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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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Life at NDC

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News & Events

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Lecture at NDC

Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, State Minister, Information And Communication Technology Division will present a keynote speech on "Knowledge Economy & ICT in Bangladesh" to ND course 2020 at 0930 hrs on 18 May 2020

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur, Ex IME Director, delivered a lecture on "Infrastructure and Connectivity: A Harbinger of Development (Land, water & airways)" to ND course 2020 at 1200 hrs on 13 May 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Economic Affairs Advisor to Hon'ble Prime minister were present a keynote speech on "Economy and Development" to ND course 2020 at 0930 hrs on 10 may 2020. 

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Zahid Hussain, Consultant, The World Bank, delivered a lecture on "Security and Economic Development: Bangladesh Perspective" to ND course 2020 at 1200 hrs on 10 May 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Robert Dewar Head of Cyber Security, Geneva Centre For Security Policy (GCSP) Switzerland delivered a lecture on "Cyber Security: Challenges of 21st Century and option for Devoloping States" to ND course 2020 at 1200 hrs on 07 May 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Mr. Salman F Rahman, Private Sector Industry and Investment Advisor to Hon'ble Prime Minister delivered a lecture on "Industrial and Manufacturing Sector in Bangladesh economy" to ND course 2020 at 0930 hrs on 29 April 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Prof. Dr. Rohan Gunaratna (Srilanka) delivered a lecture on "The Regional and Global Perspective of Terrorism" to ND course 2020 at 1200 hrs on 27 April 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Ambassador M Humayun Kabir delivered a lecture on "Security Option for Small and Devoloping States" to ND course 2020 at 0900 hrs on 19 April 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya delivered a lecturre on "International Law and Conflict Management" to ND course 2020 at 1200 hrs on 19 April 2020

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Lecture at NDC

Professor Harsh V pant Director, Studies and head of the startegic Studies Program and Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India delivered a lecture on "Nuclearization in South Asia: Threat to Regional Security" to ND course 2020at 1200 hrs on 16 April 2020.

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NDC Events

NDC  celeberated the Centenary birth day of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due solemnity. On the occasion, there were a Discussion Meeting on the " Life of Bangabandhu" at 1000 hrs on 17 March 2020 at NDC Auditorium. After the Discussion session there were a documentary show on Bangabandhu followed by the historical 7 March Speech of Bangabandhu. There were also special "Doa Mahfil" praying for the remission of the deparated soul of the Father of the Nation after the Zohor Prayer at DSCSC Mosque. Moreover, there were also Rally to mark and celebarate the 100th birth day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with grandeur.

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Lecture at NDC

There were a Panel Discussion on "Life of Bangabandhu" at 1100 hrs on 16 March 2020 for ND Course  2020. The session will be moderated by Mr. Mafidul Haque, Board of Trustee, Liberation Wear Museum. Mr Zamir, Former Ambassador, Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, Former Director General of Bangla Academy and Dr. Atiur Rahman, Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank were present their keynote speeches on various aspects of the Life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

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Lecture at NDC

KM Nurul Huda, Chief Election Commission of Bangladesh delivered a lecture on "Electoral Systems and Election: Bangladesh Perspective"  to ND Course 2020 on 12 March 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Ambassador Dr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada delivered a lecture on "Contemporary Theories of IR"  to ND Course 2020 on 10 March 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

M. A. Mannan MP Honorable Minister of Planning delivered a lecture on " Financial Sector of Bangladesh"  to ND Course 2020 on 08 March 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.