Defence Services Staff College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Defense Services Staff College)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Defence Services Staff College
Motto Sanskrit: Yuddham Pragya
English: To War with Wisdom
Type Inter-service institution of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India
Established 1905 as the Army Staff College in Deolali
Commandant Lt Gen YVK Mohan, SM, VSM [1]
Students Personnel of Indian Armed Forces
Location ,
Mascot The Owl
Website DSSC homepage

The Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) is an inter-service institution of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India.

It trains officers of the all three Indian Armed Forces which are the (Navy, Army, Air Force) and officers from friendly foreign countries for command and staff appointments.


One of the oldest military institutions in India, it was founded in 1905 as the Army Staff college in Deolali (near Nashik), and then re-located to Quetta (now Pakistan). After the partition of India and Pakistan, the Indian operations relocated to its present home in Wellington Cantonment in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India.[2]

By 1950 it was progressively transformed into a fully integrated Defence Services Staff College, imparting training to Officers of the three services in the company of some officers from the Indian Civil Services, Para Military Forces and friendly foreign countries. DSSC is affiliated to Madras University for award of M.Sc. degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and was recognized as a research institute in 1990.[3]



  1. ^ Reporter, Staff (18 January 2019). "Lieutenant General Y.V.K. Mohan takes charge". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "DSSC History". DSSC.
  3. ^ "DSSC, Wellington - TIMELINE" (PDF). DSSC. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  4. ^ The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal. West of England Press. 1983. p. 175.

External links

  • DSSC homepage

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Defence Services Staff College"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA