|NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE COLLEGE, NAGPUR
This premier training institute in
the sphere of Emergency Relief - National Civil Defence
College (erstwhile Central Emergency Relief Training
Institute) was established at Nagpur as a sub-ordinate
training establishment of the Ministry way back in 1957,
as part of the erstwhile Emergency Relief (ER) Scheme
to develop human resource for disaster relief and management
in the country. In 1962, the training curriculum of
the college got a Civil Defence twist and in 1968, after
the enactment of CD Legislation, the college was rechristined
as National Civil Defence College.
Located on Temple Road, Civil Lines
in Nagpur in the old Assembly Rest House No. 2 and adjoining
building, the College is imparting training 18 different
courses in Civil Defence and Disaster Management and
During 2001 the college projected 25
courses imparting training to 1262 trainees. During
2002, the college has projected 25 courses, imparting
training to 1226 candidates. Since the inception of
the college in 1957 upto 31st December, 2002, the college
has so far trained 35,930 trainees including 8 overseas
students from Philippines, Nepal, Malaysia and Mynamar
Recent, the Ministry of Forest and
Environment has identified NCDC, Nagpur as one of the
premier training establishment for chemical disasters.
Office of Federal Disaster Agency (OFDA) of USA in collaboration
with USAID and ADPC, Bankok, Thailand has also selected
NCDC, Nagpur as one of the advanced training centre
in India for search & Rescue (SAR).
During the year 1997-98, the college
received the Rajbhasha Award/ Shield for effectively
implementing official language scheme of the Government.
The College had also prepared 12 service wise training
manuals, all of which have already been printed. A developmental
scheme for the up-gradation of the college was studied
by an Expert Committee, the final report of which has
been submitted to the Ministry for consideration.