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Higher Defence Management Course

  • Understand the national security imperatives and the defence planning process in order to effectively contribute towards perspective planning in the armed forces.
  • Enhance leadership potential and human skills through an understanding of contemporary leadership concepts, human behaviour and motivational process.
  • Understand the process of organisational development and interventions through application of management principles and innovative training concepts in the armed forces.
  • Gain sufficient exposure to management concepts and quantitative techniques for effective planning and execution of logistics in a Single and integrated service environment.
  • Acquire a clear understanding of economic concepts and their application in the armed forces, especially in the areas of financial planning, budgeting and controlling.
  • Leverage information systems to add value to operational planning process using analytical decision making in a net centric environment.
  • Leverage the power of quantitative techniques as aids to decision making in the contextual domain of situations relevant to operational and logistic aspects in the armed forces.
  • Understand nuances of efficiently managing various facets of defence projects.
  • Develop understanding of systems approach, so as to optimally exploit the management concepts and quantitative, as well as qualitative techniques for pragmatic decision making.
  • Gain an insight into the research methodology required to carry out an in-depth study of management problems, so as to evolve workable solutions.


Senior Defence Management Course

  • Enhance awareness through an exposure to contemporary concepts in organisational behaviour.
  • Appreciate current trends in organisational interventions for enhancing organisational effectiveness.
  • Understand the process of defence planning so as to be able to appreciate the complexities of perspective planning and force structuring.
  • Augment decision making capabilities through systems approach, using quantitative as well as qualitative techniques and exploiting IT applications.
  • Understand the fundamentals of macro economic issues with particular emphasis on financial planning in the armed forces.
  • Acquire understanding of issues related to logistics in the armed forces for optimal utilisation of resources.
  • Relate to aspects of information technology, so as to harness its potential as a force multiplier while exploiting it in a secure environment.


To be the nation’s premier centre of excellence in developing future generations of strategic leaders for meeting the challenges to national security.


To develop enlightened leadership by imparting knowledge skills and competencies for effective decision making in higher defence management to enhance the effectiveness of armed forces.


1. 0800 hrs - 1415 hrs.
2. Adm timings for offices : 0800h to 1630h (with a lunch break from 1300h - 1330h).
3. Uniform will be worn only on all Monday & when specified in College orders.
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