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B Tech for 18 officers at MCTE convocation

AT A glittering convocation ceremony held at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow, another batch of 18 officers were awarded graduate (B.Tech) degree in Telecommunication and Information Technology today.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 23:14 IST

AT A glittering convocation ceremony held at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow, another batch of 18 officers were awarded graduate (B.Tech) degree in Telecommunication and Information Technology today.

For the officers of the Technical Entry Scheme Course Serial—04, it was a proud moment when they received their degree from the chief guest, Lt Gen K S Jamwal, AVSM, VSM and Bar, GOC-in-C, HQ ARTRAC.

Brig APS Gujral, BGS and Deputy Chief Instructor, MCTE, welcomed the chief guest. Lt Gen K S Jamwal complimented all officers for their performance in the course. In his valedictory address, he praised the Corps of Signals for their good work in the field of modern communication and computer network.

He said that with the use of advanced systems of Optical Fibres, Troposcatter and Satellite Communications, the Corps of Signals has made great progress and has made significant contribution in conduct of Low Intensity Conflict Operations by the Army.

He also said that the standard of communications provided by the Corps of Signals has won many laurels and appreciated the good work done by the Corps of Signals during the Kargil war——--‘Operation Vijay’ and ‘Operation Parakram’ and in UN Missions and other national emergencies.

He further added that as the warfare shifts from platform centric to network centric, the primary targets would shift, in relative importance, to the Networks, Command, Control and Communication centres. The job of the Corps of Signals therefore assumes greater importance.

Lt Gen M G Datar, VSM, Commandant MCTE, presided over the function. In his farewell address, he exhorted the passing out officers to apply their newly gained knowledge in their units and to keep abreast with the latest in technology. He then presented the parchments to the officers.

The chief guest gave away the Signal Officer in Chief’s Trophy and Signal Officer in Chief’s Gold Medal for standing first in the overall order of merit to Lt Sandeep Rana. Lt R K Rai was awarded the Commandant’ Silver Medal and Lt Sumit Gupta was awarded the Chief Instructor’s Bronze Medal for standing second and third in overall order of merit respectively.

Lt Sandeep Rana also received BEL Trophy and Silver Medal for standing first in the Radio group and ITI Silver Medal for standing second in System group of subjects. Lt R K Rai received Commandant’s Silver Medal for standing first in IT group of subjects.

Lt D K Pandey was awarded the AVAYA Global Connect Trophy and Silver Medal for standing first in the System group of subjects. The Best Project award was presented to Lt D K Pandey, Lt Mrinal Mehta and Lt Vikas Saha for their project ‘Implementing Metric Computational Tool’.

Brig APS Gujral delivered the vote of thanks. The ceremony was attended by a large number of civil dignitaries, Army officers and ladies.

First Published: Jan 01, 2006 23:14 IST