The College of Defence Management (CDM) is an initiative taken by Ministry of Defence in 1970?with an aim of providing physical, emotional and intellectual training sessions to nominated armed force officers. This institute has a reputation for being Asia?s first ever Defence training institute ever erected, and functions under the administered radar of Indian Armed Forces and has its affiliation from Osmania University. The college offers specialization in the elective categories, and provides Masters, MPhil and PhD programs with research tools and skills.
From its modest beginning, the College over the years has blossomed into its present stature and has achieved the unique status of being a national centre for Defence Management. There are possibly very few institutions of its kind in the world. As a recognition of its eminence and achievements, the All India Management Association (AIMA), invited CDM to be a "Cooperating Member" alongwith the five Indian Institutes of Management and the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Osmania University recognises CDMs core course i.e. Long Defence Management Course (LDMC) for the award of the degree of Master of Management Studies (MMS).
Research and Consultancy is an important sphere of the College activities. Faculty of Research & Consultancy has built a rich repository of defence related information. It undertakes project studies for the three Services and other organisations every year. The College also has a large bank of case studies and dissertations written by LDMC participants.
The Faculty of Planning & Administration provides the bedrock on which the College develops its teaching and research. It also ensures a befitting academic environment and quality of life.