Convocation ceremony of 56th NDC course of National Defence College was held in New Delhi today. The College is the premier seat of learning in India in the field of Defence and Strategic Studies.
A Total of 100 officers of the rank of Brigadier and equivalent from the Indian Armed Forces and Joint Secretary level officers from civil, police and allied services attend the prestigious NDC Course each year. Armed forces officers from about 25 friendly foreign countries also attend the course.
NDC alumni have gone on to occupy the highest positions in the armed forces and the government both in India and abroad. The one-year course also qualifies the officers to receive an M Phil degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the prestigious University of Madras, Chennai.
On the occasion, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal congratulated the MPhil recipients and also exhorted them to further pursue their studies in National Security to become thinking scholar soldiers. He appreciated the fact that the diverse fields and countries of the course participants would help in enriching their knowledge and understanding.