1.      A pathbreaking initiative has been launched by the IA in conjunction with the Pondicherry University and an MOU has been signed to enable serving and retiring officers to enhance their educational qualifications keeping in mind the interest of both the organisation and of the officer cadre.  This initiative  has been accepted by the Pondicherry University which is conscious  of the high degree of all round professional knowledge  and training  imbibed by Army officers. The initiative involves  selected Army officers undergoing full time Post Graduate and Research Programmes as under:-

       (a)   MA in a relevant subject.
       (b)   MBA
       (c)   Ph D in Social Studies and Humanities.
       (d)   Resident Research Scholars- South Asian Studies.

No of Vacancies

2.    The number of vacancies for the various Programmes are as under:-

       Ser No      Subject                No of Seats
       (a)            MA                          10
       (b)            MBA                        10    
       (c)            PhD                         20
       (d)            Chairs of Excellence   05 

Payment of fees

3.    Fee will be paid by the offrs attending the course direct the concerned university as per its fee structure.

Conduct of Study Programmes

4.      Status.    Officers nominated for the Programme  will be treated as on Study leave on laid down conditions.

 5.     Accn  Campus accn depending on availability/HRA will be admissible to the officers.

Method of Selection

6.      Eligibility Criteria.    Existing university eligibility criteria will be applicable to Army Officers desirous of attending the Higher Studies Courses.

7.      Exam.  A separate entrance exam will be conducted at New Dehi for all desirous service officers in the last week of Mar 2011.

8.      Application Form.  Application forms as per format given in Appx ‘A’ of Instructions on the subject att after countersignature of the next higher HQ will be fwd to the u/m address by 15  Mar 2011.

 Director (Projects)
 Addl Dte Gen of Personnel Services
 Adjutant General’s Branch
 A’ Wing, Sena Bhawan
 IHQ of MoD (Army)
 New Delhi- 110011

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