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Course Description:


          A student is required to achieve a total of 60 credits in four semesters of six months each for this course from the following list of compulsory and optional courses as offered by the department from time to time.

Course Code

Title of Course


   DSS-301 Evaluation of Strategic Thought. 3 Credits
   DSS-302 War 3 Credits
   DSS-303 International Politics Since 1945 3 Credits
   DSS-304 National Power & Dynamics of Threat perception 3 Credits
   DSS-305 Research Methodology 3 Credits
Central Asia or South Asia 3 Credits
   DSS-306 Dimensions of Strategy 3 Credits
   DSS-308 Dynamics of Pakistan's Defense & Foreign Policies. 3 Credits
   DSS-344 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Defense and Strategic Studies. 3 Credits



Course Code

Title of Course


   DSS-307 Economic of Defense 3 Credits
   DSS-310 The Making of Indian Defense & Foreign Policies 3 Credits
   DSS-319 Great Powers Interests & Politics in Central Asia 3 Credits
   DSS-329 Revolutionary Warfare 3 Credits
   DSS-332 Nuclear Proliferation 3 Credits
   DSS-334 War & Strategy in Islam 3 Credits
   DSS-337 Military Geography 3 Credits
   DSS-338 Warfare on Land, Sea and Air 3 Credits
   DSS-339 Technology and Warfare 3 Credits
   DSS-342 Operational Research & System Analysis 3 Credits
   DSS-345 International Political Economy 3 Credits
Arms Control and Disarmament 3 Credits
Crisis Management 3 Credits
Military Intellenge 3 Credits
Strategic Policies of Great Powers 3 Credits
Revolutionary Warfare 3 Credits






          Admissions are opened once a year for this course. Admissions are given on Regular as well as on Self-Financed basis.The University shall call for these admission applications through proper media each year.

  • Candidate with Bachelor Degree requiring more than two years intermediate or professional degree for example: B.Sc. Engineering,/B.E./MBBS/B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Sc. Pharmacy, BCS Computer Science, B.ED., etc are not eligible.
  • Ten seats will be given strictly on merit on Self-Finance basis in Spring semester admissions.
  • One seat in each department of the University has been reserved for admission of the children of Shaheeds/Disabled of Army Personnel of Indo/Pak War 1965 and 1971 and would be offered on the nomination of G.H.Q.
  • One seat is reserved for Minorities for admission in each department of the University subject to production of certificate from the institution last attended that the candidate belongs to the Minority Community.

         The application forms can be collected from Manager, Bookbank/Book Shop of the University by paying a fee of Rs.100/-. Those wishing to apply shall have to submit properly filled-in admission application forms to the admission office of the University by the last date advertised for such a purpose.

          Merit Lists for this course will be displayed on the notice board of the concerned department and successful candidates will have to pay the dues before the last date mentioned in the list, otherwise their seats will stand cancelled and these seats will be given to a candidate from waiting list in order of merit. 

          Eligibility Criteria for this course is:

  • B.A. with one of the following subjects:
    Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology, Geography, Psychology, International Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication (B.Sc. not eligible).

           Merit formula for this course is:

FTM = 800 ( MOF/TM + MOB/TM ) + NCC + HQ


FTM     = Final Total Marks.
MOF     = Marks Obtained in Intermediate Certificate.
MOB     = Marks Obtained in Bachelor's Degree.
TM      = Total Marks in the Relevant Examination.
NCC     = National Cedit Corps (20 Marks)
HQ      = Hafiz-e-Quran (20 Marks).


  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be eligible for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Candidate who has graduated 18 months before the date of application must explain what he has been doing during this period.
  • In case of incorrect information/concealment of facts, University will have the right to refuse/cancel an admission or expel a student.
  • Copies of the following documents should accompany the application:
  1. Matric Certificate.
  2. Intermediate certificate and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  3. Bachelor's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  4. Domicile Certificate of the Candidate.
  5. No Objection Certificate (in case of in-service candidate).
  6. N.C.C. certificate (if applicable).
  7. Certificate for Hifzi Quran.
  8. I.D. Card.
  • Originals must be produced later, when required.
  • N.C.C. and H.Q. credit of 20 marks each will be added as given in the formula.
  • Candidate finally selected for admission will be required to produce a Migration Certificate (in original) on joining the University.
  • Candidates having obtained certificates/degrees from Foreign Universities / Institutions should provide equivalence certificate and conversion of Grades into marks from University Grants Commission, Islamabad/Inter Board Committee of Chairman in case of Matric and Intermediate level certificates.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.


             The following Sample On-line Application Forms are not yet operational but in near future you will be able to apply through them.

Click ADMISSIONS  for more information about admission procedures


Faculty List:


Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal Cheema


Lt. Col. Naeem A. Salik


Mr. Ayaz Naseem
Mr. Nazir Hussain
Mr. Jamil Raza



Mr. M. Nasrullah
Mrs. Ambreen Javed


Job Opportunities:

            There is an Enormous need for graduates from the field of Defence & Strategic Studies in the country. Quaid-i-Azam University is the only university in Pakistan offering these courses in Defence & strategic Studies.Most of the graduates tend to opt for ISS (Institute for Statistical studies), IRS (Institute for Regional Studies), HDC (Human Development Centre) and Pakistan Armed Forces for job prospects and for further studies according to their respective areas of study. The students also have ample opportunities to proceed abroad for further studies and research work in this field.

Click here for Career Guiding Office of Quaid-i- Azam University.


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