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MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programmes

DIPR, Delhi

Under the continuing education programme of DRDO, the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, organised a course on Relational Data Base Management System (RDBMS) using Oracle software, during 20-24 November 2000. The course covered relational database concepts, SQL, PL/SQL, Developer-2000 front-ends and DBA concepts. Twenty participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. 

RCI, Hyderabad

The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, organised a course on Electro-Mechanical Actuation Systems during 13-17 November 2000. Thirty candidates participated in the course. The course was inaugurated by Shri KVSS Prasada Rao, Director, RCI and the keynote address was delivered by Dr A Bashir, Tata Electric Company. Shri M Palani, Sci E and Shri M Ugender Reddy, Sci D, were Course Director and Course Coordinator, respectively. Experts in the field of electro-magnetics delivered lectures during the course. The course ended with the valedictory address by Shri Prasada Rao, who also distributed course certificates to the participants. 

NPOL, Kochi

The Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, organised a course on Mainstream Technologies and COTS in Embedded Applications during 6-10 November 2000. The course was aimed at promoting awareness of COTS products and mainstream technologies suitable for development of defence systems. Shri V Chander, Director, NPOL, inaugurated the course. Dr K Soundarajan, Sci G, ADE, Bangalore, delivered the keynote address. Twenty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course included: Introduction to mainstream technologies and COTS, open systems architecture, tools for system engineering, embedded processors, asynchronous transfer mode, integrated reliability and quality assurance programme, COTS technology ruggedisation, reliability and quality assurance programme, and COTS technology case studies. Shri Chander presided over the valedictory function. Shri K Mohanan, Sci D, was the Course Director.

ISSA, Delhi

The Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, organised a course on Techniques of Systems Analysis from 27 November to 8 December 2000. Eighteen participants from various DRDO labs/estts, DGQA and Services attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: Introduction to techniques of statistics and operational research (OR), techniques of modeling in defence, and an overview of information technology .Case studies based on systems analysis tasks undertaken by DRDO for the Army and the Navy were 'presented to the participants. Eight invited talks from speakers of eminence in OR modeling, reliability , fuzzy systems and fuzzy logic, missiles, and satellite reconnaissance were arranged. The war games developed by the Institute for the Army and the Navy were demonstrated to the participants as a part of the course. 

GTRE, Bangalore

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore!e, organised a course on MS Office from 27 November to 8 December 2000. Twenty-four participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: All forms of MS, internet and e-mail. Shri V Sundararajan, Director, GTRE, participated in the valedictory function and distributed course certificates to the participants.

ARDE, Pune

The Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, organised a course on Weapon Technology during 18-22 November 2000, The basic concept of the course DEALt with trends (from conventional to modern) in weapon system technology. The topics covered during the course were: Small arms, towed and self-propelled field guns, tank guns, air defence guns, breech, elevating and  traversing mechanisms, barrel design and rocket launchers, etc. Thirty-four participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course.

Other Courses

ITM, Mussoorie

Keeping pace with the changing global scenario and enhancing technological maturity, the Institute of Technology Management (ITM), Mussoorie, has started a series of Management Development Programmes (MDPs) in association with major management institutes of the country .The first course of the MDP series was organised on Team Building and Conflict Management for IT and R&D Scientists at ITM in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, during 21-25 November 2000. The course was inaugurated by Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. The aim of the course was to develop management skills and team leadership and structures of R&D Organisations in India. Shri JAR Krishnamurthy, Director, IRDE, Dehradun, delivered the valedictory address .

The second course of the MDP series was on Flexibility in Management during 22-26 December 2000. The course was organised in collaboration with the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, Delhi. The programme was aimed at providing the senior and middle level executives a synthesis of new flexible management paradigm. The topics covered in the course were: Trends in management, emerging management approaches, connotations of flexibility, concept of systemic flexibility, flexible systems management paradigm, SAP-LAP  models of managerial inquiry , learning organisation, enterprise flexibility , flexible business   models and e-business, strategic flexibility and paradoxes, organizational flexibility, empowerment, flexitime, multiskilling benchmark, flexibility practice cases on flexibility in  management. The faculty consisted of speakers from Department of Management Studies, IIT, New Delhi and Dr Jayanta Chatterjee, Chief Knowledge Officer, VlePlex, New Delhi. Commodore Jasjit Singh (Retd), Director, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, delivered the valedictory address.