Defence Services Staff College

Located at Wellington in Tamil Nadu, India, Defence Services Staff College was established in 1947. It is one of the few institutions in the world where training is imparted to aspiring Staff Officers of all the three Services - Army, Navy and Air Force, as also selected officers of the paramilitary and civil services, and officers from friendly foreign countries. It is situated in the lap of the lush green Nilgiris and surrounded by innumerable tea plantations and eucalyptus trees, DSSC stands tall as an epitome of Indian military proficiency.

Today, the College boasts of laurels and recognition beyond compare. Being one of its kind in the entire world, as the only institution to provide, under one roof, staff training to officers of Army, Navy and Air Force, along with officers of the civil services and those of the Commonwealth and friendly foreign countries, DSSC has acquired an enviable reputation both abroad and at home. 

Functions of DSSC

The DSSC is a joint services institution. It functions in accordance with the directives issued by the Chiefs of Staff Committee from time to time. The Commandant is responsible to the Chiefs of Staff Committee through the Chairman of the Joint Training Committee. The Aim of the Staff Course is to train selected officers of the three Services in command and staff functions in peace and war in their own service, inter-service and joint service environment, and provide related general education to enable them to perform effectively in command and staff appointments.
Defence Services Staff College
Wellington (Nilgiris)
Tamil Nadu, PIN : 643 231
Phone: (0423)2233620
Fax: (0423)2232320

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