Software experts opting for Army
Bidding adieu to jobs in other fields, especially in the well paying software industry, many youngsters are choosing a life in the army, fuelled by their passion to serve the nation. Several of the Gentlemen and Lady Cadets who have passed out of the Officers Training Academy here were software and engineering professionals before opting for the Army.
V Saranya left a lucrative career with software giant Tata Consultancy Services to join the army. A Commissioned Officer now, she says she is extremely happy about her choice.
Similar is the tale of R Satish Kumar, a mechanical engineer who chose the Army. "All of us are very happy. He wanted to be an army officer always," his father S Ravi said, adding his son quit his private sector job to join the Army.
When asked for his reaction on more engineering professionals joining the army, Commandant OTA,
Lt Gen Bobby Mathews said, such graduates "will be a value addition as the army moves ahead on a hi-tech road map."