Training Centres

On After the War, there were only two Centres left in the country one in Jabalpur and the second in Bangalore . On partition, the assets of the Centre at Bangalore were transferred to Pakistan . Colonel R J Moberly OBE commanded the centre at the time of partition. A function was held in Jabalpur to bid farewell to those comrades who had opted to go to Pakistan . Major P N Luthra, the senior most Indian Officer who commanded the Military Training Regiment at the time, presented a scroll to the Pakistan Signals Corps officers at a farewell parade. On 1 December 1947 , Col Moberly returned to UK and Colonel Apar Singh MBE had the honour of taking over as the first Indian Commandant of the Training Centre. The centre is considered, traditionally, the home of all Signals personnel. At the time of partition, the Centre consisted of a Headquarters, a Military Training Regiment, two Technical Training Regiments, a Boys Regiment, a Depot Company and the Signals Records.


After the Sino-Indian conflict of 1962, there was sudden expansion and two additional Centres were raised, one in Goa and the second at Jabalpur . In 1967, Signal Training Centre, located at Jabalpur , was disbanded. Each of the Training Centres now consists of one Military Training Regiment and three Technical Training Regiments.


1 Signals Training Centre


This centre consists of a Headquarter, a Military Training Regiment, Technical Training Regiments, and a Depot Regiment. The centre is responsible for imparting military and technical training to recruits first time joining the Corps and also for upgrading and conversion training for various trades and categories at later stages.

2 Signals Training Centre

In the early sixties, it was decided to raise a second Training Centre for the Corps. After going into the pros and cons of various locations, it was decided that the Centre should be located in the southern part of the country. Accordingly, various locations were reconnoitered and after the liberation of Goa in December 1961, the choice finally fell on establishing the Centre in Goa. Goa was chosen for its sylvan surroundings and the fact that it offered certain ready -built accommodation which originally was used by the Portuguese garrison.


What possibly was lost in the labyrinth of bureaucratic paper work was the fact that Goa is not a city by itself, but comprises of numerous small townships spread throughout its area. The accommodation available was dispersed in all over the island. A decision however having been taken, 2 Signal Centre was raised at Panaji (then known as Panjim) on 9 December 1962 .


Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow


On 01 October 1967 , the School of Signals was redesignated "Military College of Telecommunications Engineering" (MCTE) in keeping with the advanced technical training being imparted in the Institution, and the Wings were renamed Faculties. With the introduction of computers for management and switching in the Army, a new wing called the Computer Technology Wing was started in February 1971. This wing was to run courses for selected service and civilian officers of the Ministry of Defence to train them as programmers and system analysts. A computer TDC 316 was installed in the college by mid-1975.
In view of the expansion as well as the explosion in the technological field, the college was reorganised at periodic intervals. It is now commanded by a Lieutenant General and has several Faculties for imparting training in the fields of Combat Communications, Communications Engineering, Cryptology, Computer Technology and Conceptual Studies. The college set up Faculty of Electromagnetic Compatibility in 1980 which contributed its mite towards improving communications efficiency. The college continues to train officers and men of The technical courses run in the college are in three levels - Diploma, Graduate and Post Graduate level. The Graduate level courses are recognised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi for the grant of a Bachelors degree in Engineering. The Post Graduate Course is recognised by DAVV University , Indore. Other arms as instructors in Regimental Signalling.