Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa

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Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa, Chief of Air Force, Government of India, has said that the Andhra University and Indian Air Force will jointly undertake research and academic activities under AU-Defence Joint Education Programme.

Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa visited Andhra University Campus and interacted with the Vice-Chancellor Prof.G.Nageswara Rao, Registrar Prof.V.UmaMaheswara Rao, Principal Prof.P.S.Avadhani and other experts here today.

Birendra Singh Dhanoa said that the Indian Air Force propounds the philosophy of “People First, Mission Always” with a focus on professionally competent men and women behind the machine.

The initiative of the Andhra University to reach out to armed forces under AU-Defence Joint Education Programme along with the  proactive support of all the concerned authorities has resulted in a number of distinctive memoranda of understanding between the esteemed University and the elite service. He said that the Andhra University has bridged the gap between service training and educational qualification by awarding academic recognition to the training conducted by Indian Air Force at its training establishments.

He further said that the AU-Defence Education Programme has been initiated on a strong foundation and collaborative research between the University and Indian Air Force will mutually benefit both organizations.

He thanked the Vice-Chancellor and the University community for extending their cooperation and academic excellence to the Defence personnel.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof.G.Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chancellor, requested the Indian Air Force to establish a “Defence Research Centre”,  “Defence Chair” and also an Air Force NCC Wing in Andhra University.  He said so far AU entered into Six MoUs with Indian Air Force.

Prof.G.Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chancellor, felicitated the Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanov with University memento and a shawl. Air Chief Marshal in turn presented a Indian Air Force memento to the Vice-Chancellor.

Later, the Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanov visited Nano Technology Laboratory in College of Engineering.

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