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Course Activities

English is the medium of all instructions. The curriculum is designed in a manner that a student is put through a progressive learning system starting with a central lecture or presentation and finally ending with planning for a major indoor or outdoor exercise on a particular module. Syndicate DS remains deeply involved in the process in order to correctly direct the students learning process and to assess their capabilities and potentials objectively.

Presentations/Central Lectures

There are formal presentations on topics of importance with the help of various audio-visual training aids ie, computer, projectors, slides, films and playlets. Central lectures are delivered mostly by the faculty and Guest Speakers covering subjects common to all three wings. Central lectures usually set the scene for study of a particular module, which is then followed up by syndicate discussions. The students are also required to deliver a considerable number of presentations during the course.

Presentations/Central Lectures
Presentations/Central Lectures

Syndicate Discussions

This is the principal mode of instruction. Discussions are based on the basic manuals, précis and reference materials issued to students and presentation paper/ handouts issued by the guest speakers and DS. Students share their experience and clarify all doubts under the guidance of the DS. Single and joint service matters are discussed in the single and the joint syndicates. Students are also given opportunities to chair the discussion on selected topics.

Syndicate Discussions
Syndicate Discussions

Training Films

Training films are screened both during programmed and evening hours. A dedicated satellite TV channel is utilised for telecasting films in the evening hours. All these films have got immense training value. As such students are advised to see and derive benefits out of these films.

Indoor Exercises

Several indoor exercises both at joint and single service settings are conducted in the form of Map Exercises (ME) and Command Post Exercises (CPX) and war Games (WG). The exercises cover land, air and maritime operations, military manoeuvres, special warfare, OOW and counterinsurgency warfare at operational and tactical levels.

Indoor Exercises
Exercise Mukto Chinta

Outdoor Exercises

Outdoor exercises in the form of Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT), demonstration and visits are conducted covering various operations of war for the students. This is usually the final application of students’ theoretical knowledge on ground.

Outdoor Exercises
Exercise - Ghurnijhar

Preparation Time for Research Work

A considerable part of the course is devoted to private study and research, which is spread throughout the year to allow students to research for individual and group research projects. It is left to individuals to look ahead and plan their work and private study periods. Students need lot of library works and internet browsing for such works. They are expected to use the periods allocated for research work meticulously in order to produce a truly research based paper.

Pattern of Research Works

Students have to undertake many research works and write a number of service papers individually or in groups. Besides, the wings do undertake single service researches covering their own fields of interest. Few important research works are mentioned below:

  • Strategic Studies Paper

    This comprises a paper of about 3000 words on national and international topics of common concern followed by an oral presentation. This is a group research work for Naval and Air Wing students.

  • Individual Research Paper (IRP)

    This is an individual research on national, international, socio-economic and military-related topics. This is also considered as the dissertation paper for the MSc (7000 to 10000 words) degree, which the author has to defend in front of a team comprising University Professors and Directing Staff. The best paper from Army, Navy, Air Wing and Overseas Student Officers are also awarded.

Guest Speakers

Presentations by Guest Speakers are arranged on subjects common to all three wings. High officials, eminent scholars, Academics, university professors, renowned specialists and technocrats from home and abroad are invited for delivering lectures. College follows a specific code for introducing the Guest Speakers to the audience and asking questions during open forum. Separate instructions for the same are given in Section 9.

Guest Speaker
Maj Gen Mohammad Shamim Chowdhury, nwc, psc (retd), delivering his speech at DSCSC

Seminars

Seminars are planned and conducted on selected modules. Sometimes students plan and conduct the seminar by themselves. When conducted by the college, experts are invited to be present.

Seminar
Seminar on IONS at Hotel Radisson

Overseas Expertise

An important feature of the course curriculum is the input by overseas experts and training teams. Besides enriching the syllabus, students get an opportunity to interact with the specialists, experts and strategists from abroad. The notable foreign expert teams are:

  • Counter Terrorism Team from UK
  • Maritime strategist from UK or any other country
  • International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Team covers Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC)
  • Counter Insurgency Team from Sri Lanka
Overseas Expertise
Overseas Expertise

Visits/Demonstrations

Students attend a number of demonstrations hosted by field formations of all three services and various establishments. Visits to different business enterprises within the country are also planned as part of management package.

Demonstration
Air Wing Visit to CAAB & Arirang Aviation

Internal Study Tour

Students will go out for a trip to prominent places in the country as part of the internal study tour. Besides breaking the monotony of the syndicate room activities, the tour also provides an insight of the existing socio-political and economic aspects of Bangladesh. Attending the tour is mandatory for all students.

Internal Study Tour
Internal Study Tour

Country Presentations-International Day

As part of social calendar and training curriculum, the College organizes an “International Day” during 3rd or 4th Term of the course. In this day-long event, the overseas student officers and their families organize colourful country-kiosks and event, to showcase the identity, culture, traditions, food etc of their respective countries.

International Day
International Day

Out of Hours’ Work

The course requires officers to do some out of hours’ work - either in the evenings or at weekends. The exact requirement depends on individual experience and aptitude. It is also linked to time spent on private study. The pressure of work can be alleviated by sensible planning well in advance.

  • Methods of Instruction

    English is the medium of all instructions. The curriculum is designed in a manner that a student is put through a progressive learning system starting with a central lecture or presentation and finally ending with planning for a major indoor or outdoor exercise on a particular module. Syndicate DS remains deeply involved in the process in order to correctly direct the students learning process and to assess their capabilities and potentials objectively.

    Presentations/Central Lectures

    There are formal presentations on topics of importance with the help of various audio-visual training aids ie, computer, projectors, slides, films and playlets. Central lectures are delivered mostly by the faculty and Guest Speakers covering subjects common to all three wings. Central lectures usually set the scene for study of a particular module, which is then followed up by syndicate discussions. The students are also required to deliver a considerable number of presentations during the course.

    Presentations/Central Lectures
    Presentations/Central Lectures

    Syndicate Discussions

    This is the principal mode of instruction. Discussions are based on the basic manuals, précis and reference materials issued to students and presentation paper/ handouts issued by the guest speakers and DS. Students share their experience and clarify all doubts under the guidance of the DS. Single and joint service matters are discussed in the single and the joint syndicates. Students are also given opportunities to chair the discussion on selected topics.

    Syndicate Discussions
    Syndicate Discussions

    Training Films

    Training films are screened both during programmed and evening hours. A dedicated satellite TV channel is utilised for telecasting films in the evening hours. All these films have got immense training value. As such students are advised to see and derive benefits out of these films.

    Indoor Exercises

    Several indoor exercises both at joint and single service settings are conducted in the form of Map Exercises (ME) and Command Post Exercises (CPX) and war Games (WG). The exercises cover land, air and maritime operations, military manoeuvres, special warfare, OOW and counterinsurgency warfare at operational and tactical levels.

    Indoor Exercises
    Exercise Mukto Chinta

    Outdoor Exercises

    Outdoor exercises in the form of Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT), demonstration and visits are conducted covering various operations of war for the students. This is usually the final application of students’ theoretical knowledge on ground.

    Outdoor Exercises
    Exercise - Ghurnijhar
  • Research Work

    Preparation Time for Research Work

    A considerable part of the course is devoted to private study and research, which is spread throughout the year to allow students to research for individual and group research projects. It is left to individuals to look ahead and plan their work and private study periods. Students need lot of library works and internet browsing for such works. They are expected to use the periods allocated for research work meticulously in order to produce a truly research based paper.

    Pattern of Research Works

    Students have to undertake many research works and write a number of service papers individually or in groups. Besides, the wings do undertake single service researches covering their own fields of interest. Few important research works are mentioned below:

    • Strategic Studies Paper

      This comprises a paper of about 3000 words on national and international topics of common concern followed by an oral presentation. This is a group research work for Naval and Air Wing students.

    • Individual Research Paper (IRP)

      This is an individual research on national, international, socio-economic and military-related topics. This is also considered as the dissertation paper for the MSc (7000 to 10000 words) degree, which the author has to defend in front of a team comprising University Professors and Directing Staff. The best paper from Army, Navy, Air Wing and Overseas Student Officers are also awarded.

  • Other Activities

    Guest Speakers

    Presentations by Guest Speakers are arranged on subjects common to all three wings. High officials, eminent scholars, Academics, university professors, renowned specialists and technocrats from home and abroad are invited for delivering lectures. College follows a specific code for introducing the Guest Speakers to the audience and asking questions during open forum. Separate instructions for the same are given in Section 9.

    Guest Speaker
    Maj Gen Mohammad Shamim Chowdhury, nwc, psc (retd), delivering his speech at DSCSC

    Seminars

    Seminars are planned and conducted on selected modules. Sometimes students plan and conduct the seminar by themselves. When conducted by the college, experts are invited to be present.

    Seminar
    Seminar on IONS at Hotel Radisson

    Overseas Expertise

    An important feature of the course curriculum is the input by overseas experts and training teams. Besides enriching the syllabus, students get an opportunity to interact with the specialists, experts and strategists from abroad. The notable foreign expert teams are:

    • Counter Terrorism Team from UK
    • Maritime strategist from UK or any other country
    • International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Team covers Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC)
    • Counter Insurgency Team from Sri Lanka
    Overseas Expertise
    Overseas Expertise

    Visits/Demonstrations

    Students attend a number of demonstrations hosted by field formations of all three services and various establishments. Visits to different business enterprises within the country are also planned as part of management package.

    Demonstration
    Air Wing Visit to CAAB & Arirang Aviation

    Internal Study Tour

    Students will go out for a trip to prominent places in the country as part of the internal study tour. Besides breaking the monotony of the syndicate room activities, the tour also provides an insight of the existing socio-political and economic aspects of Bangladesh. Attending the tour is mandatory for all students.

    Internal Study Tour
    Internal Study Tour

    Country Presentations-International Day

    As part of social calendar and training curriculum, the College organizes an “International Day” during 3rd or 4th Term of the course. In this day-long event, the overseas student officers and their families organize colourful country-kiosks and event, to showcase the identity, culture, traditions, food etc of their respective countries.

    International Day
    International Day

    Out of Hours’ Work

    The course requires officers to do some out of hours’ work - either in the evenings or at weekends. The exact requirement depends on individual experience and aptitude. It is also linked to time spent on private study. The pressure of work can be alleviated by sensible planning well in advance.