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Continuing Education Programme

DIPAS, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, organised a course on Molecular Adaptation to Environment during 10-14 December 2001. The topics ranged from physiological, cellular and molecular adaptation to high altitude, cold, heat, ionising non-ionising raDIATion; stress and adaptation; genome analysis and gene polymorphism, etc. Dr RC Sawhney, Sci F, was the Course Director and Dr (Mrs) Soma Sarkar, Sci E, was the Course Coordinator

DIPAS organised another course on Flowcytometry and its Applications during 18-21 December 2001. Dr W Selvamurthy, Director, DIPAS inaugurated the course. Forty-five participants from various labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were flowcytometry and its applications in immuno-phenotyping of T lymphocytes, DNA cell cycle studies, cell proliferations and programmed cell death, cell physiology and genetics, etc. Dr Devendra Kumar, Director, Training, DIPAS delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates to the participants. Dr R C Sawhney was the Course Director.

GTRE, Bangalore

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, organised a course on Administration and Finance Management during 10-21 December 2001. The subjects covered during the course were: budget, human resource development, time management, reservation policy, GPF calculation and income tax. Dr K Viswanathan, ex-Director, PEACE, Delhi was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function.

IAT, Pune

The Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, organised a course on Impact Engineering during 7-11 January 2002. Twenty-nine participants from various labs/estts attended the course. Prof PU Deshpande, Outstanding Scientist & Director, IAT and ARDE, Pune inaugurated the course.

NPOL, Kochi

The Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, (NPOL), Kochi, organised a course on Latest Trends in Cutting Tool Design during 3-7 December 2001. Shri V Chander, Director, NPOL inaugurated the course. Prof V Radhakrishnan, lIT, Chennai delivered the keynote address. Twenty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. 

PXE, Balasore

The Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore, organised a course on Range Safety during 10-14 December 2001. Twenty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The course was meant for workers at grass-root level and was conducted in Oriya and Hindi. The topics covered during the course were: safety concepts, explosive safety, safety in equipment, fire hazard and its prevention, artillery and missile range safety, and first aid.

Workshops/Seminars/Other Courses

CVRDE, Avadi

The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, organised an advanced course on Military Vehicle Technology, during 12-24 November 2001. Dr D Hanumanna, Director, CVRDE, inaugurated the course and briefly narrated the relevance of combat tank technology to DRDO activities starting from development of Vijayanta tank to production of MBT Arjun. The course covered about 67 classroom lectures on 51 special topics of wide range of combat tank technology. Dr SJ MCV Guigan, faculty member from Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) spoke on the activities of RMCS, London. Shri S Sathyamurthy, Project Director, CVRDE proposed the vote of thanks.

DIPR, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, organised a training programme on Stress/Conflict Management during 18-19 November 2001 at HQrs 2 Mtn Div, Dibrugarh. Maj Gen Madan Gopal, GOC-in-C, inaugurated the programme. Thirty middle-ranked officers from various units operating in counter-insurgency areas participated in the programme. The training included three modules. The first module DEALt with rapport building and catharsis of the participants; the second with conceptual and theoretical aspects of stress and conflict, while the third module DEALt with providing therapeutic assistance.

INMAS, Delhi

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, (INMAS), Delhi, organised the 33rd Annual Conference of Society of Nuclear Medicine, India during 12-15 December 2001. Dr CP Thakur  Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, inaugurated the conference at Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. Dr SP Agarwal, DG, Central Government Health Services presided over the function while Dr RV Swamy, Chief Controller Research & Development, was the Guest of Honour. Maj Gen T Ravindranath, Director, INMAS delivered the welcome address.

Dr CP Thakur gave away the Lifetime Achievement Awards to Brig SK Mazumdar {posthumously), Founder Director of INMAS; Shri A Nagaratnam; and Maj Gen (Dr) N Lakshmipathi, VSM for their contributions to nuclear medicine. The conference started with a Continuing Medical Education (CME) on 12 December 2001, inaugurated by Lt Gen BN Shahi, AVSM, VSM, Director General, Hospital Services and presided over by Dr PK Dave, Director, AIIMS, Delhi. The CME programme focussed on the role of nuclear medicine in organ transplantation (liver, kidney and cardiac) and the role of radio nuclide therapy in oncology . Two-hundred and fifty delegates from India and 18 delegates from overseas attended the conference. Dr T Lazar Mathew, ex-Director INMAS was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. Dr Ravi Kashyap, Organising Secretary, proposed the vote of thanks.

ITM, Mussoorie

The Institute of Technology Management (ITM), Mussoorie, organised a course on Advanced Work Study for Army, Navy and Air Force personnel from 5 November 2001-25 January 2002. Twenty-eight participants attended the course. Brig (Dr) RC Pathak, Director, ITM, inaugurated the course.

NMRL, Ambernath

Inauguation of Seminar on Functionally Graded MaterialsThe Naval Materials Research Laboratory, (NMRL), Ambernath, organised a National Seminar on Functionally Graded Materials during 13-14 December 2001. Dr Placid Rodriguez, Chairman, RAC, inaugurated the seminar. Twenty-five oral, 11 poster and two plenary presentations were made on metals, ceramics and polymers during the seminar .


RCMA, Nasik

The Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (RCMA), Nasik, organised workshop on Shri Sharma delivering the inaugural addressExchange of Information: Russian and Western Aircraft during 21-22 December 2001.

The workshop attempted to power plants, equipment, armament certification, avionics, certification of metallic and nonmetallic materials, flight testing concepts and techniques. Fifty participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the workshop.

Shri JK Sharma, Chief Executive, CEMILAC, Bangalore, inaugurated the workshop. Shri M Fakruddin, General Manager, Su-30, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, brought out the challenges being faced during Su-30 project implementation. Twenty-one technical papers were presented in the workshop by 50 participants from RCMAs, DRDO labs/estts, IAF, HAL, and DGAQA.

sspl, Delhi

The Solid State Physics Laboratory (sspl) , Delhi, organised the 11th International Dr Ramamurthy releasing the proceedings and CDs Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD) 2001 on behalf of the Society for Semiconductor Devices at lIT, Delhi during 11-15 December 200 1. The workshop was preceded by one-day tutorials held at sspl on 10 December 2001. Dr VS Ramamurthy, Secretary , Department of Science and Technology , inaugurated the workshop. Dr G Padmanabhan, Senior Vice President, National Semiconductors, USA delivered the keynote address. Prof Vikram Kumar, Chairman IWPSD served as an international window for the Indian scientific community working in the area of semiconductor science and Dr Ramamurthy releasing the proceedings and CDs technology


The workshop included sessions on infrared devices, photovoltaics, sensors & MEMS technology power devices, nanostructures, optoelectronics, high frequency devices, VLSI & ULSI technologies, growth and characterisation. The workshop included 17 plenary presentations, 68 invited talks and 36 oral presentations. Around 150 poster papers were presented in two poster sessions held on 11-12 December 2001. Around 450 scientists, engineers including 72 delegates from 22 foreign countries attended the workshop. Six best poster paper awards were given by IEEE, India EDS/MTT Chapter.