Bangladesh Ansar-VDP Academy is the largest training institution of the country, capable of providing accommodation of 5,000 members and imparting training to 2,000 trainees at a time. The history of Bangladesh Ansar-VDP Academy dates back to 1970 when National Training Centre (NTC) was established. The NTC was renamed as Ansar Training School (ATS) in 1986 as Ansar Academy and finally in 1995 as the Ansar-VDP Academy with the responsibility of imparting multifarious professional training to the members of Ansar & VDP covering military, law & order and socio-economic development aspects.
The Academy is the prime training institute of Bangladesh Ansar & VDP, located at Shafipur, Gazipur along Dhaka-Tangail highway. The Academy provides training 10 to 15 thousand members approximately in a year. It’s a 359 acres of land with excellent picturesque beauty that houses all the administrative and training facilities and infrastructures like: Administration HQs, parade square, firing range, swimming pool, stadium, gymnasium, auditorium, computer club, language club, library, sports complex, hospital, recruit-trainee accommodation, officers’ mess, Handicrafts Training Center, Garment Factory, driving range, helipad etc