University of Madras, Chennai

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Department of Defence and Strategic Studies


The Department was established in the year 1977 with Air Vice Marshal F.V.A.Scudder (Retd.) as the advisor. The Department faculty has been part of consultation service by Think tanks and Government on Security related issues.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A Defence and Strategic Studies
=> M.Phil Defence and Strategic Studies
=> Ph.D Defence and Strategic Studies

Thrust Area :

National Security, South Asian Security issues: Traditional & Non-traditional. Arms Control, issues of Nuclear Proliferation, Conflict Resolution, CBMs, International terrorism. Economic Management, Legal aspects of international security, Maritime Security, Environmental Security. Etc.

Academic Activities :

The Department has conducting interactive seminars/round tables and research monitoring every Wednesday. Invites celebrity alumnus to deliver lectures on issues of contemporary relevance.
The department has linkages with various national and international Think tank organisations.
Providing guidance for employment in Armed Forces, Governmental and Corporate Sectors, NGOs.

Department of Defence and Strategic Studies
University of Madras
Tholkappiar Campus
Chennai - 600 005
Tamil Nadu

Phone : 91-44-25399532

Fax : 91-44-253666932

E-mail : [email protected]


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