PERSONNEL NEWS

Appointments

UD PandeyDr UD Pandey, Sci F, has been appointed Director, Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, wef 26 April 2002. Born on 9 January 1943, Dr Pandey obtained Post Graduation in Psychology from Patna University in 1966 and PhD in Organisational Behaviour in 1973. He joined DlPR as SSO-II in 1971 and since then has been deeply involved in studying the psycho-social problems of Armed Forces, with special reference to professionalism, job satisfaction, and civil-military relations.


Dr Pandey has also carried out major research projects for Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), Cabinet Secretariat, Directorates of National Cadet Corps (NCC), Sainik and Military Schools. He is the recipient of DRDO Science Award -2002. Dr Pandey is the member of the Board of Studies at Aligarh Muslim University; PhD examiner of Delhi University, Bharathiar University and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is a life member of the Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Psychological Association, and Madras Psychological Association. He has more than 50 technical papers and reviews to his credit and has guided many PhD and project students in the field of organisational behaviour psychology .

PK BanerjeeDr PK Banerjee, Sci F, has been appointed Director, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, wef 26 April 2002. Dr Banerjee obtained PhD in Human Physiology from University College of Science, Calcutta University. He joined Defence Science Service in 1975 as SSO-l and started his career from the Institute of Aerospace Medicine (lAM), Bangalore, and rose to the level of Professor & Head, Deptt of Physiology in 1984. He carried out several AR&DB and AFMRC research projects and acted as Research Guide for MD (Aviation Medicine) students.

In 1996, he assumed the charge of Addl Director, DlPAS, as Sci F, with the responsibility of directing and coordinating research projects in the areas of Environmental Physiology and Ergonomics. His valuable research contributions at DlPAS include investigation on the mechanics of high altitude acclimatisation in population of two different ethnicity through conduct of an international project with Kyrgyzstan, and setting up of environmental simulation chamber facilities and coordination of an Indo-Russian project on the development of instrumentation for non-invasive physiological monitoring.

Dr Banerjee is a recipient of Science Day Commendation Award-2000 by SA to RM , Prof SR Maitra Oration and RS Sinha Memorial Oration Medals by Physiological Society of India. He is the Vice President, Physiological Society of India; Member of the Sectional Committee (Physiology & Medical Section), Indian Science Congress; Member of General Assembly, Federation of Indian Physiological Societies, Member of the Human Engineering Panel, and AR&DB. He is also recognised as Professor of Physiology and Examiner of the Universities of Bangalore, Delhi and Calcutta; and AIIMS, Delhi and NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Higher Qualification Achieved

Shri Arvind Kumar, Sci D, Solid State Physics Laboratory (sspl), Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis entitle, Analysis and Characterisation of Solid State mm-Wave IMPAT Devices.