Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated April 27, 2023 by Diary Times
Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES) of officers to be converted from the five years training model to four years B tech course (3+1 model), said a statement.
In this model, one-year military training is imparted at the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Gaya. Thereafter, three years BTech Degree is imparted at the Cadet Training Wings (CTWs), followed by one year at the three Engineering Colleges of the Indian Army i.e College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow & Military College of Mechanical & Electronics Engineering (MCEME), Secunderabad.
It is now decided to have a four-year (3+1 Model), with three years of training focused on technical training at the Cadet Training Wings (CTWs), followed by one year of Basic Military Training at IMA, Dehradun.
Cumulative credits for training at CTWs and IMA would count towards accreditation of BTech. The same has been accorded JNU and AICTE approval in March 2023.
Four-year Training Model will ensure that Young Officers are available in the Indian Army Units to serve the country for one additional year. Due to common BMT at IMA in the final year, better camaraderie between TES & IMA GCs (ex NDA/ ACC/ DE Course) will be developed and issue of common merit will also be addressed.