1.      Another pathbreaking initiative has been launched by the IA in conjunction with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani 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 BITS, Pilani which is conscious  of the high degree of all round professional knowledge  and training  imbibed by Army officers. The initiative involves  sponsoring Army officers undergoing full time Post Graduate and Research Programmes in areas as under:-


(a)       Science

(b)       Engineering

(c)        Pharmacy

(d)       Management

(e)       Social Sciences

No of Vacancies and Loc


2.      Two vacancies for the each Programme have been approved for the year 2011-12 at BITS campuses at Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad.


Payment of fees


3.      Fee will be paid by the offrs attending the course direct to BITS, Pilani as per its fee structure.


Conduct of Study Programmes


4.      Status.    Officers will be sponsored for the Programme  and will be treated as on Study leave on laid down conditions if the course undertaken is ‘on campus’. In case of course is ‘off campus’ study lve rules will not apply.


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 separae entrance exam will be conducted at New Delhi for all desirous serving 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

                        Room No 410, A’ Wing, Sena Bhawan

                        IHQ of MoD (Army)

                        New Delhi- 110011


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