Col Arun Kulkarni was commissioned into Army Education Corps from the prestigious Indian Military Academy on 07 Dec 1996. The Officer completed his primary and secondary education from Atomic Energy Central School, Rawatbhata and Graduation in Chemistry and Post Graduation in Analytical Chemistry from University of Pune. The officer passed out from IMA as part of 82 Technical Graduate Course.
Officers career in the Indian Army began with an attachment with Infantry Battalion in J & K prior to moving to Army Education Corps to perform corps specific assignments. Apart from mandatory Young and Junior Officers course, the officer is qualified in the pedagogical field with degree in education, B. Ed. Tech. The officers holds a Chinese language interpretership from the School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi, a Diploma in Chinese Language with a distinguished grading from AEC Training College and Centre, Pachmarhi and a Chinese language Refresher Certificate Course from Amity University, Delhi.
The officer has been posted to various training establishments and formation HQs. He has done an instructional tenure at Army Cadet Wing, IMA Dehradun. Post completion of the Chinese language course, he was posted to an operational formation in Eastern Ladakh and attended a record number 114 meetings with the Chinese. Later, Col Kulkarni while posted to the Integrated HQs of MoD (Army) as staff officer was awarded Chief of Integrated Staff Committee Commendation Card.
The officer was posted to Rashtriya Military School Chail as Principal in 2011 and during his tenure the school lifted the Chief of Air Staff Trophy for best Class XII results consecutively and a large number of students of Class XII joined NDA. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel and moved for staff appointment in hierarchy to an operational formation in J & K.
The officer was last posted at the Integrated HQs of MoD (Army). He was closely involved in restructuring of Army Education Corps on lines with the recommendations of Committee of Experts on Restructuring of Indian Army to Enhance Combat Capability. The officer was awarded with the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card for his outstanding contribution to the Directorate General of Military Training and Army Education Corps.
The officer is happily married to Mrs Ashwini Kulkarni, an educationist herself and blessed with two daughters Rucha and Prachi, both students.