Department Of Defence And Strategic Studies

History

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT – 1978 

  • 1978 -- Department of Defence Studies established
  • 1990  — Co-education Introduced
  • 1995 --- Renamed as Department of Defence and  Strategic Studies
  • 2008 /2009-- Department Recognized  as Research Centre

Mission

To generate adequate knowledge base in Defence Studies including National Security affairs,  to reflect its relationship with other social sciences and make it more pertinent to national ethos.

Vision

  • To impart knowledge and develop defence oriented aptitude and  disseminate ideas of  war  and  peace
  • To mobilize public opinion in favour of the requirements of  national security
  • To create security consciousness  
  • To give mature guidance regarding national security problems  and prospects

Objective

  • To impart knowledge and develop Defence oriented aptitude and  disseminate ideas on  War and  Peace
  • To sensitize public awareness towards the features of National Security of India
  • To Create Security Consciousness 
  • To offer professional guidance towards national security governance and policy making
  • To generate adequate knowledge base in this new discipline,  to reflect its relationship with other social sciences and make it more pertinent to national ethos
  • To popularize the course in South India in general and Tamil Nadu in particular.

Program Outcomes

At the end of every programme, the students should:

  • Have broad knowledge of national security and functioning of the international relations and the variety of techniques adopted by nation - states in resolving their issues of peace and security.
  • To relate these experiences to that of India and understanding of the past approaches adopted by Indian leadership. 
  • To inculcate in young minds the features of national security and the role of citizens towards attainment of this goal.
  • To impart knowledge and develop defence oriented intellectual aptitude and capital.
  • To create a pool of trained planners, analysts, strategists, defence journalist and thinkers in this specialized field.
  • To motivate young men and women to take up armed forces as their career.

 

Course Outcome:/Paper wise

PAPER OUTCOME (2017-2018)

List Learning Objectives

S.No

Core/Allied

       Name of the Paper

         Objective

FIRST SEMESTER

1.

Core

STRATEGIC STUDY OF INDIA

India is a civilizational concept, which has witnessed numerous ups and downs in its evolution in the contemporary international system. Modern India is destined to play a commanding role in the global affairs. This paper attempts to broaden the understanding of India in terms of its strong and weak potentialities.

2

Core

FUNDAMENTALS OF WAR AND PEACE

The history of mankind is highlighted by incidents of war and peace. It is therefore necessary to have in depth knowledge of these concepts for better understanding and clarity.

3.

Allied

POLITICAL SCIENCE AN INTRODUCTION – I

This paper tries to   introduce to the discipline of Political Science- State, Government and political systems: besides the theories of   governance.

4.

NME 1

INDEPENDENT INDIA

To highlight the physiographic, historical, socio-political, cultural, and economic structure of independent India. To understand to relate this to the contemporary developments that impinges on its politico strategic policy orientation. 

Second Semester

5.

CORE PAPER III 

ART OF WARFARE IN INDIA (Up to 1947)

This paper attempts to familiarize the students with the evolution of the art of warfare in India. It is to establish that the art of warfare changes with changes in political governance, nature of threat, and weapon systems

6.

CORE PAPER – IV

WORLD MILITARY HISTORY

On successful completion of the paper, the candidates will be able to narrate the evolution of warfare from early times. This paper outlines the wars which were fought from 4th century BC to 19th Century AD. To make the students understand the evolution of wars in the world from early period.

7.

ALLIED PAPER II

POLITICAL SCIENCE AN INTRODUCTION – II

This paper tries to give an introduction to government, its structure and function: forms of government structure of government and the role of public opinion, Political parties and pressure groups on governance.

8.

NME: III -

HUMAN RIGHTS

Efforts towards the establishment of a just and egalitarian society have been in vogue since the beginning of the civilization. Understanding certain basic right that contributes to the overall, dignified and honorable life to individuals is vital. This paper endeavors towards this.

Third Semester

9.

COREPaper V

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY

National security is the highest political goal of all states; the approaches adopted by states differ based on their individual power status, and the prevailing political and strategic dynamics at regional and global level. This paper introduces threats to a state, typology of threats, national power and its elements, doctrinal orientation for security; its linkages with foreign policy and defence policy.

10.

COREPaper VI

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Ever since states were identified on their territoriality, the need for jealously guarding their territoriality and if possible expanded has been the prime motive of international relations. To grasp its historical progress and the expanding scope of relationship amongst the states becomes imperative for the students of defence and strategic studies

11.

Allied Paper III

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS - I

Refer Economics Department

12.

PART IV: (Applicable to III & IV Semesters)

(FOR UNDER GRADUATE COURSES OF ALL BRANCHES)

ENVIRONMENTAL      STUDIES

The importance of environmental science and environmental studies cannot be disputed. The need for sustainable development is a key to the future of mankind. Continuing problems of pollution, loss of forget, solid waste disposal, degradation of environment, issues like economic productivity and national security, Global warming, the depletion of ozone layer and loss of biodiversity have made everyone aware of environmental issues. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janerio in 1992 and world Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in 2002 have drawn the attention of people around the globe to the deteriorating condition of our environment. It is clear that no citizen of the earth can afford to be ignorant of environment issues. Environmental management has captured the attention of health care managers. Managing environmental hazards has become very important.

Fourth Semester

13.

COREPaper VII

MILITARY GEOGRAPHY & GEO – POLITICS

To make the student understand the influence of Geography on the nature and function of war. Geography has had great influence on the scope and outcome of several decisive battles across the globe. Geography is the fundamental determinants of the national power and decides on the politico strategic structure of the states.

14.

COREPaper VIII

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

In the contemporary world the survival of the mankind is conditioned by the facts of war and peace. The conditions of war and peace are influenced by various actors, viz., State, non-state and international organizations. This paper introduces the students to all these factors

15.

Allied Paper IV

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS - II

Refer Economics Department

16.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

This paper is taught  throughout the college for all the courses in order to understand about the Environment we live and what were the problems that we faced and how we can minimise it were all covered in order to save our planet earth

Semester Five

17.

COREPaper IX

NATIONAL SECURITY OF INDIA

This paper encompasses all aspects of National Security of India - its national values, interests, objectives, foreign policy and nature of threats both internal and external

18.

CORE X

SPECILIZED WARFARE

After completing the paper the students will understand the types of war prevalent in the world. This paper describes the various types of warfare waged by nations at large.

19.

COREPaper XI

BASICS OF DEFENCE ECONOMICS

Economic imperatives are the vital factors in all activities of mankind to gauge its success. This applies to the study of defence sector of a country in its endeavor to meet its security needs. Knowledge about budgeting, defence allocation, resource augmentation, indigenization etc., are essential to understand the functioning of the defence sector of the state.   

20.

CORE PAPER XII

HIGHER DEFENCE ORGANISATION OF INDIA

The Defence of a country is structured on certain organizational pattern and mechanism. It is therefore essential to have a basic knowledge of them in the correct of India.

21.

ELECTIVE – I

FUNDAMENTALS OF  JOURNALISM

Defence journalism, though very much a part of modern day journalism, has practically very little literature for reference.  There is an urgent need to understand essential information, facts, sources, and the qualities required to become a successful defence journalist. Also, provide knowledge how to be responsible Defence Journalist.  Depending on branch of service and specific Military Occupational Specialty, military journalists learn to do a surprising variety of jobs.

Sixth Semester

22.

CORE PAPER: XIII  

INTERNATIONAL LAW

This paper aims at introducing to the students different aspects of International Law. The laws which govern the conduct of war, Laws of neutrality and the organization of the International court of Justice are covered in this paper.

23

CORE PAPER XIV

POST INDEPENDENT WARS OF INDIA

This paper aims at introducing to the students different aspects of Post Independent wars of India. It helps the students to understand how India fought wars with its Neighbours and what were the lessons that India learned where covered in this paper.

24.

COREPaper XV

 DISARMAMENT AND ARMS CONTROL

Disarmament  efforts from the formation of nation state system is attempted in this paper  which gained momentum after the Second World War and also Arms control measures are applied to Nuclear states which is being appraised in this paper.

25.

Elective II

LIMITED WARS

After going through this paper students will have an understanding of war that were fought after the end of WWII. This paper deals with the evolution of limited war after the end of WWII. To make the students learn about some of the important wars that was fought after 1945.

Staff Achievement

  • Dr. K. Manikandan.  M.A(Def), M.Phil, Ph.D,  Associate Professor and Head,  M.A., Gold Medalist (Awarded by Ministry of Defence  in 1983)
  • Dr.V.P.Nedunchezhiyan M.A (Def), M.Phil, Ph.D  , Associate Professor  Certified Counter Terrorism Security Consultant   (UK) 2016, Member and Convenor State Chemical and Biological Disaster Response Team
  • Dr. Dr  K.Kulasekar - M.A(Def), M.Phil, Ph.D-     Associate Professor, Member, Board of Studies for Defence & Strategic Studies, Madras University.
  • Dr. O. Nirmala, M.A(Def) , Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, B.A University Second Rank, M.A., University First Rank/ University Research Fellow/ UGC-JRF/NET  

Student Achievement

  1. Academic Excellence
2016 (2013-2016) Batch
S.No Name Department Rank
1. Mr.K.P.Kumaresh Prasad Defence & Strategic Studies First
2. Ms.Yamini Sahu.S Defence & Strategic Studies Second
3. Ms.Savitha Defence & Strategic Studies Third

 

2017 (2014-2017) Batch
S.No Name Department Rank
1. Mr.B.Bharath Kumar Defence & Strategic Studies First
2. Mr.R.S.Vignesh Defence & Strategic Studies Second
3. Mr.M.Vignesh Defence & Strategic Studies Third

 

  1. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

NCC Achievements

  • Flight Cadet R. Balaji of  II B.A. Defence  and Strategic Studies won the Gold Medal in the All India Vayusainik Camp [National Level Competition for NCC Airwing Cadets] held at Jodhpur in Rajasthan in October 2015.
  •  Flight Cadet R. Balaji also won the Gold Medal in Aero Modeling competition in the Inter-group competition held at Palladam in Coimbatore District in August 2015. 
  • Flight Cadet B. Sabarish of II B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies represented our state in the Special National Integration Camp held at Dimapur in Nagaland in December 2015.
  • Flight Cadet R. Dinesh Kumar and Flight Cadet S. Kalidasan of II B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies attended the RDC Selection Camp-I at Kanchipuram in August 2015.
  • Flight Cadet Mr. Aadhavan of II B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies attended the Republic Day Parade held at Marina in Chennai in January 2016.
  • Cadet Sergeant R. Suresh Krishna of III  B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies won the Bronze Medal in Aero-Modeling Competition conducted in connection with the Republic Day Camp in New Delhi in January 2016
  • Flight Cadet Dighvijay Sharma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Combined Annual Training Camps at VIT, Chennai on JUNE 2017 and Februray 2017 (CATC 1 & CATC 2)
  • Flight Cadet V.R Immanuel of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Combined Annual Training Camps at VIT, Chennai on JUNE 2017 (CATC 1)
  • Flight Cadet D.Mahendra Prasad of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Combined Annual Training Camps at VIT, Chennai on JUNE 2017 (CATC 1)
  • Flight Cadet D.Mahendra Prasad of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Marina Republic Day Parade at Jeppiar College on January 2017
  • Flight Cadet V.R Immanuel of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Marina Republic Day Parade at Jeppiar College on January 2017
  • Flight Cadet V.R Immanuel of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Integrated Group Camp-Vayu Sainik Camp(IGC-VSC) held at Jodhpur, Puduchery July-December 2016
  • Flight Cadet V.R Immanuel of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Republic Day Camp Integrated Group Camp(RDC-IGC) Trichy Camp

ACHIEVEMENTS IN INTER COLLEGIATE AND INTRA COLLEGIATE COMPETITIONS

  • K. Muthu Kumar and B.Dighvijay Sharma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies have secured II Place in Chitra Kosh Conducted by the Department of Hindi, Guru Nanak College in 2016
  •  B. Dighvijay Sharma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in Debate Conducted by the Department of Hindi, Guru Nanak College in 2016
  • Bharat Kumar of III B.A Defence and Strategic Studies and  B.Dighvijay Sharma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies won DEBATE Competition held at Ethiraj College for Women. Bharat Kumar of III B.A Defence and Strategic Studies selected as the Best Speaker.
  • K.G. Karishma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated in the US elections History Quiz competition conducted by the American Council at M.O.P Vaishnav College during the month of August-September 2016.
  • B. Digvijay Sharma of II B.A Defence and Strategic Studies participated and won II Prize in the Spell Bee competition and the Debate Competition conducted by the English Department during the month of February-March 2017 at Guru Nanak College.

Department Association Activities

  • The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies of our college organised a guest lecture programme by the most distinguished Scholar/ Veteran Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM (Retd.) “An Appraisal on China - India Stalemate on Sikkim Issue" which is a topic of current interest.
  • The Department of Defence and Strategic  Studies and Research Centre, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Velachery, organized an Interactive Programme on 2nd August, 2017 with Lt. Gen. Amrik Singh SM, Commandant, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington on conceptualization and exposition of various facets of National Security and the urgent need to popularize Defence and Strategic Studies as on academic discipline to inculcate  strategic culture that would facilitate the nation building process-- a remedy for multiple socio-economic, cultural and political discord  witnessed in our society

Prominent Alumni

TEACHING

  1. Dr.Utham Kumar Jamadagni –Associate Professor and Head, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University Of Madras, Chennai
  2. Dr. S. Purushothaman – Associate Professor , Centre for South Asian Studies, Central University Pondicherry
  3. Dr. M.Venkataraman – Assistant Professor, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University Of Madras, Chennai

ARMED FORCES AND PARAMILITARY FORCES

  1. DIG. T. Sekar –,CRPF
  2. Lt.Col Kapil Sharma -  Indian Army
  3. Capt. Ms. K.Renuka- Indian Army

Research Projects Received

Dr. V. P. Nedunchezhiyan  : Research Projects       :  UGC - Major Research Project on“Terrorism and Left Wing Extremism in India:  A Geo-Political Assessment and Analysis”.

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