Maharaja Sayajirao College of Vadodara (MSU) is all set to launch an undergradute programme in Protection and Nationwide Safety Research from the upcoming educational yr in July.
A course introduction of the MSU, which plans to start admissions to 60 seats of the course in July this yr, additionally refers to “organic warfare by releasing deadly virus” as an rising development of risk to nationwide safety.
The BA Honors programme goals to arrange youth for a profession within the nation’s defence sector, whereas additionally with the ability to discern coverage decision-making within the context of nationwide safety. The three-year one-of-its-kind undergraduate course may even embody necessary military coaching for 240 days within the last yr.
The course introduction states, “…Gujarat goes to develop into a hub of defence gear manufacturing and generate large employment sooner or later. Equally, there may be additionally an rising risk of drug trafficking, non secular bigotry, sexism, cyber warfare, separatism in addition to organic conflict by releasing the lethal virus to destroy the inhabitants via its unfold and thereby thwart the financial manufacturing course of and progress of the nation posed by imperialism. So, the topic of nationwide safety has develop into a necessity within the nation.”
The programme, which can have a complete of six semesters, makes all modules within the syllabus necessary, together with a 240 days coaching with the Military within the final yr. Course Coordinator Dilip Kataria of the College of Arts mentioned, “At current, there’s a college within the discipline of protection in Gujarat, Gandhinagar that gives a PG (MA) Research in Nationwide Safety at Gujarat Central College. That is the primary undergraduate examine within the discipline began by MSU involving a module of military coaching and the sector of large-scale protection operations.”
“The module was prompt by Syndicate members of the College and we now have launched it this yr. Initially, the lessons can be held on-line after the admission course of in July as a result of ongoing Covid-19 curbs. However we’re hopeful that by year-end, we may even be capable to reopen the bodily lecture rooms.”
The self-financed course, with a charge construction of Rs 24,000 for the primary two years and Rs 28,000 for the third yr, has been designed with suggestions of a committee of defence specialists together with Director at Centre for Safety & Technique of India Basis Alok Bansal, Professor and Dean of Centre of Safety Research in Pune Sanjay Kumar Jha, Head of Division of Political Science at MS College Amit Dholakia, the introduction says. The course, Kataria mentioned, is open to college students of all nationalities making use of at MSU however the scholar should have a beneficial bodily health certificates from competent authorities authorities on the time of admission. It additionally makes NCC and NSS obligatory for the scholars enrolling in the identical.