A ‘Chair of Excellence’ will be established at Department of Defence and Strategic Studies enabling IAF officers to pursue doctoral research
As a unique initiative, the Indian Air Force and Savitribai Phule Pune University entered into an academic collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a ‘Chair of Excellence’ at Department of Defence and Strategic Studies on 29 February 2020. To commemorate the centenary birth year of the MIAF, the IAF has named it as “Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh Chair of Excellence”.
According to the statement issued by the IAF, the chair will enable IAF officers to pursue doctoral research and higher studies in Defence and Strategic Studies and allied fields. Additionally, the chair will facilitate research and higher studies in the area of National Defence and allied fields of Air Force officers. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Chancellor of SPPU Nitin Karmalkar.
The Chief Guest of the function was Air Marshal Amit Dev AVSM, VSM, Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Indian Air Force and was attended by Air Vice Marshal L.N. Sharma AVSM, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Education) and other senior IAF and University officials.