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Query Cue: Defence and Strategic Studies in demand

I have completed my 10 plus two. Can you provide me details about bachelor's degree in defence and strategic studies, and the universities offering this course and its career opportunities?

Narayana

Bachelor's degree in Defence and Strategic Studies is related to defence and political science. It covers all strategic and domestic issues that affect the security and defence of the nation. This course helps the candidate to gain adequate military education, mainly the historical and geographical aspects. By gaining awareness on war and its associated problems, one can help the government in strategic policy development.

Candidates who complete the course successfully are highly in demand in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy.

Some of the colleges offering bachelor's degree in defence and strategic studies are listed below.

Bapu Mahavidyalaya, Ghazipur offers bachelor degree in defence and strategic studies. Candidates should have passed intermediate with a minimum of 50 per cent marks from any of the recognized educational institutions. For further details, please visit >http://www.bapumahavidyalaya.co.in/ Guru Nanak College(GNC), affiliated to the University of Madras, Chennai offers B.A (Defence & Strategic Studies) and the duration of the course is three years. Applicants should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (XII Std.) under the 10 plus two pattern prevalent in Tamil Nadu or its equivalent from other universities or boards. A variety of topics, including strategic study of India, fundamentals of war and peace and world military history, are covered in this course. For further details, please visit >http://gurunanakcollege.edu.in/

Meerut College, Northern India offers B.Sc Defence Studies. For further details, please visit >http://www.meerutcollege.org/

Shibli National College, Azamgarh offers B.A. (Department of Defence & Strategic Studies). For further details, please visit >http://www.shiblicollege.ac.in/

Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore offers B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies and the duration of the course is three years. For further details, please visit

>http://thiruvalluvaruniversity.ac.in/

Candidates who have completed graduation in the subject of Defence Studies are directly recruited as Commissioned Officers in Army/Navy/Air Force, Education Corps and Ground Duty Officers.One can also join the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) New Delhi as Research Associates/Research Fellow/ Research Office.

International relations, national security, tackling terrorism and strategic planning — if the candidate is interested in these topics, then a career involving research in these subjects is possible with a Bachelor's degree in Defence Studies.After Bachelor of Arts in Defence and Strategic Studies, candidates willing to go for higher studies can pursue the following courses:

Master of Arts in Defence and Strategic StudiesMaster of Arts / Master of Science in Military Science

Master of Philosophy in Defence & Strategic Studies

Some of the universities offering post graduate courses in defence and strategic studies are listed below.

University of Madras offers postgraduate courses in defence and strategic studies. The department awards M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D degrees. This course is research oriented and does not involve physical training. For further details, please visit www.unom.ac.in/

The University of Pune, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies offers Master of Arts/Master of Science which is a two-year course, Master of Philosophy which is a one-year course and Doctor of Philosophy which can be completed in the form of a thesis. For further details, please visit http://www.unipune.ac.in/

The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh offers Master of Arts in Defence Studies & Strategic Studies which is a two-year programme. The candidate should have passed a bachelor's degree or equivalent from any recognized university. Selection will be based as per the university norms. For further details, please visit http://www.ddugu.edu.in/

Candidates who have completed Master of Arts in Defence and Strategic Studies can write articles for newspapers. magazines on national security related aspects which bring awareness to the government and public about national security issues. The University Grants Commission and Ministry of Defence award various scholarships for research projects on Defence and Strategic Studies.

T. MURALIDHARAN, TMI e2E Academy

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