New Delhi: India government today put up its draft legislation, Indian National Defence University Bill, 2015 in the public domain, seeking views and comments from the people on the contours of the proposed national security academic institution.
The draft legislation proposes to establish a world class fully autonomous institution of national importance under Ministry of Defence, the government said on its people’s participation Web portal MyGov.in.
The university will develop and propagate higher education (PhD, M Phil, M Tech and M Sc) in National Security Studies, Defence Management and Defence Technology and promote policy oriented research on all aspects relating to national security, both internal and external.
It would also encourage awareness of national security issues by reaching out to scholars and an audience beyond the official machinery. It will also serve as a think-tank contributing to policy formulation and debates on security and strategy.
INDU (Indian National Defence University) will inculcate and promote coordination and interaction not just between the three armed services, but also between other agencies of the government, the civil bureaucracy, paramilitary forces, central armed police forces, intelligence services, diplomats, academicians, strategic planners, university students and officers from friendly foreign countries.
It would create synergy between the academic community and government functionaries. It would make available opportunities for higher studies through distance learning to interested military personnel.
Initially, four new colleges/institutions, namely School of National Security Studies, School of Defence Technology, School of Defence Management and Centre for Distance and Open Learning are proposed to be set up at main campus at Binola, Gurgaon.
The four existing defence institutions namely National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi, College of Defence Management (CDM), Secunderabad, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington and National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune are proposed to be brought under the ambit of INDU without diluting their powers or autonomy for award of degrees and diplomas.
The last date for sharing inputs on Draft Indian National Defense University Bill, 2015 is August 21, 2016.
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