The course curriculum is designed such that participants are faced with a variety of problems for which there are no College template solutions. Participants are encouraged to consider and challenge their own intellectual assumptions and standpoints about the nature of war, peace, leadership, politics, ethics and the application of force.


The 11 months study programme is organized into 9 blocks conducted in 3 Terms. The blocks are:


Block 1: Research Methodology.

Block 2: The State and Socio-Political Environment.

Block 3: Economy and Finance.

Block 4 Science and Technology.

Block 5: Strategy, Statecraft and National Security.

Block 6: International Affairs and Regional Studies.

Block 7: War Study Package.

Block 8: Peace Support Operations.

Block 9: Higher Management of Defence.


The blocks are conducted in the following manner:


First Term: Foundation Studies (14 Weeks):


a.         Global Scene in Perspective.

b.         National Economy.

c.         Elements of Strategy.

d.         Warfare and Military Strategy.

e.         Strategists and Military Thinkers.

f.          Technology and Warfare.

g.         Strategic Installations' Visit.

h.         Geo-Strategic Visit to States.

i.          Term Paper and Research Projects.


Second Term:  Defence Policy Development, Operational Art and Geo-strategic Studies (14 Weeks):


a.         Global Scene in Perspective.

b.         Defence Policy Development.

c.         The Art of Command.

d.         Military Aid to Civil Authority/Military Assistance to Civil Power.

e.         Peacekeeping Operations.

f.          Campaign Studies.

g.         Joint Operations/Logistics at Operational Level.

h.         Geo-strategic World Study Tour.


Third Term. Higher Management of Defence (16 Weeks):

a.         Crisis Management at the Operational and Strategic Levels.

b.         National Defence Planning Exercise.

c.         Policy Paper Presentation.

d.         Term Paper and Defence of Research Projects.