MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programme

CVRDE, Avadi

Under the Continuing Education Programme of DRDO, the Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, organised a Course on Battle Field Management System (BMS) during 24-28 June 2002. This course was arranged mainly to give an overview about the concepts of BMS. Seventeen participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: introduction to BMS for AFV's and survey of BMS, battle field scenario, data flow up  link and down link,  secure communication, fast ethernet, integrated fire control system, vetronics and asynchronous transfer mode. Shri R Jayakumar inaugurated the course while Shri S SunDAREsh, delivered the valedictory address.

CVRDE organised another Course on Project Management Concepts and Related Software during 17-21 June 2002. Nineteen participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered were: introduction to programme management, project management, work break down, structure, network diagrams, PERT, CPM, precedence chart, GANT chart and resource planning and levelling. Shri B Rajagopalan, Addl Director, inaugurated the course while Shri R Jayakumar, Addl Director, delivered the valedictory address.

DIPAS, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, organised a Course on Nutrition and Human Performance during 6-10 May 2002. Nineteen participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered included: human nutrition under environmental extremes like high altitude, cold, hot and aerospace; nutrition in sports and athletics; assessment of nutritional status, body composition and nutritional anthropometry; advances in food technology and agricultural sciences for fresh food supplies in remote high altitude areas; dietary and life style interventions for chronic diseases like coronary artery disease, diabetes, iodine deficiency disorders; role of micronutrients, adaptogens, food supplements, nutraceuticals and antioxidants on health performance. Shri PK Banerjee, Director, DIPAS and Dr Som Nath Singh were the Course Director and Course Coordinator, respectively.

Workshops/Seminars/Meetings

DIPAS, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, organised a Workshop on Pursuit of Excellence through Self Empowerment on 27 May 2002. Fifty scientists from DIPAS, DIPR and INMAS participated in the workshop. During the workshop topics like identifying human potentials, power of positive thinking, creative visualisation and dynamics of success were discussed. Shri K Harinath, Sci C was the Workshop Coordinator.

DIPAS, Delhi, also hosted the first one-day Meeting of DRDO Life Sciences Directors on 30 May 2002. The meeting aimed at discussing, exchanging and exploring areas of possible cooperation among the Life Sciences Group of Laboratories in DRDO. Dr RV Swamy, CCR&D (MLS) chaired the meeting. Dr W Selvamurthy, Adviser (Biomedical Sciences), Dr MV Singh, Director, Dte of Life Sciences, DRDO HQrs, New Delhi and the Directors of DARL, DEBEL, DFRL, DIPAS, DIPR, DRDE, DRL, FRL and INMAS participated in the meeting. On this occasion, Dr Swamy also released a CD on list of publications, patents filed/ obtained from Life Sciences Group of Laboratories of DRDO in 2001. Dr UD Pandey, Director, DIPR delivered the vote of thanks.

FRL, Leh

The Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, organised a two-day Workshop on Military/Paramilitary Forces & Environmental Conservation in Ladakh during 6- 7 May 2002 in collaboration with World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature. About 90 military/paramilitary officers of various ranks attended the workshop. Maj Gen Arun Dinshaw Nargolwala, COS, HQrs 14 Corps inaugurated the workshop while Dr MV Singh, Director, Dte of Life Sciences, DRDO HQrs, New Delhi, presided over the function.

GTRE, Bangalore

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, organised a Workshop on Heat Transfer on 13 June 2002. Director, GTRE inaugurated the workshop, while Smt Meera Kaushal, Sci F delivered the introductory talk. Scientists from IITs at Kanpur and Guwahati; IAT, Pune; and NAL, Bangalore made presentatIons.

ITR, Chandipur

The Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, organised a Workshop on Road Safety on 13 July 2002 for the benefit of MT drivers, fire engine drivers and mechanics. Forty-five participants attended the workshop. Shri B Mukhopadhyaya, Officer-in-charge, Eastern Zone of Loss Prevention Association of India, Kolkata in collaboration with Shri Mahabir Service Station, Balasore organised the workshop. Shri SC Narang, Director, ITR, inaugurated the workshop while Shri P Banerjee, Joint Director (Safety) gave the introductory address. The programme was conducted in local language and Hindi. Shri RK Behra, Sci D, who was coordinator of the
workshop delivered the welcome address and vote of thanks.