Advanced Technology Centres

DFTM’s important charter is to establish Advanced Technology Centres/Centre of Excellences (CoE) at premier institutes and Universities in the country to facilitate Directed Research through academia in the fields of identified defence related areas to pursue research both in cutting edge technologies & in the areas of denied technologies.

The major aim of establishing such centers is to harness & synergies the combined strength of academia, student community, research fellows, niche technology industries & DRDO scientists to provide impetus to research & innovations, in order to achieve future defence needs. These Centers will be conducting Directed Scientific and Technology (S&T) based research in the advanced areas of technologies with multi-institutional collaboration for defence & security and achieve recognition as one of the best research center in world within a decade. The following are the operational Centres:

  • Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC) at IIT Delhi
  • Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre of Advanced Technology (JCBCAT) at Jadavpur University Kolkata
  • Bi-nodal (IIT B and IIT M) Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT) at IIT Bombay 
  • Research & Innovation Centre (RIC) at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai
  • DRDO-Bharthiar University Centre for Life Sciences (DRDO-BU CLS) Coimbatore
  • Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad 

Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC) at IIT Delhi

DRDO has established Joint Advanced Technology Centre ‘JATC’ to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the following identified research verticals :

  • Advanced Ballistics, Special Structures and Protection Technologies (ABSSP)
  • Advanced Electromagnetic Devices and Terahertz Technologies (EMDTERA)
  • Brain Computer Interface and Brain Machine Intelligence (BRAIN-CIAMI)
  • Photonic Technologies, Plasmonics and Quantum Photonics (P2QP)
  • Smart and Intelligent Textile Technologies (SITEX)

Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre of Advanced Technology (JCBCAT) at Jadavpur University kolkata

DRDO has established Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre of Advanced Technology (JCBCAT)  at Jadavpur University kolkata to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the following identified research verticals :

  • Directed Energy Technologies
  • Secure Systems and Cognitive Technologies
  • Unmanned and Robotic Technologies

Bi-nodal (IITB & IITM) Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT) at IIT Bombay

DRDO has established Bi-nodal Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT) with IIT Bombay and IIT Madras, IIT Bombay being the Hqrs for CoPT to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the following identified  research verticals :

  • Futuristic Aero Engine
  • Solid Propellant Combustion modeling
  • Morphing Wing Aircraft technology
  • Hypersonic Propulsion for Long Duration Flight

Research & Innovation Centre (RIC) at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai

DRDO has established Research & Innovation Centre (RIC) at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the emerging technologies and in following identified research verticals :

  • Electronics, Micro Electronics and Computational Systems (EMECS)
  • Naval Systems and Naval Technologies (NSNT)
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT)

DRDO-Bharthiar University Centre for Life Sciences (DRDO-BU CLS) Coimbatore

DRDO has established DRDO-Bharthiar University Centre for Life Sciences (DRDO-BU CLS) Coimbatore to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the following identified research verticals :

  • Nano Technology
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Sensor Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Computational and Informatics Tool
  • Integrated Biology
  • Cogno Science and Technology

Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad

DRDO has established Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad to undertake and facilitate multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the following identified research verticals :

  • Design and development of high energy materials
  • Development of Energetic Binders, oxidisers, nanomaterials and sensors
  • Laser based technologies for detection and discrimination of HEMs
  • Laser-matter (solid and liquids)- HEMs interaction studies
  • Theoretical studies on solid state properties of HEMs
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