National Academy of Defence Production (NADP) is the premier training Institute of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence with the mandate to impart both induction and in-service training to Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) and Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service (IOFHS) officers.
Set up as Ordnance Factories Staff College (OFSC) in the year 1978 for providing institutionalized training to the fresh entrants and in-service Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service; it was rechristened as National Academy of Defence Production (NADP) in the year 2003.
With the motto ‘Vidya Amritam’ (Knowledge Eternal), the Academy is committed to the philosophy of ‘Excellence through Learning’. The Academy has evolved over the years to meet the fast-changing needs of the organization and to equip its Officers with adequate techno-managerial skills for coping effectively with the increasingly complex workplace and environment through ‘Management Development Programmes (MDP)’.
In today’s highly disruptive world, the Academy intends to re-engineer itself and transform into an Institute of National Importance in the field of Defence Technology (Land Systems) and Management. The vision is to align its functioning with the emergent & future needs of the Defence Establishments in the critical areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0 etc. and become the nodal National Training Institute for all the organisations under the Department of Defence Production including all the DPSUs & Quality Assurance Establishments.