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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'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

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Lecture on Pharmaceuticals: A New Frontier for Trade and Export

Mr. Abdul Muktadir, Chairman & Managing Director, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Pharmaceuticals: A New Frontier for Trade and Export’ to the NDC-2024 course members on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

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Major General Dato’ Haji Noorrul Azril Bin Ariffin called on Commandant, NDC

Major General Dato’ Haji Noorrul Azril Bin Ariffin and Delegation of Malaysian Armed Forces called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

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Lecture on Global and Bangladesh Energy Scenario – Options for Power Development in Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Mohammad Tamim, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BRAC University called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Global and Bangladesh Energy Scenario – Options for Power Development in Bangladesh’ to the      NDC-2024 course members on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

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Lecture on Managing a Sustainable Development and Equitable Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal

Rear Admiral Md. Khurshed Alam, ndc, psc, MPhil (retd), Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Managing a Sustainable Development and Equitable Blue Economy in the Bay of Bangal - Exploring the Role of Indian Ocean Rim association (IORA)’ to the NDC-2024 course members on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

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Lecture on World Economic Scene

Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Ex Advisor to the Caretaker Govt & Executive Chairman, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) of Dhaka called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘World Economic Scene’ to the NDC-2024 course members on Monday, 22 April 2024.

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Lecture on Macro-Economic Principles

Professor Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Macro-Economic Principles’ to the course members of NDC-2024 on Sunday, 21 April 2024.

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Lecture on Economy and Development: Road to Progress for Bangladesh

Hon’able Minister Mr. Md Tazul Islam, MP, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Economy and Development: Road to Progress for Bangladesh’ to NDC-2024 course members on Thursday, 18 April 2024.

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Lecture on Global, Regional and National Security Environment: Future Outlook for Bangladesh

Md. Shahidul Haque, Former Foreign Secretary, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance, North South University called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Global, Regional and National Security Environment: Future Outlook for Bangladesh’ to the fellows of Capstone Course 2024/1 on Thursday, 18 April 2024.

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Lecture on Constitution of Bangladesh.

Honourable Minister Mr Anisul Huq, Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Constitution of Bangladesh’ to Capstone Course 2024/1 fellows on Tuesday, 16 April 2024.

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Comd, IPE24 called on Comdt, National Defence College (NDC)

Cdre Micheal Harris, OAM, RAN, Commander, INDO-Pacific Endeavour 2024 (Comd IPE24) called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) on Tuesday, 16 April 2024.

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Lecture on Foreign Policy of Bangladesh

Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Foreign Policy of Bangladesh’ to AFWC-2024 course members on Tuesday, 02 April 2024.Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Foreign Policy of Bangladesh’ to AFWC-2024 course members on Tuesday, 02 April 2024.

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Lecture on Women Entrepreneurship Development

President of Women Entrepreneurs Network for Development Association Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, MP called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development’ to NDC-2024 course members on Monday, 01 April 2024.

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Lecture on Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh – Challenges and Prospects

Prof Dr. Md Sharfuddin Ahmed, Former Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) and delivered a lecture on ‘Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh – Challenges and Prospects’ to NDC-2024 course members on Sunday, 31 March 2024.

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Lecture on ‘Transformation and Development of Rural Bangladesh’ by Dr. Atiur Rahman.

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank, Chairman, Unnayan Shamannay delivered a lecture on ‘Transformation and Development of Rural Bangladesh’ to NDC-2024 course members on Monday, 25 March 2024.

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Defence Attache of China in Bangladesh called on Commandant.

Senior Colonel Du Xinsheng, Defence Attache of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh called on Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) on Wednesday, 20 March 2024.

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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.