NDC was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 1960 and has completed 60 years of its formation on 27 April 2020. The college runs a 47 week uniquely designed course on “National Security & Strategic Studies” for 100 course members, of whom 25 are from friendly foreign countries. As on date, the College has 3899 Alumni, of whom 835 are from 69 friendly foreign countries. Many of these Alumni have risen to the topmost post of their respective organisations. Apart from boasting an international reputation, the College also functions as an important instrument of Diplomacy in fostering strong relations with friendly countries. As the apex and only institution of Strategic education within the national security apparatus, the NDC is bereft of significant resident academic and research expertise. Colleges and Universities across the world have Chairs of Excellence and positions of Professors to spur intellectual and academic excellence.
On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of National Defence College Hon’ble President of India has approved the establishment of “President’s Chair of Excellence on National Security” in the presence of Defence Secretary Mr. Ajay Kumar and Commandant Air Marshal D Choudhury on 11 Nov 2020 at RashtrapatiBhawan. The President’s Chair of Excellence on National Security will not only help in enhancing the intellectual capital of the college but also go a long way in uplifting its credibility and reputation.
The chair will be located at National Defence College, 06, Tees January Marg, New Delhi and shall be provided all academic, administrative and logistic support.