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Ordnance College

The history of Ordnance College is as old as the British legacy itself. The art of equipping the soldier and training was supervised under various Ordnance arsenals established by British in the subcontinent. The College traces back to the training of officers at Royal Military Academy Woolwich which was established in 1741 to educate the military branch of the Board of Ordnance. Ordnance College in undivided India was originally established in 1925 at Kirkee. On independence of Pakistan, it was moved to Malir Cantonment. This institution remained a part of Ordnance Centre till 1984. Since then it was given a status of an independent entity as Ord School, later the School was upgraded to Ord College in 2012. The institution is training 800 to 900 Ordnance Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, soldiers and civilian students including students from allied countries. With the strenuous efforts and urge to achieve professionalism par excellence, the College has emerged as the first quality training institution of Pakistan Army certified by ISO 9001:2008




Ordnance College is located in Malir Cantonment 30 Kilometers north east of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, and is the biggest and most thickly populated city of Pakistan. Karachi is located in the south of the country on the shores of Arabian sea and experiences moderate climate throughout the year. The months of December and January are slightly cold. At time cold spells lasting two to three days, caused by cold Siberian winds blowing over Balochistan province, may be experienced during these months. May and October are hot; the maximum temperature occasionally exceeds 35°C. It rains normally during the monsoon in the months of July and August.







 Educational Philosophy

The institution has been assigned the mission to impart training on Ordnance matters to all ranks of Ordnance corps, Students from friendly countries and Defence Procurement to officers of all arms/services and sister services. The Syllabi of courses are quite comprehensive, realistic and embrace a wide range of subjects in accordance with latest trends in the changing scenario.



  1. Impart Basic, Mid Career, Special and Advance training on Ordnance matters to all ranks (military and civilian) of the Ordnance Corps.
  2. Impart training in Defence Procurement and Contracting, Fire Fighting, Ammunition and
    Material Management to officers of all arms/services, other defence organizations and foreign countries.
  3. Conduct “Technical Trade Tests” for Ordnance personnel in accordance with the laid down standards.
  4. Carry out:-
    (1) Research & Development on the doctrines / concepts of Ordnance logistic support.
    (2) Inspect, repair of ammunition, General stores and clothing.
    (3) Inventory Management.
  5. Explosives Ordnance Disposal / Improvised Explosives Devices / trg spec in ctr insurgency.
  6. Disposal of unsvc land ammo.
  7. eARMS and HRMS trg with specially focusing on Supply chain management.



The faculty members of Ordnance College including Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers are amongst the selected lot of the Corps who are appointed as instructors, based on their performance in various domestic / foreign courses and practical experience in respective fields. Being custodians of all general and technical stores used by the three services of Pakistan, Ordnance Corps is looking after an inventory of above 50,000 items. To have efficient handling of these stores in Ordnance base and field units by all ranks, and to be operationally ready for all types of eventualities, faculty members put their best to train all ranks for the job. This is achieved by imparting both theoretical and practical training. The faculty members also keep themselves abreast with the latest research and developments taking place in the specialist fields of Ammunition/Mechanical Transport/ General Stores, Clothing, Signal, Electro-Medical, Armament and Engineers Equipment including latest trends and procedures related to various disciplines.



 The Courses

    •    Officer Courses

      Defence Procurement Course (All Arms)

      Mid Career Course

      Ammunition Technical Officers Course

      Young Officers Course

      Ordnance Officers Civilian Basic Course


    •    Soldiers/Civilians Courses

      Quality Control & Assurance Course

      Defence Procurement & Contracting Course

      Advance Inventory Management Course

      Advance Leadership Course

      Inventory Management Course

      Junior Non Commissioned Officer Course (Ammunition Examiner)

      Junior Non Commissioned Officer Course (Drivers)

      Junior Non Commissioned Officer Course (General Duty)

      Ammunition Examiner Course

      Storeman Technical Ammunition Course

      Basic Ordnance Civilian Course (Lower Division Clerk)

      Basic Ordnance Civilian Course (Storeman)



In order to impart quality training, College is affiliated with following institutions:-

  • The   College is affiliated   with Karachi University   for award   of   MSC  degree to the officers who qualify in Ammunition Technical Officers Course.
  • Also affiliated with Karachi University for award of MBA degree to the officers who qualified in Young Officers Course and Mid Career Course in Supply Chain Management.
  • The college awards following certificates to the student officers:-
    • Qualification certificate from Sindh Board of Technical Education on successful completion of Officers General Computer Training course and Quality Control and Assurance Course.
    • Qualification certificate from National Institute of Leather Technology.

  • The students undergoing QC&A Course also undergo one week duration workshop and on job training in Plastic Technology Centre, Karachi.
  • The students of QC & A Course undergo training of Plastic Technology in SAFDAC (Synthetic Fiber Dev & Application Centre).
  • The students of QC & A Course undergo training of testing method of Textile material in SGS (Society General Services of Pakistan).
  • The students of QC & A Course undergo training of inspection procedure and quality control in IAS&C (Inspectorate of Army Stores and Clothing).
  • The students of QC & A Course familiarize with leather technology and process of leather material in NILT (National Institute of Leather Technology).

  • The students of QC & A Course familiarize with Steel for manufacturing process of iron and steel in Pakistan Steel mills.
  • The students of QC & A Course familiarize with inspection procedure in PCSIR (Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research).
  • POF Wah (Pakistan  Ordnance Factory).



Student Facilities
  • Transport facility for visits/ tours within Karachi city.
  • Transport facility for conveyance from BOQ complex to College / training area.
  • Completely furnished trainee’s accommodation for Bachelors and married officers.
  • Membership in Services club and Garrison sports complex.
  • Internet facility in a well equipped library in the Officers Mess Complex.
  • Dining facilities in Ordnance mess one of the best messes in Malir Cantonment.
  • Technical Library in College.
  • Photocopy Printing, Composing and Internet facility at BOQ Complex for facilitation of students.
  • A well equipped and modernized IT Cen is estb for facilitation of students regarding cptr software, hardware, OAS, eARMS trg.
  • An Energetic Materials and Ammunition Research Centre (EMARC) is established to provide state of the art facilities where the most sensitive and unique commodity of ammunition and explosives can be approach from a variety of angles with academic, commercial, logistic and military prospective to a greater depth.
  • Centre of Excellence for Quality Control (CEQC) is established to provide the training regarding testing and inspection techniques of general stores and clothing (GS&C) as per the latest international standards/approved





 Extra-Curricular Activities

Students in pursuit of their professional training resort to various extra curricular and sports activities to neutralize the effects of the training schedule. The following extra curricular activities/sports are pursued by the students: -

  • Training/Recreational films
  • Library with over 3500 Books.
  • Trips to Somiani Beach etc.
  • An audio/visual library is also available in the College which has training films, war and historical movies.
  • Current Awareness Services.
  • State of the art Squash Courts.





Physical Training Facilities
  • Services Club (Swimming, Tennis, Squash)
  • Ordnance Sports Complex
    • Tennis
    • Basket ball
    • Volley ball
    • Cricket
    • Football
    • Gymnasium
    • Jogging Track 


The campus includes number of premises as follows:-

  • Main College Headquarter

  • Ammunition Training Wing

  • Material Management Wing

  • Specialist Training Wing

  • Data Processing Centre

  • Trade Testing Wing

  • Officers/Soldiers tea bars

  • Conference Rooms

  • General/Technical Libraries

  • Inventory Display centers

  • General Stores and Clothing Testing Laboratories

  • Sports Grounds/Courts








ISO Certification

In recognition of quality training and administration, Ordnance College has been awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification.




Ordnance College is prospering day and night in the fulfillment of its assigned tasks through untiring efforts of its faculty and other administrative staff. More emphasis is being laid on the practical training aspects in all fields by introducing latest teaching techniques and eliminating the examination oriented efforts by the students. May Allah Almighty help us in producing better professionals for better Pakistan