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SCHOOL OF ARMOUR AND MECHANIZED WARFARE

 

 

Historical Background

At the time of independence of the country in August 1947, Pakistan Army inherited six armoured regiments from the British Indian Army. For training of officers and men of Pakistan Armoured Corps, the Armoured Corps Centre and School was established at Nowshera in 1947 which also had a School Wing under it.

With the passage of time, more armoured regiments were raised, the organization of the School and the related facilities expanded correspondingly. In 1956, it was named “The Armoured Corps School”.

On 10 June 1969, the School was separated from the Centre and renamed as “The School of Armour” keeping in view the progressive mechanisation plan of the army, the training of all mechanised troops has also been entrusted to this school, therefore the school has been renamed as “The School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare”, since 1993.

 

Location

The School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare is located at Nowshera cantonment in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The cantonment is situated 48 kilometers east of the Provincial Capital Peshawar and 128 kilometers west of the Federal Capital Islamabad. It is beautifully located along the bank of the Kabul River and right on the Grand Trunk Road linking Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Peshawar. Nowshera is a medium sized city, having a number of Army training establishments. Across the river, just at a distance of about 8 kilometers lies Risalpur a small cantonment in which the Pakistan Air Force Academy and some other training establishments of the Army are located. Nowshera also serves as a gateway to the picturesque Swat valley and further north to the Chitral valley via Lawari pass. The climate in peak summers varies from 40° — 450 C and in extreme winters it drops down to -C.

Educational Philosophy

Education imparted at School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare is very progressive and futuristic conforming to prevalent technical/tactical trends. Practical training is a major part of the training, which encompasses both tactical and technical aspects. Education System follows a deliberately planned and logically sequenced training to prepare the future warriors of Armoured Corps.

The Faculty

School of Armour and Mecahnised Warfare is commanded by a Brigadier and has got almost 50 top of the line officers of the Corps which are further distributed into Wings and Groups.

The Courses

The following courses are organized at the School Armour and Mechanised Warfare:-

·        Tactical Wing Course

Duration

Frequency

Category

  • Unit Commander Course (UCC)

12 weeks

Once a year

Officers

  • Junior Staff Course and Mid Career Course (JSC&MCC)

10 weeks

Twice a year

Officers

  • Basic Young Officer Course (Tactical Leg)

7 weeks

Twice a year

Officer

  • Junior Armour and Mechanised Leaders Course (JA&MLC)

4 weeks

Twice a year

Non Commissioned Officers

·        Tactical Wing Course

 

 

 

  • Armour Officers Advance Technical Course (AOATC)

36 weeks

Once a year

Officers

  • Basic Young Officers Course (Technical Leg)

15 weeks

Twice a year

Officers

  • Armament Instructor

12 weeks

Twice a year

Junior commissioned Officer/Non commissioned Officer

  • Communication Instructors Course (CI)

12 week

Twice a year

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  • Driving and Maintenance Course (D&M)

12 week

Twice a year

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  • Junior Commissioned Officer/ Non Commissioned Officer Technical Course JN (Tech)

28 weeks

Once a year

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  • Junior Armour Leaders Course (JA&MLC)

8 weeks

Twice a year

Non commissioned officers

Selection Criteria

Basic Young Officers Course (YO)

·        Service. Minimum 6 months service in the unit. Must have attended at least one collective training/training cycle camp.

·        Qualification. Officers standard map reading.

Junior Staff Course (JSC) and Mid Career Course (MCC)

·        Service. 5 - 6 years

·        Qualification. Officers who have already attended Junior Officers Tactical Armour Course (JTA) will be exempted from this course.

Unit Commanders Course (UCC)

·        Service    13-18 Years.

·        Qualification      Should not have attended the Staff Course.

Armour Officers Advance Technical Course (AOATC)

·        Service.   2-5 years

·        Eligibility

·        Armoured Corps/ Mechanised Infantry Battalion Officers having obtained minimum BEE (B) grade in basic course.

·        Other arms officers must have obtained minimum BEE (B) grade in the Young Officers’ Basic Course.

·        Officers who have not attended any instructor course (Armament Instructors, Communication Instructors or Technical Officers Course) previously are eligible to attend Armour Officers Advance Technical Course (AOATC).

·         Should be in possession of military driving license.

Extra Curricular Activities

·        Club. Squash, tennis courts, gymnasium, cricket and an excellent golf course (adjacent to the Kabul River) are available on obtaining membership at Services Club Nowshera. The Club organises musical evenings periodically. Members may also organise their own social gatherings at the club.

·        Libraries. Books on professional and number of other subjects are available at the Station Library and the school’s own library, which can be made use of by the students for professional study, and light reading General Staff Publications (GSPs) on various subjects are also available at the school for issue to students.

·        Internet Cafe. Facility of Internet is also available to the students within school premises.

Campus

            School campus presents a very attractive and scenic view, being located right on the bank of Kabul Rivet. Fast current of River Kabul adds a classic touch to the scenery. The campus mainly comprises following:-

  • School Headquarters
  • Technical Wing
  • Tactical Wing
  • Play Grounds
  • Bachelors’ Accommodation
  • Mess
  • Swimming Pool
  • Married Accommodation
  • Library/Internet Cafe

Conclusion

            The School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare is one of the elite institutions of Pakistan Army. Over a span of almost five decades, this school has improved tremendously, whether it is training or administrative aspects. The school has had the honour of training about 574 foreign students.

 

 

SCHOOL OF ARTILLERY

 

 

Historical Background

Our history is glamorous and magnificent. It enjoys a high-ranking international status amongst contemporary institutions located elsewhere basically owing to its modern outlook to social military life and combat training activities. Early in the 20th century, the gradual Indianisation of the Indian Army began to take place. This Indianisation also affected the number of the local inhabitants in the mountain regiments of the Royal Artillery. At this time the need to form a School of Artillery, on the lines of the School of Artillery at Lark Hill, was felt. In 1921, Kakul was selected for this purpose and the school started functioning there. In the middle thirties, however, it became clear that in view of the much-increased range of the new guns, which were then coming into service, the Kakul ranges were too small and too mountainous. They were suitable for the mountain guns only. It was, therefore, shifted to Deolali, where it remained until partition. Then as was the case with all other central establishments, it was divided between the two dominions. A conference was held on 15 September 1947 at Deolali and a plan was made for the division of the School resources and for the move of the Pakistan portion to Nowshera, which had for many years been a gunner station and possessed sizeable artillery ranges. Consequently, known as Royal Pakistan Artillery School, the institution was established at Nowshera. The school had meagre resources and uphill task of training the manpower for the Pakistan Army. The first commandant of school was Lt. Col. L. Gallarher.

 

The school was visited by Quaid-i-Azam on 13 April 1948, who praised the school for its dedication to training and teaching gunnery. The Commander-in- Chief, General Muhammad Ayub Khan followed the Quaid’s visit in 1951. Between 1952 to 1956, the school was reorganised by adding technical, tactical, locating wings and publication section. The gunnery branch, equipment, ammunition and trial branch were added to gunnery branch. The designation of Royal Pakistan Artillery School was changed to School of Artillery. However, in January 1957 the School was again reorganized to meet growing requirements of the Pakistan Army. In 1958, Lieutenant Colonel Ameer Ahmad took over as first Pakistani Commandant. Since then, school has come a long way in developing its Infrastructure, Training Philosophy and Doctrine.

Location

It is located along the western bank of River Kabul at Nowshera. The historical city of Nowshera is a natural base for any inquisitive traveller to explore the beauty of North-Western parts of Pakistan, which offers an assortment of breath taking scenes ranging from Khyber Pass to the snow peaked mountains of Great Himalayas. The city is positioned at a distance of 120 kilometers from Islamabad International Air Port and 48 kilometers from Peshawar International Air Port. Climate of Nowshera is temperate. It is hot and humid in summer, temperature rises above 40°C. Winters are cold and temperature varies from 5°C to -1°C. However, spring and autumn are pleasant. Rains in monsoon season are mild and weather remains overcast.

Educational Philosophy

The contours of training philosophy are built on following bases:-

  • Training Environments. Infantry Division is the level of our training effort. Taking this as basis, variations are taught relative to the level and scope of the course.
  • Training Level. Within the ambit of aim and scope of the course, effort is to train officers, Junior Commissioned and Non Commissioned Officers for higher responsibility. Training curriculum is progressive commensurate with rank, service and level of participation by the students in professional pursuits. These are:-

·         Junior Level Leadership. Infantry Company within the framework of a Battalion.

·        Mid Level Leadership. Infantry Battalion within the framework of a Brigade.

·        Senior Level Leadership. Infantry Brigade/Division within the framework of Division/Corps.

The Faculty

            War-experienced instructors and battle proven training regiments back the training effort. We have a mix of eastern and western equipment and, therefore, enjoy a unique position amongst the contemporary institutions. This feature has added an international distinction and a facet of universality in training, where gunners from the entire globe can be trained together. The availability of firing ranges within school premises help impart a realistic training to students. This being a value added feature is envied by many of the existing training institutions of the world.

The Courses

  • Junior Level of Leadership
  • Young Officers’ Basic Course
  • Assistant Regiment Instructor (Gunnery)
  • Assistant Regiment Instructor (Technical Assistant)
  • Assistant Regiment Instructor (Locating)
  • Assistant Regiment Instructor (Radar)
  • Assistant Regiment Instructor (Survey)

Mid to Senior Level of Leadership

  • Junior Staff Course (including Army Service Corps Officers)
  • Mid Career Course
  • Officers Locating Course
  • Unit Commander’s Course
  • Gunnery Staff Course
  • Junior Commissioned Officers/Non Commissioned Officers Gunnery Staff Course.

Extra Curricular Activities

School is well equipped with facilities, few among them are:-

  • Indoor sports
  • Golf course
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Squash courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Rowing
  • Riding club
  • Additional Facilities

·        Single and family accommodation

·        Ladies club

·        Schooling for children

·        Recreational facilities


Campus

The school is co-located with other training institutions like School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare, Military College of Engineering, School of Army Service Corps and Pakistan Air Force Academy. This disposition enables us to impart integrated training in virtual battlefield environments. The school is organized mainly into Administrative and Support Wing and a Training Wing.

School environment has been developed into a campus. Campus life ensures availability of most of the facilities to all of the students for most of the time. Like mess is a facility not only for regular meals but also for tea break, for retiring, library and gymnasium with an outlay of playground around it. Similarly, Gun Park has been developed for instructional classes, practical study and likewise other activities.

Computer section is a facility not only meant for core academic pursuits but for information/research by installing Internet and for studies by establishing video library. For this purpose and to accommodate increasing number of interested students, high tech computers have been added, and various lectures have been video filmed for maximum education value.

Further, the campus has been extended to Range Area, which helps creating an environment, whereby Range Area has become an extension of classroom and is no more taken as fatigue or a ritual.

Extended facilities like, dry-cleaning, telecommunication, mess detachment for late hours tea etc. reach out to students. Reception centre is also an effort toward this end.

To give students an idea of deployment employment of Artillery in Mountain, the School maintains a wing at Kalam Valley, where necessary infrastructure for Snow and Mountain Warfare Section is in the offing.

  • Training Facilities

·        Firing ranges

·        Miniature ranges

·        Computer section

·        Ammunition and equipment room

·        Method branch

·        Library

·        Combined arms training

Conclusion

            The campus ensures availability of maximum facilities to all students for most of the time. Mess is a facility where not only oriental and continental dishes are served but also a library, gymnasium and an outlay of playground around, it provides easy access to students and helps them in developing their physical and intellectual faculties. Since its inception, the institution has produced a large number of eminent personalities, who have risen to command the Corps and Pakistan Army. General Tikka Khan, General Sawar Khan and General Pervez Musharraf are amongst the renowned personalities of Pakistan Army. At present, General Pervez Musharraf, a graduate of this institution is Chief of the Army Staff. On the other sidegraduates of this institution have also displayed supreme valour and courage. Several sacrificed their lives, for nation’s better tomorrow. History has recorded them as War Heroes and State bestowed upon them gallantry awards.

The School of Artillery has its own honours and distinctions. These are not mere symbols; they are true reflections of this institution’s glorious past, eminent present and bright future. These are not mere adoptions; they have been conferred upon as a reward for imparting professional and training skills not only to Pakistan Army Cadre but also to the students belonging to armies of friendly countries.

 

 

 

SCHOOL OF ARMY AIR DEFENCE

 

 

Historical Background

School of Anti Aircraft Artillery was established in 1941 at Clifton, Karachi and is one of the oldest institutions of Pakistan Army. The school played an active role in training of all ranks of Anti Aircraft Artillery during the Second World War. Later on, the School was shifted to Malir cantonment and has been meeting the training requirements of Anti Aircraft Artillery of Pakistan Army. Consequent to advancement in air threat and the trend of arms expansion, the Anti Aircraft Artillery was bifurcated in 1989 from its parent arm and was renamed as School of Army Air Defence.

Location

The School is situated in Malir cantonment, which is about 7 km north east of Quaid-e-Azam International Airport. Malir cantonment is located in south east of Karachi and enjoys all the facilities of a modern cantonment. Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan, the capital of Sindh and has all the facilities of a modern metropolitan city.

The climate of Karachi, influenced by the Arabian Sea, generally remains moderate. The months of December and January are slightly cold. At times cold spells lasting two or three days, caused by Siberian winds blowing over Baluchistan Province, may be experienced during these months. Weather in the months of May and October is hot and maximum temperature occasionally exceeds 32 degree centigrade. The weather usually remains dry, however, Karachi receives some rainfall during the monsoon season in the months of June, July and August.

Educational Philosophy

To identify the quantum of air threat to national, strategic and military targets and to enable officers and selected ranks to respond in a uniformed manner by imparting them progressive training corresponding with their ranks and service.

To impart technical and tactical training to all air defence officers and selected ranks in order to make them proficient in handling/deployment of air defence weapons and to train them to counter the expected air threat effectively. In addition, it produces instructors and staff officers to meet the requirements of Air Defence School, Centre and formations.

The Faculty

In order to ensure high standard of training, Air Defence officers having a high career profile and outstanding performance in profession are posted as instructors. In addition to the instructional staff from own arm, the faculty also has instructor officers from Pakistan Air Force, Armoured Corps, Infantry and Artillery. All instructors of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and above and Majors of tactical wing are Staff Course and Gunnery Staff Course qualified. Whereas rest of the instructor officers are selected on merit after their Gunnery Staff Course. All assistant instructors detailed on various courses are position holders from their respective trade courses. The medium of instruction for all Officers’ courses is English, whereas Junior Commissioned Officers’ and Non Commissioned Officers’ courses are taught in Urdu language.

The Courses

            The school conducts 17 courses for various ranks each calendar year. The detail of these courses is as under:-

Courses

Frequency

Duration

·        Unit Commander Course

1 per year

10 weeks

·        Gunnery Staff Course

1 per year

44 weeks

·        Junior Staff Course

2 per year

10 weeks

·        Mid Career Course

2 per year

10 weeks

·        Young Officers’ Course

2 per year

21 weeks

·        All Arms Officers Air Defence Course

1 per year

6 weeks

·        Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicles Course

2 per year

12 weeks

·        Rasit Radar Orientation Course

1 per year

4 weeks

·        Air Defence Gunnery Instructor Course

2 per year

16 weeks

·        Surface to Air Missile Instructor Course

1 per year

16 weeks

·        Fire Control Equipment Instructor Course

1 per year

16 weeks

·        All Arms Junior Commissioned/Non Commissioned Officers Course

1 per year

4 weeks

Selection Criteria

            The selection criteria for various courses being run in the school is as under:-

  • Unit Commander Course

·        Officers with potential for further advancement who could not attend Staff Course are nominated by General Headquarters.

·        Service limit 13-18 years.

·        Gunnery Staff Course

·        Officers are selected on merit after qualifying entrance examination.

·        6-12 years of service

·        Junior Staff Course and Mid Career Course qualified.

·        Junior Staff Course. All Air Defence and Ordnance Officers are nominated by the General Headquarters having 5-6 years of service. Mid Career Course. Captains with 5-6 years of service are nominated by the General Headquarters.

  • Young Officers. All Air Defence Officers on their commissioning to units.

  • All Arms Officers Air Defence Course. Captains of All Arms less Air Defence with 4-7 years of service.
  • Controller Remotely Piloted Vehicles Course

·        Officers. Captains/Lieutenants

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/Non Commissioned Officers

·        Matric with science

·        Not within 5 years of retirement

·        Eye sight 6x6

·        Flying/technical aptitude (Aptitude test is held at the end of first week for selection of students to undergo further training).

·        Rasit Radar Orientation Course

·        Officers

·        Captains from Corps of Military Intelligence with parent arm being Artillery, Air Defence, Signals and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

·        Preferably be Intermediate/ Graduate with science.

·        Service up to 10 years.

·        Non Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks

·        Only Corps of Military Intelligence Non Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks (previous Operator Radars).

·        Should not be in last 5 years of service.

·        Air Defence Gunnery Instructor Course

·        Should be gunner by trade.

·        Should not be within last four years of service.

·        Should not have been superseded in present rank.

·        Surface to Air Missile Instructor Course

·        Service Limit

·        Should not be within last 4 years of service.

·        Should not have been superseded in present rank.

·        Trade. Should be an Operator Missile.

·        Civil Education. Matric.

·        Fire Control Equipment Instructor Course

·        Service Limit. Should not be within last 4 years of service and should not have been superseded in present rank.

·        Trade. Should be an Operator Radar.

·        Civil Education. Matric

·        All Arms Junior Commissioned /Non Commissioned Officers Air Defence Course

·        Junior Commissioned /Non Commissioned Officers other than Air Defence.

·        Matriculation/Army Education Class-I.


Extra Curricular Activities

To keep the students fit in mind and body, activities corroborating this ideology are provided to the students, which include:-

  • Sports competitions
  • Hafiz-o-Qiraat Competitions
  • Declamation Contests
  • Drama competitions

Campus

The campus area is approximately 4 square kilometers and houses number of training and administrative blocks, living accommodation for staff and students. It has a well-established officers mess, a large mosque and a sports complex.

Conclusion

The Army Air Defence Corps is dynamic in nature and is likely to further expand and modernize. The school and centre are trying its best to meet the new challenges squarely for which long term plans have already been made.

 

 

 

 

MILITARY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 

Historical Background

The history of the college spans over half a century. A year after the independence of Pakistan, School of Military Engineering (SME) was established at Sialkot in 1948. Having functioned at Sialkot for over four years, SME was shifted to Risalpur in 1952. It gradually transformed into a full fledged engineering college, and named as College of Military Engineering (CME). In 1958 the institution was renamed as Military College of Engineering (MCE), in line with its expanded role. In 1962 it was given the charter of self degree awarding and autonomous institution status by the Government of Pakistan. To meet the growing needs of the country as well as armed forces, the college got affiliated with the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, for post graduate classes in various disciplines in 1988.

To further the cause of knowledge, the College sought collaboration with reputed universities abroad apart from qualifying its students in various civil engineering disciplines from a number of universities in USA.

Location

            Military College of Engineering is located at Risalpur, a medium sized garrison, about 50 kilometers from the historic city of Peshawar and 130 kilometers from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Although Risalpur is connected with Peshawar and Islamabad by both rail and road, but travelling by road is preferred. Raisalpur is 325 metres above sea level. This area experiences moderately severe climatic conditions. Summers are generally dry and hot with mercury going upto 50° Celsius during June and July. Barring the months of December and January, when the minimum temperature goes as low as freezing point, the winters are generally pleasant. Annual rate of precipitation is moderate. Winter rains are received mostly during February and March, whereas August and first half of September are characterised for monsoon downpours.

The Faculty

The College is organized into instructional and administrative wings as:-

·        Combat Engineering. Deals with combat engineering courses.

·        Academics Wing. Deals with civil engineering undergraduate and post graduate classes.

·        Military Engineering Services School. Imparts training in construction engineering techniques and procedures.

·        Administrative Wing. Is responsible for administrative support for smooth functioning of the College.

            Each training wing has senior civil or army officer possessing high academic and military qualifications in the related spheres of activity; M.Sc/Ph.D for Academics and Military Engineering Services Wings and advanced combat defence courses like National Defence Course, Armed Forces War Course, Joint Service Staff Course and Pakistan Staff Course for Combat Engineering Wing.

The Courses

            The College offers a wide range of short and long duration courses. These constitute from basic to advanced studies both in combat engineering and civil engineering disciplines. Courses offered to allied officers are: -

  • Unit Commander’s (Engineers) Course (UCC)
  • Mid Career Course (MCC)
  • Young Officers (Engineers) Course (YOE)
  • Officers All Arms Field Engineering and Waterman ship Course (OAFE)
  • Officers Bomb Disposal Course (BD)
  • Officers/Cadet Degree Courses, in Civil Engineering
  • Post Graduate Studies (Master of Science) in the following civil engineering disciplines under arrangement National Institute of Transportation:-

·        Structural Engineering.

·        Transportation Engineering.

·        Geotechnical Engineering

  • Junior Commissioned / Non Commissioned Officers Bomb Disposal Course (JNBD).

Extra Curricular Activities

            Following sports facilities are available:-

·        Cricket

·        Hockey

·        Volleyball

·        Softball

·        Basketball

·        Tennis

·        Squash

·        Swimming (summer only)

·        Billiard

·        Table Tennis

Campus

·        Libraries. The College has two libraries; Main Library and Combat Engineering Library. These libraries contain about seventy thousand books on ten thousand different titles. Latest books are added periodically. A large number of professional and general information periodicals, journals and national newspapers are also received regularly.

·        Laboratories. The college is equipped with most sophisticated laboratory apparatus required for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in civil engineering which suffices for experiments and practical work on transportation engineering, soil and foundation engineering, concrete and steel structures, hydraulics, electrical and mechanical engineering and structures.

·        Training Stores/ Facilities. To impart practical training to the students of various combat engineering courses, training stores are available at the college for the related professional subjects.

·        Reproduction Facilities

·        Printing. College has a well established printing press, which provides printing facilities to students on nominal charges.

·        Photocopying. Plain paper copiers with reduction/enlargement facility, is available to students on payment.

·        Video Film Library. A variety of training films are available and can be utilized by the students.

 

MILITARY COLLEGE OF SIGNALS

 

Location

            The Military College of Signals is located centrally in a peaceful and clean environment of Rawalpindi - one of the major cities of Pakistan near the capital, Islamabad. The College is approximately 5kms from the Rawalpindi Railway Station and about 2 kms from the commercial shopping area. Its location provides the advantages of 24 hours rail, road and air transportation facilities.

            Rawalpindi is a major city with a population of over a million. The elevation is 510 meters above sea level. The climate is tropical with usual temperatures ranging from 0 OC to 47°C during the entire year. It lies on the historic Grand Trunk road built by Afghan ruler Sher Shah Sun in the 16th Century. Summer resorts like Murree, Abbottabad, historical monuments at Taxila and world’s largest earth-filled Tarbela and Mangla Dams are located within 30-100 kms from Rawalpindi.

Educational Philosophy

           The Military College of Signals is responsible to impart training to Officers/Cadets, Junior Commissioned Officers/Non Commissioned Officers (JCOs/NCOs) of the Corps of Signals and other arms of Pakistan Army and military persons from allied countries besides conducting postgraduate and undergraduate courses in various disciplines. For the purpose of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, Military College of Signals is a constituent College of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) established by Government of Pakistan in 1993. The mission of the College is laid down as under:-

·        Training

·        Impart basic and advance special to arms training to the officers of Corps of Signals.

·        Conduct Telecommunication Engineering Programme for selected officers, technical cadets and civilian students leading to Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in the discipline of Telecommunication Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering (BESE) from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

·        Conduct Master of Science (MS) programme in computer science and electrical telecommunication engineering and cryptology under arrangements National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

·        Impart training to selected technicians (Non Commissioned Officers) of Corps of Signals leading to diploma in electronics.

·        Train other arms officers, Junior Commission Officers and Non Commissioned Officers from Artillery, Engineers, Infantry and Air Defence as Regimental Signal Instructors.

·        Conduct different information technology oriented and data processing courses for all ranks of the Army.

·        Research and Development

·           Study of communication doctrines and techniques,

·           Carry out research, design and development activities for improvement of communication systems and communication security.

·           Carry out evaluation and user trials of telecommunication equipment for assessing their suitability for induction in the Army.

Faculty

            The Military College of Signals is functionally and administratively controlled by the General Headquarters through Signals Directorate. It is headed by a Major General/Brigadier. Normally around 80 permanent members of staff are available in the college. They include army officers and civilian professors and lecturers. These personnel are highly dedicated, qualified and competent to steer the future generations of telecommunication engineers in the proper direction.

            The Military College of Signals is divided into four main functional groups.

  • College Headquarters

·        Administrative Branch

·        Training and Co-ordination Branch.

·        NUST Affairs Branch

·         Examination Cell

  • Combat Division
  • Engineering Division
  • Research and Development Cell
  • Responsibilities. The responsibilities of different groups are:-

·        College Headquarter. College Headquarter is headed by a Colonel appointed as Colonel Co-ordination. There are following branches, which work under Colonel Co-ordination.

·        Administration Branch. The branch is headed by a Lieutenant Colonel who is responsible to look after all administrative, financial and discipline matters.

 

·        Training and Co-ordination Branch. The branch is headed by a Lieutenant Colonel and is responsible for all staff work related to training and co-ordination matters.

·        NUST Affairs Branch. The branch is headed by a Lieutenant Colonel and is responsible for all staff work related to NUS1 under graduate and postgraduate courses matters.

·        Examination Cell. The cell is headed by a Lieutenant Colonel and is responsible for all matters related to conduct of examination and preparation of results and award of degree.

  • Combat Division. The division is headed by a Brigadier/Colonel and is responsible to run all combat communication courses. The division comprises of five Wing, i.e Tactical Wing, Telecommunication Wing, Information Technology Wing, Cadets Wing and Security and Research Wing.
  • Engineering Division. The division is headed by a Brigadier/ Colonel and is responsible for all postgraduate and undergraduate courses. The division is further sub-divided into four departments, the Humanities and Basic Sciences Department, Computer Science Department, Electrical Engineering Department and Cryptology Department.
  • Research and Development Cell. It is headed by a Colonel. All the research and development tasks related to analysis/ development in training, tactical and doctrinal aspects are undertaken by this cell. Apart from research activities, the cell is also responsible for publishing yearly Newsletter for Corps and Signals.

The Courses

·        Medium of Instruction. Keeping in line with other national institutions, the medium of instruction is English. Therefore, fluency in English is a prerequisite for undertaking any course in the College.

·        Combat Course. To cater for combat training of officers and selected JCOs/NCOs of Corps of Signals, courses encompassing Signals Equipment, Applied Communications, Electronic Warfare and Cryptology are organized in the College. All these courses are designed to groom a newly commissioned officer into a professional Signal Officer during various stages of his service up to the rank of a Major. To begin with, all officers of Corps of Signals are required to undergo a basic Young Officers Course, then during the middle of the service, the officers undergo mid career courses. Specialized courses are conducted for selected officers in different fields like electronic warfare and cryptology. Selection of officers for different courses is done by General Headquarters keeping in view the service requirements and previous performance of the officers. This institution also has the privilege of training a fairly large number of Allied Officers and Non Commissioned Officers from friendly countries in almost all the combat courses including Telecommunication Engineering Course. Their selection is done through mutual co-operation programmes between the two countries. So far the College of Signals has trained 527 students from different countries for example, Abu Dhabi, Burma, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Gambia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia, Muscat, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uganda, UAE and Zambia. Further details of courses are as follows:-

  • Young Officers’ Course. To train newly inducted young officers into proficient Signal Officers at Platoon/ Company level.
  • Mid Career Course. Aims at training officers to become efficient Company Commanders who, with experience be able to command a battalion.
  • Junior Staff Course. To training young officers for Grade-III staff appointments in peace and war.
  • Unit Command Course. To update and practice prospective unit commanders in the problem solving, command management, decision-making and handling of units both during peace and war.
  • Officers' Electronic Warfare Course. To train selected officers Telecommunication Engineering) for employment on electronic warfare assignments/ duties.
  • Other Arms Officers' Signal Instructor Course. To train selected other arms officers as instructors to organize signals training in unit.
  • Foreman of Signals Course. To train selected Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non Commissioned Officers in organizing repair and maintenance of all Communication equipment at all levels.

  • Electronic Data Processing Course. To train selected Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers in data processing and maintenance of computers.

Curriculum of Undergraduate Programme

  • All Military Colleges/Institutions including Military College of Signals were made constituent Colleges of NUST. By virtue of our affiliation with NUST, we have academic linkages with reputed international universities like Michigan State University (MSU) of USA, Iowa State University USA, and University of New South Wales, Australia for split programmes at Postgraduate and Ph.D. levels.
  • The degree programme run under NUST is of 3-1/2 years duration. There are seven semesters: Each semester is of 21 weeks duration. There is 8 weeks summer break and 2 weeks winter break at the end of each semester. On the average a total of six subjects including laboratory work are conducted during each semester. The sequence of subjects caters for a smooth transition from basic to higher level of learning. There are five workdays a week having a total of 29 contact hours. The total duration of Engineering Course is 132 credits hours.
  • BE Software Engineering. A comprehensive programme, which lays emphasis on computer sciences with major subjects like artificial intelligence, data structure and formal programming concept, operating systems, computer net working and data base system.
  • BE Electrical (Telecommunication). The degree programme is essentially built on fundamentals of electrical engineering principles with special emphasis on electronics, electromagnetic theory, microwave fiber optics, digital and computer network and diagnostics.
  • MS Computer Software Engineering. The course is unique combination of hardware engineering and the associate software models. The course contents include design tools for very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit computer architectures, parallel and distributed systems artificial intelligence, computer visions, image processing and computer networks.
  • MS Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering. The programme is spread over one and a half year duration and offers engineering graduates, blend of sophisticated electronics technologies and modern telecommunication systems.

Selection Criteria

  • Undergraduate Programme:-

·        F.Sc (Pre-Engineering) from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education or an equivalent qualification. Overseas High School Certificate/ British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)/ International Baccalaureate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, as approved by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

  • A minimum of 65% aggregate marks each in school and high school. Be up to the
    standards of physique and eyesight as indicated in the medical certificate.
  • Postgraduate Programme B.Sc Engineering/BE in first division or equivalent qualification in the relevant discipline, from a PEC recognized institution of Pakistan or abroad preferably with some practical experience in the relevant field.

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) play a very important role in the development and grooming of student's personality. It allows students to exploit their hidden talents and provides an outlet from hectic and monotonous daily routine. On the other hand, it provides opportunities to the faculty members to intermix with the students and in the process observe their personality and character traits in a relatively relaxed environment. In MCS, the importance of ECA is well recognized and therefore a broad range of social and recreational activities are offered to its students.

The College administration and the faculty members provide full support to the students in all modes of constructive self-expression, and encourage creative activities of the various clubs and societies functioning within the College through award of incentives to the deserving students at appropriate forums.

Campus

            Being one of the prestigious institutions of the Pakistan Army, the Military College of Signals proudly hosts a number of facilities for its students with a campus that fulfils all requirements of the students endeavouring to acquire training here. It provides an environment conducive to the growth of physical and mental skills of the students.

Electronic Laboratories

            Well-equipped electronic laboratories conforming to international standards with latest electronic gadgets to provide detailed knowledge of new technologies, telecommunication system and planning communication for defensive and offensive operations are provided.

Tactical Wing

            Tactical Wing housed by an impressive structure graces the campus.

Equipment Training Centre

It is a double storied, simple but graceful structure with latest equipment to provide and impart knowledge of various equipment used in the course of war in the specific discipline.

Library

The college has a well-stocked computerised library. It has over 70,000 volumes of technical professional and reference books. Different magazines and journals of professional and technical interest are also subscribed. Besides this, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) and IEEE publications form a good reservoir of technical knowledge for any research work in the related fields. Following facilities are also available:-

  • Internet
  • Proquest
  • IEEE Publications on CDROM
  • Photocopying
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Resource Sharing with other libraries
  • Book Fairs
  • Computerised Library Material.

Audio Visual Library

An audio/visual library is also available in the College which has training films, VCRs and TVs.

Accommodation

All allied officers are accommodated in a beautiful mess on the Mall Road. It is quite spacious and furnished with all allied facilities required by student officers. Daily newspapers and weekly magazines are also regularly provided to the students.

 

 

 

SCHOOL OF INFANTRY AND TACTICS

 

Historical Background

After independence from British rule, the Infantry School was established at Kakul in 1947. Colonel N J G Jones, MBE was appointed the first Commandant of the School on 12 January 1948. The School was moved to its present location at Quetta in 1948 and was assigned the responsibility of weapons training only. Tactical training was organized under the Command and Staff College Quetta.

The Institution continued to function as "INFANTRY SCHOOL" till the end of 1956. In January 1957, the School was reorganized and the tactical wing from the Command and Staff College was amalgamated in it. Consequently, the School was renamed as "THE SCHOOL OF INFANTRY AND TACTICS".

In 1981 a Research and Development Wing was added to the School. The wing is responsible for conducting trials on infantry weapon systems, reviews, tactical doctrines and updating all military publications. Since its inception this wing has made substantial contributions to the Army in general and the School in particular.

When Pakistan began participating more effectively in United Nation Missions, a need was felt to impart pre-departure training to the officers and men proceeding on such assignments. In order to meet this requirement, Peace Keeping Training Division was added to the School in 1994. The division is responsible for educating officers of Pakistan Army and friendly countries in duties related to employment under aegis of United Nations.

The School emblem was adopted in December 1953 which consisted of Roman Shield featuring a bayonet. This crest remained in vogue till 1956. In 1957 while undergoing major reorganization, the structure of the shield was changed from Roman to Muslim (Circular Shield). The Bayonet retained its central place with a blood red background.

Location

The School is located five kilometres north-east of Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan Province. Quetta, once an isolated and out of the way military cantonment, is today a thriving capital of the province of Balochistan. Located at a height of over 5000 feet above sea level, it is surrounded by barren mountains with several peaks towering to a height of over 10,000 feet. The Quetta Valley itself, although not profusely vegetated, is turning greener by the year. In the summers, fruit laden orchards present a very attractive sight. Although a small city, Quetta has over the years acquired the typical hustle and bustle of a provincial metropolis with a population of over 1.6 million. Both, the city and cantonment continue to modernise at an equally fast pace.

Quetta has a dry and healthy climate, with no factory smoke to pollute fresh and invigorating mountain air. Winters in Quetta are severe and last from mid October to end March. The temperature during winters, falls to minus 15 degree Celsius necessitating the use of heavy quilts, blankets and heating arrangements. Springs in Quetta are normally pleasant and last from end March to end April. Summers are mild by Pakistani standards and normally stretch from May to August. The maximum temperature during the day seldom exceeds 41 degree Celsius during the hottest period. Evenings and nights are usually cool. Autumn comes in the months of September and October. Snow generally stretches from December to March.

Flying time to Quetta from Karachi is about one hour. There is one flight daily from Karachi to Quetta. By train, Bolan Mail takes 20 hours. Both modes of travel are comfortable. However, train booking is required to be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Educational Philosophy

The School trains officers and junior leaders not only to handle and employ their respective outfits confidently but to possess an acceptable level of professional competence and improve upon their leadership qualities. The objectives are:-

·        To train Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of infantry and all arms and services:-

·        As instructors in handling and tactical employment of infantry weapons.

·        In the command and employment of an infantry battalion and its sub units
supported by other arms and services in war.

·        In organisation of training at unit and sub unit level.

·        In necessary aspects of unit administration in peace and war.

·        To carry out research and trials of all matters pertaining to infantry up to battalion level.

The Faculty

The School is headed by a Major General. It has an Instructional Wing and School Headquarters. The School Headquarter is headed by Colonel Coordination and has two branches, which are General Staff Branch, Adjutant and Quartermaster Branch. General Staff Branch is headed by a Lieutenant Colonel where as Adjutant and Quartermaster Branch is being looked after by two Lieutenant Colonels. A Brigadier, also the Chief Instructor, commands the Instructional Wing. It has four Divisions and a Research and Development Wing.

The Courses

The Institution runs a total of 39 courses a year with duration varying between two and twenty two weeks. Syllabi of the courses are designed to teach various aspects of military profession which include:-

·        Command techniques.

·        Man-management.

·        Tactics and battle craft.

·        Weapons systems.

·        Specialized warfare techniques.

·        Nuclear, chemical and biological warfare (NBCW).

·        Peacekeeping operations.

·        Unit Commanders Course (UCC). This is the senior most course run in the School. It is of 16 weeks duration. Selected Majors, with 8-15 years service are trained as unit commanders. Two courses are conducted in a year.

·        Mid Career Course (MCC). This course is designed for professional grooming of officers with 3-6 years of commissioned service and is of 22 weeks duration. Captains are trained in handling of rifle company in peace and war. Two courses are conducted in a year.

·        Young Officers Course (YOs). It is of 20 weeks duration. The Lieutenants and Second Lieutenants are detailed on this course. Three courses are run in a year.

·        Officers Anti Armour Course (OAAC). It is a 9 weeks course, designed to train selected officers in handling and employment of anti tank resources. Total of two courses are conducted during a year.

·        Neuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare Course (NBCW). It is a 2 weeks course for the officers of other arms and services. One course per year is conducted.

·        Combined Mortar Course. It is a combined course for officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non­commissioned Officers and is of six week duration. Five such courses are run in a year.

Extra Curricular Activities

The School recognises the fact that extra curricular activities are an essential part of a student's life. Therefore, participation in a wide and diversified recreational and social activities is encouraged. A wide range of facilities and equipment for cricket, volleyball, baseball, basketball, tennis, squash, gymnasium and riding are offered.

·        School Cinema. For the recreation of officers two movies are screened every week (one Urdu and one English).

·        Saddle Club. The School has a few riding horses for officers interested in riding.

·        Quetta Club. It is not very far from the School and offers all the recreational facilities of indoor and outdoor games.

·        Study Club

·        Inland Study Tour. Twice a year, Allied Officers are taken around the country on a study tour. The tour is conducted for ten days and includes visits to Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Murree.

·        Local Visits. The School also arranges local visits to places and events of interest. Amongst these, visits to Governor Balochistan, Command and Staff College, Sibi Mela, Hanna Lake, Chamman and Ziarat are worth mentioning.

·        Presentation and Lectures. Generally, the allied officers are asked to give presentation of 20-40 minutes on their country to the course.

Campus

Over the years, the school campus has been vastly expanded in terms of training, administration and recreational facilities with a view to providing ideal environment to the students. All possible facilities available in the campus are within walking distance.

 

 

 

 

Sufficient residential blocks exist to house the students, besides having well established officers messes, shopping complex, internet cafe, telephone/ telegraph facility and a bank. The architecture of the school presents a tasteful blend of old and new construction which merges well with the surroundings. Landscaping has been done with great care and the school is proud to have the largest collection of roses in the garrison which adds to its beauty.

 

 

 

 

ARMY AVIATION SCHOOL

 

 

Historical Background

This institution has charted a long ardous course, spread over a time period of forty years to attain its present status. From a humble beginning in 1959 as Air Observation Post School, it acquired the name of Army Aviation School in 1964, when helicopters were inducted for the first time in the Pakistan Army. Ever since its formation, this institution has been effectively fulfilling the training demands of Army Aviation Corps, Pak Navy and allied countries both in terms of pilot training and conducting Aviation related tactical courses.

The journey of Army Aviation Pilot Training through four decades may be summarised as follows:

  • At the time of partition, army pilots used to be trained in UK.
  • In 1959, Air Observation Post School was established at Dhamial Camp and regular flying training of fixed wing pilot started in the country.
  • In 1964, with the induction of helicopters, the Air Observation Post School was renamed as Army Aviation School.
  • In 1967, helicopter training was started in the country.
  • In 1984, Aviation Tactical Courses were introduced to enhance tactical knowledge of pilots for better integration of Aviation Corps with field formations.
  • In 1987, the School was shifted from Dhamial to its present location at Gujranwala Cantonment.
  • In 1992, Combat Conversion Courses in the country were started.

  • In 1997, fixed Wing (Instructor Pilot) Course was also introduced.
  • In 1998, Instrument Flying Course started in the School.
  • In 1998, Mountain Flying Cell was established in the School

Location

            Pakistan Army Aviation School is located as the entrance of the most well laid out, beautiful and picturesque Cantonment of Gujranwala which is a typical army garrison, housing all the facilities of an ideal military set-up.

Winters from mid December to March at Gujranwala are quite moderate with light rain. From April to mid-June weather remains dry, whereas from mid June to September, heavy rains are expected because of monsoon season. From October to mid December weather remains dry.

Educational Philosophy

            Educational Philosophy of Army Aviation School is based on internationally accepted cardinal points of aviation training to include professionalism, self reliance, safety and cost effectiveness. In a nut shell, basic concept of educational training at the Army Aviation School is aimed at training the best professional aviators equipped to handle aviation challenges both during peace and war in any part of the world, while ensuring optimum economy and utilization of resources.

The Faculty

            Elite officers of Army Aviation are posted as instructors to this institution. There are two categories of instructors posted at Army Aviation School, they are:-

·        Flying Instructors. These instructors are posted to Aviation School after qualifying instructor pilot course from Flying Instructor
School
(PAF) Risalpur/Army Aviation School.

·        Instructor Tactical Course. Dedicated instructors are posted to tactical wing of Aviation School. These instructors are staff course/logistic staff course qualified.

The Courses

            Army Aviation School is capable of running/ performing following types of courses/tasks:-

  • Basic Fixed Wing Flying Course for selected.
  • officers with no previous flying experience.
  • Rotary Wing Qualification Courses.
  • Instructor Pilots Courses for Rotary and Fixed Wing pilots.
  • Rotary Wing (Twin Engine) Course.
  • Test Pilots (Fixed and Rotary Wing) Course.
  • Cobra Qualification Courses.
  • Aeroscout Qualification Courses.
  • Cross Rating Courses for fixed/rotary wing instructor pilots (on those aircraft on which they are qualified).
  •  Up Categorisation Exam for instructor pilots.
  • Mountain Flying Courses.
  • Instrument Flying Courses.
  • Mid Career Courses (Aviation) linked with Junior Staff Courses.
  • Unit Commander Courses (Aviation).

Selection Criteria

·        Basic Fixed Wing Course. This course is designed to train selected officers with no previous flying experience. Volunteer officers with 2-5 years of service with minimum FA qualification (Matric or Senior Cambridge with Science) are selected to undergo this course.

·        Fixed Wing Twin Engine Conversion Course. Qualified fixed wing pilots with minimum 9 years of service and 800 hours on fixed wing are selected for fixed wing twin engine conversion.

·        Rotary Wing Conversion Course. Officers with 5-16 years of service and minimum 500 hours on fixed wing are selected to undergo Rotary Wing conversion.

·        Rotary Wing Twin Engine Conversion Course. Qualified rotary wing pilots are selected for conversion on rotary wing twin engine helicopter.

·        Cobra Qualification Course. This course is designed to qualify selected experienced rotary wing Pilots, having 5-12 years of service.

·        Aero-Scout Qualification Course. Qualified selected rotary wing pilots are trained as aero-scout pilot.

·        Instructor Pilot Course. Selected rotary/fixed wing pilots having minimum of 500 hours experience, as Instructor Pilot.

·        Instrument Flying Course. All pilots are selected to undergo Instrument Flying Course.

·        Mid Career Course Linked with Junior Staff Course. All Army Aviation Officers having 5-8 years service bracket are selected for the subject course.

·        Unit Commander Course. Senior Majors of Army Aviation having 12-16 years of service are selected for Unit Commander Course.

Extra Curricular Activities

Evening games/sports, are organized regularly. Besides sports, recreational/ educational trips are planned for the students.

Campus

            Army Aviation School is spread over an area of 5 square kilometers. It is a fairly open campus with two fully functional training blocks for academic studies, an airfield equipped with necessary facilities like ATC, Met Section, Medical Set-up, Fire Fighting Section etc.

Conclusion

Ste­pping into the 21st century with a steady pace of development and advancement, Army Aviation today is the leading edge of the Pakistan Army that has established its professional repute both at the national as well as international level. Army Aviation School being the Alma mater of the Army Aviation Corp is meeting all its operational needs from basic flying training of pilots to conversion on advanced machines. Research and development along with running tactical course for officers cadre are only few facets of this institution.

Sister services and allied countries often approach the School for training of helicopter pilots. Training system at the Army Aviation School is vibrant and flexible enough to meet the requirement of a particular country by tailoring the courses as per the requirement of the user. Being the major operators of helicopter in South Asia, mountain-flying training has always been an important part of our curriculum. We proudly claim to be the world's best in the training of helicopter pilots at high altitude wherein we expose the trainees to heights up to 6000 meters. The skills imparted to our pilots are strictly in accordance with the international standards.

At Army Aviation School earnest efforts are being made by its faculty members to train professional pilots capable of meeting the ever increasing demands of Pakistan Army, our sister services and allied countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMY SERVICE CORPS SCHOOL

 

 

Historical Background

Army Service Corps­ is one of the biggest and senior Corps of the sub-continent. History of Army Service Corps Centre stems from 1810 when Army Commissariat Department of Bengal, Madras and Bombay was constituted. Since then the Corps has witnessed various stages of evolution, and the Centre evolved accordingly. Initially, Supply and Transport Centres were organized which were located in various parts of the sub-continent to feed the manpower of Indian Army Service Corps. After partition, Army Service Corps Centre was established at Kakul in November 1947. The Centre was then shifted to Chaklala and later moved to Jhelum in 1960. Soon after the 1965 Indo-Pak War, it was moved to Nowshera in 1966, which became its permanent location.

Location

Army Service Corps School and Centre are located at Nowshera Cantonment in the North West Frontier Province of the country. At 360 meters above sea level it enjoys a moderate temperature which rarely exceeds 45°C in summer and stays above freezing level during winters. It is accessible both by road and air. Lying at a distance of 110 KM from Islamabad, the capital of the country and 50 KM from Peshawar the Provincial Capital.

Educational Philosophy

The School trains Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers with a view to enable them to handle and employ their outfits confidently, enhance their professional competence and improve their leadership qualities. The objectives are:-

  • To train nucleus of selected Army Service Corps/Other Arms Officers, Junior Commissioned    Officers    and    Non- Commissioned Officers as unit instructor to:-

·        Assist normal chain of command in the execution of their training duties.

·        Keep abreast with the latest developments in the techniques and tactics.

·        Maintain   uniformity   in army training.

·        Impart special training for which facilities do not exist in active units and formations.

·         Basic training to newly commissioned Army Service Corps Officers.

·        Advance training to senior Army Service Corps Officers.

Faculty

The School is headed by a Brigadier and is organised into three main wings namely, Instructional, Research/Training & Publication and Administrative Wings. Instructional Wing is further sub-divided into Mechanical Transport, Supply and Animal Transport Sub-wings. The Institution is affiliated with Peshawar University and Agricultural University Faisalabad for post­graduate studies.

The Courses

This Institution is conducting a total of 44 courses per year to train Officers, Junior-Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers from all arms and services. In addition to this we also receive about 30 Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers from friendly Countries like Bangladesh, Bosnia, Kenya, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zimbabwe. Following Courses are being organised:-

Officers Courses

·        All Arms Courses

·                   Officers Petroleum Equipment Supervisory Course (OPES)

·                   Officers Mechanical Transport Course (OMT)

·                   Bulk   Petroleum   Installations Maintenance Course (BPIM)

·       Special to Arm Courses

·                   Unit Commander Course (UCC)

·                   Mid Career Course (MCC)

·                   Officers Air Dispatch Course (OADC)

·                   Young  Officers  -  Mechanical Transport Course (YO-MT)

·                   Young Officers - Supply Course (YO-Sup)

·                   Young Officers – Ammunition Course (YO-Ammo)

·                   Young Officers - Animal Transport Course (YO-AT)

·                   Officers Petroleum Course (O PET)

·                   Advance Petroleum Course (APC)

·                   Quality Control Course (QCC)

·                   Food and Nutrition Course

·                   Industrial Food Technology Course (IFTC)

Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non­commissioned Officers Courses

·        All Arms Courses

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers Mechanical Transport Instructor Course (J/NMT)

·        Junior Commissioned Officers Driving Simulator Course (J/DSC)

·        Additional Staff Car Course (Addl SC)

·        Special to Arm Courses

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Animal Transport Course (J/NA) Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Petroleum Technician Course (J/NPT) Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Petroleum Equipment Handling Course (J/ NPEH)

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Supply Course (J/NS)

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Mechanical Transport Course (J/NM)

·        Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Ammunition
Course (J/N Ammo)

·                 Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers Air Dispatch Course (J/N ADC)

·        Food Analysis and Quality Control Course (FAQC)

·        Staff Car Course (SC)

·        Heavy Mechanical Transport Instructor Course (HMIT)

Post Graduate Studies. Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology, Material and Storage (PGDPTMS). Army Service Corps School is affiliated with Peshawar University to award Post Graduate Diploma since 1982. This Diploma is awarded after attending following courses:-

·        OPET.

·        OPES.

·        APC, This portion is conducted in Karachi. At the end of these Courses, a diploma examination is conducted by Peshawar University and successful students get Post Graduate Diploma.

Post Graduate Diploma in Food Sciences. For this post graduation, Army Service Corps School is affiliated with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The Course is conducted in three stages:-

·        Quality Control Course is conducted at Army Service Corps School.

·        Food and Nutrition portion is conducted at Nuclear Institute of Food and Agriculture, Turnab.

·        Industrial Food Technology Course at University of Agriculture Faisalabad. At the end of this portion, an examination is given by the University to the student officers for award of Diploma.

Extra Curricular Activities

To create an atmosphere conducive to health and the physical growth, all facilities for sports promoting these aspects are provided, which include squash, tennis, basketball, hockey, football, swimming and riding. The students also have an access to Nowshera Club for golf and other amenities.

Campus

All basic facilities/amenities of life are available in the local market. Nation Wide/International Subscribers Dialing and Fax facilities are also available in the town.

          The Institution provides furnished accommodation to the students with services of an attendant. A well-established Officers Mess is located adjacent to Officers Bachelor Quarters, Apart from routine meals, the mess has the facility of a Tea Bar with tea, coffee, soft drinks and cigarettes etc.

            The School is also equipped with modern training facilities to train raw manpower into trained soldiers. Following facilities are available:-

  • Driving simulator.
  • Mechanical transport model.
  • Highway code model room.

·        Driving track along with training vehicles.

·        Food management wing equipped with roti plant and field kitchens.

·        Training squares to impart basic military training.

·        Library.

·        Conference hall and auditorium.

 

 

ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE

 

 

Historical Background

Army Medical College was established in 1977 as a residential institution for imparting undergraduate medical education to selected cadets. The College was initially affiliated with the Quaid-e-Azam University but is now affiliated with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) since 1998.

Location

The college is located on Abid Majid Road Rawalpindi. The twin city of Rawalpindi - Islamabad is served with an international airport. Inland, the city is linked with rest of the country by rail, road and air. Climate of the country is tropical with extremes of both weathers. Springs are soothing and full of colourful flora. Summer resorts like Murree, Abbottabad, historical monuments of Gandhara art at Taxila and the world's largest earth filled dams at Tarbela and Mangla are located within a radius of 100 km from Rawalpindi.

Educational Philosophy

To train specially selected Medical and Dental Cadets for five and four academic years respectively, according to the syllabus laid down by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Cadets (less Paying Cadets, NUST and Foreign Students) on successful completion of the course are granted permanent Regular Commission in the Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps, as the case may be.

The Faculty

The College is authorized 14 Professors, 14 Associate Professors and 30 Assistant Professors as per the requirements of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. The college, at present, is one of the best medical institutes of the country having most qualified teachers both in Basic Sciences and Hospital Division.

The Courses

            Army Medical College offers following courses in conformity with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council:-

·        MBBS (5 years duration)

First Professional Examination

·        Anatomy & Histology

·        Physiology

·        Biochemistry

·        Islamic and Pakistan Studies

Second Professional Examination

·        Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

·        Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Third Professional Examination

·        Special and General Pathology

·        Community Medicine.

Final Professional Examination

·        Medicine

·        Surgery

·        Gynaecology/Obstetrics

·        EYE

·        ENT

·        Paediatrics

·        BDS (4 1/2 years duration)

First Professional Examination

·        Anatomy and Histology

·        Physiology and Biochemistry

·        Sciences of Dental Material and Laboratory Techniques.

Second Professional Examination

·        general Pathology and Microbiology

·        General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

·        Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Tooth Morphology.

Third Professional Examination

·        Medicine

·        Surgery

·        Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology

·        Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine.

Final Professional Examination

·        Prosthetics and or including crown and bridge work.

·        Orthodontia and Radiology

·        Operative/Restorative/Conservative Dentistry

·        Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Anaesthesia, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology and Medico Dental Ethics and Dental Practice Management.

Selection Criteria

·        Eligibility for Admission. The following conditions will govern eligibility of Candidates for admission to the MBBS/BDS Course:-

·        Educational Qualification

·        FSc (Premedical) with 70% marks

·        'A' and '0' level candidates will have to obtain an equivalent certificate from inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Ministry of Education, Islamabad.

·        Physical Standards

·        Minimum Height

·        Males. 5 ft 4 inch (162.5cm)

·        Females. 4ft 8 inch (145 cm)

·        Visual Standards and Weight. Should be according to the standards acceptable for commission in the Army.

­Extra Curricular Activities

Sports and extra-curricular activities are also extended to the students to create balance and harmony between mind and body. The following activities take precedence with the students.

  • Drill
  • Physical Training
  • Games
  • Debates
  • Drama
  • Computer Club/Internet
  • Adventure Training

Campus

The College is housed in a beautiful campus in Rawalpindi Cantonment. All departments of the college are well equipped and recognized for postgraduate training by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. The college is a residential institution and five hostels exist for both males and females, who are organized into five cadet companies.

ORDNANCE SCHOOL

 

Historical Background

Ordnance School was originally established in 1925 at Kirkee (India) but was moved to Malir Cantonment (Pakistan) after independence in 1947. This institution remained a part of Ordnance Centre till 1984. Since then it was given a status of separate running organization under the command of Colonel/Brigadier. The institution is training 800 to 900 Ordnance Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, other ranks and civilian students including students from allied countries. Through the passage of time this institution has progressed in all the fields.

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 through out 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.

Educational Philosophy

The institution has been assigned the mission to impart training to Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Students from allied countries in various disciplines in the shape of scheduled basic, mid career, advance and specialist courses. The Syllabi of courses are quite comprehensive, realistic and embrace a wide range of subjects in accordance with latest trends in the changing scenario.

The 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.

The Courses

·        Unit Commander Course

·        Mid Career Course

·        Ammunition Technical Officers Course

·        Young Officers Course

·        Ordnance Officers Equipment Course

·        Electronic Data Processing Course

·        Defence Procurement Course (All Arms)

·        Unit Fire Officers Course (All Arms)

·        Ordnance Officers Civilian Basic Course

·        Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course

·        Senior Ammunition Technical Officer Course

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/Fax

·        Library with over 2000 Books

·        Visits to Various Recreation Spots

Sports

·        Squash

·        Tennis

·        Hockey

·        Football

·        Basket Ball

·        Billiard/Snooker

·        Gymnasium

·        Cricket

Campus

The campus includes number of premises as follows:-

·        Main Office

·        Ammunition Training Wing

·        Basic and Advance Wing

·        Specialist Training Wing

·        Trade Testing Wing

·        Conference Rooms

·        Training Model Rooms

·        Data Processing Centre

·        General/Technical Libraries

·        Officers/Other Ranks tea bars

·        Married/Bachelor Officers Accommodation

·        Single/Married Junior Commissioned/Other Ranks living accommodation

·        Ammunition/Science/General Stores and Clothing Testing Laboratories.

·        Sports Grounds/Courts.

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.

 

 

COLLEGE OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

 

 

 

Historical Background

The College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (E&ME) was established in 1957 at Quetta as Electrical and Mechanical Engineering School to train military personnel, of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It was formally inaugurated by General Muhammad Musa on 15 August 1961 and in 1969 it was upgraded to College level. In April 1984, the College was shifted from Quetta to its present location at Rawalpindi. Since 1982 it is functioning as one of the constituent colleges of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

An elite institution of engineering sciences which, in 1996, was declared as the best engineering college in the country by the Pakistan Engineering Council during its accreditation and evaluation of all engineering institutions in Pakistan. Keeping to its tradition of excellence the College received ISO 9001 certification in 1999.

Location

            The College of E&ME is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Rawalpindi and 20 kilometers from capital city of Islamabad. Winter in Rawalpindi lasts from mid October to mid March. The lowest temperature during winter season at night falls down to as low as 40°F (4.4°C). Summers normally last from May to August. Maximum temperature during the day goes up to 112°F (44.4°C) during the hottest period. The monsoon rains during August and September are fairly heavy. Some winter rains also occur during December and January.

Educational Philosophy

The College Offers Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D degree programmes in the disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering. In order to train the Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks, the College at present offers over 50 courses, both all arms and specialist equipment courses with an average annual turn over of 1200 students.

The objective of the training at the College is to train selected officers from all arms in Technical Staff Officers Course and equipment oriented postgraduate courses. The College offers a number of short and long term courses in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs). In addition, a large number of places in B.Sc/M.Sc engineering courses are also offered to deserving civilian students.

The Faculty

The College has probably the most qualified faculty in the country with 24 of them (out of 49) holding Ph.D degrees. The faculty members and postgraduate students produce a large number of research papers every year. The faculty members regularly participate in conferences and seminars held within the country as well as abroad.

The Courses

·        The College undertakes the task of introducing the defence oriented science and technology to the selected graduates of Command and Staff College Quetta.

·        The College conducts Bachelor and Master Level Courses in the discipline of Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering with a view to impart advanced training in state of the art design and analysis.

·        The College conducts different types of equipment oriented courses to train all ranks of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps in maintenance and repair of equipment held by the Pakistan Army.

·        A fully active Research and Development Wing undertakes projects of army and national importance.

For all co­urses the syllabi are prepared well in advance, and are revised and updated periodically. The revision is based on the latest developments in the field concerned and on the course critique obtained on termination of the course.

Selection Criteria

For selection of NUST students, separate entrance tests are organized and selection is made purely on merit. For military courses, officers are selected by Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate, Military Training Directorate and Military Secretary Branch. Technical Cadets undergo traditional army selection and recruitment procedures under arrangement of Genera! Headquarters.

Extra Curricular Activities

College has a number of indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are a great source of attraction for all. Major sports facilities include cricket, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball and lawn tennis. Apart from these, gymnasium and squash court provide healthy physical environment for all. The college has a large auditorium with a capacity to accommodate an audience of 750 for various activities tike seminars, annual functions, movies, qiraat and debating competition etc. Above all the college has a fully computerized library stocked with more than 60,000 books.

Campus

The college campus comprises of an administration block and nine training blocks. In addition to these training blocks, the campus has sufficient residential facilities for both staff and students, a Medical Inspection Room and a beautiful mosque. Campus is spread over 82 acres of land and another 50 acres have been acquired for future development.

Conclusion

The College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering has come a long way. It is now considered as one of the best engineering colleges of the country. We all promise and pray to Allah Almighty to help us maintain this standard.

 

 

 

 

 


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