MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Continuing Education Programme
Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory (DARL),
Pithoragarh, organised a Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in the Life
Sciences during 2-3 June 2003. Dr R Saha, Adviser DST & Director PFC (TIFAC),
New Delhi chaired the session and highlighted some key issues of IPR in life
sciences. Dr V Siddhartha, Outstanding Scientist and Adviser (ER&IPR), DRDO HQrs,
New Delhi delivered a lecture on Understanding some Misunderstandings on the
Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Technology Commercialisation.
Institute of Technology Management (ITM), Mussoorie, organised a Course on Right Mindset for Effective Project Management during 23-27 June 2003. Twenty-three participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended this Course. Shri Narender Singh, Director, ITM, inaugurated the Course and delivered the keynote address.
ITM also organised a specialised Course on Strategic Policy Studies in collaboration with the University of Georgia during 9-13 June 2003. Twenty-three senior DRDO officers including a few DIRECTORs attend the Course. Dr Anupam Srivastava, Executive Director and Dr Seema Gehlot, Associate , Director both from the faculty of India Initiative and South Asia Programme, University of Georgia, USA constituted the faculty.
The Course DEALt with and elaborated upon geo-strategic issues and topics pertaining to multilateral export control regimes, nonproliferation trends, challenges, and opportunities. Shri RB Singh, Director, HRD, DRDO HQrs was present in the inaugural session. Dr VK Aatre, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri participated in the proceedings on 13 June 2003 and also delivered the valedictory address.
Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, Distinguished Scientist & CCR&D (MNS) delivered the keynote address entitled,
Emerging Trends in Underwater Technologies. About 200 delegates from various research and academic, institutions, public and private sector industries attended the seminar. About 45 papers , on different disciplines of underwater were , presented.
Raising/Foundation Day Celebrated
Defence Bio-engineering and Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore celebrated its Foundation Day on 17 June 2003. AVM Ranjit Kumar, Principal Medical Officer, HQ Training Command, IAF was the Chief Guest. Shri GP Agrawal, Officiating Director, presided over the function. He gave away the Laboratory Scientist Award, Technology Group Award, Award for DRTC Cadre, and Award for Administrative and Allied Cadre. He also distributed Commendation Certificates for meritorious work to officers and Cash Awards to technical and ministerial staff of DEBEL.
Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur celebrated 44th Laboratory Raising Day on 16 May 2003. Shri R K Syal, Director, presented Technical Laboratory Awards to DRDS scientists, DRTC employees, Administrative and Allied staff. Cash Awards were given to 17 employees. Winners of the sports events were also awARDEd.