Defence Services Command & Staff College
Defence Services Command and Staff College is a prime military institution of Bangladesh Armed Forces. Established in December 1977, DSCSC provides professional military education to selected mid-career officers of the three services and prepares them for assumption of increasing responsibilities both in command and staff appointment. Here officers from the Army, Navy and the Air Force from home and abroad study in a joint environment operation of war encompassing Land, Air and Maritime forces. The College is well acclaimed internationally as a centre of excellence for study on subjects of contemporary military interest, and has so far graduated over 3987 officer including 860 from 37 different countries. The college is affiliated to the Bangladesh University of Professionals which offers a 'MSc in Military Studies' degree on successful completion of the course. Located at Mirpur a suburb of Dhaka city, 16 Km away from the city center, the College provides a wonderful campus with adequate infrastructure for education, training, research, housing, sporting and recreational facilities for the student officers.
National Defence College (NDC)
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.
This institution was established on 19 March 1973 at Comilla Cantonment as 'School of Infantry' for providing Infantry Weaponry Training only. Later the institution was shifted to Jessore Cantonment in 1974 and Tactical Wing was added with it. As a result it was renamed as 'School of Infantry and Tactics'. In the same year, it was re-organized and divided into four Wings i.e. Armour, Artillery, Engineers and Infantry and was renamed as “COMBAS”. In August 1977, when other arms established their own training intuitions, this institution was again renamed as 'School of Infantry and Tactics'. In 1979, the institution was shifted to its present location i.e. Jalalabad Cantonment. In 1982, 'Special Warfare School' was merged with this institution as 'Special Warfare Wing'. As a result, this institution was vested with the responsibility of providing training on weapon, tactics and special warfare for the personnel of Bangladesh Army. Training Support Wing and Administrative Wing were also added with it for its smooth functioning and conduct of training.