Army Institute Of Technology
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Director's Corner


Brig Abhay A Bhat (Retd) is an alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) was commissioned into the Corps of Signals in December 1982. He has done his B.Tech. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Military College of Telecommunications Engineering, Mhow (MCTE). Brig Abhay A Bhat has graduated from the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, where Army officers are trained in the nuances of staff function of various operations. Due to his professional caliber, he was sponsored by the Army to attain M Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Kanpur. The officer has also acquired a Master's degree in Personnel Management from Pune University.

He has served in counter insurgency areas of Assam and J&K. Brig Abhay A Bhat commanded an Armoured Division Signal Regiment during op PARAKRAM, and has served on the staff of MS Branch, (which is responsible for career management of officers) of the Integrated HQ of MoD. He was also involved in implementing IT projects for developing Information Technology Infrastructure in remote areas of North East.

Brig Abhay A Bhat has been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card in 2011, for outstanding work in the field of Signal Intelligence in support of the operations in J & K.

The officer was the Commander of the Faculty of Communications Engineering at MCTE from 2011 to 2014, where he presided over the Engineering Degree training for Army officers, He pioneered many automation projects and modernisation of laboratories, as well as pioneered the e-learning environment in MCTE. He was the Chairman of the IETE (Institute of Electronics and Telecom Engineers) Sub centre, Mhow from 2011 to 2014.

Brig Abhay A Bhat has written articles in defence publications on e-learning and Knowledge management. He has participated in many Seminars and Conferences as panel member in the fields of Next Generation Networks, Cyber Security and Defence Communication Technologies. He has also been aKey Note speaker at a Seminar on "Antenna and RF Technologies" at IIIT Allahabad.

Before his retirement, Brig Abhay A Bhat was posted as the Chief Signal Officer of the Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area; responsible for the Army telecommunication and IT networks in these states.

Brig Abhay A Bhat has recently taken over as the Director, AIT.