Date: 09 Jan 2015


Army Headquarter has instituted a 'CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI CHAIR'  on Policy Studies in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Pune, on a permanent basis wef 16 Feb 1996.


Objective of the Chair


The objectives of the Chair are as under :-

(a) To generate interest in the national security and defence matters in general and the role of the defence forces in this field in particular.


(b) To undertake research/studies in national defence related and security oriented issues of contemporary and futuristic interest.


(c) To create general awareness that national security and defence require active participation by all segments or our population, as do all national endeavors, by organising seminars and workshop.



The posn being open to all Indian citizens, it is our endeavor to ensure that the next 'Chair Professor'  is also an Army Officer who meets the under mentioned QR :-

(a) A proven record and recognition of service and contribution to strategic thinking, planning and experience in any of the fds related national security.


(b) The Officer could be any rank.


(c) He should be a volunteer.


(d) Age between 45 to 65 years.

Tenure & Pay


The duration of the fellowship will be 24 months. Chair Professor will be paid a lump sum amount of Rs 25,000/- per month (in case of retired officer). For scholars joining on sabbatical honorarium will  be decided by the University of Pune.


Application Procedure


Volunteer serving and retired Army Officers are requested to submit their applications to GS (Edn) Branch, HQ Southern Command, Pune - 411001 by 31 Jan 2015 alongwith the following details under intimation to this HQ :-

(a) Detailed Bio-Data (six copies)


(b) Proposed subject of study research in 3000 words on the theme of research (six copies)

Obligation of Chair Professor


The holder of the 'CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI CHAIR'  in (Policy Studies) is obliged to finalise the research output by the end of the term of fellowship in the form of a finished manuscript ready to go the press for publication as a book. The publication will be the resp of the University of Pune through the Department of Def and Strategic Studies as per rules. He will also be responsible in collaboration with the Department of Def and Strategic Studies to org one national level conference in the area of his specialization.

He will also be excepted to give seminar and lectures as and when invited to do so by the department.