National Defence University Islamabad


National Defence University Islamabad is a Pakistani military institution started in 1963, when the 1st Army War Course began at the Command line and Staff College, Quetta. Eventually, in 1971, a devoted NDU was founded at the old constructing of the National Assembly of Pakistan in Rawalpindi. In 1995, the National Defence College altered to its current campus at the foothills of Margalla, Islamabad.

Important 2014 Admission Date for BS, M.Sc, MS, M.Phil, Ph.D

  • Last Date of Form Submission 18th July
  • Test and Interview of Bs Programs 05 Aug at 09:30 AM
  • Test and Interview for MSc/PGD 06 Aug at 09:30 AM
  • GAT General & Subject for MS/M.Phil & PGD 07 Aug
  • Entry Test/Interview for MS/MPhil only for GAT passed 13 Aug
  • Display of BS Merit List 11 Aug
  • Dispaly of MSc.PGD Merit lits 15 Aug
  • Entry Test/Interview for PhD only GAT passed 18 Aug
  • Display of MS/MPhil & Ph.D Merit list 22 Aug
  • Laste of Form Submission 05 September
  • Beginning of Classes 08 Sep
  • Get Online Admission and bank draft fee Rs 1000/-.
  • GAT General Fee Rs 1000/- to be submitted separatly for M.Phil student only
  • GAT Subject Fee Rs 1500/- to be submitted seprattly for Ph.D student only


  • Security and War Course (NSWC)
  • Security Workshop (NSW)
  • Media Workshop (NMW)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)
  • Leadership and Management Sciences (LMS)
  • International Relations (IR)
  • Strategic and Nuclear Studies (SNS)
  • Government and Public Policy (GPP)
  • Information Operations Course (Info Ops)
  • Pinnacle Course


There are 3 affiliated colleges:

  • Command and Staff College, Quetta
  • Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore
  • PAF Air War College, Karachi

Research Centers:

  • Institute for National Strategic Studies
  • Center for Applied Strategic Learning
  • Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs
  • Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Center for Technology and National Security Policy
  • Institute for Homeland Security Studies

Pakistan Air Force:

  • Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed
  • Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat

Pakistan Navy:

  • Admiral Afzal Tahir
  • Admiral Shahid Karimullah
  • Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza

Civil Servants:

  • Ambassador Syed Mohammad Inaamullah
  • Lawyers
  • Mian Muhammad Aslam
  • Parliamentarians
  • Dr Shahzad Waseem
  • Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri
  • Mr Sanaullah Baloch
  • Mr Babar Khan Ghauri
  • Mr Omar Ayub Khan
  • Mr Muhammad Hanif Abbasi
  • Mr Amanullah Kanrani
  • Engineer Aamir Muqam
  • Miss Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli


Pakistan Army:

  • General Rahimuddin Khan (Chief Instructor)
  • General Pervez Musharaf
  • General Ehsan ul Haq
  • Lieutenant Generals
  • Lieutenant General Zahid Ali Akbar Khan
  • Lieutenant General Syed Tanwir Husain Naqvi
  • Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi
  • Lieutenant-General Jamshed Gulzar Kiani
Major Generals
  • Major General Raza Muhammad
  • Major General Athar Abbas
  • Major General Zafar Abbas
  • Major General Mohammad Bajwa


Started in 1970, the NDU Library Islamabad, over the years developed and widened appreciably. It is right now one of the effectively structured academics cum research libraries of the defence organizations and the capital as well. Its selection is a mixture of books, research papers, professional journals, newspaper clippings and digital databases. The library is stored with 70, 000 books, professional journals and other components on subjects of interest which includes military history, defence and security studies, nuclear studies, foreign relations, tranquility and turmoil studies, governance and public policy, economics, politics, foreign relations, Pakistan affairs, Islam, etc. The books have been categorized using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC).

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Official Website: National Defence University Islamabad

Founded: 1963

Type:  Public