National Defence University, Islamabad

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The National Defence University (NDU), is a financed military foundation situated in Islamabad, Pakistan dedicated to the study and research in military science, strategy, and international relations. The origin of the National Defence University goes back to 1963 when the 1st Army War Course started at the Command and Staff College, Quetta. Subsequently, in 1970, it was established as a staff college and achieved university status in the year 2007 and is funded by the Education Commission and the Ministry. The NDU offers comprehensive and critical learning in the formulation and development of the defence policy, as well as national security awareness, to the joint military leadership of the Pakistani military.

The university offers encyclopedic and critical learning in constructing and developing the defense methodology along with a national security understanding of the joint military leadership of the military of Pakistan. The President of Pakistan is the Chancellor of the NDU. The management of the NDU is vested in a Three Star General from the Pakistan Army, who is called the President of the University. National Defence University acts as a national think tank on national security matters. Input is provided to the government and the NDU maintains academic links with national think tanks and universities of friendly countries.

NDU’s mission is to form future headship from general and private sectors of Pakistan and friendly countries through various disciplinary educational and research programs, professional interchanges, and outreach, targeting security and contemporary studies. The NDU serves as a nationwide think tank on issues of national security. The Motto of NDU is: “Taught man that which he knew not”. The National Defence University is affiliated with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Three other colleges are affiliated with NDU including Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, PAF Air War College Karachi. The National Security College, the Armed Forces War College, and the Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS) are the instructional Colleges/Faculty for conducting various courses/studies in security and defense studies, whereas the ISSRA acts as a think-tank apart from conducting the National Security Workshops, Capstone Courses, and conferences/seminars.

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For admission in NDU, there are criteria for various programs. Applicants have to pass an entrance exam. The successful candidates are then screened for the interview. The interview and skill of the candidate are also viewed before giving a green signal for admission.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
1. 12-years of field related education, passed with at least a second division from any registered institution.
2. 50% marks in the entry test.
3. Interview performance.

Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs
1. 16-years of education with at least a second division with an aggregate 45% in the annual system and 2.5 CGPA in the semester system.
2. 50% marks in the entry test.
3. Interview performance.

Note:  Foreign degree holders must provide an equivalence certificate from IBCC & HEC.

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The FAO is efficiently working on controlling scholarship affairs under the shade of the PR&SA Center. The scholarships and financial assistance to needy people include. Incentive scholarships for the position holders at the time of admission – Excellence award for best academic performance
-HEC Need-Based scholarship
-Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF)
-Balochistan Education Endowment Fund (BEEF)
-Al-Falah Scholarship Scheme -Qarz-e-Hasna” Loan Scheme -Frontier Education Foundation (FEF)

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