The National Defence College is a premier training institution of the MoD which has established a name for itself as a centre of excellence on matters pertaining to National Security and Strategic Studies. Selected Armed Forces officers of the rank of Brigadier/equivalent from Indian and Foreign Armed Forces and Civil Services officers of equivalent status of Director and above are nominated for training at the college. The officers undergo an eleven months programme with focus on National Security, covering all dimensions of domestic, regional and international issues to equip future policy makers with background necessary to get a broad understanding of the multifarious economic, political, military, scientific and organizational aspects essential for planning of National Strategy. The course curriculum comprises Study Capsules, Lectures/ Panel Discussions, Strategic Game Exercise, Field Tours, Research Activities/ Writing of thesis and Seminars. Towards this end, six study capsules are conducted for the course.
The 51stNDC Course consisted of 100 officers comprising Army (40), Navy (6), Air force (12), Civil Services (17) and Friendly Foreign Countries (25). The Course concluded on December 2, 2011.
Convocation ceremony of 49thNDC course: University of Madras (Department of Defence and Strategic Studies), Chennai and NDC, New Delhi organized a valedictory function to distribute M Phil degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies to participants on July 8, 2011.
The 15th ASEAN Regional Forum Meeting of the Heads of Defence Universities/ colleges and Institutions was held at Bali, Indonesia from November 29, 2011 to December 2, 2011.
NDC, New Delhi conducted a viva-voce on defence related topic for the award of Ph.D Degree.
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Note: Source - Annual Report 2011-2012