In view of strategic importance of Himalayas the department of defence & Strategic studies was established in. 1978 and P.G. level in 1987, by Garhwal University Srinagar Garhwal to achieve the following objects –
- Pramation and development of Defence (Military) education in Garhwal Regions and creation of awareness about National Security among students.
- Providing access to high quality education concerning Defence and Strategic studies to the intending student seeking admission at B.A/ M. A / M sc Levels.
- Promoting research in National Security and related fields