Centre approves proposal for INDU

Centre approves proposal for INDU

The government has approved the proposal to set up the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola, Gurgaon and Haryana. The aim of the...

New Delhi: The government has approved the proposal to set up the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola, Gurgaon and Haryana. The aim of the university is to develop and propagate higher education in the fields of defence studies, defence management, defence science and technology and promote policy oriented research on all aspects relating to national security and strategy.

The university will prepare officers from armed forces and officials of national security establishment from India and its friendly foreign countries for high level leadership, staff and policy responsibilities. It will promote capacity building in competencies related to national security with a view to spawn national security leaders and managers to look at strategic security challenges holistically, enabling them to formulate policies based on research & informed inputs.

The proposed courses will be offered on subjects related to Defence Strategic Studies, Defence Technology, Defence Management and Defence Science and Technology. The following programmes will be offered by the univers

  • Flagship / Postgraduate programme: The university will offer 1-year postgraduate course with 48 credits, supplemented by an additional module of research / project study leading to an appropriate Master’s degree.
  • Doctoral programme: The university will offer two to five years Ph.D. course through which young scholars will be encouraged to acquire experience of teaching in Universities.
  • Short term modules / certifications: The flagship programmes mentioned above will also be offered in the form of short term modules including skill development and re-settlement courses and other certifications.
  • Customised courses / programmes: This will include courses / programmes with less than three months duration to be conducted under the constituent institutions for requirements projected by the services / stakeholders.
  • Distance learning programmes: Distance learning programmes have been catered for providing higher education to service personnel serving to remote areas who can’t be spared due to exigencies of service in the following three domains:-
  • Security and defence studies.
  • Defence technology.
  • Defence / Resource management.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Smt Santosh Ahlawat in Lok Sabha on Friday.

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