Bharathiar University inks MoU with Defence Services Staff College

Bharathiar University inks MoU with Defence Services Staff College

Bharathiar University inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, here on Wednesday, for offering degree Programs.

The MoU that was exchanged by Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam and Lt. Gen. B.J. Gupta, Commandant, DSSC, at the university, will enable the college to offer degree and post-graduate degree Programs under the participatory and distance education modes.

The college will offer post-graduate Programs like M.Sc. in National Security and Strategic Studies, MBA, MCA, and MA in English, Journalism, etc., for the student-officers, their spouses and dependents residing at the college, under the participatory mode.

Ratio

“The participation ratio of the college and university will be in the 70:30 ratio. The syllabus, faculty and infrastructure will be that of the college. The university will validate the syllabus, conduct examinations and give degrees,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

Lt. Gen. Gupta said: “Around 500 officers from the three wings of the Indian Armed Forces and 40 from friendly foreign countries undergo a 10-month M.Sc. in Defence Studies at the DSSC. To enable them and their dependents to become more qualified, we have tied up with Bharathiar University to offer these courses.”

He said the MoU would be a positive one because the university already had collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore.

Nearly 100 B.Ed. seats would be given to the college to enable officers’ spouses to undergo the course in the distance education mode. DSSC would serve as the study centre for the course.

Vice-Chancellor added that the DSSC would be given the status of an Approved Research Institution Centre that would enable the residents to undertake part-time M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs of the university.

As a mark of honouring the Armed Forces personnel, the university had waived the affiliation fee of Rs. 3 lakh for the DSSC.