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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 the Air Force from home and abroad study in a joint environment operation of war 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 3987 officer including 860 from 37 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

The DSCSC awards the symbol of psc (passed staff college course) on successful completion of the course. The DSCSC is affiliated to the BUP, which awards MSc (Master in Defence Studies) degree to all students who qualify in the MSc programme.

The Graduation Ceremony takes place at the end of the course. Generally the Honourable President/Prime Minister becomes the Chief Guest. Col GS performs as the Master of the Ceremony. Graduation Dinner is arranged at the end of the courses (Army, Navy and Air Staff Course). All student officers, DS and Staff Officers are invited in the Graduation Dinner. Besides, following personalities are also invited:

  • Chief Guest (Services Chiefs in rotation)
  • Defence Secretary
  • Principal Staff Officers of three Services
  • Principal Staff Officers of AFD
  • Concerned Directors of three Services
  • DAs of Overseas Students
  • Staff Officers of Chief Guest


DSCSC Ladies Club 3rd Enrichment Programme held on 9th August 2016. The Programme covers a lecture on “Common Gynecological Problems and their Remedies” by Col. Rokeya Khan.