Recruitment and Training
The Armed Forces epitomise the ideals of service, sacrifice, patriotism and our country's composite culture. The recruitment to the Armed Forces is voluntary and every citizen of India, irrespective of his caste, class, religion and community is eligible for recruitment into the Armed Forces provided he meets the laid down physical, medical and educational criteria. Recruitment into the Army is carried out according to Recruitable Male Population (RMP) of each state.
Recruitment of Officers in Army, Navy, & Airforce
Recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces is mainly through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). For Technical Branches, women special entry scheme, NCC special entry scheme and service entries is made directly through the respective Recruiting Directorates for the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
Recruitment through the UPSC
holds an all-India competitive examination, known as the Combined Defence
Services Examination (CDSE), twice a year. University graduates are
eligible to appear in the examination. Successful candidates join the
respective training academies, viz., the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for
the Army, the Naval
The UPSC also holds, twice a year, an examination for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA). Candidates on completion of the 10+2 Examination or while in the 12th standard, are eligible to compete in this examination. Successful candidates thereafter join the NDA. On completion of the NDA course, they are sent to the respective service academies for their pre-commission training.
Recruitment through Selection Boards
Recruitment through Service Selection Boards/Air Force Selection Board is made for the following branches of the Army, Navy and Air Force:-
ARMY : All Arms and Services.
NAVY : Electrical Engineering, Engineering
(Naval Architects), Logistics, Law, Education, Air Traffic
AIR FORCE : Aeronautical Engineering
(Electronics), Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), Education,
Administration, Logistics, Accounts and Meteorology.
University Entry Scheme
Final/pre-final year students in engineering disciplines are eligible for induction into the technical branches/services of the Army, as Commissioned Officers under the University Entry Scheme.
Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry Scheme
Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry Scheme envisages recruitment of
qualified technical graduates through the SSBs, to attend the
Officers Training Academy (OTA),
Recruitment of Medical Officers
graduates from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune are directly
inducted as permanent Commissioned Medical Officers in the Armed Forces.
For recruitment of Regular Commissioned/Short Service Commissioned Medical
Officers from the graduates/Post graduates of Civil Medical Colleges, the
Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Services conducts an all
Recruitment of Women Officers
Eligible women are recruited as officers on Short Service Commission basis in the following Branches of the Armed Forces.
ARMY : EME, Signals, Engineers, Army Education Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Service Corps, Intelligence and Judge Advocate General’s Branch.
NAVY : All Branches of the Indian Navy
AIR FORCE: Flying, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Education, Administration, Logistics, Accounts and Meteorology.
Recruitment through NCC
University graduates possessing NCC ‘C’ Certificate with minimum ‘B’ grading and 50% marks in graduation are inducted in the Navy and Air Force as Regular Commissioned Officers and as Short Service Commission Officers in the Army. These graduates are exempted from appearing in the CDSE conducted by the UPSC and are selected through the SSBs.
Induction under Special Commissioned Officers Scheme
has approved the creation of a 6,000 strong Support Cadre of Special
Commissioned Officers. These posts will be filled up by eligible JCOs and
OR. Under this entry, serving JCOs/ NCOs/OR in the age group of 30-35
years, with an Army
10 + 2 Technical Entry Scheme
this scheme, candidates with 10+2 qualification, after selection through
SSB, is sent for military and engineering training at IMA and the
Recruitment of Other Ranks (OR) in Army, Navy, & Airforce
of Airmen to the Air Force is done through the Central Airmen Selection
Board, located at the Air Force Station,
Recruitment of Jawans through Open Recruitment Rallies
A new system
of recruitment has been introduced with effect from
Publicity for Recruitment
Measures have been taken to make the youth of our country more aware of the opportunities in the Army, both for officers including women officers and other Rank categories. The means of publicity adopted to attract better talent are as follows:
Several features distinguish human resource management in the defence sector. Training being imparted aims to equip the soldier with necessary inputs to make him not only an efficient fighting man, but also extremely well informed about national and international developments. Specialised and rigorous recruitment procedures, the environment in which the Defence officers have to interact, demand a holistic approach in training. The training requirements are properly matched for the freshly recruited officers; for officers in need of advanced and specialised training, and for Other Ranks(OR). Accordingly, a large number of training institutions in the Defence Sector work in coordination with one another to achieve these objectives.
The Scheme to establish Sainik Schools was started in 1961 to broad base recruitment and remove regional imbalance in the officer's cadre of Defence Forces. Sainik Schools are joint venture of the Central and States Governments. At present 18 Sainik Schools are being administered by Sainik Schools Society. Two Sainik Schools one each at Nalanda and Gopalgung in Bihar are being open this year. The Sainik Schools are fully residential and admit students in classes VI & IX only, strictly in order of merit decided as per the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination, held in February each year subject to medical fitness. The medium of instructions in Sainik Schools is English although knowledge of English is not a pre-requisite for admission in these schools. Schools give due attention to both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for all round development of their cadets. These Schools are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and follow 10+2 pattern in science stream only.
During the year 2002, a total of 108 students from Sainik Schools joined NDA, which takes about 600 cadets every year. Besides, 16 students joined Navy and Army through technical 10+2 entry scheme during 2001. As on date, about 6000 officers of the Defence Forces are alumni of Sainik Schools.
five Military Schools in the country at Chail, Dholpur,
The aim of the Military Schools is to impart quality education to enable the boys to take the All India Secondary School Examination and Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted by the CBSE and also to facilitate their entry into the NDA.
Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun
The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) was founded on March 13,1922 with the objective of providing necessary preliminary training for boys of Indian birth or domicile, wishing to become officers in Indian Armed Forces. The institution now serves as a feeder institution to the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla (Pune), where in cadets of the Army, Navy and Air Force receive their initial training. The aim of this College is to train suitable candidate for admission to NDA. Selection for the RIMC is through a written examination-cum-viva-voice conducted through the state government. Seats for respective States are reserved based on their population. Intake into RIMC is biennial in January and August, 25 cadets per term with maximum strength of RIMC being 250. The intake of boys is at class VIII in the age group of 11& 1/2 years to 13 years. The College run classes from 8th to 12th on 10+2 CBSC pattern.
National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is a premier Joint Services institution for training of young cadets as future officers of Defence Services. It has four fold aim : -
(a) Attain requisite educational standard and acquire mental, moral and physical qualities essential to the cadet's progressive and continued development as officers of the fighting services.
(b) Obtain such basic service training as will assist in developing their character, initiative, self-confidence and above all qualities of leadership.
(c) Develop ability to appreciate inter-service aspect of the armed forces; and also
(d) Develop interest in extra curricular activities particularly out-door oriented.
Entry into NDA is based on a competitive examination conducted by UPSC. Cadets of all three Services viz Army, Navy and Air Force undergo combined training at NDA for three years. After passing out from the NDA, the Cadets go to their respective Service academies for specialized training before being commissioned in the Armed Forces. The Academy is a unique institution wherein Inter Services aspects are developed right from the formative stages of an officer, thus developing a bond of friendship and respect for each other's service.
The academic curriculum of NDA is in tune with the national educational format of 10+2+3. The syllabus of the Academy has been approved by the Jawaharlal Nehru University for grant of B.A. or B.Sc. degree at the time of passing out from the Academy.
The training curriculum at NDA is structured to impart Service and Academic training to the cadets with a great amount of emphasis being laid on extra curricular and out-door activities to develop the concept of holistic man and the finer qualities which are pre-requisites of the officer cadre in the Defence Services
A number of cadets from friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Seychelles, Singapore, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Ghana, Maldives etc have undergone training at NDA.
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
The Indian Military Academy, founded in 1932, boasts of a glorious and colorful history. The Academy is located between the Shivalik ranges and the Himalayan foothills in the beautiful valley of Dehradun. Aim of IMA is to train Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) for commission into the Army. It also has a Wing for training Service cadets selected for commission in the Army.
It aims at he fullest development of intellectual, moral and physical qualities with basic military training and abroad academic education. It develops the qualities of dynamism, initiative and understanding, which form the very of leadership in war, as well as in peace.
The various modes of entry into IMA are :-
(a) on graduation from NDA;
(b) on graduation from Army Cadet College, which is a Wing of the IMA itself;
(c) direct entry graduate cadets, who join on qualifying in the Union Public Service Commission Examination and the Services Selection Board;
(d) technical graduates;
(e) University Entry Scheme for engineering college students in Final/Pre-Final year of studies; and
(f) 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme for candidates who have passed 10+2 with more than 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Maths.
The IMA also imparts training to Gentlemen Cadets from friendly countries.
Army Cadet College (ACC), Dehradun
This is a Wing of IMA which caters for training of service cadets selected for commission. The academic format is similar to the NDA on the lines of 10+2+3 and the syllabus is common. On completion of the course these cadets also qualify for a B.A. or B.SC. degree, recognized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai
Aim of the OTA is to train Gentlemen/Lady Cadets so as to make them fit for a Short Service Commission in the Army. The training is designed to:-
(a) impart basic military knowledge.
(b) provide broad based general education to stimulate interest in professional studies and generate general awareness;
(c) develop highest qualities of leadership, moral and physical courage and physical fitness; and
(d) install high sense of patriotism, devotion to duty, discipline integrity, loyalty and honour.
The OTA imparts pre-commission training for the following courses:-
Against the designed capacity of 500, OTA is presently training 446 GCs including 59 Lady Cadets. It is planned to enhance the capacity of OTA from 500 to 750 cadets.
College of Combat was created out of Infantry School and established as an independent institution on April 1, 1971. It is a premier All-Arms-Tactical-Training Institution for officers and performs the important functions of evaluation of new concepts and doctrines in the fields of tactics and logistics. The college trains over 1200 officers from armed forces and para-military forces every year. About 100 officers from friendly countries are also trained every year. The College moved to its new campus in 1988. This campus is spread over an area of 533.5 acre and has been very aesthetically developed. This year the college has been renamed as "Army War College".
The training vision of the college is to harmonies and synchronies the training the three wings of the Armed Forces and impart contemporary teaching based on realities of existing operational environment and proposed modernization of the Army. The teaching tries to validate new operational and logistic concepts through conceptual studies, war games, discussions and seminars. The Faculty of Studies keeps abreast with all tactical, logistical and technical developments in India and abroad in all aspects connected with training. The Faculty acts as a bridge between tutorial precepts and ground realities in vetting various exercises. All training material and conduct lectures and demonstrations for the courses are revised and updated by the faculty.
Courses: The Higher Command Course, Senior Command Course, Junior Command Course, M Phil Programme, which is affiliated to Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhalaya (DAVV), Indore (HC Course students are eligible for award of M.Phill degree in Defence Management), and Defence Management Course. Defence Correspondents Courses (DCC) is also conducted to acquaint defence correspondents with the basic organisation and functioning of the Army, and the role of the Army in various operations.
Junior Leaders Wing, Belgaum
Role of Junior Leaders Wing, Belgaum is to train junior officers, JCOs and NCOs in Sub Unit level Tactical and Special Mission technique to make them capable to carry out assigned operational missions in varied terrain conditions under severe stress and strain and be able to command and administer their Sub Units effectively in war and peace.
Charter of duties of the Junior Leaders Wing includes:-
a) to train officer and NCOs of Army, Para Military Forces and friendly foreign countries in commando type operations and make them capable of tactical and administrative handling of the sub-unit, forming part of special mission groups and leading independent missions in all types of terrain and operational environment;
b) to expose officer to different types of terrain conditions on our borders and to highlight the dynamism required to exercise tactical missions and instill confidence in them to face varying operational situations; and
c) to re-enforce analytical, logical and rational thinking in the officers to deal with unconventional operational situations.
Junior Leaders Academy (JLA), Bareilly
The Junior Leaders Academy is a Category 'A' institution raised to develop leadership qualities in the Junior Leaders of the Indian Army. It imparts institutionalised leadership training for our Junior Leaders i.e. JCOs and NCOs. The JLA was set up in the training year 1998-1999 at Belgaum. An Interim JLA was set up at Madgaon (Goa). On July 11, 1999, the Academy moved to its permanent location at Bareilly. JLA imparts training to 3888 students in a year.
The following two types of JL courses are conducted for the JCOs/NCOs of all arms and services:-
a) Junior Leaders Course (JLC) : It is a six weeks duration course for officers comprising of newly promoted JCOs and NCOs approved for promotion to the rank of the JCO. Six courses are conducted annually to train 3240 students;
b) Potential Subedar Majors Orientation Course (PSM) : Four weeks duration course for 108 students comprising of newly promoted Subedar Majors or Senior subedars approved for promotion to Subedar Majors. Six courses are conducted annually to train 640 students.
The IT Revolution: In keeping with the IT revolution the functioning of JLA has been automated in a big way. Apart from computers and its peripherals, equipment held by JLA includes state-of-art photocopier machine, digital camera, web camera, animation software, scanners and video camera.
Junior Leaders Academy, Ramgarh
Considering the gigantic magnitude of our Army, the requirement of training the Junior Leaders was only partially met with the raising of JLA Bareilly. An interim JLA has therefore, been raised at Ramgarh in Bihar w.e.f. 2001.
The JLA Ramgarh has been organized on the same lines as JLA Bareilly. This being an interim location, only the existing infrastructure and facilities have been utilized and further improved upon. This institution will also train 3888 students every year and will meet the growing demand of imparting quality training to potential junior leaders of Army.
The college was established in 1905 in Deolali and has been functioning at Wellington since 1950.
Award of M Sc (Defence and Strategic Studies) Degree : The DSSC wards the symbol of psc (passed staff course) on successful completion training. The DSSC is affiliated to the University of Madras which awards M. Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies degree to all students who qualify the course. Officers on the faculty of the College with aptitude for academic research can register for M Phil degree.
Aim: The aim of the Staff Course is to train selected officers of the three Services in command and staff functions in inter-service and joint service environment, as also to impart related education to enable them to perform effectively in command and staff appointments.
The outstanding facet of training philosophy at the College is the importance given to development of 'Jointmanship' within the services. Nearly 60 percent of the training curriculum is devoted to joint training which facilitates understanding of functioning of the other services by the student officers. DSSC is one of the few such establishments in the world which has such a tri-service character. Many delegations from foreign countries visit the College to acquaint themselves with the training being imparted at this unique institution.
Training instructions are imparted in national security and strategy, varied dimensions of warfare in mulifarious terrains; special operations like airborne, heliborne, maritime and amphibious operations; low intensity conflicts including UN peacekeeping operations; defence management; leadership; military intelligence and administration in war and peace. Lectures by eminent speakers on various aspects of geo-politics, Indian economy, science and technology and international relations are also included in the course curriculum.
The School was set up in December, 1948 as '19 Infantry Division Ski School' by Gen KS Thimayya. The School soon gained popularity in skiing and winter warfare training and during winter of 1949-50, it was upgraded to a Command establishment and re-designated as 'Winter Warfare School'. On April 8, 1962, it was raised as Category 'A' Training Establishment and redesignated as 'High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS)'.
Aim of the School is to train selected personnel in all aspects of high altitude (HA), mountain warfare and develop techniques for fighting in such terrain. The School functions as the Army's nodal instructional facility for specialised training and dissemination of approved doctrines in High Altitude, Mountain and Snow Warfare.
HAWS conducts two series of courses i.e. Mountain Warfare (MW) and Winter Warfare (WW) at Sonamarg and Gulmarg respectively. All courses are combined for officers, JCOs and NCOs. The training period broadly consists of January to April (WW Series) and May to October (MW Series).
'Jungle Training School' was established in 1968. But the School in its present form was established on May 01, 1970 as a Category ‘A’ Establishment and is located at Veirangte. It is popularly known as CIJW School. The School motto ‘Fight the Guerilla like a Guerilla’ is unique and symbolic of the CIJW techniques. The School is presently training officers and men in Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare (CIJW).
Charter of duties of the school is to conduct Counter Insurgency Techniques courses and Language Courses in Assamese, Bodo, Nagamese and Manipuri/Tangkhul for Officers, JCO/NCOs; and to conduct Pre-induction Training for all units prior to induction into insurgency areas. The School evolves and review tactical doctrine and techniques regularly for operations in Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare and keeps abreast of all tactical and technical and technical aspects of insurgency in all parts of the world.
A number of students from Para Military forces and friendly Foreign Countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Kenya, Iraq and USA also attend the courses conducted by CIJW School. Seven Officers from foreign countries have attended the courses this year. The School has done and continues to do yeoman service in preparing units for operations in Counter Insurgency Areas.
With the present capacity, the school is training 120 Officers and 460 JCO/NCOs. Besides training, they have also done well in looking after the interests of tribal villages in the vicinities.
The institution imparts training to the Officer, JCOs and ORs of not only infantry but other arms and services besides Para Military Forces and Civil Police Organisations. A number of friendly foreign countries are making use of the facilities. During the current training year 90 Officers, 160 JCOs/ NCOs from friendly foreign countries attended the courses. With this backdrop, the institution is presently training 1195 Officer, 5900 JCO/NCOs in a year.
The School is responsible for the following activities :-
Courses: Eleven courses are conducted at Infantry School (including Junior Leaders Wing) viz. Young Officers Course, Ghatak Course, Platoon Weapon Course, Mortar Course, Anti Tank & Guided Missile Course, Platoon Commanders Course, Medium Machine Gun & Automatic Grenade Launcher (J/N) Course, Section Commanders Course, Automatic Data Processing Course, Sniper Course and Battalion Support Weapon Course.
The Army Marksmanship Unit: The School also has the Army Marksmanship Unit which has produced a large number of champion shooters at national and international levels.
Due to escalation of insurgency problem in J&K and the East, a need was felt to impart pre-induction training to all units being inducted into counter insurgency environment. Capacity of CIJW School was limited. Besides due to peculiar operational situation and administrative problems of movement of units, it was necessary to impart training to units in areas closer to their operation areas. To overcome these problems, the following three Theatre Battle Schools:-
i) Battle School at Kheru for units moving into the Kashmir Valley,
ii) Battle School at Sarol for units moving into Chamba and adjoining areas near Jammu; and
iii) Battle School at Thakurbari for units moving into Assam and Meghalaya.
Pre-induction training in the schools has benefited all the units, as they were able to understand the peculiarities of the insurgency problem in their locality . Besides training for counter insurgency, these schools especially in the Northern Command are training units for their role along the line of control and in high altitude areas. Performance of these schools can be gauged from the favourable results achieved by Army in combating internal insurgency and infiltration along the line of control and International Border.
Realisation of the necessity to set up a institution devoted to imparting modern, scientific management training was felt sometime after the Indo-Pak War of 1965. The size of the Indian Defence Services, their deployment in far flung areas, high cost of equipment, limited resources, socio-economic changes, all necessitated that military commanders be exposed to modern management concepts and techniques to enable them to operate in an effective and optimum manner. Such skills could neither be imparted from within the existing framework of training in the Armed Forces nor could they be borrowed from the civilian management stream. This felt need of the services gave birth to the Institute of Defence Management (IDM) at Secunderabad in June 1970. The IDM was renamed as the College of Defence Management (CDM) in 1980.
The College shifted to its new campus in May 2001. This 53.7 acre sprawling campus is equipped with modern and state-of-art training aids. A well laid out IT center with over 100 computers and an equal number of printers, a three storied library with over 27000 books on management and 25 computer based work stations besides other educational and training support equipment and infrastructure is provided therein.
The College of Materials Management, Jabalpur
The college owes its lineage to 'Indian Army Ordnance Corps (IAOC) School of Instruction' established in October, 1925. The School was later re-designated as 'IAOC Training Centre' in 1939. In January, 1950, it became the 'AOC School'. With the changing doctrine of training and advanced concepts introduced, the AOC School was renamed as the College of Materials Management (CMM) in 1987.
The College was affiliated to the University of Jabalpur (Rani Durgavati Vishwa Vidyalaya) in 1987 and its proven excellence earned it an Autonomous status in 1990. The college is also registered as a 'Government College' with the University Grants Commission. The approval of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) was another achievement of the College.
Structured training is carried out in the under mentioned faculties :-
Faculty of Higher Ordnance Management (FOHOM): It imparts learning in Advance Managerial skills and techniques related to Materials, Human Resources, Financial management and Operational Logistics.
Faculty of Munitions (FOM) : This faculty imparts training in design and functioning of Missiles, Armament, Ammunition and Improvised Explosive Devices.
Faculty of Technical Stores (FOTS) : Under this faculty personnel are trained in Warehousing management and Inventory Control of Aviation, Armament, Opto-electronics, Engineering, Telecommunication, Combat Vehicles, Apparel and General Stores Inventory.
Faculty of Ordnance Logistics Support (FOLS): This faculty is dedicated to impart training to young officers on Ordnance Functional processes and civilian Personnel management and training of Officer/Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks on Quartermaster Duties.
Faculty of Computer Technology (FOCT) : It imparts training in Information Technology
Faculty Of Management Studies (FOMS) : Keeping in view the inherent advantage of decades of experience in the field of management, this college was called upon to commence Management courses for the wards of Army personnel. Thus, a new chapter was written in history of Indian Army, with the establishment of the Faculty Of Management Studies (FOMS) in 1994.
Army Air Defence College (AADC), Gopalpur
Army Air Defence College erstwhile functioned as a wing of School of Artillery Deolali till October, 1989, when it was moved to Gopalpur as a precusor to bifurcation of Air Defence Artillery from the main branch of Artillery. Located at "Gopalpur-on-Sea" it is a premier Category 'A' training establishment, which trains personnel of Air Defence Artillery, other arms and armed forces personnel of foreign countries in Air Defence related subjects.
The aim of the Army Air Defence College is :-
a) To impart technical and tactical training in all aspect of Air Defence Gunnery and radars to Officers, Junior commissioned Officer and Non commissioned Officers.
b) to evaluate tactical and technical doctrine related to Army Air Defence, conduct trials on Air Defence equipment and produce suitable notes and pamphlets concerning handling of Army Air Defence Weapons.
c) To act as a centre of excellence for all matters concerning Air Defence Artillery.
The Army Air Defence College conducts a number of courses of instruction. Some of the important courses are Long Gunnery Staff Course (Officers) - Young Officers Course, Electronic Warfare Course, Senior Command Air Defence Course, Long Gunnery Staff Course Junior Commissioned Officer (JCOs)/Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs), Technical Instructions Fire Control Course, Aircraft Recognition course, Unit Instructors and Crew Based Training and Automated Data Processing Course.
School Of Artillery, Deolali
The School of Artillery, located in the sylvan surroundings of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, is the academic centre for various sub-disciplines of the science and methodology of artillery warfare.
The charter and functions of School of Artillery is to impart technical training to officers, JCOs and NCOs of the Regiment of Artillery on artillery weapons and systems including training of pilots of Air Observation Post duties. Besides this, review of doctrines, study and trials of artillery equipment, both Indian and foreign is also carried out.
Army Service Corps Centre And College, Bangalore
The beginning of the Army Service Corps (ASC) alma mater dates back to 1908 when the Supply and Transport Training School was established at Chaklala now in Pakistan. In 1947, it shifted to Bareilly. In 1999, consequent to the merger of ASC School, Army School of Mechanical Transport (ASMT) and ASC Centre (South), the ASC Centre and College came into existence at Bangalore; thus becoming a premier institution for imparting training in logistics related facets. ASC College is recognised and affiliated to the Rohilkhand University, Bareilly for award of diplomas/degrees in Logistics and Resource management to student officers.
Army Education Corps (AEC) Training College & Centre, Pachmarhi
The history of this institution dates back to World War-I when importance of education as an integral part of troops training was realized. The Army School of Education was established in the year 1920 with its Indian Wing at Belgaum and the British Wing at Wellington (Nilgiris). In 1924, the British Wing also moved to Belgaum. In 1939 Army School of Education moved to Pachmarhi from Belgaum.
The aim and role of AEC Training College & Centre is detailed as follows:
a) to function as a category 'A' training establishment for the Indian Army and a category 'B' establishment for AEC personnel under Line directorate at Army Headquarters and Headquarters Army Training Command;
b) to function as an Autonomous College of the Barkatullah University, under UGC, conducting Post-Graduate, Graduate, Diploma and Certificate Courses and examinations;
c) to devise need based educational training courses for the personnel of the Para Military Forces and defense personnel of the friendly foreign countries;
d) to function as a teacher's training institute under NCTE norms;
e) to create a corpus of resource personnel in the field of education, map reading, foreign languages, computer applications and military music;
f) to train Military Bands, Pipes and Drums, Bands and Musicians of Army, Air Force, Navy, Para Military Forces and friendly foreign countries at the Military Music Wing as well as create a corpus of music instructors;
g) to function as a nodal agency for ADP training of minor Corps;
h) to provide technical training to AEC personnel to develop human resources in the Indian Army and;
i) to train and provide interpreters for Border Personnel Meetings (BPMs).
Military Music Wing (MMW), Pachmarhi
The Military Music Wing (MMW) was raised in October, 1950. The Wing has not only been prolific with over 200 musical compositions to its credit, but has also excelled in maintaining the standard of Military Music in India through its diverse range of courses designed to take recruit bandsmen, pipers or drummers, form the rudiments of music to a stage of enviable musical proficiency. The MMW has grown extensively from its initial designed capacity of 132 to 264 students, although at times upto a strength of 364 is required to be trained.
Accessible to the bands of all the three Services, Para Military Forces, and musicians from friendly foreign countries, the Military Music Wing runs 10 courses, of which four are designed purely for the Military Band, the most advanced of which is the Potential band Master's Course, run over three years, which besides developing practical skills over all musical instruments of a Military Band, imparts effective training in composing, arranging and conducting, culminating in the award of the 'Licentiate in Military Music'. The students are also taught Indian instruments and, by the end of the course, are eligible for the Diploma in Hindustani Sangeet.
Remount And Veterinary Corps Centre and School, Meerut
The Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre and School, located in Meerut, is the alma matter of all RVC personnel. The center imparts Basic Military and Technical Training to young veterinary graduates on commission and to various technical tradesman of the Corps like Dressers, Riders, Furriers, Army Dog Trainers, Laboratory Attendants and other categories to make them proficient in the singular and noble profession of service to mute animals which are used as war machine.
Army School Of Physical Training (ASPT), Pune
ASPT is a premier institution imparting systematic and comprehensive instruction to selected all ranks of the Army regarding the conduct of Physical Training in units and Sub units. It also imparts basic training in Sports & Games with a view to improve standard in the Army and complement physical training through recreation in games and sports. The school conducts a total of 36 physical training and sports coaching courses in a training year which are attended by Officers, JCOs, and ORs of the Army, Para Military Forces and from friendly foreign countries like Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Ghana, Myanmar, Mauritius and Maldives.
Army Sports Institute and Army Sports Nodes
To restore national pride in the hearts of our fellow countrymen and to project a winning image of the Army, the Chief of Army Staff has availed of the opportunity to meet the challenge of Olympics 2004, by redefining the Key Result Area for the purpose of sports in the Army.
To realise this aim in principle approval of the Raksha Mantri was obtained and an amount of Rs. 60 crore has been sanctioned from the Defence Budget. The Army has identified ten sports disciplines, which are its forte, to train for and prepare for the Olympics. Accordingly, the Army Sports Institute at Pune and Army Sports Nodes at various places have been conceptualized and established with effect from July 01, 2001. The focus is on individual sports, in which we are likely to perform at par with others. These are:-
Training Of Foreign Army Personnel At Army Training Establishments
Army Personnel from friendly foreign countries from South East Asia, neighboring countries, Africa, CAR and also from the developed countries are attending courses of instructions in our Army Training Institutions. The Government provides assistance to the developing and under developed nations under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme of Ministry of External Affairs. Under this programme, personnel from developing countries get training in service institutions free of cost or at subsidized rates. Developed Western countries also send their officers for training to our institutions on reciprocal basis and on self financing basis by paying cost of training and other related charges to our Government. A large number of countries including China have evinced keen interest in utilising the training expertise of Indian Army. Defence Cooperation has increased significantly drawing accolades for the professional acumen of the Indian Army.
The NDC, located at 6, Tees January Marg,
The NDC course on National Security and Strategic Studies is of 47 weeks duration. The aim of this course is to equip future policy maker with the background to give them a broad understanding of the multifarious economic, political, military, scientific and organizational aspects, involved in the planning of National Strategy. Defence forces officers of the rank of Brigadier, civil services officers of the rank of Joint Secretary are nominated for training at the College. Some officers from the Defence Public Sector Undertakings also attend this course.
The 45th Course
commenced in January 2005 at NDC with a strength
of 87 officers of the Army (34), Navy (05), Air Force (10), Civil Services
(16) and Friendly Foreign Countries (22). The course curriculum consists
of Study Capsules, Lectures and Panel Discussion, Field Tours, Research
Activities - Thesis Writing, Seminar and Politico-Strategic Gaming
Exercises. For the 45th NDC Course, three study capsules have
already been conducted and fourth one is in progress. 96 eminent experts have so been invited
for Lectures and Panel Discussions and 66 more are planned to be
invited. Field Tours form an extremely
important part of the curriculum. These help in validating the knowledge
gained in the classroom by relating it to the ground situation. The Course
Members proceed on two tours to foreign countries and six tours within
Research Activity-Thesis Writing: To enable course members to make an original contribution on a subject of national or international importance that has a bearing on National Security, each course member is required to undertake thesis writing work.
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