THE INDIAN ARMY: Engineering Graduates (Direct Entry)
An Engineering graduate can join the Indian Military Academy directly. They only need to attend the Service Selection Board interview.
Tentative date:Course commences every year in the month of January and July. How to Apply:Candidates can apply directly to the following address whenever the notifications are released. Generally notifications are released in the months of March/April & October /November
Addl. Directorate General of Recruiting (TGC),
Army HQ, West Block III,
RK Puram, New Delhi -110066
University Entry Scheme:
Engineers who wish to apply for Army in Pre-Final/Final Year of Engineering have an opportunity to opt for University Entry Scheme. They can apply for Indian army as an officer. Selection is Based on campus interview and Service Selection Board (SSB) interview Candidates are eligible for induction into technical branches/services of the army as commissioned officers under the University Entry Scheme.
Tentative date of Notification:Course commences every year in the month of July.
How to apply:Candidates need to furnish their applications in response to the advertisement generally published in the month of July.
Officers Entry Scheme: Permanent Commission:Permanent commission is for those who want to make a career in the army until retirement. Recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces is mainly through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under Permanent Commission.
Eligibility:Final Year students of
Production Engineering with minimum 60% upto VIth Semester.
Short Service Commission(Technical):
Indian army has an alternative career, called short service commission which gives an option of joining in the Indian Army and serving as a Commissioned officer for 5 years. Short Service Commission facilitates recruitment of qualified technical graduates through the SSBs, to attend the Officers training Academy (OTA), Chennai, after medical tests, for a ten month course.
Short Service Commission allows you to join on a five-year contractual basis, after which you can exercise the option to continue or not.
Eligibility:A Degree in
Any other qualification recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course with minimum 55% marks.
Tentative dates:Advertisement will be generally released in the months of March/April & October/November.
Women's Special Entry Scheme
The WSES for officers offers non-technical, technical and specialist entry for unmarried females or issueless widow or divorcee candidates . In women special entry scheme, the initial contractual period is five years
For Technical Entry :
BE, B Tech or equivalent or a higher qualification is needed.
Eligibility:Candidate must posses an engineering degree in any one of the following branches
Computer science engineering
Telecommunications engineering and architecture is needed.
Tentative date:Month of commencement of course in each year is March and September. Advertisement for applications will be released in June/December Selection Process:Selection is based on written exam and SSB Interview and medical examination.
Electrical Branch Permanent Commission: Eligibility:A Degree in
Any other qualification recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) or Institution of Telecommunication Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree