Coimbatore: Indian Air Force today signed an MOU with Bharathiar University here to establish academic collaboration for conduct of research programmes in various fields and also in the field of Education Technology.
The MOU was signed by Air Vice Marshal SS Sharma, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Education at Air Headquarters, Delhi and B Vanitha, Registrar-in-charge Bharathiar University.
The programs in the field of research and Education Training would be effective from academic year 2017-2018 and the eligibility is as per the guidelines of the University and UGC.
The Air Force personnel would be exempted from appearing from the usual Common Entrance Test to pursue the programmes, an IAF release said.
The unique feature of the programmes is that the officers would not have to take study leave and can pursue it while being present on duty. The university has allotted 32 seats per year for the Part Time Ph.D programmes in various fields for all serving IAF officers, which is expected to give a boost to research work and corpus of knowledge in the various fields of Arts & Sciences.
Twenty seats per year have also been earmarked for Part Time M.Phil programme in the field of Education Technology especially for the officers of Education Branch of the IAF, it said.
University vice-chancellor (Dr) A Ganapathi, Air Commodore VPS Rana, Commandant, Air Force Administrative College (AFAC), Wing Commander Manisha Rajput, Deputy Director, Directorate of Education, Air Headquarters, and Wing Commander Amitabh Ranjan of the Faculty of Education, AFAC were present during the occasion, the release said.