Introduction -<br />Women have always played an active role, though indirect in maintain' the high morale of the Armed Forces by way of participating in various welfare and social activities of various branches of the Armed Forces.<br />In Continuation to its futuristic, progressive and modern approach, women are now expected to play an active, direct role in shouldering the duties also. <br />The 3 services have been recruiting women candidates for some select branches for short service commission which is of 5 to 10 years duration.<br />There are various ways in which women are entered into the Indian Army. There are various eligibility criteria's for women required in different short service commission.<br />
Short service Commission for Women in Non Technical Division:<br />
Women's Special Entry Scheme<br />Women recruits are usually taken into the support services, with a large number serving as medical officers and nurses. The WSES for officers offers non-technical, technical and specialist entry for unmarried females or issueless widow or divorcee candidates not below 19 years and above 27 years and having B A, B Com, BCA, B Sc in physics, chemistry and math with a minimum aggregate of 60 per cent and above marks. Moreover, students with 50 per cent marks and holders of NCC 'C' certificates with 'B' or higher grade can also apply in this category.For Technical Entry BE, B Tech or equivalent or a higher qualification in civil or electrical or mechanical or electronics engineering, computer science, telecommunications engineering and architecture is needed. Specialist entry is for those with 50 per cent marks in:<br /><ul><li> Graduate B Sc with a minimum one-year diploma in computer science
Graduate with a minimum one-year diploma in communication or journalism or public relations or psychology.
P G degree in earth science/ computer science/ English/ geography/ maths/ physics/ computer applications/ botany/ zoology/ biochemistry/ organic chemistry or statistics</li></li></ul><li>Month of commencement of course in each year is March and September. Selection is based on written exam and SSB Interview and medical examination. Candidates should apply directly in response to advertisement in June/December. Women officers receive training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.<br />For permanent commission:The advertisement for recruitment of lady Officers under the WSES (O) appears from time to time as per requirement, normally twice every year in most of the national and important regional newspapers. The candidates are required to apply to the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting (Women Entry Section), West Block-III, R.K. Puram, and New Delhi-110066. Short-listing of eligible candidates is done at the Additional Directorate level and the short-listed candidates are then required to appear before the Service Selection Board (SSB). The selected candidates are then required to undergo a medical examination which is usually done by a special Medical Board at the nearest Military Hospital.<br />