Career Opportunities in Defence and Psychologists in Defence Service

1:35 PM, Saturday, December 10th, 2022


Mangaluru : The National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Department of Psychology, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organized a Lecture Series on Career Opportunities in Defence and Career Opportunities for Psychologist in Defence Service on 6 December 2022.

The Resource Speakers for the sessions were Gp Capt. K K Bhaduri, Psych Technique Head, Mysore and Ms Nischitha Barke, Scientist DRDO. The Inaugural began by invoking God’s blessings after which Lt Gayathri welcomed the gathering. Gp Capt KK Bhaduri Psych Technique Head delivered the inaugural address. Sr Dr M Venissa A C., the Principal addressed the gathering on this occasion. The first session was conducted by Gp Capt KK Bhaduri Psych Technique Head. During the session Gp Capt Bhaduri addressed the participants on ‘why defence’ and stressed on, how prestigious, exciting and challenging is a career in defence. He briefed the participants on the criteria for entrance, types of entries, UPSC, AFCAT, MET, NCC special entry and SEC and also entrance process and qualifications for Indian Army and Indian Navy. The session concluded with a brief introduction to Agnipath Scheme – which allows recruitment of soldiers into non-commissioned rank for a period of 4 years.

The second session was conducted by Ms Nischitha Barke – Scientist, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Ms Nischita’s session focussed on the ample career opportunities available for a Psychology Major graduate. The participants were apprised of the innumerable career opportunities available the under two categories viz. DRDO and Defence. The internship and entrance qualifications required for the various posts at the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) were also discussed. The session concluded with a detailing of the temporary and contract jobs available in Defence for Psychology graduates and those with other higher qualification in Psychology in the field of Counselling and Clinical Psychology. The beneficiaries of this Seminar were students and NCC Cadets from St. Aloysius PU college, Sacred Heart College Madantyaar, School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, KMC College, Dr. P Dayananda Pai P Sathish Pai Government First Grade College Car Street and St Agnes PU and Degree College Mangalore. SUO Saniya expressed the words of gratitude. The Programme was compered by Fg Offr Dr Hithakshi.

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