Nagpur News: For the first time in the history of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), the Indian Air Force has ventured out to the University for Campus Placement on Saturday (October 5). The Air Headquarters’ assessment team was in RTMNU Campus on Amravati Road for a Fast Track Selection for the IAF Meteorology Branch.
Three selection officers of Indian Air Force conducted first the elimination process right from application to other requirements at the Pharmacy Department of RTMNU, Campus. The recruitment was for officer cadre in ground duty branches.
This recruitment drive was especially for those students and youth who are Post Graduate in Science stream or candidates appearing final year (Notwithstanding whether they are from Physics or Chemistry etc). The age limit for PG students was between 20 and 25 years with minimum 55 % marks and for PhD the age limit is between 20 and 27 years.
The ‘Fast Track Selection ‘process gives the candidate direct access to the SSB selection process. Around 30 to 35 students from RTMNU’s PG Science Stream appeared in the selection. Seven students, after fulfilling the educational qualification, were selected and called for further rounds at SSB Dehradun.
The IAF Officers said, “Since the recruitment was for specialized branch, the number of students was limited.”
23-year old Meenakshi Lohakare expressed her bewilderment and said that “I never realized that we, as science graduates, too, can get into Indian Air Force. This showed the general lack of awareness among our students who could not appear for such interviews only because they don’t know that they too can join the fighting forces like Army, Navy and Air Force.
RTMNU’s Students’ Welfare Director Arun Patil was present during the selection process. He said, letters were sent to all the concerned departments of the university informing them about the Fast Track Selection by the Indian Air Forcetoday.”
… Charles Salve