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About Defence Services Command and Staff College

Defence Services Command and Staff College is a prime military institution of Bangladesh Armed Forces. Established in 30th 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 Air Force from home and abroad learn about operations of war in a joint environment 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 4200 officers including 860+ officers from 40 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.

History of DSCSC

DSCSC is the oldest tri-service military institution in Bangladesh. It was inaugurated on 30th December, 1977 by the then President of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman. The objective for setting up the College was to prepare… read more

Mission of The College

The aim of the Defence Services Command and Staff College is to prepare selected officers of the all three defence branches of the three services for assumption of for assumption of increasing responsibilities both in… read more

Course Objective

To make the officers eligible for Research information, solve problems logically, make sound decisions, Understand the principles of command, leadership and management as applicable to the armed forces. And also… read more

MSc Programme

DSCSC is affiliated to the BUP. Officers on successful completion of the DSCSC Staff Course are awarded MSc. However, this entails some additional work in the form of writing a dissertation of 7000 words, on… read more

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Graduation Info

DSCSC awards the title ‘psc’ (passed staff college) to the officers successfully completing the course. Besides, all who qualifies in the Masters programme, are also awarded MSc in Military Studies under the auspices of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). The Graduation Ceremony is held at the end of the course, usually in the month of February and is preceded by a Graduation Dinner. Hon’ble President or the Prime Minister graces the ceremony as the chief guest and hands over the graduation certificates to the graduating officers. The other guests in the Graduation Dinner and Ceremony include, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Services Chiefs, Senior Armed Forces Offiers, Ex Services Chiefs, Ex Commandants of the College, Ambassadors/High Commissioners and Defence Attaches, guest speakers, civil sponsors and other eminent members of the country.


Delegation of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka led by Major General Jeewaka Ruwan Kulatunga, RSP, ndc, psc visited DSCSC, Mirpur from 19 July to 28 July 2018.