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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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Lt Gen Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan

SBP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, Phd
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Notices

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News & Events

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Lt Gen Ataul Hakim Joins as commandant of NDC

Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, SBP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD joined as commandant at National Defence College (NDC) on Monday (30 Nov 2020). Respected Chief of Army Staff adorned him with the rank of Lieutenant General on 0915 hours in CAS Secretariat of Army Headquarters on the same day. Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army and other senior officers of the Army Headquarters were also present on the occation. Before joining as the commandant, Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan was the Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals. 

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Lecture at NDC

Maj Gen Hugh Van Roosen, Dy MILAD, Department of Peacekeeping Operation, UNHQ, NY, USA delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on “UN: Role and Challenges in Maintaining Global Peace and Security” at 1900 hrs on 18 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

H.E Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui High Commissioner of Pakistan delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Contemporary Pakistan: Strategic Priorities, Challenges & Opportunities” at 0900 hrs on 11 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Prof. Tarak Karim Barkawi Department of International Relations, London School of Economics And Political Science delivered an online lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Resolving Global Issues through Diplomacy” at 1200 hrs on 16 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

General Aziz Ahmed, SBP (BAR), BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G, Chief of Army Staff (CAS)  presented the Keynote Speech to ND course 2020 on "Bangladesh Army" at 0900 hrs on 15 Nov 2020.  

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Lecture at NDC

Dr. Pascal Vennesson, Senior Fellow And Head of Research, IDSS, RSIS, Singapore delivered an online lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Critical security and the misunderstood scope of strategy” at 0900 hrs on 12 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, NBP, NUP, Ndc, Afwc, Psc, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)  presented the keynote Speech  to ND Course 2020 on “Bangladesh Navy” at 0900 hrs on 11 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Ambassador H.E. Mosud Mannan, Ndc Bangladesh Ambassador In Turkey delivered a lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Cultural Diplomacy” at 1200 hrs on 10 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

H.E. Mrs. Rina Prihtyasmiarsi Soemarno Ambassador of Indonesia delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on “Contemporary Indonesia: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy” at 0900 hrs on 09 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

H.E. Rensje Teerink Ambassador of EU in Bangladesh delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on "Contemporary Europe after Brexit" at 0900 hrs on 08 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

H. E. Robert Chatterton Dickson High Commissioner of UK in Bangladesh delivered an online lecture to ND Course 2020 on “Contemporary UK: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy” at 1200 hrs on 05 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Mohamed Nabil Fahmy Professor of Practice In International Diplomacy, American University In Cairo AUC)   delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on “Contemporary Egypt: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy” at 1200 hrs on 04 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, Ndu, Psc GD(P) Chief of Air Staff (COAS)  presented the keynote Speech  to ND Course 2020 on “Bangladesh Air Force” at 0900 hrs on 04 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

H. E. Mr. Vikram Kumar Doraiswami High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on “Contemporary India: Its Foreign Policy, Security, Governance, and Development Strategy” at 1130 hrs on 03 November 2020.

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Lecture at NDC

Ambassador Mizanur Rahman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada delivered an online lecture to ND course 2020 on “Contemporary Canada: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy at 1900 hrs on 03 November 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.