How can you call DDA a brand in itself?
DDA is a brand in itself because of the fact that no other preparatory school has emerged to such great heights of accomplishments as DDA. Sandeep Sir has received many prestigious awards for the unequal contribution of team DDA in the field of Defence education.
What are the special features of DDA which make it different from other institutions?
Doon Defence Academy has a very special feature as its faculty members are intellectuals who had retired from RIMC and the entire course curriculum follows the RIMC pattern which is indeed commendable and noteworthy. Moreover, Sandeep Sir who is the director of DDA is a retired submariner and he laid the foundation for this Defence preparatory school today named Doon Defence Academy. It has a huge campus and the study material provided by DDA to its students is indeed very special because it is prepared by the experienced and learned faculty of DDA who had put in their entire experience of the past many years to prepare it. In fact, the study material is regularly updated depending on the changing examination pattern of the competitive exams.
What kind of guidance is given to the students?
Doon Defence Academy holds regular batches for the Defence aspirants who wish to be recruited in the army, navy, and air force, and these batches attend regular classes taken by experienced faculty (retired army and navy personnel) who work very hard with the students to ensure their earliest selection. In case the selection is delayed for a student attending an unlimited course batch, then the next year’s academic guidance is given free of cost till the candidate is selected.
Recently, DDA has introduced the Foundation Course. Can you tell me in detail about this foundation course?
The Foundation Course is for very young students who have just passed their class tenth exam. In case the student is clear about his field of interest that he wants to join the armed forces, then, in that case,the foundation course becomes very beneficial for the student because this course offers the candidate the opportunity to complete his academic years of 11th and 12th and alongside attend the Defence preparatory classes. But remember that he can only appear for the Defence competitive exam once he successfully completes his class 12th.
How is the foundation course beneficial to the student? Why not complete class 12th and then appear for the competition?
Actually, the foundation course is taken by tenth pass-outs who have no other aspiration except armed forces. In the regular batches, the students will appear for class 12th and then appear for the competition but in the foundation batch, the students are expected to use their evening time after school to prepare for the competition. Generally, the students drop out of college to prepare for the competition. In the foundation course, that dropout year will not be spent.
How do we get to know which is the best Defence training institute in India?
An institute becomes the best when the students excel. DDA has created a name for itself. More than ten thousand selections of DDA students in the armed forces is proof that it is the best. Sandeep Sir –the submariner in the Indian Navy has used his own precious experience of so many years in the Navy to provide guidance regarding the recruitment process and he is accompanied by many such retired army personalities as DDA faculty members who use all their potential to train and guide the students.
Preparation for the competitive exams can be done at home as well. Moreover there are many coaching institutions imparting Defence preparatory classes to the students how is DDA different from them?
DoonDefence Academy has a remarkable legacy of successful selection of DDA students in the armed forces. This track record of successful selection, the feedback given by the students and their wonderful performance during their tenure in the army surely speak about the extraordinary and remarkable manner of DDA conducting classes. It is only a myth that preparation can be done at home as far as average students are concerned though it may be true of exceptionally brilliant students. DDA broadcasts the most recent vacancies by giving regular notifications from time to time to update the students.
Other Defence preparatory schools are also delivering study material. Why is DDA study is material so special?
The study material holds all the tentative questions that may be asked in the competitive exams conducted as the DDA faculty has its own publishing department to make sure that the study material is prepared taking into consideration all the factors like exam pattern, changes in the exam pattern, important tips to qualify the second phase of selection which has an interview round for Air Force and only the physical test for the Navy.