What is Military / Defence Studies?
Military / Defence Studies is also known by various names like defence and strategic studies, military science, war and national security studies, war and strategic studies in the world.
Military / Defence Studies is currently taught only in a handful of colleges / universities in India.
The approach to the study of national security is interdisciplinary and as such encompasses such aspects like geopolitics and military geography, science and technology, economics of defence, conflict management and conflict resolution, etc.
What is the scope of Military / Defence Studies?
Defence Studies expose the individuals to an in-depth analysis of contemporary events and issues in this multilateral, unpredictable world.
This provides the broad field within which Nations of States and non-state factors interact. An attempt is made to provide for both of theoretical understanding of how and why Nations behave as they do and also a historical survey of the Major Trends in World Affairs.
It also includes an understanding of Indian Military History, The Defense Organisation of India, India's National Security, the Economics of Defense.
What are the career options for Military / Defence Studies:
The candidates who have passed bachelor's / master's degree in this subject, can start career as lecturers and go for research fields like international relations, geostrategic, geopolitical socio-economic and tactical aspect of war.
One can get jobs at Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, education corps, defence journalism and many more fields.
Students of defence studies can also join Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi as Research Associate / Research Fellow, Research Officer.
What are the job roles for Military / Defence Studies?
- Indian Army Officer
- Indian Defence Officer
- Ground Duty Officer
- Research Officer
- In-service Officer
- Military Officer
- Military Intelligence Specialist
- Lecturer / Professor
Who can study this course?
- Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination in any discipline are eligible to pursue this course.
- Candidates who have passed Bachelor's degree in Military / Defence Studies can pursue master's degree in Military / Defence Studies in various Indian universities.
Top Colleges / Universities in India offering Military / Defence Studies:
- University of Pune
- Osmania University
- Panjab University
- University of Madras
- Allahabad University