Continuing Education Programme

DFRL, Mysore

Under the Continuing Education Programme of DRDO, the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, organised a Course on Recent Developments in Post-harvest Technology and Quality Control of Fresh and Processed Fruits and Vegetables-A R&D and Commercial Perspective during 16-20 September 2002. Twenty-three participants from Composite Food Laboratories, and Indian Navy attended the course. The topics covered included: pre-cooling, modified and controlled atmospheric techniques, high pressure technology , aseptic packaging, freezing liquid, concentration, functional aspects of fruits and vegetables..


The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, organised a Course on High Energy Materials (for the fourth consecutive year) during 16-27 September 2002. Dr VN Krishnamurthy, Director, DRDO-ISRO-Pune University Cell inaugurated the course. Shri RGK Nair, Associate Director, HEMRL presided over the function. Dr SN Asthana, Sci F was the Course Director and Dr T Mukundan, Sci E was the Course Coordinator. Shri JS Gharia, Associate Director, HEMRL (Retd) delivered the valedictory address and also distributed certificates to the participants.


The Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) Education during 16-20 September 2002. Rear Adm AK Handa, VSM, Director & Dean, IAT inaugurated the course. Twenty-four participants from the Army, Navy , Air Force, and DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The , graphics, 2-D and 3-D modelling and animat animation and authoring for educational mu ARENA Multimedia was the Chief Guest for the, Pune, organised a Course on Multimedia in  various course covered topics on: bitmap and vector ion, digital audio and video editing, character Itimedia. Shri Sudhir Mathur, Vice President, valedictory function.

The IAT, Pune, organised another Course on Advanced Modelling Technology-Emerging Trends during 23-27 September 2002. Twenty-two participants from various DRDO labs/estts and the three Services attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: fuzzy logic, fractals, neural networks, catastrophy, wavelets, genetic algorithm, nonlinear modelling and system structure analysis through graph theory . Dr MS Loknath, Sci G, Associate Director, IAT inaugurated the course. Prof KC Sharma, Sci F (Retd) was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function.

ITM, Mussoorie

The Institute of Technology Management, (ITM) Mussoorie, organised a Course on Junior Materials Management during 2- 7 September 2002. The course aimed to update the knowledge of Materials Management Group personnel in computers and material management policies and practices. Nine participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Brig (Dr) RC Pathak, Director, ITM inaugurated the course and also delivered the valedictory address.

Shri Ramesh Kumar addressing the participants at ITM

The ITM, Mussoorie, organised another Course on Organisation Effectiveness through Behavioural Science during 18-21 September 2002. The course was intended for the Chief Accounts Officers, Senior Administrative Officers, and Store Officers of DRDO. This course was organised with an aim to provide an overview of the concept of behavioural science that can be applied in their day-to-day work. Important topics like concept of interpersonal relations for enhancing effectiveness, collaboration and team spirit,  development of collaborative approach, group concurrence at workplace, gender sensitivit;yat workplace, mechanism for coping with stress, etc. were covered. Eighteen participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended this course. Lt Gen Tej Paul, CC R&D (R), DRDO HQrs, New Delhi, inaugurated the course. Shri JAR Krishna Moorty , Director, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) , Dehradun, delivered the valedictory address.

PEE, Balasore

The Proof & Experimental Establishment (PEE) , Balasore, organised a Course on Ammunition Management System during 16-20 September 2002. Twenty-eight participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: safe handling, storage and transportation of ammunition and assembly of ammunition for firing, etc.


R&DE (Engrs), Pune

The Research & Development Establishment (Engineers), Pune, organised a Course on Introduction to Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) during 2-6 September 2002. Twenty-two participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Smt Vandna Gandhi, Sci E was the Course Director .

The (R&DE (Engrs)), Pune, organised another Course on Structural Health Monitoring during 7 -11 October 2002. The course was planned from the point of view of acquiring knowledge about emerging technologies in health monitoring. Eleven participants from various DRDO labs / estts attended the course. Dr Makrand J oshi, Sci D was the Course Director .

Other Courses/Orations

INMAS, Delhi

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) , Delhi, organised the 18th Brig SK Mazumdar Memorial Oration at the Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Auditorium, on 20 September 2002. Prof VS Ramamurthy, Secretary, Govt of India, Dept of Science & Technology (DST) , delivered the oration on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Medical Instrumentation. Lt Gen BN Shahi, AVSM, VSM, PHS, Director General Medical Services (Army) was the Chief Guest and Dr W Selvamurthy, Adviser, Biomedical Sciences and Outstanding Scientist, DRDO presided over the function. Maj Gen T Ravindranath,

Director, INMAS and Chairman, Brig SK Mazumdar Memorial Trust, welcomed the guests and highlighted the background and activities of the Trust. On the occasion, he recollected the immense contributions of the late Brigadier Mazumdar in bringing up of INMAS, which today is an internationally known institute for its research activities in the field of thyroidology .During the function, Shri TM Kotresh, Sci D, Defence Bio-engineering & Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore and Dr Parul Bhatnagar, INMAS were conferred with the Young Scientist Award-2002 and Best DRM Student Award-2002, respectively by the Chief Guest. Both these awards have been constituted by the Brig SK Mazumdar Memorial Trust.

RCI, Hyderabad

The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, conducted an Orientation Programme-2002 for newly appointed scientists during 24-26 October 2002. Fifty such scientists attended the course. Important topics covered included: missile systems, control systems, seekers, sensors, radars, microelectromechanical systems( MEMs) guidance, simulation, etc. Dr VK Saraswat, Director RCI in his concluding remarks stressed that all the scientists should acclamatise themselves with ongoing technologies at RCI. He also urged them to become good system design engineers. ShriG KrishnaRao, RCI, was the Course Director.