge the contribution of our founders and all previous Commandants for their splendid insight and persistent dedication for bringing this institution into a standard of acclamation.

 

Commandant

National Defence College, Bangladesh

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Life at NDC

NDC Today

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  • Nov
  • 2018

Observing Armed Forces Day

National Defence College will celebrate The Armed Forces Day on 21 November 2018 marking the founding of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force during the country's Liberation war in 1971. Special Prayer and Pritivoz will be arranged on this occasion. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers and all course members of 2018 will attend the programme with families.

Notices

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No notices

No notices have been posted for future events

News & Events

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  • Nov
  • 2018

Commandant's Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament - 2018

Commandant's Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament - 2018 will be held on 01 December 2018 between National Defence Course - 2018 and Armed Forces War Course - 2018 at 5/25 Air Defence Regiment Artillery Training ground. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers and all Course members of 2018 will attend the tournment with families.

  • 14
  • Nov
  • 2018

VISIT by Secretary General of IMCTC to NDC

Lieutenant General Abdul Elah bin Othman Al Salah, Secretary General of Islamic Coalition for Terrorism (IMCTC)  visited NDC on 14 November 2018 for delivering an opportunity lecture on ``IMCTC and its contribution to the peace and Security in the Middle East'' to ND Course 2018. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers and Course members of ND Course-2018 attended the Session. 

  • 11
  • Nov
  • 2018

Lectures in NDC

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, NBP, OSP, BCGM, ndc, psc, delivered a keynote speech on "Bangladesh Navy" to ND course 2018 on 11 November 2018.

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  • 2018

Lectures in NDC

Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam delivered a keynote speech on "Bangladesh Civil Services" to ND course 2018 on 11 November 2018.

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  • Nov
  • 2018

LECTURE

Political Advisor to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr. H. T. Imam delivered a lecture on "Other Actors Affecting National Security" to ND Course 2018 and AFWC - 2018 on 01 November 2018.

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  • Oct
  • 2018

Lecture to ND Course - 2018

Azmina Siddique, a Policy Adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change visited NDC to delivered a lecture on 31 October 2018 to ND Course 2018.

  • 29
  • Oct
  • 2018

LECTURE

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, GD(P) delivered a keynote speech on Bangladesh Air Force to ND Course 2018 and AFWC - 2018 on 29 October 2018.

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  • Oct
  • 2018

LECTURE

Security Advisor to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Maj Gen Tarique Ahmed Siddique, rcds, psc, (Retd) delivered a keynote speech on National Security to ND Course 2018 and AFWC - 2018 on 28 October 2018.

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  • Oct
  • 2018

Visit to Planning Ministry

ND Course 2018 visited Ministry of Planning on 17 October 2018.

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  • Sep
  • 2018

SEMINAR ON "ROHINGYA CRISIS : CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD"

A day-long seminar of AFWC 2018 was held on 05 September 2018 on "Rohingya Crisis : Challenges and Ways Forward". Mr Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, Hon'ble Foreign Minister, Govt. of the people's Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as chief guest. Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Dept of International Relation, Dhaka University and Mr. Asif Munier, Former Official of International Organization of Migration (IOM)  presented two keynote papers. Another keynote paper presented by selected course members of AFWC 2018. Distingushed Academics, Professionals, Senior Military Officers, Govt. Officials, Representatives of Civil Society, Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers and all course members of 2018  attended the seminar.

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  • Sep
  • 2018

SEMINAR ON "REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY : OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES"

A day-long seminar organized by NDC jointly with Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and Bangladesh Enterprise Institute  (BEI) on "Regional Connectivity : Opportunities and Challenges" on 03 September 2018. Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Govt of Bangladesh, and Executive Chairman, Power and Participation Research Centre graced the seminar as Chief Guest. Session 1 chaired by Major General A K M Abdur Rahman, ndc, psc, Director General, BIISS and Session 2 and 3 chaired by Ambassador Humayun Kabir, Vice President, BEI. Distinguished, Academics, Professionals, Senior Military Officers, Government Officials, Representatives of Civil Society, Commandant, Faculty, Staff officers and all course members of ND Course 2018 attended the seminar.

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  • Aug
  • 2018

LECTURE TO ND COURSE

H. E. Marcia Stephens Bllom Bernicat, Embassy of the United States of America delivered a lecture on "Contemporary USA : Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh - USA Relations" to ND Course-2018 on 30 August 2018.

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  • Aug
  • 2018

LECTURE TO ND COURSE

H.E. Mr. Hiroyasu lzumi, Embassy of Japan delivered a lecture on "Contemporary Japan : Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh - Japan Relations" to ND Course 2018 on 29 August 2018.

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  • Aug
  • 2018

LECTURE TO ND COURSE

H. E. Gen A W J C De Silva (Retd), High Commission of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka delivered a lecture on "Contemporary Sri Lanka : Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh - Sri Lanka Relations" to ND Course 2018 on 28 August 2018.

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NDC Overview

Curriculum

National Defence Course is a multidisciplinary course tailored to suit the aim and objectives of the course. The 11 month long course is divided into four studies. Each study is 10 to 12 weeks long, concentrating on related key aspects. The theme moves from Bangladesh to global issues and to international relations. It focuses on analysis of Bangladesh’s National Security and a look into the future in the last study. Course curriculum include visits and tour programmes, designed to support the studies.

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Library

NDC library is the nerve centre for all the college studies and plays an important role in promoting academic excellence. The Library subscribes many national and international journals, magazines and all major national daily newspapers. The Library preserves latest reports published by various ministries and departments of the Government.

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Alumni

The NDC alumni Association comprises of all graduates, faculty members and staffs. The Alumni association seeks to connect / engage all NDC Alumni in order to foster a lifelong intellectual and social connection between the college and its graduates, faculty and staffs.

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Forum

NDC Forum is the web based application programme for intellectual members of the organization.

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NDC Courses

NDC

National Defence Course is a multidisciplinary course tailored to suit the stated aim and the objectives. The 11 month long course is divided into four studies. Each study is 10 to 12 weeks long, concentrating on related key aspects.

AFWC

The AFWC curriculum is aimed at developing the thinking process of the course members towards planning and execution of warfare at the operational level. The course begins with studies on theories of war and operational doctrines followed by visits to different parts of the country.

CAPSTONE

The Capstone Course on National Security and Strategic Studies at National Defence College, Bangladesh, is designed to enhance knowledge, skills and networks related to multilateral security cooperation in Bangladesh among senior law / policy makers, security- practitioners, judges, executives, civil society representatives, senior military officers, media personalities, entrepreneurs and other distinguished personalities of the society.