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Ordnance School
 History


The history of Ordnance School is as old as the British legacy itself. The art of equipping the soldier and training was supervised under various Ordnance arsenals established by British in the subcontinent. The school traces back to the training of officers at Royal Military Academy Woolwich which was established in 1741 to educate the military branch of the Board of Ordnance. Ordnance School in undivided India was originally established in 1925 at Kirkee. On independence of Pakistan, it was moved to Malir Cantonment. This institution remained a part of Ordnance Centre till 1984. Since then it was given a status of an independent entity. The institution is training 800 to 900 Ordnance Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, soldiers and civilian students including students from allied countries. With the strenuous efforts and urge to achieve professionalism par excellence, the school has emerged as the first quality training institution of Pakistan Army certified by ISO 9001:2008.
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 Location

Ordnance School is located in Malir Cantonment 30 Kilometers north east of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, and is the biggest and most thickly populated city of Pakistan. Karachi is located in the south of the country on the shores of Arabian sea and experiences moderate climate throughout the year. The months of December and January are slightly cold. At time cold spells lasting two to three days, caused by cold Siberian winds blowing over Balochistan province, may be experienced during these months. May and October are hot; the maximum temperature occasionally exceeds 35°C. It rains normally during the monsoon in the months of July and August.

ORDNANCE SCHOOL

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Organization

 

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 Educational Philosophy

The institution has been assigned the mission to impart training on Ordnance matters to all ranks of Ordnance corps, Students from friendly countries and Defence Procurement to officers of all arms/services and sister services. The Syllabi of courses are quite comprehensive, realistic and embrace a wide range of subjects in accordance with latest trends in the changing scenario.
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Functions
  1. Impart Basic, Mid Career, Special and Advance training on Ordnance matters to all ranks (military and civilian) of the Ordnance Corps.
  2. Impart training in Defence Procurement and Contracting, Fire Fighting, Ammunition and
    Material Management to officers of all arms/services, other defence organizations and foreign countries.
  3. Conduct “Technical Trade Tests” for Ordnance personnel in accordance with the laid down standards.
  4. Carry out:-
    (1) Research & Development on the doctrines / concepts of Ordnance logistic support.
    (2) Inspect, repair of ammunition, General stores and clothing.
    (3) Inventory Management.
  5. Perform any task assigned by General Headquarters.

     

  

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 Faculty

The faculty members of Ordnance School including Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers are amongst the selected lot of the Corps who are appointed as instructors, based on their performance in various domestic / foreign courses and practical experience in respective fields. Being custodians of all general and technical stores used by the three services of Pakistan, Ordnance Corps is looking after an inventory of above 50,000 items. To have efficient handling of these stores in Ordnance base and field units by all ranks, and to be operationally ready for all types of eventualities, faculty members put their best to train all ranks for the job. This is achieved by imparting both theoretical and practical training. The faculty members also keep themselves abreast with the latest research and developments taking place in the specialist fields of Ammunition/Mechanical Transport/ General Stores, Clothing, Signal, Electro-Medical, Armament and Engineers Equipment including latest trends and procedures related to various disciplines.



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 The Courses

    •    Officer Courses

         •Young Officers Course

         •Officers General Computer Training Course

         •Ordnance Officers Civilian Basic Course

         •Ammunition Technical Officers Course

         •Mid Career Course

         •Quality Control & Assurance Course

         •Defence Procurement Course (All Arms)

    •    Soldiers/Civilians Courses

         •Basic Ordnance Course

         •Storeman Technical Ammunition Course

         •Ammunition Examiner Course

         •Inventory Management Course

         •Defence Procurement & contracting Course

         •Advance Inventory Management Course

         • Defence Procurement & Contracting Course
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Affilitaions

In order to impart quality training, school is affiliated with following institutions:-

  • The   School is affiliated   with Karachi University   for award   of   BSC Honors degree to the officers who qualify in Ammunition Technical Officers Course.

  • The school awards following certificates to the student officers:-
    • Qualification certificate from Sindh Board of Technical Education on successful completion of Officers General Computer Training course and Quality Control and Assurance Course.
    • Qualification certificate from National Institute of Leather Technology.

  • The students undergoing QC&A Course also undergo one week duration workshop and on job training in Plastic Technology Centre, Karachi.

  • The students of MCC are hosted a special course by IBA on latest trends in Business Administration.

  • The school also provides following exclusive services for sister arms:-
    • Training of Procurement officers of Pakistan Navy for Logistic Management Course.
    • Affiliated assistance to Pakistan Air Force on Explosive Ordnance Disposal and handling of Improvised Explosive Devices.

  

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ISO Certification

In recognition of quality training and administration, Ordnance School has been awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification.

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Student Facilities
  • Transport facility for visits/ tours within Karachi city.

  • Transport facility for conveyance from BOQ complex to school / training area.

  • Completely furnished trainee’s accommodation for Bachelors and married officers.

  • Membership in Services club and Garrison sports complex.

  • Internet facility in a well equipped library in the Officers Mess Complex.

  • Dining facilities in Ordnance mess one of the best messes in Malir Cantonment.

  • Technical Library in School.

  • Photocopy machine in library for facilitation of students.

  • Study halls in the library complex. top

 

 

 

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 Extra-Curricular Activities

Students in pursuit of their professional training resort to various extra curricular and sports activities to neutralize the effects of the training schedule. The following extra curricular activities/sports are pursued by the students: -

  • Training/Recreational films

  • Computer with internet

  • Library with over 3500 Books

  • Visits to Various Recreation Spots

  • An audio/visual library is also available in the school which has training films, war and historical movies.

  • Current Awareness Service

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STUDENTS SITTING ROOMS

Physical Training Facilities
  • Services Club (Swimming, Tennis, Squash)
  • Ordnance Sports Complex
    • Tennis
    • Basket ball
    • Volley ball
    • Cricket
    • Football
    • Gymnasium
    • Jogging Track 

 Campus

The campus includes number of premises as follows:-

  • Main School Headquarter

  • Ammunition Training Wing

  • Material Management Wing

  • Specialist Training Wing

  • Data Processing Centre

  • Trade Testing Wing

  • Officers/Soldiers tea bars

  • Conference Rooms

  • General/Technical Libraries

  • Inventory Display centers

  • General Stores and Clothing Testing Laboratories

  • Sports Grounds/Courts

 

 

 

 

   

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 Conclusion

Ordnance School is prospering day and night in the fulfillment of its assigned tasks through untiring efforts of its faculty and other administrative staff. More emphasis is being laid on the practical training aspects in all fields by introducing latest teaching techniques and eliminating the examination oriented efforts by the students. May Allah Almighty help us in producing better professionals for better Pakistan.



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