The Dept. of Defence and Strategic Studies was established in year 1979 at S.R.T Campus. Initially it began with undergraduate classes offering the subject at B.A and B.Sc. level. The post graduate classes were started in year 1991. Presently it is one of the 3 centers offering P.G. classes in the entire Garhwal region of the state. It is one of the resource centre offering research and guidance on the entire gamut of National and International issues. The faculty members are actively attending seminars, symposia, workshops and lectures. The center subscribes to various journals on National & International affairs. The Center can effectively sensitize the students to research on the contemporary national and international problems. There are three permanent faculty member. Dr. D.K. Pandey working as HOD since 1985.