Madras University signs MoU College Naval Warfare

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Madras University signs MoU with College of Naval Warfare

The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Madras University, signed a memorandum of understanding with the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor S. Ramachandran said under the agreement, the university would offer a postgraduate course, mainly in national security and international relations, besides M. Phil and Ph.D degrees. The courses are meant only for Navy officers.

A total of 30 naval officers will join the course, which will begin this academic year. The duration will be one year. If need be, the university will provide the officers with guides and external examiners to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D programmes at the College of Naval Warfare.

Commodore R.P.S. Ravi, Director, College of Naval Warfare, said the institution, started in 1988, is functioning under the Headquarters, Western Naval Command. It conducts the Naval Higher Command course for senior officers.

The college has tied up with various universities in the country.

In the past 30 years, the university has tied up with the National Defence College, New Delhi, and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and is offering postgraduate courses for military officers of the country and from abroad, Dr. Ramachandran said.

The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies is located closer to the coastal region.

This will help to enlarge the scope of research, both in micro and macro issues of maritime dimension, said Gopalji Malviya, Head, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies.