The student officers are required to complete a total of 4 researches on various topics as assigned by the college. This is required for the partial fulfillment of the Master Degrees in Strategic Studies undertaken by the Tribhuvan University. The Commandant's Paper is the final thesis produced by the student officers. The topic of this paper is issued in the 1st term and it should be submitted by the 1st week of 4th term.
Students Officers are required to defend their thesis in the presence of the Professors from the Tribhuvan University and the faculty members of the college in the later phase of the 4th term. The student officer with the best commandant's paper is awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 from the office of the COAS.