National Defence University
The National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the premier institution for national security studies in the country and offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs in this field.
The NDU was established in 1970 as the National Defence College. It was renamed the National Defence University in 2007. The NDU is affiliated with the Ministry of Defence and is under the direct control of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
The NDU's mission is to "prepare leaders for national security challenges." The university achieves this mission by offering a rigorous academic program that combines theoretical and practical learning. The NDU's curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of national security issues, including strategic studies, international relations, defense policy, and leadership.
The National Defence University Islamabad has a faculty of highly qualified and experienced scholars and practitioners. The faculty includes retired and serving military officers, diplomats, bureaucrats, and academics. The NDU also has a strong network of alumni, who hold senior positions in the government, military, and private sector.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
The NDU offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs in national security studies. The undergraduate program is a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in National Security Studies. The postgraduate programs include a two-year Master of Science (MS) degree program in National Security Studies and a one-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree program in National Security Studies. The NDU also offers a variety of professional programs, including the National Security and War Course, the Armed Forces War College Course, and the Command and Staff College Course.
The NDU's students come from a variety of backgrounds, including the armed forces, the civil service, and the private sector. The NDU also has a significant number of international students from all over the world.
The NDU is a highly selective institution. Admission to the NDU is based on merit through a rigorous entrance exam. The entrance exam covers a wide range of subjects, including history, current affairs, mathematics, and English.
The NDU's alumni have played a significant role in the development of Pakistan's national security strategy. The NDU's alumni include former presidents, prime ministers, ministers, and military chiefs.
Departments of the National Defence University
The NDU has the following departments:
- Department of Strategic Studies
- Department of International Relations
- Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Department of Leadership and Management Studies
- Department of Government and Public Policy
Each department offers a variety of courses and programs in its respective field. The departments also conduct research on national security issues and publish their findings in academic journals and books.
The National Defence University is a premier institution for national security studies in Pakistan. The university offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs in this field. The NDU's faculty is highly qualified and experienced, and its students come from a variety of backgrounds, including the armed forces, the civil service, and the private sector. The NDU's alumni have played a significant role in the development of Pakistan's national security strategy.