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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

H. E. Mr. Chris Sunday Eze, Nigerian High Commissioner In India will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "West Africa Region: Contemporary Security Threat, Challenges and Opportunities" at 1200 hrs on 24 September 2020.

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Prof Dr. Haider A. Khan University of Denever will Deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "Geo-Strategy, Geo-Politics, Geo-Economy and National security: A Regional and Global Perspective " at 0900 hrs on 23 September 2020                                                                                                                                                           

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H. E. Mustafa Osman Turan, Ambassador of Turkey will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on  "ContemporaryTurkey: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy " at 1200 hrs on 23 September 2020

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General Martin Luther Agwai (Retd), Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on "Effectiveness of African Union (AU) In Promiting Peace and Security Initiative Among member States" at 1200 hrs on 22 September 2020 

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H.E. Mr. Mahbub Uz Zaman, Ambassador, Embassy Of The People’s Republic Of Bangladesh, China delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “China’s BRI and Prospect for the Region and Beyond” at 0900 hrs on 17 September 2020.

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Mr. Giorgi Gigauri, Chief Of IOM, UN Migration Agency’s Mission In Bangladesh delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Population Movement and its Implications for International Relation and Security” at 0900 hrs on 15 September 2020.

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Dr. Shashi Jayakumar, Senior Fellow And Head, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Radicalization into Violent Extremism: An Understanding of the phenomenon in a Globalized Context” at 1200 hrs on 14 September 2020

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Mr. Md Shahriar Alam, MP, State Minister, MOFA delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on The Future of IR: New Frontiers and Emerging Paradigm Shift in Diplomacy” at 1200 hrs on 13 September 2020.

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Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director Of The International Centre For Climate Change & Development, UK  will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 onClimate Change - A Global, Regional and National Perspective” at 1200 hrs on 09 September 2020

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Dr. Michael Raska Assistant Prof, S. Rajaratnam School Of International Studies (RSIS) will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on 4th Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their Implications for South and South East Asia Regional Security” at 0900 hrs on 08 September 2020.

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Prof. Matthew Levinger, PhD. Research Professor, Elliott School Of International Affairs, The George Washington University will deliver a lecture to ND Course 2020 on Conflict Management, Prevention and Resolution in the Contemporary World Scene” at 0730 hrs on 08 September 2020

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Dr. David Brewster, Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University  delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 onGeo-Politics in the Indian Ocean and Beyond” at 1200 hrs on 06 September 2020.

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Dr. Cynthia Mckinney, Assistant Professor, North South University delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 0nLeadership (TBC)” at 1200 hrs on 25 August 2020

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Dr Tim Swejis, Director Research, The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies, The Netherlands  delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on  “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Security: Strategic Implications For Developing States” at 1200 hrs on 24 August 2020.

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Prof. Ted HOPF, Dept Of Political Science, NUS, Singapore delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 onIdentity Relations in Asia and the Rise of China” to at 0900 hrs on 23 August2020.

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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.