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FGSBuildingThe history of the Faculty runs back to the late 90s, and then in 2001 it was first established as the MSc Section to offer the MSc (Defence Studies) Degree in Management for senior officers of the Tri-Services, Police, public and private sectors. With the high demand for the Master’s degree programme, the University introduced the BSc (Defence Studies) Degree in Management for those who were considered as deserving middle-level officers in 2003. Thereafter, the MSc Section was renamed on several occasions: in 2004 as the Staff Development and Career Advancement Division, in 2007 as the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, and finally in 2012 as the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). Since the beginning of the Faculty there have been five Deans of different calibers with several capacities. Further FGS has hosted thirteen International Research Conferences with the participation of a number of globally eminent personalities, which ultimately provided opportunities for FGS candidates to establish links with local and international scientists via local and international institutes. Further, postgraduate students were provided with and encouraged to publish their research work in Indexed journals, peer-reviewed journals and to communicate those in both local and international research conferences. The FGS has been in forefront by ensuring personal and professional growth of participants through interactive sessions, experimental learning, and independent research projects. The FGS has being responsible for the conduct of all Postgraduate Degree programmes at KDU for all personnel in the Tri-Services, Police and Executive Officers of public and private sectors. The majority of its courses are conducted during weekends for the convenience of its students to enable them to follow courses without compromising their duties in respective services. Course components have been designed to facilitate and enhance knowledge, develop skills, transform attitudes and to experiment approaches in problem solving. Further, the FGS has been providing opportunities for candidates to establish links with local and international scientists via local and international institutes. Postgraduate students have been always encouraged to publish their research work in Indexed journals, peer-reviewed journals and to communicate in local and international research conferences.
Further the FGS has hosted thirteen International Research Conferences with the participation of a number of globally eminent personalities, which ultimately provides opportunities for candidates to establish links with local and international scientists via local and international institutes. Further, postgraduate students are provided with and encouraged to publish their research work in Indexed journals, peer-reviewed journals and to communicate those in both local and international research conferences.

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FGS history