Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI)
  • Professional Subjects-1 (Ph-08, Part-I) EPE of ISSP-12 will be held at 1430 hrs on 15 Nov 20. • Professional Subjects -2 (Ph-16, Part-II) EPE of ISSP-10 & 12 will be held at 1430 hrs on 16 Nov 20. • All Student Offr of Phase-8 (Part-I) and Phase-16 (Part-II) of ISSP-12 will submit their TAE by 1430 hrs on 15 and 16 Nov 20 respectively. • All Student Offr of ISSP-12 (Part-I & II) will complete their Mock Test by 14 Nov 20.  

Individual Staff Studies Programme (ISSP)

  History of ISSP

CSTI was one of the pioneer Institutes of BAF to educate young officers on the relevant professional and academic subjects through a correspondence course. Individual Staff School Course (ISSC) was initially introduced in 1980 to inculcate a habit of regular studies among the newly commissioned officers from early stage of their career. The objective is to enhance academic knowledge of junior officers through distant education system. Over the period of time, the course curriculums of ISSC have been modified and renamed as Individual Staff Studies Programme (ISSP) in 2014. The ISSP is conducted in two parts to qualify officers for the promotion to the substantive rank of Flight Lieutenant and Squadron Leader. Each part comprising 08 phases are conducted through a year-long Tutor-assessed Exercise (TAE) followed by End of Phase Examination (EPE). After introduction of indigenous software ‘Horizon’, CSTI has modernized the distant education system of ISSP through web-based instruction (WBI) programme in Jun 2017. Accordingly, first online conduct of ISSP started on 28 July 2018 through ‘Horizon’ software. All student officers appeared online ISSP using WBI while stationed in all main operating bases of BAF including overseas deployed contingents under UN mandate. The paperless conduct of online examinations is now saving about Taka 10,00,000.00 (ten lac) per year.