shield Course - M.A./M.Sc. Defence and Strategic Studies

M.A./M.Sc. Defence and Strategic Studies



The Masters programme of DDSS is designed to inspire and equip students with necessary skills to expand knowledge of various aspects of defence and strategic studies. The Department conducts four semesters (two years) of M.A/M.Sc. degree course. The course is structured to follow semester and credit system with total number of 64 credits for this Master programme. Evaluation is done on the basis of internal assessment which carries 50 marks and external assessment (semester end examination) which carries 50 marks.

Compulsory courses cover the area of Contemporary Strategy, International Relations, National Security, Geopolitics and Military Geography, Defence Economics and Science and Technology and its impact on security.


Graduate in Defence & Strategic Studies (Special or General) / Military Science (Special or General) / Security Studies / National Security Studies


Every year SPPU conducts a centralized admission process in the month of June/July. Aspirants will get information on this given link ( ). All the information about the admission will be available on the above link in the respective year’s admission notification.

The Department admits 30 students per year. Through the SPPU central admission procedure, the entrance examination is conducted. The department prepares the merit list on the basis of the result of the entrance examination. University rules and regulations about reservations and various quotas are followed, while Preparing Final Merit list for admission.


Interested foreign nationals can also apply for this course. The department can take maximum six foreign students. Foreign students’ admission is channelized through the International Centre, SPPU.

Detailed information is available on the below weblink:


The Department has special admission provision for the Indian Armed Forces Personnel.  The admission process for MA /M.Sc. Defence and Strategic Studies is routed through the office of the Col (Trg) Southern Command of the Indian Army.

For detailed information contact:  Col (Trg) Southern Command of the Indian Army


Kindly contact the Department Office.

How to apply

Follow the link given below:

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