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Stream: Defense & Strategic Studies     
Duration: 3 Years

Course: B.A.

Course Type: Graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Defense & Strategic Studies is a 3 years’ undergraduate degree program which can be pursed after 10+2 from a recognized school or board with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

The course concentrates on subjects, for example, military, political science, history and defense economics. This provides the wide field inside which Nations of States and non-state factors collaborate.

B.A. (Defense and Strategic Studies) course also incorporates an understanding of The Defense Organisation of India, Indian Military History, India's National Security and the Economics of Defense.

 The average fees range of this course would be INR 1,000 to 2 lacs on the basis of criteria of the college. Admission in most of the B.A. in Defence & Strategic Studies colleges is done through merit list on marks obtained in 10+2 therefore there are numerous universities and colleges who offer admission on the basis of entrance test.

Top Institutes offering B.A. (Defense and Strategic Studies) are:

  • Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science, Raipur
  • Dhandai Mata Education Society's College of Arts, Jalgaon
  • Guru Nanak College, Chennai
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
  • Bundelkhand University, Kanpur
  • Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu

After this course candidate will have a lot of bright scopes in army, navy, railways, central government or state government, newspapers, and news agencies. After completing this course student can get job offers in from private as well as government agencies with the salary package of INR 1.5 to 8 lacs per annum.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Defence and Strategic Studies)

  • Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Defence and Strategic Studies) in Uttar Pradesh
  • BA in Delhi-NCR
  • BA in Maharashtra
  • BA in Chennai
  • BA in Uttar Pradesh
  • BA in Telangana

B.A. (Defense & Strategic Studies): Course Highlights

Name of the courseB.A. (Defense & Strategic Studies)
Course LevelGraduation
Duration3 years, full time/Distance Learning
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 in any discipline with aggregate 50%
Admission ProcessMerit based or some institutes conduct their own entrance exams
Course FeeINR 1K to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 1.5 Lacs to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesArmy, Navy, Air Force, CISF, CRPF, Coast Guard, SSC, Railways, DRDO and IDSA etc.
Job PositionsIndian Army Officer, Indian Defence Officer, Ground Duty Officer, Research Officer, In-service Officer, Military Officer, Military Intelligence Specialist, Lecturer and Professor etc.

B.A. (Defense & Strategic Studies): What is about?

B.A. Defense & Strategic Studies is the discipline which covers all strategic as well as domestic issues that influence the security or defense of the country. The course study helps the applicants to pick up adequate military education basically in its historical as well as geographical areas. As the students gains awareness on war and its related issues, they can assist government in strategic policy development (to tackle those problems). Those who finish the course successfully are highly recommended in defense.

The course prepares candidates to work as Defense Delivery Head in Defense Ministry that offer them a handsome salary. A degree in Defense Studies promotes the development and improvement of military education and creation of awareness about national security among civilians.

This course helps candidates to study of national security as its interdisciplinary and  encompasses aspects like military geography and geopolitics, technology and science, economics of defense, conflict resolution and conflict management etc.

B.A. (Defense and Strategic Studies): Top Institutes

NameLocationAverage Fee (in INR)
Guru Nanak CollegeChennai20,000
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj UniversityKanpur28,000
University of LucknowLucknow5,050
Chaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerut25,800
Hemwati nandan bahuguna garhwal UniversityGarhwal3,030
Dayanand Anglo vaidik mahavidyayaKanpur1,320
University of AllahabadAllahabad994
Jodhpur national UniversityJodhpur16,000
Deen Dayala Upadhyay UniversityGorakhpur2,590
Hemchandracharya North UniversityGujrat10,000
DR. Bhim Rao Ambedkar UniversityAgra30,000
Agra CollegeAgra2,320
Bapu mahavidyalyaGhazipur4,730

Eligibility for B.A. (Defense & Strategic Studies)

For admission into bachelor’s degree, the applicants should have passed the intermediate school examination (10+2) from a recognized school or board.

B.A. (Defense & Strategic Studies): Admission Process

The candidate must have certain qualification needed to apply for B.A. degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. They must have passed intermediate (10+2) class studies from any of the recognized board or educational institutions. The minimum of 50% marks required for this course. Marks obtained in intermediate exam (10+2) acts as the prime foundation for admission. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained for the final round interview.

The admission to the course takes place towards the start of each academic year. The complete details of admission process can be gathered by visiting the official website of the institutes or college that provides the course. The students can submit their application through web portal of concerned college. Candidates can collect their application from the administrative office of the institution also. The students must pay certain amount of fee before collecting the form. Candidates must have to fill the application form and submit before the last date of submission.

B.A. (Defence & Strategic Studies): Syllabus and Course Description

Semester ISemester II
Study of War and PeaceMilitary History of India – I
Organization and Management of Indian Defense ForcesWorld Military History – I
Principles of Political Science – IPrinciples of Political Science – II
Environmental StudiesValue Education – Human Rights
Semester IIISemester IV
Military History of India – IISpecialized Warfare
World Military History – IILimited Wars
Economics for Defense and Strategic Studies Paper IEconomics for Defense and Strategic Studies - PAPER II
Introduction to JournalismNews and News Content
Yoga for Human Excellence-
Semester VSemester VI
Security aspects of International RelationsStrategic Thought
Warfare in Independent IndiaInternational Law
Economic Aspects of DefenseNational Security of India
Military GeographyInternational Organisations
News Writing procedure and News StoryArmedforces and Society
 -Basics of Defence Journalism

B.A. (Defence & Strategic Studies): Career Prospects

The course is specially for candidates who are prepared to serve their motherland.  They can start working in defense departments like Army and Navy. They should have cleared the competitive exams in order to get in to such job opportunities.

Those candidates who are skilled in writing can apply for jobs in newspapers and other journals. They can write articles related to the security angles and other day to day problems. Additionally, they can apply for the job offered by central and state government sectors. These students are qualified to apply for all jobs that mention graduation as the required qualification or abilities required. Railways and Banks are other options where graduates in Defense and Strategic Studies can apply for job opportunities.

Top recruiters in this sector:

  • Army
  • navy
  • Air Force
  • CISF
  • CRPF
  • BSF
  • Coast Guard
  • SSC
  • Railway
  • DRDO
  • IDSA

As we can see in the table given below the job profiles in IT sector along with their description:

Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
Indian Army officerIndian Army Officer is in charge to defend the country and its overseas territories and for supporting international peacekeeping and humanitarian work.2 to 4 Lacs
Indian Defense OfficerIndian Defense Officer is in charge for planning the conduct of operations and training exercises in conjunction with unit executives.5 Lacs
Ground Duty officerGround Duty Officer plays role in managing men, material and finance, making of educational facilities for better human resources development.6.3 Lacs
Research OfficerResearch officer is in charge to work with team members to identify the project goals, variables, research methods and other test parameters.4.3 lacs
Military OfficerMilitary Officer is in charge for Participating, supporting combat and other military operations and operate repair and maintain equipments.5-9 Lacs
LecturerDefense & Strategic Studies lecturer is in charge for providing comprehensive study about the course to the candidates.6-8 Lacs
Military Intelligence SpecialistMilitary Intelligence Specialist collect intelligence information during Army missions. They provide important information that helps to save the Soldiers fighting on front lines.3 to 6 lacs
ProfessorProfessor teaches candidates in wide verities of academic and vocational subjects beyond the college level students, they also conduct in research and publish scholarly books and papers.6 lacs

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