Aim and Scope of Course Officers Training Academy Gaya: To train and motivate Gentlemen Cadets to be professionally competent commissioned officers of the Indian Army and foster in them leadership, intellectual and character qualities committed to the values of duty, honour and selfless service to the Nation. The training is aimed at achieving optimum development of the intellectual, physical and moral qualities essential for leadership in the profession of arms. The training is carried out as per a diligent and systematic methodology aimed for all round development of the Gentlemen Cadets in all spheres. The training at the Academy inculcates qualities of patriotism, dynamism, integrity, initiative and understanding which are the very basis of leadership in war and peace.
Technical Entry Scheme (TES) and Special Commission Officer (SCO) Courses are being conducted in the Academy. The details are as under:-
Technical Entry Scheme (TES) Course
Total training is for five years which is conducted in two phases:-
- Phase I. Basic Military Training of one year at OTA, Gaya. The training period would comprise a total of 46 weeks of training divided in two terms/ semesters. The duration of each term/ semester will be 23 weeks. A mid-term break of one week would be provided in each term and a term-break of three weeks would be provided at the end of the first term.
- Phase II. Technical Training:-
- Pre-Commission Training. Three years (CME, Pune/ MCTE Mhow/ MCEME, Secunderabad) to include Young Officers Capsule of four weeks duration before Final Passing Out Parade and Commissioning of the Gentlemen Cadet at OTA,Gaya.
- Post Commission Training. One year (CME Pune/ MCTE Mhow/ MCEME, Secunderabad).
Total training for SCO Course is for one year during which the Gentlemen Cadets undergo Basic Military Training prior to their commission into various arms and services. The training would comprise a total of 46 weeks of training divided in two terms/ semesters. The duration of each term/ semester will be 23 weeks. A mid- term break of one week would be provided in each term and a break of three weeks would be provided at the end of the first term.