Department of Strategic Technologies (DST)

The Department of Strategic Technologies is one of the two new centres established under the School of National Security Studies in 2018. The centre occupies a unique place in the Indian university system, because for the first time a teaching and research centre has been established purely to study the evolution, future development trajectories and impact of strategic technologies on the society, military, economy and the country at large. Strategic technologies are broadly understood as those technologies which have an impact on national security. The centre will work at the intersection of strategy, technological change and evolution and their impact on a country's foreign and military strategy. Given the rapid changes in technologies and associated developments in the area, such a broad understanding will allow for accommodation of future developments into the ambit of study in the centre. Modules have been incorporated in the syllabus to enhance prospects of employment for the students. Though academic activity has begun in the centre, teaching and research programmes will be offered from the next academic session.