EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, November 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Facilities for career enhancement
ARIOUS educational as well as other qualifications are required to be obtained by a soldier during his service for enhancement of his career and professional excellence. The Indian Army provides vast opportunities to a soldier to acquire professional knowledge through various courses and to pursue higher studies for widening his mental horizon.




Facilities for career enhancement

VARIOUS educational as well as other qualifications are required to be obtained by a soldier during his service for enhancement of his career and professional excellence. The Indian Army provides vast opportunities to a soldier to acquire professional knowledge through various courses and to pursue higher studies for widening his mental horizon.

“Join the Army if you don’t want to study any more”, is the impression that most of the people who have joined the Army had. However, this is not true. “Educated soldier is a better solider” — this is what the Army believes. A soldier is a matriculate when he joins the Army. After recruitment he is afforded a number of opportunities to have his educational skills further honed. This is ensured through a well-planned human resource development schedule. This programme is spread over a number of years and the individual is made to improve both his soldierly skills and educational standards gradually.

As the jawan grows in service and rank, he is motivated and given opportunities to acquire higher qualifications in a variety of disciplines. These include both Indian and foreign languages, vocational training and environment developmental training. By the time a jawan reaches the age of superannuation, he is realy to get absorbed in society.

Any soldier who wants to improve his educational qualifications is given the opportunity to attend classes for the following examination.

(a) Secondary School Certificate of Exam for Class IX and X. The duration of class for these exam is six months and conducted by the Human Resource Development Centre at Headquarters Corps/Command.

(b) Senior School of Certificate of Exam for Class XI and XII. Human Resource Development Centres Headquarters Corps/Command conducts classes for humanities. Classes for the science stream are run at Army Educational Corps Training College and Centre, Panchmarhi.

The Indian Army has a clear vision of the information technology environment of the future. It has geared itself to meet the future information technology requirements. Computers have been released to units from the Army Headquarters to make use of computers in day-to-day functioning. Computer courses are run at regimental centres, the formation level and the unit level to meet the information technology demand.

Human Resource Development Centre: The Human Resource Development Centres since its inception about 15 years back have rendered yeomen’s service to the jawns ‘educational needs by forwarding Army’s agenda in this field. Wedded to their motto of strengthening the human resource of the Army, the Human Resource Development Centres are engaged in enhancing educational access to the jawans by providing them with facilities to acquire qualifications through recognised national universities.

Foreign language courses: Certain foreign languages like Chinese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, Sinhala, Burmese, Nepalese, Pushto, German, Spanish, French, Bahasa, Russian and Arabic, and run by the School of Foreign Languages, which is also recognised by Army.

Facilities for civil education: Certain facilities to enhance to the civil professional qualification offered to Armed Forces personnel and their wards exist; These are recognised by the Army All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in various disciplines i.e. management, law, medicine and engineering. — TNS


Career hotline

I have passed Class XII and wish to pursue a career in advertising. Is it necessary to acquire a bachelor’s degree? Kindly suggest some recognised institutions offering courses in advertising.

Damini Bhatia, Amritsar

Though it is not mandatory to acquire a Bachelor’s degree to take up a course in Advertising, doing graduation certainly helps to the extent that you are found eligible for most of the reputed PG courses in Advertising. Very few advertising courses are offered at the undergraduate level.

The University of Delhi, Manipur University and the University of Mumbai offer Advertising as a course at the undergraduate level. After graduation, you could do a PG diploma in Advertising from institutes such as the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi; Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad; Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan; The Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai; Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management, Mumbai etc.

I am a class XII student interested in joining the Defence Services. Could you please give me the necessary information?

Rahul Ghai, Jallandhar

You can join the defence services either after finishing your 10+2 or after obtaining your degree. If you want to join straight after class XII, then you must seek admission to the National Defence Academy (NDA) or the Naval Academy (Executive Branch). Recruitment to these academies is done through an annual examination, which is usually held in April. The notification for the exam is usually out by mid-October. The last date for filling in the application forms is mostly towards November-end of the previous year

The written exam consists of two papers, both of which are of objective type. Paper I is on Maths (300 marks) and Paper II is on General Ability (600 marks). The paper is further divided into two parts: Part A consists of questions on English, and Part B consists of questions on General Knowledge — Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Freedom Movement, Geography and Current Events.

For joining the Air Force and Navy wings of the armed forces you need Maths and Physics at the 10+2 level. You have to apply to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi-110011 by sending the completed application form.

There are also certain physical requirements that you have to meet, which are specified in the notification.

I am keen on taking up a course in aircraft maintenance engineering. Could you please suggest some recognised institutes and also the job prospects in this field.

Shaleen Goel, Mandi

Courses in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering are offered at a large number of institutes including the following:

* Institute of Aviation & Technology, Nageswar, Tangi, Bhubaneswar 751002. Eligibility: 10+2 (PCM). Age: 16-23 years (upper age limit is relaxed for diploma engineers and science graduates.

* Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, 25, Gokulpuri, Opp. Sanganer Airport, Jaipur 302011. Eligibility: 10+2/BSc (PCM)/Diploma from a govt. recognised polytechnic.

* School of Aviation Science & Technology, Delhi Flying Club Ltd., Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi 110003. Course: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence Training Programme. Duration: 31/2 years. Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM and English securing 60% agg/BSc (PCM) with 55% agg. Age: below 20 years (22 for BSc).

* Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, 40 G.S.T. Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai 600016. Eligibility: 10+2 with Maths and Physics.

You can also opt for a BE/BTech in Aeronautical Engineering which includes instruction in maintenance of aircraft and its components, although the emphasis is more on the design and development of commercial and military aircraft.

The Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) also conducts an Associate Membership Exam. Sections A and B of this examination have been recognised by the Ministry of Education, at par with a Bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from an Indian university. Hence you can do aeronautical engineering from ASI through correspondence. The exam consists of 3 parts - Studentship, Section A and Section B.

The minimum educational qualification for appearing in the exam is a pass in Class X. Students who have cleared 10+2 with science subjects are eligible directly for Section A. For further information, contact: ASI, 13-B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002.

On completion of the course, you can find employment in airlines and aviation companies.

I would like to take up tennis as career. Kindly give me the addresses of reputed tennis academies.

Jasbir Jaggi, Patiala

The following addresses of some of the reputed tennis academies should help you kick-start your career in Tennis:

* Punwire Tennis Academy, Chandigarh, CLTA, Sector 10 (Tel. No: 544543, 548164)

* Krishnan’s Tennis Centre, Chennai

* Dharam Hinduja All India Academy (for professionals), DLTA, Africa Avenue, New Delhi 110029 (Tel. No: 6193955)

* Britannia Amritraj Academy, Chennai

* Royappa Tennis Academy, Chennai

* Tennis Village, Bangalore (run by tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi’s father)

* Kimp’s Academy, Bangalore (run by Shashidhar, c/o Indian Gymkhana)

* DLTA Coaching School, Africa Avenue, New Delhi

* Prac Tennis Academy, Bombay (run by Ramarao)

* MSLTA (Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association) Cooperage, Bombay, Behind Indian Navy Officers’ Quarters

* Akhtar Ali’s Academy in Calcutta (Tel. No: 2479711 & 2473364)

I have completed my postgraduation in human physiology with specialisation in microbiology and immunology. Could you please tell me about the job prospects in this field?

Grusha Arora, Jhajjar

Microbiology, one of the frontier fields in Life Sciences, has varied applications in research & industry. Research-based jobs abound for those with a postgraduation in this subject. Of course, those with a doctorate in this field are in great demand.

Job opportunities for microbiologists exist in hospitals where they are required to undertake microbiological testing of samples from patients as an aid to diagnosing and treating diseases. The pharmaceutical, food & drink and water industries also employ microbiologists in large numbers. In the pharmaceutical sector, microbiological work includes studying microbes that cause diseases (human, animal as well as plant diseases), evaluating antibiotics and developing vaccines, manufacturing drugs by fermentation, etc. Opportunities also arise with manufacturers of products such as medical disposable goods, cosmetics and antiseptics. Those working in water departments undertake routine testing of water supplied to industrial and domestic users. Other destinations include university departments and government-funded research institutes.




Armed Forces

Dec 15 The Indian Navy, Dte of Manpower Planning & Recruitment (R & R), Naval HQ, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110011.

Website: http:/

Recruitment of Short Service Commissioned Officers in the Technical Branches (Including Submarine Cadre) Jul 2001 Course.

Elig: BE (55%) in Mechanical; Electronics & Telecommunication; Control Engg or AMIE. Age: Born bet: 2 Jul ‘76 - 1 Jan ‘82.

Physical Standard: Height: 157; Eyesight: 6/36, 6/36 correctable to 6/6 in each eye with glasses.

Appln F: See Employment News & other leading newspapers.

Distance Education (Teaching & Education)

Dec 15 Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068

Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6-mths)

Elig: Nursery/Primary/ Elementary School teachers; SSC; AMT under Associate Studentship Scheme.

Appln F: Send Rs. 80/- by IPO/DD favouring "IGNOU" payable at New Delhi. At counter: Rs. 30/- (cash) from following regional centres:

1) Old Govt. College Campus, Railway Rd, Opp Liberty, Karnal 132001

2) SPMR College of Commerce, Canal Rd, Jammu

3) Mantoo House, Raj Bagh, Near Masjid Al-Farooq, Srinagar 190008

4) 176, Ajabpur Kalan, Dehradun 248001

5) Bikash Bhawan, IV Floor, North Blk, Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta 700091


Dec 15 University of Delhi, South Campus, D/o Business Economics, Room No. 228, Arts Faculty Bldg, Benito Juarez Rd, New Delhi 110021.

Master of Business Economics (MBE)


(1): Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Economics/Economics/ Commerce/Business Studies/Admin (50% agg) or BSc/BE/Arts (55% agg) (SC/ST: 50%).

Test: 20 Jan at Delhi, Bhopal, Ch’garh, Lucknow, J’ipur & Cal.

Appln : Send Rs. 500/- (SC/ST Rs. 175/- enclose cert) by DD favouring "Director, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi" with 2 self-addressed slips (2" x 5"). From Room No. 228, Arts Faculty Bldg., Univ of Delhi, S. Campus: Rs. 450/- (SC/ST: 125/-).


Jan 12 Amity Business School, PO Box No. 503, Sector-44, Noida 201303.


PG Dip in Management (2 yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring "Amity Business School, NOIDA" payable at New Delhi to the above add.

Nov 24 Apeejay Instt of Mgt & Information Technology, Sector-8, Institutional Area, Dwarka (Papankalan), New Delhi 110045

Ph: 4621960. Email:

PG Dip in Business Management (2 yr FT/3 yr PT)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree, scores in MAT followed by GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 750/- by DD favouring "Apeejay School of Marketing" payable at New Delhi to the above add. At counter: Rs. 700/- (Cash).

Dec 31 National Instt of Financial Management, Sector-18, Pali Rd, (Near Badkhal Lake), Faridabad 121001.


PG Dip in Financial Management (PGDFM) (2 yr F/T)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree; Probationers of Central Finance & Accounts Services, Class I Officers of State Services (through State PSCs); In-service Officers of Central/State/Semi-Govt Group ‘A’ officers with 3 yrs exp; PSU Execs with 3 yrs exp; Mgt execs of corporates.

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD/IPO payable at Faridabad to the Administrative Officer at the above add.

Jul 31 Asian Institute of Management, 520, Maker Chamber V, 221, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.


Master in Business Management (MBM) (2 yr)

Master in Management (MM)

Elig: (1): Bachelor’s degree with 2 yr F/T work ex. Age: Above 22 yrs on 30 Jun 2001.

(2): Bachelor’s degree with 6 yrs wk ex (of which 3 yrs in supervisory/managerial level). Age: Above 28 yrs on 30 Jun 2001.

Test: AIMAT to be held on Dec 3 at 6 centres including Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and B’lore.

Appln F: Send Rs. 2500/- by DD favouring "AIM Alumni Association India" payable in Mumbai (write your full name & programme on reverse) with a supporting letter mentioning your address, test centre and 2 passport pics before Nov 24.


Dec 13 BanarasHindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi 221005


1) Research Fellowship

2) Jr/Sr Research Fellowship

3) Jr. Research Fellowship

Depts of: Ceramic; Chemical; Civil; Electrical; Electronics; Mechanical; Mining; Metallurgical; Pharmaceutics; Applied Sciences: Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics in the Schools of Bio-Chemical, Bio-Medical Engg, Materials Science & Technology.

Elig: (1): NET/GATE Scores. (2): SRF:MTech/MPharm/MBBS, JRF: MSc

Apln F: For each form send separate self addressed, stamped (Rs. 18/-) envelope to the concerned H/o Deptts/Co-Ordinator of Schools/Instt of Tech at the above add.

Unless otherwise specified, the dates mentioned above are deadlines for receipt of completed application forms.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi

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