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Defence and National Security Studies

24 months
89 USD/year
89 USD/year
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The admission in Defence and National Security Studies master course at the Panjab University is open to all the students from various streams but, preference is to the applicants who have studied Defence Studies/Military Science at graduation level.


Key facts:

  • The department also offer M.Phil. course in Defence & Strategic Studies to the defence service officers posted at HQ Army Training command (ARTRAC), Shimla including its 29 training establishments .5 seats are also kept for armed forces outside ARTRAC. 5 seats are kept open for admission through entrance test conducted by the university.
  • The Defence and National Security Studies programme is offered at the Panjab University
  • The department is in league with all the major think- tanks on security matter including IDSA.
  • The department runs One-year Postgraduate Diploma Course and Three-months Executive Certificate Course in Disaster Management & Security incl., One year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Homeland Security which is only of its kind in the country served by this department.

Programme Structure

  • The department is also offering M.Phil Programme to defence service officers undergoing Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow.
  • The department holds special lectures including Seminars & Conferences to provide additional exposure to the students. The department also has a Defence Studies Society, which organizes various activities including educational trips/tours to defence establishments in the country.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Wherever for admission, Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement, it shall mean the first degree obtained under 10+2+3 scheme. The first degree obtained under the old scheme (14-year course) till April, 1995 will be treated at par with the first degree under 10+2+3 scheme for the purpose of admission to these courses.
  • Every candidate must apply for the Reserved / Additional Category(ies) to which he/she belongs to in the Admission Form. All candidates will be considered in the General Category irrespective of the fact that they have claimed for admission under Reserved/ Additional Categories. No candidate shall be considered for admission against any Reserved Category (ies) for which he/she has not applied. (As per Important dates at Page No. 21-22).
  • All information relating to admission shall be uploaded on the Online Notice Board of the concerned department as well as on the Physical Notice Board.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    89 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 89 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    89 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 89 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Rs. 6587


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