Department of Defence & Strategic Studies

Dr. Upendra Dhagdhage
Assistant Professor & Head of the Department

Introduction :
The teaching of Defence & Strategic Studies was started in June 1973 and was started as a special subject in June 1979 at the UG level. The faculty members are credited to write Books, Research Publications & Research Projects. The Department successfully organized one national seminar and one national conference funded by UGC. Around 1000 books related to Defence Studies are available in the Central Library.

  • • To cultivate a sense of patriotism among students and a commitment to protecting and defending the country from internal and external threats, including terrorism, cyber-attacks, and other forms of security risks.
  • • To provide students with a thorough understanding of the complexities of national security, including the impact of historical, political and economic factors on military strategy and decision-making.
  • • To evaluate the impact of technological advancements on military operations and the changing nature of warfare, and to formulate effective strategies and policies to overcome challenges and achieve goals.
  • • The Department successfully organized one national seminar funded by UGC
  • • The Department organised one national conference in 2016 funded by UGC
  • • The Department Celebrated the Surgical Day
  • • The Department organised a lecture series on the Occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Divas’
  • • Gavit Vishal Bhimsing ranked third in KBC North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon in April 2019
  • • Borse Vaibhav Govind ranked third in KBC North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon in April 2022
  • • Pratik Madhav Kadam has been selected from the National Service Scheme for the President Award for Best NSS Volunteers
  • • UPSC and MPSC Examinations
  • • Central Intelligence Agencies
  • • Government Job
  • • Indian Army Officer
  • • Research Associate in DRDO
  • • Intelligence
  • • Security Agencies
  • • Missile Defence Agency
  • • Military Journalism


Sr.No. Name of Teacher Designation Qualification Attachment
1 Dr. U. J. Dhagdhage Assistant Professor and Head MA, NET (JRF), SET, Ph.D
2 Prof. Dr R.P.Meghe Professor MA, NET, Ph.D