The school has state-of-the-art training facilities comparable to those found in other pre-commissioning training institutions. The Officers Training Academy (OTA), Gaya's emblem has a two-colour based background, with the upper half grey in colour and the lower half in blood-red colour, with the two cross swords overlaid on the Dharmchakra. The academy's motto is written in Devnagri on a scroll below: "Shaurya, Gyan, Sankalp."
The academy trained the first batch of 149 trainee-officers from July 2011 to June 2012, and the inaugural passing out parade was held on June 8, 2012. The second class graduated on December 8, 2012, after successfully completing their course (January 2012 to December 2012). On December 8, 2012, 176 cadets from the TES 26 and SCO 29 courses graduated.
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What is the difference between OTA Gaya and OTA Chennai?
OTA, Chennai offers training to the candidates for Short Service Commission (SSC) on the other hand OTA Gaya trains candidates for the Permanent Commission (PC). In the following table we are sharing the difference between OTA Gaya and OTA Chennai.
|Criteria||OTA Gaya||OTA Chennai|
|Entry for OTA Gaya & OTA Chennai||10+2 (TES) Entry|
|Age Criteria for OTA Gaya & OTA Chennai||Only Male Candidates between 16.5 to 19.5 years|
|Education Qualification for OTA Gaya & OTA Chennai||Physics, Chemistry and Maths (total 70% or more to apply) at 10+2 level.|
|Training Period of OTA Gaya & OTA Chennai||5 years (1 year at OTA, Gaya and 4 years at CTWS).||OTA Chennai has the training period of 49 weeks|
How to Join OTA (Officers Training Academy) Gaya?
The aim of OTA Gaya is to provide pre-commissioning training to 10+2 TES and SCO entrance Army cadets.
10+2 TES Entry to Join OTA Gaya
This entrance is available to male candidates who have completed 10+2 (or are about to complete) and have a minimum PCM aggregate of 70%. This is what Engineering Entry is all about. In May or June and October or November, ADG Rtg AG's branch IHQ of MOD(Army) issues a notification.
Candidates aged 16 ½ to 19 & 1/2 years as of the first day of the month in which the course is to begin should apply to the Additional Directorate General (DG) of RTG TES Section, AG's branch IHQ of MOD (i.e., of Army), West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi-110066.
SCO Entry to Join OTA Gaya
This is a special entry reserved exclusively for Indian Army troops. Soldiers can apply immediately from their units as soon as the notification arrives.
The training begins in January and July, with SSB dates in September and October, and April and May, respectively. The training is categorized into 2 parts.
- Phase I: Pre-commissioning training at OTA Gaya for one year, followed by three years at CME Pune/MCTE Mhow/MCEME Secunderabad.
- Phase II: It consists of a one-year post-commission training program at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow, and MCEME Secunderabad.
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