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MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programme

DMSRDE, Kanpur

The Defence Materials & Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur, organised a course on Science and Technology of Nano-structured Carbon during 18-22 March 2002. Twenty-three participants from various labs/estts attended the course. Prof GN Mathur, Director, inaugurated the course. The topics covered included: nano-structured materials and nano-structured carbon, physics and chemistry of fullerene and carbon nano-tubes, quantum dots, MEMS technology and bio-molecular electronics, etc. Dr Kanik Ram, Sci F, was the Course Director .

GTRE, Bangalore

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, organised a course on Product Design Through Rapid Prototyping and Virtual Reality during 4-15 March 2002. Twenty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered were: theory of stereolithography and CAD aspects of RP, application of CAD and FEM, rapid prototyping and special applications, applications of Taguchi's techniques, quality engineering, design for manufacturing and assembly, tooling design, CAD/CAM rapid prototyping, lean and competitive manufacturing, vacuum casting, keltool tooling and viper technology of rapid prototyping. Dr K Venugopal, Director, NTTF, Bangalore, was  the chief guest for the valedictory function and distributed certificates to the participants.

Other Courses

DIPR, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, organised a two-day Workshop on Excellence in Interactive Skills during 15-16 April 2002. Dr Aruna Broota and Dr Anand Prakash, senior faculty from Delhi University helped DIPR Officers to enhance and exchange communication skills. Role-plays, games and exercises were used to generate keen interest among the participants.

ITM, Mussoorie

The Institute of Technology Management (ITM), Mussoorie, organised a course on Technology Management during 15-26 April 2002. Maj Gen R Swaminathan, former CC R&D, inaugurated the course. Technology forecasting, impact of IT on technology management and six sigma, were the topics covered during the course. Case study on LCA was taken up to explain the practical approach for technology management.

  • ITM organised another course on Six Sigma-Breakthrough Approach at Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, during 15-17 April 2002. Dr DK Saraswat, Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, inaugurated ;the course and delivered the keynote address. Twenty-five senior scientists attended this course. Shri Sunil Chandwani, qualified Six Sigma Black Belt and registered Lead Auditor and a senior member of American Society for Quality conducted the course. Shri Prahlada, Director, DRDL, Hyderabad, delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.