Conference / Seminars

National Conference on Technology Management (TECHMA – 2015)

Second National Conference on Technology Management (TECHMA-15) was organized by the Institute of Technology Management (ITM) at ITM, Mussoorie during 26th & 27th of Oct 2015. Dr. Narender Singh, Outstanding Scientist (Retd.) & Ex- Director, ITM was the chief guest for the conference. Shri M Sankar Kishore, Director, ITM in his welcome address emphasized on the requirement of such conferences, with the aim of drawing a ‘Technology Management’ roadmap for DRDO in general & ITM in specific.

Around 90 delegates from DRDO, different scientific organizations & Academia attended the conference. Some of the main themes around which deliberations were made during the two day conference included Technology Driven Decision Process, Crafting Technology Map for India, Effective HR as a backbone of Technology Management, Effective Transfer of Technology & Futuristic Technologies in Defence Projects.

On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition of DRDO developed products was organized where food products, night vision devices, biodiesel, bulletproof jackets, extreme cold weather clothing etc were displayed. The Conference ended with a panel discussion of eminent scientists from DRDO & BARC, notable academicians & management experts, where deliberations were made to draft a ‘Technology Management’ roadmap. TECHMA-15 elicited excellent response and met its objective of bringing together practitioners of DRDO, other R&D organizations and academicians from industry to share their best practices and synergize their knowledge in the field of ‘Technology Management’.

Orientation Programme for Directors: 21 - 23 Nov 2014

Orientation Programme for Directors was conducted during 21 Nov - 23 Nov 2014. The objective of the course was to Transform the directors of DRDO into better and effective technological leaders and bring awareness about EQ for overall leadership towards discharging effective role as a Director. The course was inaugurated by Dr Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) & Secretary, Defence R&D.


Workshop on Project Management at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi - Date: 19 Nov 2013

TM conducted a workshop on "Project Mangement at DRDO Bhawan. (An Outstation Course)" 0n 19 Nov 2013. The aim of the course was to bring awareness for the decision makers to identify and select best Project Management Training/Course available globally to draft a policy for Scientists to transform them as Project management Professionals.

It covered chief topics like (1) Worldwide Contemporary Trends in Project/Programme Management, (2) Comparative Analysis of Global Project Management Qualifications, (3) New concepts in Project Management & Maturity Model, (4) Project Management in Corporate Sector, (5) PM Professional : Qualitative Requirements.



National Conference on Technology Management (TECHMA – 2013)

ITM conducted National Conference on Technology Management (TECHMA-13) during 17th & 18th of April 2013. The first of its kind organized by ITM, came at the right time when the institute completed 50 glorious years of its dedicated service to the nation. Dr. G. Malakondaiah, Distinguished Scientist (DS) & Chief Controller R&D (HR&M) was the chief guest of the conference. Dr. W. Selvamurthy, former Distinguished Scientist (DS) & CC R&D of DRDO, in his keynote address, spoke on "Challenges & Opportunities in Technology Management in the Indian Perspective". Some of the papers presented covered topics like Advance HR Practices for High Technology Applications, Technology Leadership and Innovation, Technology Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management in LCA etc. TECHMA-13 elicited good response and met its objective of bringing together practitioners of DRDO, other R&D organizations and industry partners, to share their best practices and synergize their knowledge in emerging subjects in the field of Technology Management.