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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.

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Life at NDC

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  • Feb
  • 2024

Lecture at NDC by Hon'ble Speaker

Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon'ble Speaker of Bangladesh National Parliament delivered a lecture on “Constitution of Bangladesh” to ND Course-2024 on Monday 19 February 2024.

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  • Feb
  • 2024

Commandant's Welcome Durbar at NDC

Lieutenant General Md Saiful Alam, SBP, OSP, SUP, awc, psc, PhD, Commandant, NDC addresses at the Commandant's Welcome Durbar at NDC on 18 February 2024. All Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks and the civilian employees of National Defence College attended the Durbar.

  • 15
  • Feb
  • 2024

Courtesy Call on by Inst Heads and Comd, ADA Bde to Comdt, NDC.

Lieutenant General Md Saiful Alam, SBP, OSP, SUP, awc, psc, PhD, Commandant, NDC met
Major General Mohammed Saidul Islam, rcds, ndc, psc, Commandant, MIST
Major General Md Faizur Rahman, BSP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, Commandant, DSCSC
Major General Md Mahbub-ul Alam, BSP, ndc, afwc, psc, MPhil, PhD, Commandant, BUP and
Brigadier General Mohammad Rafiqul Hasan, ndc, afwc, psc, G+, Commander, 6 Independent ADA Brigade
On 15 February 2024 at NDC.

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  • Feb
  • 2024

Guest Speakers of UK Strategic Leadership Programme Call on Commandant.

Captain Des Donworth RN, Defence Academy, UK and Lieutenant Colonel Maclellan Scots, Defence Advisor, British High Commission, Dhaka called on Lieutenant General Md Saiful Alam, SBP, OSP, SUP, awc, psc, PhD, Commandant, NDC on 13 February 2024 at NDC.

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  • 2024

Commandant Address to Officers

Lieutenant General Md Saiful Alam, SBP, OSP, SUP, awc, psc, PhD, Commandant, NDC addresses the officers of NDC on 12 February 2024.

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  • 2024

UK Strategic Leadership Package (SLP) at NDC

A week long UK Strategic Leadership Package (SLP) was delivered to the course members of NDC-2024 from 11-15 February 2024. Closing and certificate awarding ceremony of SLP was held on 15 February 2024. Lt Col J C Maclellan SCOTS, Defence Adviser of UK attended the ceremony.

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  • 2024

Lt Gen Md Saiful Alam Joins as Commandant of NDC

Lieutenant General Md Saiful Alam, SBP, OSP, SUP, awc, psc, PhD joins as Commandant at  National Defence College (NDC) on 11 February 2024.

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Course Opening 2024

The Course Opening of National Defence Course-2024 and Armed Forces War Course-2024 was held at 0900 hrs on 28 January 2024 at National Defence College.

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  • 2024

ICE Breaking Ceremony 2024

The ICE Breaking Ceremony of National Defence Course-2024 and Armed Forces War Course-2024 was held at 1900 hrs on 28 January 2024 at National Defence College. Respected Acting Commandant of NDC Major General Md Mostagousur Rahman Khan, BSP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, Mphil graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

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  • 2023

Graduation Ceremony at NDC

The Graduation Ceremony of National Defence Course-2023 and Armed Forces War Course-2023 was held at 1000 hrs on 03 December 2023. His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Shahabuddin, Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

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  • 2023

Graduation Dinner at NDC

The Graduation Dinner of National Defence Course-2023 and Armed Forces War Course-2023 was held at 1950 hrs on 28 November 2023 at the Army Multipurpose Hall. Respected Acting Commandant of NDC, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Kamrul Islam, BBP, BSP, GUP, nswc, afwc, psc, GD (P) graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

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Course Closing Ceremony 2023

The Course Closing Ceremony of National Defence Course-2023 and Armed Forces War Course-2023 was held at 0900 hrs on 28 November 2023 at National Defence College. Respected Acting Commandant of NDC, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Kamrul Islam, BBP, BSP, GUP, nswc, afwc, psc, GD (P) graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

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Visit of Foreign Service Academy (FSA) to NDC

A delegation from Foreign Service Academy (FSA) comprising of 35 members visited National Defence College (NDC), Bangladesh on Tuesday, 07 November 2023.

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  • 2023

Lecture at NDC by Honourable Planning Minister of Bangladesh

Mr. M. A. Mannan, MP, Honourable Minister of Planning delivered a lecture on “Functioning of Planning Commission and Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED)” to National Defence Course 2023 on Thursday, 19 October 2023.

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  • 2023

Lecture at NDC by Ambassador of The Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. PARK Young-Sik, Ambassador of The Republic of Korea to Bangladesh delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Republic of Korea: Its Foreign Policy, Security and Development Strategy and Bangladesh-Republic of Korea Relations” to ND Course 2023 on 15 Oct 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.