Tripura has become the first state in the country to offer a ‘Girls Only Batch’ for the National Defense Academy tests, which are set to take place on November 14 and in the first half of 2022.
On Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ‘Unacademy,’ a nationally renowned organisation, and the Tripura Education Department to provide defence training on a pro-bono basis to 250 meritorious girl students from the state, said Education Minister Ratanlal Nath in an interview with reporters in Agartala city.
“With a view to bolstering the already established process of women empowerment in the State, the proposal, which has no financial implications, has been accepted, and therefore a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ‘Unacademy’ was signed on Thursday,” he stated. This collaboration will also aid in the creation of a cohesive ecosystem for girls to study for defense-related tests.”
“According to the MoU, two batches of 125 deserving girls will be taught for a year (2021-22) in preparation for the NDA tests slated for November 14 and the first half of 2022. However, before selecting 125 meritorious females, ‘Unacademy’ will perform an admission examination for the girls.
The initiative will be extended on mutually agreed terms if good results are produced,” Nath stated.
He went on to say that female students born between 2003 and 2006 who are in class XII or have recently graduated can apply through the UPSC web portal.
The girls would be assigned to the Army’s Commissioner Rank. Candidates can apply for this exam at one of 76 centres around the country, including one in Agartala.
Advice on a career path
“Introducing career advice programme for selection for NDA/Defense tests is a constituent of approved state level programme of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ which began on March 12 last,” Education Minister said in a statement. The festivities began 75 weeks before our 75th anniversary of independence and will conclude on August 15, 2023.
Instructions from the Supreme Court
Meanwhile, on September 22, the Supreme Court of India issued a final order allowing women to be commissioned full-time in the Indian Armed Forces.
As a result, the central government has praised the historic decision, and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to open an online application portal on its website (upsconline.nic.in) from September 24 to October 8, allowing women candidates to sit for the National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) in 2021 for the first time in history. The exam will take place on November 14th.
Women who are not married
Unmarried women who meet all other criteria (nationality, age, marital status, educational qualifications, etc.) are entitled to apply
Tripura’s Education (School) Department has taken the effort to raise awareness in order to ensure that all eligible aspiring candidates in the state participate.
It’s worth mentioning that ‘Unacademy’ is a Bangalore-based Indian educational technology enterprise. The company has over 50,000 registered educators and provides study materials for a variety of professional and educational entrance tests.
‘Unacademy’ teachings are delivered in the form of live classes, and the company has already signed MoUs with state governments across the country, including Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, on a variety of projects.