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National Defence College (NDC) is the premier national institute of excellence on security, strategy and development studies. The college is pursuing its vision since 1999 to emerge as the centre of distinction 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. NDC 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. Today, NDC Bangladesh is a home of excellence for strategy and development studies including research to create future leaders.

National Defence College (NDC) is the premier national institute of excellence on security, strategy and development studies. The college is pursuing its vision since 1999 to emerge as the centre of distinction 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. NDC 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. Today, NDC Bangladesh is a home of excellence for strategy and development studies including research to create future leaders.

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Lt Gen Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy

BB, SBP, BSP, ndc, 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.

Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, BB, SBP, BSP, ndc, psc, PhD

Commandant

National Defence College, Bangladesh
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NDC Today

  • 20
  • Apr
  • 2018

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Notices

  • 21
  • Apr
  • 2018

VISIT TO BANGABANDHU MEMORIAL MUSEUM

ND Course 2018 will visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on 21 April 2018.

News & Events

  • 18
  • Apr
  • 2018

VISIT TO BRRI

ND Course 2018 will visit BRRI (Bangladesh Rice Research Institute) on 18 April 2018.

  • 17
  • Apr
  • 2018

Preparatory Conference On 16 GB Meeting Of NDC

Preparatory Conference On 16 GB Meeting Of NDC

  • 17
  • Apr
  • 2018

27th Academic Council Meeting

27th Academic Council Meeting
  • 11
  • Apr
  • 2018

Visit of Chief of Air staff at NDC

Chief of Air staff visited NDC.

  • 10
  • Apr
  • 2018

Visit of Chief of the naval staff (Navy) at NDC

The Chief of the naval staff  (Navy) visited NDC on 10 April 2018.

  • 9
  • Apr
  • 2018

VISIT OF ND COURSE 2018

ND Course 2018 and AFWC 2018 visited National Parliament on 9 April 2018.

  • 4
  • Apr
  • 2018

VISIT OF ND COURSE 2018

ND Course 2018 visited "The Daily Bangladesh Protidin" and "News 24" on 4 April 2018.

  • 2
  • Apr
  • 2018

VISIT TO POLICE HQ AND BGB

ND course 2018 will visit Police Headquarters and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on 02 April 2018.

  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2018

NDC - JANIK Commandant's Cup Golf Tournament, 2018

NDC-JANIK Commandant's Cup Golf Tournament, 2018 was held on 31 March 2018. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers, Course Members of ND Course 2018 and AFWC 2018 attended the event along with their spouses.

  • 26
  • Mar
  • 2018

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018

National Defence College will observe Independence Day with due respect on 26 March 2018. Special Fajr Prayer and a Pritivoz have been arranged on this occasion. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers, all Course Members of ND Course 2018 and AFWC 2018 will attend the programme.

  • 17
  • Mar
  • 2018

98th Birth Anniversary of Bangababdhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

NDC will observe 98th Birth Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children Day on 17 March 2018. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers and Course Members of ND Course 2018 and AFWC 2018 will attend the programme.

  • 15
  • Mar
  • 2018

Closing Ceremony of Capstone Course 2018-1

Closing Ceremony of Capstone Course 2018-1 will be held on 15 March 2018. Dr Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to the Hon'ble Prime Minister (International Affairs) will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers, Fellows of Capstone Course 2018-1 and Course Members of ND Course 2018 will attend the programme.

  • 13
  • Mar
  • 2018

Seminar at NDC

A Seminar on "Reform of Education Sector of Bangladesh for Realization of Vision 2041" was held at NDC on 13 March 2018. Dr. A T M Anisuzzaman, Professor Emeritus, Dhaka University graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Commandant, Faculty, Staff Officers, Academicians, Professionals, Senior Military Officers, Govt. Officials, Representatives of Civil Society, Capstone Fellows 2018-1 and all Course Members of ND Course 2018 attended the Seminar.

  • 9
  • Mar
  • 2018

Visit of Capstone Course — 2018-1

Capstone Course 2018-1 will visit HQ 69 lnf Bde on 09 March 2018.

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NDC Overview

Curriculum

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. 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. 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

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Alumni

National Defence College (NDC) is the premier national institution in Bangladesh, a center of excellence conducting training and research on defence, security, strategic, and development studies.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 with the intent to provide the college with goodwill and support.

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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.