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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 Sheikh Mamun Khaled

SUP, rcds, psc, 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.

Lt Gen Sheikh Mamun Khaled, SUP, rcds, psc, PhD

Commandant

National Defence College, Bangladesh

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Mashiur Rahman, economic Affairs Advisor to Hon'ble Prime Minister,delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "Economy as an instrument of national power" at 0900 hrs on 22 July 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Prof. Sir Laurence Freedman,Emeritus Professor, King's College, UK delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "Strategy : Theories and Practices" at 1930 hrs on 22 July 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Prof.Dr. Joseph Liow Chin Yong, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "Greater Influence by Small States in a Changing World" at 0900 hrs on 21 July 2020

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Lecture at NDC

Prof.Kishore mahbubani,Distinguished Fellow of National University of singapore, delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "World after COVID-19 : The Future of World Order and Global Governance" at 0900 hrs on 19 July 2020.  

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Lecture at NDC

Prof. D. Robert Worley, PhD Sr Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, USA delivered a lecture to ND course 2020 on ''Orchestrating Instruments of National Power to achieve'' at 0900 hrs on 15 July 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Prof. Naomi Therese Hossain American University, Washington DC , USA delivered a lecture to ND course 2020 on ''Security Through development - Policy and Strategy Implications'' at 1700 hrs on 12 July 2020.

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Dr Adnan Qadir Khan, Professor In Practice, London School Of Economics, UK, delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Challenges and characteristics of system of public service delivery for sustainable development growth: developing states perspectives” at 1200 hrs on 02 July 2020 .

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Lt Gen Sanjiv Langer, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Former Member Of Armed Forces Tri-Bunal (Principal Bench), India, delivered a lecture to ND course 2020 on “Making of Strategy : Challenges and Benefits ” at 0900 hrs on 30 June 2020.

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Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, MP Hon’ble Foreign Minister, delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Bangladesh Foreign Policy: Constraints, Compulsions and Choices” at 0900 hrs on 28 June 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. John McCormack, UK will deliver a lecture on “Operationalizing Strategy” to ND Course 2020 at 1230 hrs on 24 June 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Lt Col Darren Lionel Hughes, UK will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Strategic Communications” at 1545 hrs on 24 June 2020.

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Lt Col Darren Lionel Hughes, UK delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Strategy and Strategy Development (to include a revision of the strategic context)” at 1545 hrs on 23 June 2020.

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 Lt Col Darren Lionel Hughes and Dr Gemma Collantes Celador, UK delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Introduction to UK Defence Academy Package” at 1345 hrs on 21 June 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Dr Gemma Collantes Celador, UK delivered a lecture on “Conceptualizing Security and Making Sense of Global Trends” to ND Course 2020 at 1415 hrs on 21 June 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Dr Gemma Collantes Celador, UK delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Policy Formulation, Implementation and Review” at 1615 hrs on 21 June 2020.

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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.