AFTER STARTING a three year Bachelor of Technology (BTech) course for the Naval cadets at the National Defence Academy (NDA) in June this year, the academy is slated to launch similar BTech courses for Air Force and Army cadets, keeping in mind the technology-driven nature of the modern warfare.
In June this year, the academy launched a BTech degree in Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering for the Navy cadets, which would be awarded by the Jawaharlal Nehru University like other three existing courses in Arts, Science and Computer Sciences.
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On Monday, during the convocation ceremony of the 131st course of the academy, a new trophy for the cadets of BTech course at NDA was unveiled and was presented to NDA Commandant Air Marshal JS Kler by Air Marshal A S Bhonsle, on behalf of the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff. The trophy will be awarded to the cadet standing first in the order of merit in BTech.
Air Marshal Bhosale said, “At the NDA, the Commandant and his team have embarked upon a landmark achievement, which is the commencement of BTech curriculum for the Naval cadets. In the coming months, Air Force cadets will also join the BTech syllabus and subsequently, the Army.”
NDA officials said that the course for the Air Force cadets will start from the term that commences in January next year while that for Army would take a little more time, considering th e large number of Army cadets.