The Academic Branch is responsible for the academic training of cadets and administration of the civilian staff. The Postgraduate School and the Academy Library are also under the branch. It is headed by the Academy Provost (AP) who is a professor.
The AP is assisted by the Academy Registrar who is a Brigadier General, the Academy Librarian and Deans of Faculties. The Branch discharges functions similar to those performed by conventional universities in terms of teaching, research and community services.
Its academic programme was upgraded to a degree awarding status in 1985 with a 5-year course duration for the Regular Combatant Course.
This is made up of 4 years of academic training and one year of solely military training. Similarly, the cadets go through the same rigorous intellectual training as undergraduates in other conventional universities.
The Academic Branch is responsible for running the academic degree program of the Regular Combatant Course of the NDA. It also runs post graduate programmes for both military and civilian candidates. On completion of the academic programme, cadets who are found worthy in character and learning are awarded Bachelor's degrees in the following disciplines.
(d) Computer Science
(h) History & International Studies
(k) Biological Sciences
(l) Political Science and Defence Studies
(m) Civil Engineering
(n) Mechanical Engineering
(o) Electrical/Electronics Engineering
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