Welcome to Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

                             Department of Defence, Strategic and Geopolitical Studies

                                                           हेमवती नंदन बहुगुणा गढ़वाल विश्वविद्यालय(केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय)

                                           HEMVATI NANDAN BAHUGUNA GARHWAL UNIVERSITY( A Central University )

About Department

Brief note about the Department :-

Background of the Department-  Firstly, the defence study started in England during the Second World War as a subject of War Studies, and it also began at the same time in India. It has numerous important aspects during the war among the countries. Owing to its compulsory requirements for national security this subject has been offered by many Indian Universities/Institutes etc in the form of UG and PG courses. This subject fulfils the aspiration of a Youngster who wants to choose a career of excitement, adventure, and challenges.  Since Uttarakhand is in the Himalayan region which has two major international borders with Nepal and China, therefore, the subject of Defence, Strategic & Geopolitical Studies plays a vital role in the National security on the abovementioned borders. This subject was offered by Garhwal University and a separate department was established in the year 1978 for UG and PG students. The department is running a research program (Ph.D.) in Defence studies for the last 45 years on various topics related to the following research areas.

  1. Promotion and Development of Defence (Military) education in Garhwal Regions and creation of awareness about National Security among students.
  2. Providing access to high quality education concerning Defence, Strategic and Geo-Political  Studies  to the  intending student seeking admission at B.A/B.Sc. and  M. A / M.Sc Levels.
  3. Promoting  Research in the following areas like-

(1) National Security

(2) International Relation

(3) Indian Military History

(4) Insurgency & Counter Insurgency

(5) Regional Security

(6) Defence Modernization

(7) Indian Armed Forces

(8) Coastal Security

(9) Modern Warfare /War Study 

Last Updated on 07/05/2024