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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, BSP, 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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Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Japan

H.E. Mr. KIMINORI IWAMA Ambassador of the Japan to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Japan: Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh-Japan Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 20 September 2023.

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Closing Ceremony of Capstone Course 2023/2

The Capstone Course 2023/2 Closing Ceremony held on 20 September 2023 at NDC. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Honorable Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

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Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of China

H.E. Mr. Yao Wen, Ambassador of China to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary China: Its Foreign Policy, Security, Development Strategy, BRI and Bangladesh-China Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 23 Aug 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Russia

H. E. Mr. Alexander Vikentyevich MANTYTSKIY Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “The Geopolitical Watershed and Russia - The Key Points of the Revised Foreign Policy Concept” to ND Course 2023 on 21 Aug 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by High Commissioner of India

H.E. Mr. Pranay Verma, High Commissioner of the Republic of India to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary India: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy and Bangladesh-India Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 20 Aug 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of Brazil

H. E. Mr Paulo Fernando Dias Feres, Ambassador of Brazil to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary South America: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy and Bangladesh-South America Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 26 July 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by High Commissioner of Malaysia

H. E. Ms. Haznah Binti Md. Hashim, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Malaysia: Its Foreign Policy, Security & Development Strategy and Bangladesh- Malaysia Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 23 July 2023.

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PSFP Closing Ceremony

H. E. Sarah Cooke, High Commissioner of UK will attended the closing ceremony of Policy and Strategy Formulation Package (PSFP) of ND Course-2023 at NDC on 06 July 2023.

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Visit of Chinese National Defence University (NDU) Delegation to NDC, Bangladesh

A 55 (fifty five)- member delegation from National Defence University (NDU), China headed by Maj Gen Huang Dunshun, Vice President, National Defence University, Chinese People's Liberation Army (NDU, CPLA) visited NDC, Bangladesh on 22 June 2023.

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Visit of Zimbabwe National Defence University (ZNDU) Delegation to NDC, Bangladesh

A 25 member delegation from National Defence University (NDU), Zimbabwe headed by Air Vice Marshal Michael Tedzani Moyo, VC and Comdt, NDU, Zimbabwe visited NDC, Bangladesh on 15 June 2023.

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Visit of Nigerian Army TRADOC Delegation to NDC, Bangladesh

A 8 member delegation from Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) headed by Maj Gen SO Olabanji, Commander of Nigerian Army TRADOC visited NDC, Bangladesh on 13 June 2023.

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Closing Ceremony of Capstone Course 2023/1

The Capstone Course 2023/1 Closing Ceremony held on 24 May 2023 at NDC. Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BBP, BUP, nswc,fawc, psc, GD(P) grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

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Lecture at NDC by Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a lecture on “Evolving Global-Regional Geopolitics and Challenges of Diplomacy: Bangladesh Perspective” to  Capstone Course 2023/1 on 21 May 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by Honorable Speaker

Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Honorable Speaker of Bangladesh National Parliament delivered a lecture on “Constitution of Bangladesh” to ND Course and Capstone Course 2023/1 on 21 May 2023.

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Lecture at NDC by State Minister of Planning

Dr Shamsul Alam, State Minister of Planning, Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Vision 2041 and Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100” to Capstone Course 2023/1 on 10 May 2023.

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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.