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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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Lieutenant General Md Akbar Hossain

SBP, SUP (BAR), afwc, psc, G+, PhD
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.

 
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Life at NDC

NDC Today

  • 27
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Chief of Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BBP, BUP, nswc, fawc, psc, GD(P), Chief of Air Staff will deliver a lecture on “ Keynote Speech on Bangladesh Air Force ” to ND Course on 27 September 2022.

  • 27
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Japan

H. E. Mr ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan will deliver a lecture on “ Contemporary Japan: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy ” to ND Course on 27 September 2022.

Notices

  • 28
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Russia

H.E. Alexander Vikentyevich MANTYTSKIY, Ambassador of Russia will deliver a lecture on “ Contemporary Russia: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy in the Context of Ukraine Crisis ” to ND Course on 28 September 2022.

  • 29
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Chief of Naval Staff

Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, NBP, NUP, ndc, afwc, psc, Chief of Naval Staff will deliver a lecture on “ Keynote Speech on Bangladesh Navy” to ND Course on 29 September 2022.

News & Events

  • 26
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Chief of Army Staff

General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, SBP, OSP, ndu, psc, PhD, Chief of Army Staff delivered a lecture on “ Keynote Speech on Bangladesh Army” to ND Course on 26 September 2022.

  • 25
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by High Commissioner of Australia

H.E. Mr Jeremy Christopher Courtenay Bruer, High Commissioner of Australia delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Australia: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy” to ND Course on 25 September 2022.

  • 22
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by High Commissioner of Malaysia

H.E. Ms. Haznah Binti Md. Hashim, High Commissioner of Malaysia delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Malaysia: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy” to ND Course on 22 September 2022.

  • 21
  • Sep
  • 2022

Capstone Course 2022/2 Certificate Awarding Ceremony

The capstone course 2022/2 Certificate Awarding Ceremony was held on 21 September 2022 at NDC.
Md Nurul Islam Sujon, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Railway was grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

  • 20
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

H.E. LEE Jang-keun Ambassador of the Republic of Korea delivered a lecture on "Contemporary South Korea: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy" to ND course on 20 September 2022.

  • 19
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Türkiye

H. E. Mustafa Osman Turan,  Ambassador of Türkiye delivered a lecture on "Contemporary Türkiye: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy in the Context of Present Global Power Politics" to ND course on 19 September 2022.

  • 18
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by British High Commissioner

British High Commissioner, H. E. Robert Chatterton Dickson delivered a lecture on “Contemporary UK: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy in the Context of Present Global Power Politics” to ND Course on 18 September 2022.

  • 18
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Hon'ble Speaker

Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon'ble Speaker delivered a lecture on “Constitution of Bangladesh” to Capstone Course on 18 September 2022.

  • 11
  • Sep
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of EU

H.E. Charles Whitely, Ambassador of EU delivered a lecture on "Bangladesh-EU Development Relationship: Major Features and Emerging Issues" to ND course on 11 September 2022.

  • 29
  • Aug
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC

Brig Gen Md. Nasim Parvez, ndc, afwc, psc Director General, BTRC delivered a lecture on "Cyberspace: New Frontiers to Exercising National Power" to ND Course on 31 Auguest 2022.

  • 25
  • Aug
  • 2022

Lecture at NDC by Comdt, NDC

Lt Gen Md Akbar Hossain, SBP, SUP(BAR), afwc, psc, G+, PhD Comdt, NDC delivered a lecture on "Land Power: Developing Country’s Perspective" to ND Course on 28 Auguest 2022.

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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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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.