Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh was the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade of 137th National Defence Academy (NDA) Course in Pune today. He congratulated the cadets and parents of the Passing out Course. A total of 224 cadets pass out out from NDA today including 13 cadets from friendly foreign countries. The convocation of 137th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) saw yet another landmark event as 36 Air Force cadets undergoing the Engineering BTech course passed out of the academy after completing six semesters of academic training. These cadets will complete their degree course at Air Force Academy, Dundigal next year. Six months ago, 32 Naval cadets had passed out of the academy to pursue last year of their BTech course at the Indian Naval Academy. It was the first batch of the NDA cadets pursuing engineering degree passing out from the academy. On Friday, the chief guest at the convocation was Prof SK Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong.
A total of 211 cadets were conferred degrees from Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which included 42 cadets in Science Stream, 85 cadets in Computer Science and 84 cadets in Arts stream. A total of 13 cadets from friendly foreign countries were also awarded degrees during the programme. Besides, the second batch of BTech, comprising of 37 Naval and 36 Air Force cadets, also received course completion certificate after three years and will be conferred with the degrees after completion of the final year at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force Academy, Dundigal.