Thursday, May 27, 2010

Army chief to pursue PhD in military science

Bhopal: Its like William Shakespeare wanting a degree in English literature, or Leonardo da Vinci hungry for formal graduation in fine arts. Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh wants to pursue a doctorate degree in military science from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. The chief of Army, will be in Bhopal on Friday to appear for a viva to enrol for PhD in military science. Prof Gyanendra Gautam, head of sociology department, confirmed the countrys first soldier is scheduled to appear before the Research Degree Committee on May 28. The research proposal must have been submitted earlier. The dean, the chairman of the committee and experts will hold a meeting. The Army chief will be called for an interview after which the proposal will be approved, modified or rejected by the panel. That is the procedure, Prof Gautam said.After clearing the viva, Gen Singh will have to work for two years under the guidance of Prof Kailash Tyagi, who is a a D Litt on the subject.

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