This provides the broad field within which nations of states and non-state factors interact. an attempt is made to provide for both of theoretical understanding of how and why Nations behave as they do and a historical survey of the major trends in world affairs it also includes and understanding of Military Thinkers, Defence mechanism of India, India’s internal security, Military Geography, Geopolitics, Chatrapati Shivaji’s Military System, International and Regional Organization, Defence Economics, India’s National security, Contemporary Warfare etc.
1.2. Introduction to Department: The department was established in 1974 as military studies at general level. In 1982 the subject got extended to special level. DDSS offers B.A. in Defence and Strategic Studies. In 1984 the department was renamed as ‘Department of Defence and Strategic Studies’. Since then, it has striven to impart superlative knowledge to students who are intent on pursuing a career in the defence stream. Department has seen a success rate of 90%. That this can be attributed to the well-trained teaching staff as well as an updated curriculum along with dedicated students goes without saying. DDSS has been building up institutional knowledge about various aspects of India’s national security. At DDSS, we acknowledge the changing nature of security and various developments at national and international level. We use interdisciplinary approach to understand various areas of discipline. We give major thrust on military geography, strategic studies, international organization, international relations, military history, defence organization and technology.
1.3. Establishment of the Department: The department was established in 1974 as military studies at general level. In 1982 the subjects got extended to special level. In 1984 the department was renamed as the department of Defence and strategic studies, currently total 10 subjects are taught like Military Thinkers, Defence mechanism of India, India’s internal security, Military Geography, Geopolitics, Chatrapati Shivaji’s Military System, International and Regional Organization, Defence Economics, India’s National security, Contemporary Warfare etc. in the department from FYBA to TYBA. As the college has autonomous status, Annual pattern is based on Tuljaram Chaturchand College and the syllabus of the department is prepared by the departmental BOS. 422 colleges are affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University and five colleges teach Defence and Strategic Studies among them. Department of Defence and Strategic Studies Tuljaram Chaturchand College of Arts, Science and Commerce is one of them.
1.4 Best Practices: The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies has launched two Best Practices in 2019-20. The purpose behind this is to cultivate reading culture and increase the knowledge of students in the field of defence and national security as well as to create interest in the subject among the students.
1) Explore Library Test: Today, due to the increasing use of social media, the culture of reading is becoming extinct. So, students’ needs to be motivated to read. The department has introduced Explore Library Test to enhance reading culture among students. In this we appeal to the students to read books on the subject and at the end of the year the first three students who will read more books will be felicitated by the department.
2) Notice Board Readings: Articles in various newspapers are posted on the notice boards of the department for the purpose of keeping the students informed about the world developments in the subject. This will increase the student’s interest in reading and increase their interest in the subject. And this knowledge will also benefit them in various competitive exams.