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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.

 

Commandant

National Defence College, Bangladesh

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Life at NDC

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News & Events

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Lecture to ND Course-2018

Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt of the People,s Republic of Bangladesh will deliver a lecture on “The Future of IR: New Frontiers and Emerging Paradigm Shift in Diplomacy’’ to ND Course-2018 on 19 July 2018.

 

 

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Lecture to ND Course-2018

H. E. Professor Dr. Chop Lal Bhusal, Ambassador of Nepal will deliver a Lecture on “Contemporary Nepal: Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh-Nepal Relations’’ to ND Course-2018 on 18 July 2018.

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VISIT OF MALAYSIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NDC

H.E. Nur Ashikin Mohd Taib, High Commissioner of Malaysia paid a visit to NDC on 15 July 2018 and had an fruitful and interactive session with the Course Members of ND Course-2018.

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NIS

NIS

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Visit to MOFA

ND Course -2018 Visited Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

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Visit of AFWC-2018

Armed Forces War Course -2018 will visit HQ Coast Guard and BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) on 05 July 2018.

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VISIT TO NDC

A 03 member delegation from UAE led by Maj Gen Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Baloushi, Head of Executive Admin visited NDC on 03 July 2018.

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VISIT TO NDC

A 26 member delegation from Zimbabwe National Defence University (NDU) visited NDC on 02 July 2018.

 

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LECTURE TO ND COURSE - 2018

Dr. Dipu Moni, MP delivered a lecture on "Geo Strategy of Bangladesh" to ND Course -2018 on 02 July 2018.

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VISIT TO BEI and BIISS

National Defence Course-2018 visited Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) on 27 June 2018.

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Visit of Indian Chief of Naval Staff

The Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Visited NDC on 26 jun 2018.

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Lecture on ‘’ The Foreign policy of Bangladesh‘’

Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of foreign Affairs delivered a speech on ‘’ The Foreign Policy of Bangladesh " to ND Course 2018 on 24 June 2018.

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Celebration of The Holy Eid-ul-Fitr

National Defence College Celebrated the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr with due reverence and religious fervour along with a festive mood. There was an arrangement of '' Pritibhoj " (especial lunch) at 12.30 hrs on Eid day at NDC for all the officers, Course members and soldiers as well.

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Commandant's Farewell Address to Faculty and Staff Officers

The outgoing Commandant addressed the faculty and Staff Officers of NDC on 31 May 2018. On behalf of all the members of National Defence College, the SDS (Navy) handed over a College Creast, a NDC Painting and photo albums to the outgoing Commandant at the end.

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Special farewell visit to Commandant Madam by NDC Ladies Club delegation

Senior members of NDC Ladies Club paid a farewell visit to outgoing Commandant Madam at 1100 hours on 31 May 2018 at her bungalow. Ladies Club presented the Club Crest, souvenir and photo albums.

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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.